Review of A WHOLE LATTE MURDER, A Java Jive Mystery, by Caroline Fardig
Rated 4 out of 5 stars by Iris Chacon.
Jave Jive is a Nashville coffee house run by Juliet (Jules) Langley, who is more than a simple caffeine purveyor. Jules also has a penchant for encountering, and solving, murder mysteries. Just as Jessica Fletcher did in Murder, She Wrote on television, Jules leads an improbable but exciting life, getting into and out of bizarre and dangerous situations with her quirky ensemble of friends, barristas, and cop-boyfriends.
I had trouble keeping up with the many characters and their relationships to Juliet, but that is possibly because this is my first foray into the Java Jive series. The story moves along well, with humor, suspense, and pathos added to the puzzle-solving that goes with any mystery. It is generally light-hearted and free of offensive material that would make it unsuitable for younger readers.
An uncorrected proof was provided to this writer in exchange for an honest, objective review.