I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Murder Over Mochas (A Java Jive Mystery, #5) by Caroline Fardig
Series: A Java Jive Mystery #5
Published by Alibi on October 24th 2017
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Coffeehouse manager Juliet Langley receives a blast from the past—and another dose of murder—in the upcoming Java Jive Mystery from USA Today bestselling author Caroline Fardig.
I love this series so I had high hopes for this book! And, I can’t even play, this held up to everything the last books gave me. This also is going to lead to a discussion question, which I’ll post soon, but basically I really want your thoughts on the Scooby Doo moment. You know that moment when the villain tells their life story. Yeah, that moment… more about this in a minute.
First though, ohhhh how wonderful to have another book of Caroline Fardig’s in my hands. I love her writing. The characters are fun, and witty, and also a bit normal, and clutzy. I love them because they do things I would do, and this makes them very personable.
Juliet is extremely personable. She is such a nutcase! Fortunately, if you haven’t read the other books, you can pick this one up and enjoy it just as if you know the characters, but I prefer to read them in order. The main reason, at least in this case, are the relationships. There’s a lot going on behind the scenes, and a newbie could certainly pick some of it up, but would not be able to put all the pieces together. So, while I think they CAN be read out of order, I don’t recommend it.
This is just like a normal cozy mystery, so if you’re a fan you’ll know the type of book you’re getting into. They’re fun, but still cute and fresh.
I’ll be posting the Scooby Doo question next Thursday, but if you want to talk about it now, what are your thoughts on a book having a moment where the villain tells all?