Thursday, December 10, 2020

Spotlight: Grounds for Murder (A Coffee Lover's Mystery) by Tara Lush (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)


Grounds for Murder (A Coffee Lover's Mystery) by Tara Lush

About Grounds for Murder 

Grounds for Murder (A Coffee Lover's Mystery) 

Cozy Mystery 1st in Series 

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (December 8, 2020) 

Hardcover: 320 pages 

ISBN-10: 1643856189 ISBN-13: 978-1643856186 

Digital ASIN: B0871KTTMC

When Lana Lewis' best -- and most difficult -- employee abruptly quits and goes to work for the competition just days before the Sunshine State Barista Championship, her café's chances of winning the contest are creamed. In front of a gossipy crowd in the small Florida town of Devil's Beach, Lana's normally calm demeanor heats to a boil when she runs into the arrogant java slinger. Of course, Fabrizio "Fab" Bellucci has a slick explanation for jumping ship. But when he's found dead the next morning under a palm tree in the alley behind Lana's café, she becomes the prime suspect. 

Even the island's handsome police chief isn't quite certain of her innocence. But Lana isn't the only one in town who was angry with Fabrizio. Jilted lovers, a shrimp boat captain, and a surfer with ties to the mob are all suspects as trouble brews on the beach. 

With her stoned, hippie dad, a Shih Tzu named Stanley, and a new, curious barista sporting a punk rock aesthetic at her side, Lana's prepared to turn up the heat to catch the real killer. 

After all, she is a former award-winning reporter. As scandal hangs over her beachside café, can Lana clear her name and win the championship -- or will she come to a bitter end?

About Tara Lush

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.

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  1. The book sounds like a fun read. Love the cover!

  2. Hello! Thank you so much for featuring my book — I really appreciate it! — Tara


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