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Grounds For Murder

(2020)
(The first book in the Coffee Shop Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
Barista Lana Lewis's sleuthing may land her in a latte trouble as Tara Lush launches her new Coffee Shop mysteries.

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?

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"A wonderful series debut that is a silky-smooth blend of humor, mystery and romance with a feisty heroine and a delicious island setting." - Peg Cochran

"A most delightful addition to your cozy mystery library." - Harper Kincaid

"It doesn't matter if you like your coffee hot or cold, you'll love Grounds for Murder. Tara Lush brings the quirky town of Devil's Beach to life. You can almost smell the coffee and feel the heat. A sure winner!" - Joyce Tremel


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Used availability for Tara Lush's Grounds For Murder

Hardback Editions

December 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Grounds for Murder (A Coffee Lover's Mystery)
Author(s): Tara Lush
ISBN: 1-64385-618-9 / 978-1-64385-618-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

December 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Grounds for Murder
Author(s): Tara Lush
ISBN: 1-66205-571-4 / 978-1-66205-571-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


December 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Grounds for Murder
Author(s): Tara Lush
ISBN: 1-66205-404-1 / 978-1-66205-404-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


December 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Grounds for Murder
Author(s): Tara Lush
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon   


December 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Grounds for Murder
Author(s): Tara Lush
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon AU   


December 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Grounds for Murder
Author(s): Tara Lush
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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December 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Grounds for Murder
Author(s): Tara Lush
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Grounds for Murder (A Coffee Lover's Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Tara Lush
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU