Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Devil Drinks Coffee ~ Review

The Devil Drinks Coffee 
by Destiny Ford
Publication Date: November 24, 2013

"A fantastic contemporary mystery romance! The Devil Drinks Coffee is superbly written with a great cast of characters, comedy, a mystery with a twist, and a budding love triangle to round it out!" –InD’tale 4.5 Star Review 

A cow suicide, a revolving door rescue, and the birth of a bright purple pig are starting to make Kate Saxee wonder if taking a job in her small hometown of Branson Falls, Utah, was such a great idea. As The Branson Tribune editor, Kate covers local news, which, more often than not, involves her accident-prone mom. Nothing truly newsworthy has ever happened in the quiet town until local teen Chelsea Bradford turns up dead in a Branson Falls lake. 

The police rule Chelsea’s death an accident, but Kate suspects there’s more to the story—and she’s not the only one. Two of Branson’s most eligible bachelors are determined to help her solve the crime—among other things. But the small town social network is faster than Twitter, and gossip about Kate’s love-life is quickly branding her the Branson Falls hussy. 

As Kate learns more about Chelsea, she discovers that plenty of people are trying to cover up the real story behind the girl’s death—including Chelsea’s parents. Now Kate has to juggle work, men, her mom’s most recent disaster involving a low-speed John Deere Combine chase on the freeway, and fend off the Mormons heaven-bent on saving her soul—all while solving Chelsea’s murder. Dealing with this is going to require a lot of coffee, chocolate frosted donuts, Neil Diamond's greatest hits, and a slew of words not on the town approved imitation swear list. 

A Kate Saxee Mystery Series Reading Order:
1. The Devil Drinks Coffee (A Kate Saxee Mystery, Book 1) 
2. Devilishly Short #1 (A Kate Saxee Mystery, Novelette 1) 
3. The Devil Wears Tank Tops (A Kate Saxee Mystery, Book 2)

Originally I read this book a few years back & recently decided to re-read it while looking for something different from my usual reads. I am SO glad I did!!! Those pages couldn't turn fast enough. It's adventurous, funny, & full of small town everyone-in-your-business drama with the addition of influential law-breakers (AHEM law-makers), a few choice hotties & a dash of crime solving detective goodness. Despite the fact that it deals with a close nit Mormon community filled with secrets, scandal, & stone throwing it is a light read that I could laugh along with. Luckily the next book is out, because it is definitely on my must have list! I'm in need of some more dark mysterious Hawke.

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Destiny Ford is a pseudonym for Angela Corbett. 
Angela graduated from Westminster College with a double major in communication and sociology. She started working as a reporter when she was sixteen and won awards for feature, news, and editorial writing. She has also done freelance writing. In addition to writing, she works as a director of communications and marketing. She loves classic cars, traveling, cupcakes, and U2. She lives in Utah with her extremely supportive husband and their five-pound Pomeranian, Pippin, whose following of fangirls could rival Justin Bieber's.

She writes adult titles under the name Destiny Ford, and YA/NA titles under the name Angela Corbett.
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