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Book Review | Fresh Brewed Murder by Emmmeline Duncan – A Ground Rules Mystery Book 1

Date Published | March 30, 2021

Date Read | June 2021

Goodreads Rating | 3

Overall | The main character has spoiled brat written all over her. She gets the best spot in the lot because her uncle owns it and then is suprised when the other food truck people are jealous.

Pros | This was a cute concept with the coffee cart instead of a bakery or shop

Cons | This could be a pro but there’s an endless amount of details about coffee roasting which I found boring but I’m not a coffee drinker nor am I in any way interested in the subject of coffee beans.

Warnings | None

POV | First Person POV Past Tense

Will I Be Continuing With The Series | No

Description |

Portland is famous for its rain, hipsters, craft beers . . . and coffee. Sage Caplin has high hopes for her coffee cart, Ground Rules, which she runs with her business partner, Harley—a genius at roasting beans and devising new blends. That’s essential in a city where locals have intensely strong opinions about cappuccino versus macchiato—especially in the case of one of Sage’s very first customers. . . .

Sage finds the man’s body in front of her cart, a fatal slash across his neck. There’s been plenty of anger in the air, from longtime vendors annoyed at Ground Rules taking a coveted spot in the food truck lot, to protesters demonstrating against a new high-rise. But who was mad enough to commit murder? Sage is already fending off trouble in the form of her estranged, con-artist mother, who’s trying to trickle back into her life. But when Sage’s very own box cutter is discovered to be the murder weapon, she needs to focus on finding the killer fast—before her business, and her life, come to a bitter end. . . .

Fresh Brewed Murder A Ground Rules Mystery Book 1 by Emmmeline Duncan - Lisa Siefert Book Reviews
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