Grounds for Murder by Tara Lush
Release Date - December 8, 2020
A latte art competition is coming up, but coffee shop manager/former journalist Lana Lewis thinks she and her barista, Fabrizio Bellucci, have a chance. When Fab abruptly quits, Lana's shocked and angry. She confronts him at a competing coffeehouse only to have him turn up dead a short time later. Police say it's suicide, but her reporter senses have her thinking otherwise.
Grounds for Murder is a charming cozy mystery that had me craving coffee from the first page. As soon as Lana and Fab started whipping up lattes, I found myself craving one.
The mystery has plenty of possible suspects. Don't be surprised if the outcome isn't easy to guess. The chemistry between Lana and Noah Garcia, the island's police chief, was magical. I also enjoyed the new barista, Erica, who brings a good dose of sass and wit to the island town.
This is a thoroughly enjoyable book that was hard to put down. I eagerly await the next book in this series.