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Death by tea : a bookstore café mystery / Alex Erickson.

By: Erickson, Alex [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Bookstore Cafe mystery ; 2.Publisher: New York, New York : Kensington Publishing Corp., 2015, ©2015Edition: First Kensington mass market edition.Description: 315 pages ; 17 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781617737534; 1617737534.Subject(s): Bookstores -- Fiction | Coffeehouses -- Fiction | Book clubs (Discussion groups) -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
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"Mystery lovers have descended on Pine Hills for this year's book club competition, to be held at Krissy Hancock's bookstore cafU. But the killer in their midst seems determined to outwit all the armchair sleuths--and send Krissy to the remainder bin forever. Just before two dueling book clubs are set to square off at Death by Coffee, one of the competitors turns up dead--bludgeoned with the silver teapot that was to serve as the prize. Suspicion immediately falls on Krissy, who was seen skulking around town in dark clothes on the night of the murder. To clear her name and find the real killer, Krissy turns to an old flame, Officer Paul Dalton. But even Paul can't ignore the trail of evidence that seems to point in her direction. And with Krissy's personal nemesis, Officer John Buchannan, working overtime to pin the murder on her, it will take an amazing feat of detective work to close the book for good on an elusive killer. . ."

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Death by Coffee, the combination bookstore and coffee shop Krissy Hancock and her friend Vicki Patterson have opened in small-town Pine Hills, is struggling to survive. Krissy's solving of a murder shortly after the shop opened brought notoriety, but she and Vicki are hoping that hosting a debate between two book clubs on the merits of a particular mystery will provide another boost. To Krissy's chagrin, the book chosen is one by her father, and, worse, the prop for the event is a cardboard promotional cutout of the author. So she goes back after hours to steal Cardboard Dad. Unfortunately, when Vicki opens in the morning, there is a body, bludgeoned by the silver teapot intended to be the prize for the debate. Krissy, the prime suspect, sets out to clear her name, irritating the crusty detective in charge, embarrassing the handsome young officer also on the case, and raising the ire of the donor of Cardboard Dad. Second in the series, this cozy will appeal to readers who enjoy Mary Daheim'sJudith Flynn or the coffee-shop setting in Cleo Coyle's Coffeehouse series.--Muller, Karen Copyright 2015 Booklist