Death by Espresso By Alex Erickson: Review/Giveaway

Jul 14, 2018 | 2018 Articles, Food Fun, Mysteryrat's Maze, Sandra Murphy

by Sandra Murphy

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of Death by Espresso, and a link to purchase it from Amazon, and an indie bookstore where a portion of the sale goes to help support KRL.

It’s wedding time for Vicki and Mason. Everything’s going smoothly until Vicki’s parents arrive. They brought along extra guests and a wedding planner who is supposedly famous but probably only in her own mind. Vicki’s mom wants to change the flowers, the food, the dresses, while her dad wants a bigger, better venue. Cathy Carr, wedding planner, wants high-octane coffees and chocolate-covered espresso beans. To say she’s wired is a major understatement.

Krissy is Vicki’s business partner in their coffee shop/book store. Her dad arrives with his new girlfriend who seems to be really nice. Krissy takes the surprise in stride better than most. After all, girlfriend is much easier to deal with than Vicki’s parents. mystery book cover

When a dead body shows up, Krissy is a suspect, having discovered the body and handled the blunt object of death. Mason also shows up on police radar which puts the wedding into jeopardy, much to the delight of his dad and the woman he’s dating. It seems they have an alternate plan for Mason’s life. With all the angst the parents are causing, it’s a wonder there’s only one body. Will they make it down the aisle?

There’s added drama from Rita, Krissy’s dad’s biggest fan. He’s a mystery writer. Rita had her heart set on him for her own, so the girlfriend threw a wrench into that plan. Luckily, Rita is a huge gossip and easily distracted by an assignment to find clues to the death.

This is the sixth book in the series. There are changes in Krissy’s love life as well. Readers will be anxious for book seven when Vicki and Mason return from their honeymoon.

To enter to win a copy of Death By Expresso, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “expresso,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen July 21, 2018. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address (so if you win we can get the book sent right out to you), and if via comment please include your email address. You can read our privacy statement here if you like.

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Sandra Murphy lives in the shadow of the Arch in St. Louis Missouri. She writes about eco-friendly topics, pets and wildlife for magazines and reviews mysteries and thrillers for KRL. A collection of her short stories, published by Untreed Reads, From Hay to Eternity: Ten Tales of Crime and Deception can be found at all the usual outlets. Each one is a little weird and all have a twist you won’t see coming.

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  1. Thanks for the review of the book. It sounds very good. Would love to read it. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

  2. I love espresso so I’d love to read more. I love coffeeshops/bookstores combined. It’s a perfect fit.

  3. Death by Expresso sounds like something borrowed, something blue, and a whole lot of crazies, too! (My kind of book.) I’d love to win a copy.

    Karlene Barger

  4. Death By Espresso looks terrific. Loved the review. I’d really like to win a copy. Thanks for the chance. patwalkerp(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. Can’t decide if I’ve read some of the
    previous but would like to give the
    series a try. Don’t mind starting
    in the middle and then going
    backwards. thanks

  6. Sounds great! This is such a good series, have only read a couple of the early mysteries. Cover is attractive – put on a cat and I’m ready to read! Thank you for the chance to win!

  7. Really liked the description of the book. Would enjoy reading “Death by Espresso”.

  8. Sounds awesome another new to me author to possibly read. Thank you for the chance.

  9. We have a winner!


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