Death Before Decaf by Caroline Fardig
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I'm obviously not in the intended demographic for this book: wrong gender and probably too old. Yet I didn't struggle at all reading it through to the end. There was a pretty decent mystery, some suspense and likable characters. The first-person narrator's voice was just snarky enough and never whiny. I think the comparisons being make to Evanovich's Stephanie Plum are pretty apt.
There are some rough patches. Every so often, a sentence would make me go 'huh?'. But it did not stop the story and I moved on. I also thought a few more clues needed to be dropped about actual murderer. They were a bit of a surprise.
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised and I can easily recommend this book to anyone in it's intended audience.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review.
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