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Friday, November 13, 2015

DEATH BEFORE DECAF by Caroline Fardig_Tour

Genre – Cozy Mystery

·  Publisher: Alibi (November 17, 2015)

·  Publication Date:November 17, 2015

·  Sold by: Random House LLC


·         Number of pages: 296



Perfect for fans of Janet Evanovich and Diane Mott Davidson, Caroline Fardig’s captivating new mystery novel takes readers behind the counter of a seemingly run-of-the-mill coffeehouse . . . where murder is brewing.
After her music career crashes and burns spectacularly, Juliet Langley is forced to turn to the only other business she knows: food service. Unfortunately, bad luck strikes yet again when her two-timing fiancé robs her blind and runs off with her best waitress. Flushing what’s left of her beloved café down the toilet with her failed engagement, Juliet packs up and moves back to her college stomping grounds in Nashville to manage an old friend’s coffeehouse. At first glance, it seems as though nothing’s changed at Java Jive. What could possibly go wrong? Only that the place is hemorrhaging money, the staff is in open revolt, and Juliet finds one unlucky employee dead in the dumpster out back before her first day is even over.
The corpse just so happens to belong to the cook who’d locked horns with Juliet over the finer points of the health code. Unimpressed with her management style, the other disgruntled employees are only too eager to spill the beans about her fiery temper to the detective on the case. Add to the mix a hunky stranger who’s asking way too many questions, and suddenly Juliet finds herself in some very hot water. If she can’t simmer down and sleuth her way to the real killer, she’s going to get burned.


About This Author

Caroline Fardig is the author of Death Before Decaf and the Lizzie Hart series. She worked as a schoolteacher, church organist, insurance agent, funeral parlor associate, and stay-at-home mom before she realized that she wanted to be a writer when she grew up. Born and raised in a small town in Indiana, Fardig still lives in that same town with an understanding husband, two sweet kids, two energetic dogs, and one malevolent cat.

(A Java Jive Mystery #1)

No, it's not just a t-shirt [smile]. Juliet Langley is a musician, singer, and songwriter--with paralyzing stage fright. She's also skilled at restaurant management, and owned her own cafe, until her absconding fiance departed with everything. Returning to Nashville to manage Java Jive for her long-term best friend, Juliet's first day as manager is marred by disrespectful employees, insubordination, an unholy kitchen, a customer allergy which could have been fatal, and eventually, a death, which Juliet discovers. Certainly not the best way to begin, but Juliet, "Redheaded Shedevil," is no slouch, not at cleaning, management, nor sleuthing, and her temper plus a good sense of humor make her a great series protagonist, someone readers would actually like to befriend.


  1. Mallory, thanks so much for having me on your blog today and being a part of my tour! I appreciate it!

  2. This sounds like a good read. I would to to get a chance to read it