Hammered: Book One of the JUST ADD COFFEE Mysteries
by Ruth Bainbridge
Pub Date 01 Dec 2019
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COFFEE AND MURDER don’t mix.
Just ask Samantha Powell, the girl voted Most Likely to Unleash Some Snark. The twenty-eight-year-old has achieved her life’s ambition and opened a coffee shop called JUST ADD COFFEE. The grand opening was beyond glorious and Sam had her sights set on more of the same. But a pesky corpse found splayed on the floor when she opens the next morning threatens to turn her dream into a nightmare.
Smoking hot Detective Noah Jennings is assigned to lead the investigation and Sam is counting on the himbo to find out why Doris broke into her shop and got conked over the head for her trouble. But Sam’s hopes for a speedy solution are quickly dashed when the clueless wonder targets her as prime suspect.
As coffee sales plunge, she becomes desperate … desperate enough to enlist the aid of her bff Lyddie Wexler in tracking down the killer. The only stumbling block? Lyddie thinks Sam is guilty too, but she relents under the barrage of pressure … sort of.
In between the bickering over petty differences, it’s full-on caffeinated-speed ahead as the chicly dressed twosome unearth the town’s most lethal secrets. Secrets like a loan-sharking operation nobody will admit exists and a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of millions. But it’s in the midst of the ruination that Sam realizes an even more unnerving possibility. Doris might not have been intended victim—maybe the killer mistook her for Sam!
HAMMERED is a fast, stylish, snarky romp that will have you laughing as you match wits with a devious hammer killer. It’s the first in the JUST ADD COFFEE MYSTERIES and will introduce you to all the craziness going on in the lives of Samantha Powell and her friend Lydia Wexler.
If you love cozy mysteries, best buds, and demanding kitties, you’ll love this series!