#BookReview: Brew or Die by Caroline Fardig

brew or dieSummary:

Inspired by her past sleuthing successes, Juliet Langley has officially joined the ranks of Nashville’s licensed private investigators. Her best friend, Pete Bennett, doesn’t worry that her detective work might interfere with her full-time job running his coffeehouse, Java Jive. He just wishes she would spend her free time rejoining the local music scene instead of tailing cheating spouses. But when one of Java Jive’s baristas, Shane, asks Juliet to look into the suspicious death of his fiancée, Pete encourages her to plow full steam ahead.

Since his fiancée died on the job, Shane suspects that her party-planning colleagues are up to something criminal—and will do anything to keep it quiet. After Juliet recruits Pete to go undercover with her at a wedding showcase, she discovers that white lace and black satin have a way of hiding big, fat secrets.

If that weren’t enough to fill her plate, her latest P.I. job has her crossing paths with her ex, Detective Ryder Hamilton. They’re barely on speaking terms, but to solve the case, they might have to cooperate. No matter where Juliet goes, she’s brewing up trouble.


Caroline Fardig writes fun, interesting and light-hearted mysteries, and I always look forward to her novels. We now follow Juliet Langley, new Private Investigator in Nashville, and the cases she takes on. There is a lot going on in here, with murders, romance, undercover jobs, but it was still a fast-paced read and kept my interest throughout. The ending did surprise me a bit actually, so I’m really hoping we get another book to follow up on that cliff hanger-like ending! If you like light-hearted and easy to read mysteries, check out Brew or Die!

4 stars

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