by Neila Young (Goodreads Author)
Blake Harper only wants to run her business and focus on her love life, especially the kind that comes with murder. But while she’s setting up for the Mystery Cup Café’s big Halloween bash, she sees a clown stab a masked man in the chest.
Blake calls her sister, the town’s lead detective, but when the police arrive, there is no killer… and no body. While everyone blows the whole thing off as a prank, Blake knows the truth. When the clown later makes an appearance at the party, she realizes the killer may be out to eliminate any witnesses.
Blake must figure out not only who the killer is, but also who the first victim was. Will she be able to solve the murder when she’s faced with a town full of people who don’t even believe a crime happened? And can she unmask the killer before he stops her once and for all?
It’s Halloween and it is Blake Harper’s favorite time of year. She loves the dressing up and the trick or treating. This Halloween though takes a turn for the worst when Blake witnesses a murder. Only problem…there is no body and no proof the murder ever takes place.
To top off her crazy Halloween, the love triangle she is in feels more like the friend zone. Neither Adam or Sean have made a move to show her that they want more than friendship. But Blake is determined to make a decision in more than just her love life, she has to prove that someone was murdered and she is not crazy.
I love the small town of Wilton, Missouri that Neila Young has created. She has created a sweet small town with old world charm and amazing characters. Nelia Young could hold her own with the rest of the mystery writers out there with her amazing ability to create a mystery that not only entertains but keeps you guessing throughout.
Even though this book is book 2 in the Coffee Cup mysteries, it could be read as a standalone. But I highly suggest reading book one to see how the love triangle begins. Cold-Brew Murder is the perfect cup of mystery to tickle your senses. It is mysterious, fun and cute, with a double shot of danger. It has wonderful characters with a surprising twist at the end that will prove you wrong. So pick up a copy and get ready for a highly caffeinated sweet read!
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About Neila Young
Neila Young is a Midwestern girl and a lover of coffee, live music, and horror movies, not necessarily in that order.
Writing (and reading) mysteries are Neila’s passion, and she approaches each day by thinking, “everything is a story.” She has been writing all her life and can’t remember a time when she wanted to do anything else. She loves to take notes and spin tales about the quirky characters she meets, and she has found that she can create some great stories by asking “what if” and “suppose that…”
Neila studied journalism at the University of Kansas then spent many years suffering the trials of corporate America, writing about everything from financial risk management to software user manuals to website copy about radiators (sadly, that’s not a joke). She finally decided to take the plunge and write the cozy mysteries she loves so much, complete with recipes!
When Neila is not writing, she’s probably hanging out at a coffee shop or fighting evil with the help of her very supportive husband, two awesome children, who constantly ask to have characters named after them, and the most lovable dog in the world, Dizzy.