Death by Tea

Mystery lovers have descended on Pine Hills for this year s book club competition, to be held at Krissy Hancock s bookstore cafe But the killer in their midst seems determined to outwit all the armchair sleuths and send Krissy to the remainder bin forever Just before two dueling book clubs are set to square off at Death by Coffee, one of the competitors turns up dead bluMystery lovers have descended on Pine Hills for this year s book club competition, to be held at Krissy Hancock s bookstore cafe But the killer in their midst seems determined to outwit all the armchair sleuths and send Krissy to the remainder bin forever Just before two dueling book clubs are set to square off at Death by Coffee, one of the competitors turns up dead bludgeoned with the silver teapot that was to serve as the prize Suspicion immediately falls on Krissy, who was seen skulking around town in dark clothes on the night of the murder To clear her name and find the real killer, Krissy turns to an old flame, Officer Paul Dalton But even Paul can t ignore the trail of evidence that seems to point in her direction And with Krissy s personal nemesis, Officer John Buchannan, working overtime to pin the murder on her, it will take an amazing feat of detective work to close the book for good on an elusive killer.
Death by Tea Mystery lovers have descended on Pine Hills for this year s book club competition to be held at Krissy Hancock s bookstore cafe But the killer in their midst seems determined to outwit all the armcha

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  1. As an avid reader with special interest in the mystery/thriller genre, I'm always on the lookout for a good series. In particular, I like books I can turn to when I've had my fill of blood and guts, mayhem and hard-boiled heroes who can kill five villains with their bare hands despite a broken leg and two gunshot wounds. I still want books in the mystery category, mind you - I just want them a bit on the lighter side. As such, I count The Cat Who series by Lilian Jackson Braun, The Burgler Who s [...]

  2. It has all the elements of a cozy mystery (a tea/coffee shop, a cat, a small town where every store seems to have a cutesy name, and "characters") but didn't quite make it.Krissy runs Death By Coffee, a bookstore/coffee shop apparently named after her mystery-writing father's most well-known novel, so when a book club meets for discussion she doesn't think much of it. Then the rival team appears, and before long, there's been a murder. (Honestly, that's not a spoiler.) Naturally Krissy feels she [...]

  3. Death by Tea by Alex Erickson is the second book in A Bookstore Café Mystery series. Krissy Hancock is part owner in Death by Coffee (named after a book by her father, James Hancock) with her best friend, Vicki Patterson in Pine Hills. Rita Jablonski (a big fan of James Hancock) has decided to move the Pines Hills and Cherry Valley Book Club Competition to Death by Coffee. A beautiful silver teapot is the prize. They are a vocal group, but it will bring business into the store. But then one of [...]

  4. This is another one of those cozy's where the main character is TSTL (too stupid to live). Between her nonsense about her make believe love life for one of the officers on the case and her gosh awful destructive cat, the mystery disappeared. Maybe she has ADHD because she couldn't keep a coherent thought in her head for very long. Nobody in town escaped her often rude interrogations. How her business managed to survive with her out running willy-nilly is only thanks to her employees. A little le [...]

  5. I was really looking forward to reading this book and am truly disappointed that the story was not what I hoped it would be. As a devoted cozy mystery lover, the title and description of the book seemed like a perfect fit. Unfortunately, the story was far from realistic, the main character, Krissy was unlikable and the plot just seemed very confusing. I didn't understand the concept the author was trying to achieve and was not at all intrigued at any point in the story. I give this story 1 star. [...]

  6. When I saw this book up for grabs on Netgalley, I knew I had to try to get it! Coffee? Murders? Bookclub competitions!?! It was a recipe for success. I love cozies with quirky titles and quirky heroines, with quirky odd ball crimes. However, I was mildly disappointed with this one.It definitely had the quirky crime, a man bludgeoned to death by a silver teapot trophy for a book club competition. It also had the quirky title. Death by Tea…get it? The guy was killed by a teapot in a café called [...]

  7. it was a good mystery with some really interesting characters and the setting wasn't bad either a bookstore/ coffee shop owned by the daughter of mystery writer. Krissy was a good sleuth, and reminded me of the Hardy Boys books I read in my teen and pre-teen years. Krissy being the daughter of a famous mystery writer who enjoys solving a good mystery, even in her thirties. I did enjoy to see her sleuthing around for clues, and eavesdropping on people's conversations. I will draw the line at aski [...]

