Cold Brew Corpse: A Coffee Lover’s Mystery
by Tara Lush
As the clues come together, Lana and the hot chief might be at odds on who will solve the case first. But with the final suspenseful conclusion, all is revealed and the reader is enticed into waiting on pins and needles for the next installment in this delicious series!
~Cinnamon and Sugar and a little bit of murder
My rating for Cold Brew Corpse by Tara Lush is five stars. If you are looking for a marvelous mystery with funny characters and a tropical setting, this is the one for you.
~Baroness’ Book Trove
Cold Brew Corpse was a Perfect Escape. It tested me, surprised me, and tickled my funny bone. I am looking forward to my next visit to Devil’s Beach and catching up for a coffee or two with everyone at Perkatory.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
Tara Lush knocked it out of the park. I am so excited to see where the author takes Lana and the whole crew in the next book.
This series just gets better. We catch back up with Lana as things are busy at the coffee shop which is good. The yoga studio next door provides lots of business that benefits both places. At least until the owner is found dead. Lana tries to stay out of it but the local newspaper asks her to write a story about it leading to her getting involved. Makes for quite the fun read as it all plays out letting the reader enjoy the story. I really liked it so I give it 4/5 stars.
~Books A Plenty Book Reviews
From Lana’s romantic naïveté to a laugh-out-loud episode of yoga on the beach, there was never a question of whether something would happen next—it was only a matter of what and when. A fun read for coffee lovers, yogis, and, yes, even those who don’t partake.
~Mysteries With Character
Bottom Line: Cold Brew Corpse is sweet, sassy, and smart. Lana and her friends & family are delightful characters to spend time with, and the Florida setting adds a lot of dimension to the plot. The mystery is well-crafted and keeps even the most astute amateur sleuth guessing. Break out your yoga mats and your favorite beverage and enjoy this entertaining weekend read!
~Reading is my Superpower
About Cold Brew Corpse
Cold Brew Corpse: A Coffee Lover’s Mystery
2nd in Series
Setting – Florida
Crooked Lane Books (December 7, 2021)
Hardcover : 320 pages
ISBN-10 : 1643857886
ISBN-13 : 978-1643857886
Kindle ASIN : B08Y8DJVGJ
Other Digital ISBN-13: 9781643857893
Espresso bar owner Lana Lewis returns in Tara Lush’s second Coffee Lover’s mystery, a stimulating read that fans of Cleo Coyle and Laura Childs will savor to the last drop.
It’s a steamy September, and business is brisk at Perkatory, the hottest coffee shop in Devil’s Beach, FL. Much of the clientele pours in from Dante’s Inferno, the hot yoga studio next door. But the bright, sunny Gulf Coast days turn decidedly dark-roast when the body of the studio’s owner turns up in a nearby swamp.
Between running Perkatory and training Stanley, her golden Shih Tzu puppy, reporter-turned-barista Lana Lewis is too busy to go sleuthing. But when the editor of the local paper asks her to write about the murder, Lana’s dreams of getting back into journalism start to percolate.
Lana discovers that the yogi has a nefarious past and her share of mug shots, so grinding her way through the suspect list is a large task. She learns that the victim was fatally beaned by an SUV before she was dumped in the swamp. But was the killer one of her students? An envious yoga teacher? Or a local photographer who seems to know too much?
But no one tells Lana Lewis what to do. Hunting the caf-fiend who killed the yogi puts Lana and Chief Noah’s relationship–and Lana’s life–in very hot coffee.
About Tara Lush
Tara Lush is a Florida-based author and journalist. She’s an RWA Rita finalist, an Amtrak writing fellow, and the winner of the George C. Polk award for environmental journalism.
She was a reporter with The Associated Press in Florida, covering crime, alligators, natural disasters, and politics. She also writes contemporary romance set in tropical locations under the name Tamara Lush.
Tara is a fan of vintage pulp fiction book covers, Sinatra-era jazz, 1980s fashion, tropical chill, kombucha, gin, tonic, seashells, iPhones, Art Deco, telenovelas, street art, coconut anything, strong coffee, and newspapers. She lives on the Gulf Coast with her husband and two dogs.
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