Joanna Coffee is hiding from her past, which includes an ex who cheated on her with her best friend. Too ashamed to go back home to Bennett Falls, Jo is living with her aunt clear across the country.
But a crime occurs in the coffee shop where Jo works, and it makes Jo rethink what she’s doing with her life. She’s determined to solve the crime and the problems in her own life.
Joanna Coffee is living up to her name, planning the grand opening of her coffee shop in Bennett Falls. At least until local millionaire Sherman Cromwell winds up dead in the street holding a macchiato from Jo’s shop. Not exactly the kind of press she wanted for her new business.
Now the prime suspect in Cromwell’s murder, Jo is determined to prove her innocence, even if it means donning her own detective cap and solving this mystery herself. If she doesn’t clear her name soon, she’ll be turning in her apron for an orange jumpsuit.
New business, new boyfriend, new murder investigation?
Joanna Coffee is just getting used to life in her hometown after a three-year hiatus. She’s come to terms with being around her ex and his fiancée, who happens to be Jo’s former best friend. She’s even doing well with her new business, Cup of Jo, and her new boyfriend. The last thing she wants is to be wrapped up in yet another murder investigation.
Two dead bodies are discovered, both with cappuccinos from Jo’s coffee shop. The only difference is Jo isn’t a suspect this time around. Instead, she thinks the supposed accident was actually murder, and she’s determined to prove it even if it means working with her ex, Detective Quentin Perry.
After teaming up with her boyfriend Camden Turner to open a coffee shop with an amazing bakery, Joanna Coffee gets a job catering an engagement party at the local bed and breakfast that will surely be a big success—until there are several fatalities.
An entire table of guests is poisoned, and the victims all have one thing in common. They drank the frappes served by Cup of Jo. Once again a suspect in a murder investigation, Jo has to find the real killer before her ex and current police detective, Quentin Perry, charges her for the crime.
Joanna Coffee’s business couldn’t be going better, especially when Cup of Jo becomes the hangout spot for two famous boy bands visiting Bennett Falls for a charity concert. That is until the lead singer of Big Time Crush winds up murdered, seemingly the victim of a lynching.
Worse, Zeke Taylor, while worshipped by his fans, was hated by just about everyone he worked with—Jo being the exception since she kept him well-caffeinated in lattes, his favorite drink. When local police detective, and Jo’s ex, Quentin Perry rules the death a lynching, Jo feels like something is off.
Jo’s compelled to don her detective hat once again and find out who really killed Zeke. But a high-profile case like this, might put her in the limelight and on the killer’s hit list.
With the success of her coffee shop, Cup of Jo, Joanna Coffee is living the life she’s always dreamed about. If only people would stop dragging her into murder investigations.
Someone leaves Jo’s glaces and an apology letter on the graves of two local teen girls, and Jo feels it’s a sign she’s meant to solve their murders. The problem is the police don’t believe it was murder. They think the girls were unfortunate drowning victims.
Once again, Jo will need to don her detective’s hat and team up with her ex, Detective Quentin Perry, to put the guilty party behind bars.
When Joanna Coffee's ex, Detective Quentin Perry, is promoted to interim chief of police, Jo thinks she won't have to deal with him anymore and can just focus on running her coffee shop. She couldn't be more wrong. Quentin approaches her with an old case involving a man on death row—a man Quentin believes is innocent.
Jo can't resist getting involved when it's a person's life on the line. But there might not be enough espresso or evidence to help her solve this fourteen-year-old murder before it's too late.
When a local fitness instructor is brutally murdered at the gym, coffee shop owner Joanna Coffee is once again on the case, but the new chief of police is dead set against the Bennett Falls Police Department using consultants.
Jo is used to sneaking around behind Detective Quentin Perry’s back to solve cases, but this time, he’s secretly feeding her information and helping her go undercover.
But poking around lands Jo on the wrong side of the law. How is she supposed to solve a murder if her investigation gets her arrested?
When a local judge is shot to death right outside Cup of Jo, Joanna Coffee can’t avoid getting involved in the case. Especially since the judge was still holding the doppio he’d bought from Jo.
But finding anyone in Bennett Falls who didn’t hate Judge Masters isn’t easy. The town is filled with unhappy people who fell on the wrong side of Masters’s judgements.
Even doppios might not be strong enough to fuel Jo through this investigation. Will this be the case that proves too difficult for the amateur sleuth? Will Jo have to admit that coffee might not be the answer to everything?
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Revenge can be sweet, and so are Joanna Coffee’s ristrettos. When her ex, Detective Quentin Perry, approaches Jo with a case that seems to be rooted in revenge, Jo has to agree. The victim, a nighttime security guard, was stabbed to death in a way that says this is personal.
With no witnesses and no murder weapon, Jo doesn’t have much to go on. And several people had motive to want Simon Porter dead.
Someone is settling a score, but does it end with one victim, or will there be more?
When Joanna Coffee’s newest hire at Cup of Jo becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation, Jo finds herself knee-deep in another of her ex’s investigations.
Working with Detective Quentin Perry is never easy, but now that he has a newborn and is tired all the time, he’s even crankier than usual. He wants this case closed and is more than willing to pin this on Jo’s new employee.
But Jo knows the case against Tyler is circumstantial at best. There’s more to this murder. Fueled with viennas, Jo and the gang will need to dig deep to figure out what vendetta compels someone to commit murder.
Joanna Coffee lives up to her name as the owner of Cup of Jo, a cafe and local hangout. But she never intended to get herself involved in murder investigations with the Bennett Falls Police Department, especially since the lead detective on all the cases is her ex, Quentin Perry.
It will take a lot of caffeine to solve these cases and put up with an ex who betrayed her.
Now that Detective Quentin Perry and his family have left Bennett Falls, Joanna Coffee thinks she can leave her past behind her and start fresh with her new husband, Camden Turner.
But the flower shop next to Cup of Jo has a new owner, and she winds up dead on her first day of work. While the victim just moved to town, she had plenty of enemies. So many that the new police detective doesn’t believe Jo didn’t hear or see something that will help him solve this case.
Once again, Jo will have to don her detective’s hat if she doesn’t want to wind up a suspect in the eyes of the Bennett Falls Police Department.
Joanna Coffee has met some truly awful people in her life, but when she winds up investigating the murder of the most cutthroat lawyer in Bennett Falls, she discovers how ruthless people can actually be.
There are more layers to this case than there are layers in Jo’s bicerin drinks. And as Jo uncovers the truth about the victim, she begins to wish she led a normal life that didn’t involve murder investigations.
But little does Jo know that something else is going on in her life that will turn her world upside down.
Joanna Coffee’s been accused of murder and wound up in the middle of some crazy investigations with the Bennett Falls Police Department. But when a house fire takes the life of a man in town, Jo goes through every emotion possible.
The fire is ruled as arson with the intention of murder. And the killer isn’t finished. Someone close to Jo is in serious danger. If she can’t figure out what really happened and who started the fire before the killer strikes again, Jo will lose someone she loves.