  8. With Krissy still trying to get her shop Death By Coffee up and running and making a profit, it isn't helping things when a dead body is found among the shelves.Two dueling book clubs are all set to square off for the annual book club competition. Reading one of Krissy's fathers least favorite works, with the prize being a silver teapot. Althugh I don't think anyone will be using it any time soon, as it is also the murder weapon. Thanks to Krissy's nosy neighbor, she is definitely a suspect. And [...]

  9. This was a quick read. There were a few more "racey" parts in this book compared to the first book of the series. I found the "book duel" between the two book clubs a little hard to understand. Why it was happening was beyond me. The "book duel" did add variety to the story. The book did follow the general outline that most "cozy" mysteries follow. When I want easy entertainment I will pick-up this series again.

  10. mean it's still a good book but dangit, quit stealing police evidence!! Quit telling people you work with the police!! The police pull in the main character as a suspect and treat her with an amazing amount of hostility that I didn't really understand. This book wobbled all over the place and the main character managed to eat her weight in sugary things I think.

  11. ‘Death by Tea’, second in the Bookstore Cafe series, is in some ways true to life…my life as a cat owner, at least. This can be read as a stand-alone, but I found it so good that I will read the first one, too! Misfit is Krissy Hancock’s cat (I’ve had at least one cat that should have been named that!) and Trouble is Vicki’s. Krissy is the owner of the new Death by Coffee bookstore and café, named after one of her father’s novels. I think there is a bit of the wannabe book store o [...]

  12. Death seems to follow Krissy Hancock around. In book one of this series, the murder happened inside the bookstore/cafe called Death by Coffee. And in this second offering by Alex Erickson the dead body is also found in the bookstore. Dueling bookclubs compete for the coveted silver teapot and in this quest for glory someone ends up dead.Erikson weaves a very interesting mystery that takes our lead character down a few dead ends while having the police give her the third-degree even though they f [...]

  13. This second Bookstore Cafe Mystery is a good clean series. It can stand alone okay but has some old characters and lots of new ones. There are lots of suspects and it kept me guessing till the reveal.Krissy Hancock owns a bookstore cafe. She is single and likes a deputy Paul Dalton but has only dated him once. Another deputy John Buchannan hates her and thinks she is always guilty. Her father is a murder mystery writer. Two different book groups from two towns are reading his book and has a comp [...]

  14. Il primo libro era senza infamia e senza lode, poi avevo accantonato l'idea di leggere il secondo perché, ancora una volta, la protagonista era la prima sospettata in un omicidio (cosa che odio) e in più un poliziotto pare intenzionato a fare di tutto per incriminarla. Una settimana fa ho visto che questo libro e il successivo erano scontati, per cui ho voluto dargli una seconda possibilità.Confermo il "senza infamia e senza lode". La trama in generale sarebbe anche buona, seppure ci siano al [...]

  15. The is,the second book in this series. Misfit's actions were true to a cat and amusing but really had no place in the weak plot. Krissy actions were childish and I didn't like the character. Her actions were repetitive and showed she did not learned. The town of Pine Hills has an an annual literary contest with a neighboring town. Rita decides it should be held at Death For Coffee. Krissy acts like an idot and sneaks to the shop at night to remove a paper cutout. A member of the opposing team is [...]

  16. A mystery book club competition is taking place at Krissy's coffee shop. One of the club members is found dead in the shop and suspicion falls on her. Krissy needs to investigate to try and clear her name but the police want her to stay away from the other team members. She is also worried about the financial state of her shop and whether she needs to be concerned. It was a nice easy cosy mystery read and I would be keen to read more in this series.With many thanks to Net Galley and the publishe [...]

  17. Death By Tea is the second book in a series i haven't read the first book.Krissy lives in Pine Hills and along with her partner Vicki runs Death By Coffee a Bookshop/Cafe. Her Dad is a famous Murder/Mystery writer. Her store becomes even more famous when a Murder is committed there. and she was the last one seen there lurking around in the dead of night.In order to clear her name and run her business she needs to find the real killer! I received a free copy from netgalley in exchange for an hone [...]

  18. The mystery in this one is not satisfying at all. I thought the characters were presented well, perhaps a little too much? I found the protagonist to be irritating because she knew she was being foolish, but did the things she did anyway. Still, I wouldn't mind reading another book (IF time allows) just to see how things end up for her. (And, truthfully, if I had a cat as horrible as hers, it would be put down ASAP.)

