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Live and Let Grind (A Coffee Lover's Mystery #3)

Tara Lush

Hardcover

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Devil’s Beach is percolating with a hot murder case, and reporter-turned-barista Lana Lewis could be the next to get beaned in Tara Lush’s third Coffee Lover’s mystery, perfect for fans of Cleo Coyle and Lucy Burdette.

Laid-off journalist Lana Lewis is thriving as the proprietor of Perkatory, a coffee shop on quirky Devil’s Beach island, Florida. She’s juggling a relationship with police chief Noah Garcia, enjoying the company of her best friend, Erica, and relishing the companionship of her golden Shih Tzu, Stanley. Only problem is her neighbor, Gus, who incessantly uses his leaf blower, disturbing everyone in the neighborhood. Lana has learned to tune it out, but Erica’s rage boils over and she confronts Gus.
 
Then Gus is found dead, killed when his leaf blower explodes. Erica immediately becomes suspect number one. But there are plenty of other candidates as well: Gus’s soon-to-be ex-wife, Honey Bailey, who thinks she’ll be written out of his will; Mickey Dotson and Doug Beck, who were scalded financially after purchasing a pirate-themed tourist cruise business from Gus; and plenty of angry neighbors who’ve had run-ins with him.
 
As the clock ticks down will Lana get someone to spill the beans on the killer so she can clear her friend’s name, or will Erica go to jail for a crime she didn’t commit?
 


Praise For Live and Let Grind (A Coffee Lover's Mystery #3)

Praise for Live and Let Grind:
“Behind-the-scenes sleuthing, sly confrontations with witnesses . . . [and] romance.”
Kirkus Reviews

Praise for the Coffee Lover's Mysteries:

“It doesn't matter if you like your coffee hot or cold, you'll love GROUNDS FOR MURDER. Tara Lush brings the quirky town of Devil's Beach to life. You can almost smell the coffee and feel the heat. A sure winner!”
—Joyce Tremel, author of the Brewing Trouble mysteries
 
“Clever prose, quirky characters, and a lovable pup are only the start of what makes Tamara Lush's Grounds for Murder a most delightful addition to your cozy mystery library. Also, as a former Floridian, may I say Lush encapsulated my home state's quixotic weirdness to perfection.” 
—Harper Kincaid, author of To Kill a Mocking Girl 
 
“A wonderful series debut that is a silky-smooth blend of humor, mystery and romance with a feisty heroine and a delicious island setting.”
—Peg Cochran, USA Today bestselling author
 
“Tara Lush brews a fun Florida mystery, topped with a sweet frothy romance. Enjoy this blend of sunshine and quirky characters.”
—Elaine Viets, award-winning author of the Dead-End Job mysteries


“Enjoyable . . . Distinctive characters complement the twisty plot.”
Publishers Weekly

“A plucky heroine whose sleuthing inevitably leads to peril.”
Kirkus Reviews


“Lush manages to braid the Florida-osity of things into a solid murder mystery...A compelling read.”
The Gabber

Crooked Lane Books, 9781639101122, 320pp.

Publication Date: October 11, 2022



About the Author

Tara Lush is a Rita Award finalist, an Amtrak writing fellow, and a George C. Polk Award winning journalist. For the past decade, she's been a reporter with the Associated Press, covering crime, alligators, natural disasters, and politics. She also writes contemporary romance set in tropical locations. A fan of vintage pulp-fiction book covers, Sinatra-era jazz, and 1980s fashion, she lives with her husband and two dogs on the Gulf coast.