COFFEE IS MURDER - Carolyn Arnold

4.5 Stars!

A cup a day won’t kill you, but a few might.

Their first case as private investigators have Sean, Sara, and Jimmy neck-deep in coffee beans trying to find a killer. With their client certain that her mother was poisoned through her coffee of the month club, it has them setting out to Williamsburg, Virginia. But instead of approaching matters from the traditional standpoint, Sean and Sara brew a robust plot and stir Jimmy into the blend, all to get close to their top suspect and grind out the truth. Going undercover at Tasty Beans, the coffee company, the three of them work to expose the culprit before anyone else dies.

CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international bestselling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series—Detective Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, McKinley Mysteries, and Matthew Connor Adventures—and has written nearly thirty books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures.

She currently lives just west of Toronto with her husband and beagle and is a member of Crime Writers of Canada and Sisters in Crime.

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I loved this one even more than the last one! Honestly, I think it was the coffee connection!
"For Sara, coffee was one of life’s greatest—and simplest—pleasures. Every time she took a draw of freshly brewed java, her eyelids automatically lowered in appreciation of the robust flavor. Somehow, when drinking it, life seemed less complicated, or maybe it was just how it coated the palate and calmed her nerves despite what some scientific studies might say.

She was in her home office, seated behind her desk, staring at the blinking cursor on her monitor, but it wasn’t because she had writer’s block. Her wrists needed a break. Better yet, she needed to indulge in this cup.

Leaning back in her chair, she swiveled from side to side and closed her eyes, savoring the aroma of the dark beans. While they were ground at the time she pressed the button, the only way to get it any fresher was picking the beans off the plants in Brazil. With their money, she supposed it was an option." ~ This is the way I feel every time I drink a good cup of coffee! LOL
This was a very fun read. I loved it right from the beginning. I thought it was great how they went under cover in a coffee bean company. The little coffee tidbits and facts throughout the book were great! Another thing that connected me to this series is that its based in Albany NY and I am from Upstate NY! So I know all the places she talks about.

Once again a great little mystery. A quick read at only 174 pages, can easily be read in only one sitting, or two.

I would not hesitate one minute to read more from this author! These were so much fun and I loved the characters - great character development.

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  1. Thank you for hosting the McKinley Mysteries tour, and the review of COFFEE IS MURDER. I am glad you enjoyed it so much. Would you consider adding your review to Amazon? God bless the coffee growers.