Fresh Brewed Murder

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Kensington Books, Mar 30, 2021 - Fiction - 288 pages
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“Coffee-lovers, this book is for you…I foresee many enjoyable Ground Rules mysteries to come.” —Criminal Element
 
Master barista Sage Caplin is opening a new coffee cart in Portland, Oregon, but a killer is brewing up a world of trouble. . . .
 
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. . . .
 
“Lively characters help propel the intricate plot. Cozy fans will hope to see a lot more of Sage and friends.” Publishers Weekly
 
 

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User Review  - Kris_Anderson - LibraryThing

Fresh Brewed Murder by Emmeline Duncan is the debut of A Ground Rules Mystery series. Sage Caplin is twenty-seven with a unique childhood. She is opening a coffee cart with Harley in Portland, Oregon ... Read full review

Fresh Brewed Murder

User Review  - Publishers Weekly

Sage Caplin, the narrator of Duncan’s strong debut and series launch, and her business partner, Harley, are excited about opening day for their Portland, Ore., coffee cart. That first morning, Sage ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
15
Section 3
25
Section 4
30
Section 5
35
Section 6
42
Section 7
48
Section 8
57
Section 17
128
Section 18
133
Section 19
139
Section 20
145
Section 21
154
Section 22
160
Section 23
170
Section 24
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
114
Section 16
119
Section 25
186
Section 26
194
Section 27
202
Section 28
209
Section 29
212
Section 30
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About the author (2021)

Emmeline Duncan is the Portland, Oregon-based author of the Ground Rules Mystery Series, as well as YA novels written under the name Kelly Garrett. She is a 2020 Oregon Literary Fellow, a board member of the Northwest Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, and co-organizer of the Friends of Mystery's Bloody Thursday lecture series. She's also a member of Sisters-In-Crime, Willamette Writers, and SCBWI. Visit her online at EmmelineDuncan.com, on Instagram and Facebook as @writeremmelineduncan, and on twitter as @duncanemmeline.
 

 

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