  19. This second book in the Bookstore Café Mystery series is better than the first, in my opinion, although readers need to read the first one to get the background. I think this one is more tightly plotted and more engaging than the first one, even though I really liked the idea of a coffee shop and bookstore combo and picked up the first one because of it. This series definitely shows promise.

  20. I had to buy the first one after reading the first few pages of Death by Tea, The cats and the humans are funny, witty, and just quirky enough to make you fall in love. The name of the shop is a perfect setting to breed a great new series of cozies. With a little more organization to the mystery itself would help in the future. More please

  21. Really cute mystery! Krissy's antics along with her cat had me laughing and liking the story more with each page. However, it felt like the mystery part was secondary to Krissy's life and seemed to take a backseat to the rest of the story, so that's where it fell a little short for me. I am looking forward to the third book to see how this series progresses.

  22. Second book in series. Not enough of the pets. Also the character is a tad annoying. Gave the series two tries. Will not continue series. 2 stars

  23. Three teas and a day later.Sat down with a mug of tea and my Kindle since I received notice from my library that this e-book was ready for me to check out and read. I was 25% into the book, according to my Kindle, when I realized I had only taken two sips of my tea. Hmmmm I guess I became more engrossed in the story than I thought. I reheated my tea and then continue to read until I realized I still had to do some "other non-book stuff" Returned to the book with another cup of tea that night an [...]

  24. Death by Tea is the second in the Bookstore Cafe mystery series and not my favorite. I felt the MC did to many stupid things and wanted to smack her.Krissy named her bookstore cafe after one of her dad's books Death by Coffee and in doing so she had gained this mega fan who seems to go on and on about her dad. Krissy is not a fan of her droning about her father because she wants to be her own person (so then maybe you shouldn't name her store after one of his books??) :) Then one day she brings [...]

  25. First person narrative told by Krissy the owner of "Death by Coffee" coffee shop/bookstore. This was a mystery but not a cozy one. There was something edgy to the writing and scattered to the plot. Not the smooth storytelling of Lillian Braun and her "The Cat Who " series. Library paperback. Coffee, books, cats, and a murder by teapot.=========================Mystery lovers have descended on Pine Hills for this year s book club competition, to be held at Krissy Hancock s bookstore cafe. But the [...]

  26. Although I truly like this series, this book didn't have the same impact that the first one did. The characters are still likable and interesting but it just lacked pulling me into the storyline a bit.Coffeehouse/Bookstore co-owners, Krissey, and Vicki, find themselves much busier than the previous episode. So, busy that they even have hired two part-time helpers. It's funny though, the customers have increased and so have sales, but, the earnings don't seem to be keeping pace.Then, our favorite [...]

  27. Book Two in this series. Krissy Hancock is part owner in a combination coffee shop/book store with her best friend, Vicki. Krissy's father helped them raise the money to open the store. The local book club, headed by Rita, tells Krissy they hold a yearly book club competition with a neighboring town and this year it will be held is their book store. A few days before the competition, one of the newer members of the neighboring club is found murdered in their book store. Because a neighbor of Kri [...]

  28. I gave three books in this series a chance but no more. There is nothing likeable about any of the characters; even the cats are horrible. Krissy is whiny, stupid and downright childish. She always has to "plaster a smile" on to wait on customers-so why is she in that job? She complains there are no customers then still complains when there are lots. She isn't even there half the time but always tired from work. Enough with horking up hairballs and peeing on the floor already. There is no charac [...]

  29. This is the second book about Krissy Hancock, who with her friend Vicky has moved to a small Midwestern town and opened a book shop/coffee shop. I thought the first book was ok, not great, so I gave the second one a try. I am done with this series. Krissy is too stupid and too obnoxious to be a heroine I am going to follow. She thrusts herself into murder investigations convinced that she has to solve the crime, rather than the police. She is also sloppy and disorganized and doesn't really know [...]

  30. This is the second book in the series and will probably be the last I read. The main character is very hard to relate to for me. She owns her own business but goes to work rarely. Not even realizing that an employee is skimming off the top. She seems dim and acts too irrational for believability. She is in constant trouble with the law. In both books, she accuses someone wrongly of the murder then suddenly figures it out. I really didn't care who'd killed the victim, I was just ready to be done [...]

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