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The Devil Drinks Coffee

(Kate Saxee Mystery #1)

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4.08  ·  Rating details ·  555 ratings  ·  78 reviews
A cow suicide, a revolving door rescue, and the birth of a bright purple pig are starting to make Kate Saxee wonder if taking a job in her small hometown of Branson Falls, Utah, was such a great idea. As The Branson Tribune editor, Kate covers local news, which, more often than not, involves her accident-prone mom. Nothing truly newsworthy has ever happened in the quiet to ...more
Paperback, 358 pages
Published May 21st 2013 by Midnight Sands Publishing
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Jennifer Miller
Mar 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I've been struggling for a couple days over my review of this novel because I worry whether or not I can express my love of it enough. It is perfect in so many ways. I am a huge fan of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, and I was thrilled when The Devil Drinks Coffee reminded me of them.

Heroine Kate Saxee is full of sass and humor, plus she even has two hunky guys that are begging her for attention, which creates sexual tension that will almost set your pages on fire! Add to that some cra
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Heather Crandall
Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Funny, quirky, and a mystery to boot! The perfect beach read or something to snuggle up in bed with and read at night. Loved it!!!
JeanBookNerd
Aug 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews
Kate Saxee’s job is to cover the local news in her small town for The Branson Tribune. Nothing really exciting ever fills the pages. When local teen, Chelsea Bradord, winds up dead in Branson Falls Lake, the town quickly ruled it as an accident. However, Kate believes there’s something more to the story and is determined to solve the crime. With the help of two of the most eligible bachelors in town, she will learn more about the girl and discover secrets that are deep within this close-knit com ...more
Sandee
Aug 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my very favourite cozy mysteries. Kate is an editor/reporter for a small town in Utah. She is intelligent, witty and funny. Her mom is a source of so much laugh out loud humour and I loved every situation. Two very sexy men enter Kate's life in this story. Drake and Hawke. There is plenty of lusty innuendo. But Kate is her own person and alpha males need to respect that. The mysteries are interesting and fun. I will be reading this series and checking out other books by this autho ...more
Yaaresse
I'm not in the habit of reading chick lit or fluffy mystery-romance or whatever this genre is called this week, so I can't compare this book to others like it, and I'm sure not going to try to rate it compared to Hemingway or Kidd. I read it simply because I was curious why our library brings is so damn much of it. When the new acquisitions lists come out, I wade through pages of this stuff to try to find something I want to read.

Also, I needed a bit of fluff to balance out some of the more ser
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Sabrina
Aug 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
When I heard the name of this book I had to read it and I am so glad I did. I enjoyed it and the characters are unforgettable.

Kate moves back to her small town of Branson Falls, Utah to become the editor of the local newspaper. Most of the stories are boring small town life with the exception of the stories that revolve around her accident prone mother. That is until one day on her way to a story about a purple pig she hears about a body being found in the lake. The police rule it an accidental
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Bella
May 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Happy to be able to review this one because Destiny Ford is one of my favorite authors! The Devil Drinks Coffee was page turning! I really enjoyed the misty and adventure in in this one.


After reading other books from Ford (under her other author name) this is one does not fall short as well and brings you into a story you will not want to put down. Kate is not only a newspaper editor she is a Private I as well and one the biggest story happens in her hometown she is all over it. When a young gir
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Margaret Taylor
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So, I finished this book at 4 a.m. this morning and I can not tell you how very much I loved it! I really can't.

There's purple pigs, cowcides, scary - but hilarious - revolving doors, and a mother who should be the new spokesperson for Allstate Insurance!

Also, one of the very best things, is Ms. Ford's ability to truly capture small-town life and all it's hazards...erm, pitfalls, no wait, that didn't come out right.

Ms. Ford truly captures small-town life and all it's wonderful hospitality!

Oh, di
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Jeanie Jackson
Apr 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-amateur

Another series to love! Kate Saxee couldn't wait to get out of her hometown when she was a teenager, but when she is offered the job as editor of the weekly newspaper, she can't resist! She is drawn to investigate the "accidental" death of a high school senior who left town a few months ago. No one knew that the teenage was back until her body turns up in a nearby lake. When a gorgeous stranger helps Kate get into the crime scene and asks her to work with him, she can't refuse; it is apparent he
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Susan Pierce
May 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great story!

I enjoyed this book. It has mystery, romance and a little humor. I didn't predict the end of the story, so some twists and turns to add interest. I liked all the characters and am ready for the next installment!
Gladys
May 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A charming and entertaining blend of mystery, suspense, and humor. Kate is quirky, funny, sassy and quite relatable. With more questions than answers about a dead girl, a problematic Mom, two eligible, attractive men trying to assist her, and being the talk of the town, she more than has her hands full. A fun and enjoyable read. This is my honest, voluntary review.
Glenda
Jan 13, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If you enjoy reading books by authors with a very left political agenda..this is the book for you.
Bridget
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018-reads
I read this book because I've had it on my Nook for a while, and couldn't decide what to read next after finishing "The Goldfinch." As I recall, it was a 99-cent promotional book.

Kate Saxee returns to her small-town hometown to become editor-in-chief of the local paper, after breaking up with her longtime boyfriend. When she is sent to cover a story involving the discovery of a body in a local lake, it leads her to a full-fledged personal investigation of what happened. The victim is a young gir
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Art the Bookworm
The male characters in this book are just awful jerks. Kate is supposed to be torn between the two guys I guess, but they come across as creepy, predatory, and they need to understand NO means no. Maybe I'm misunderstanding the book and the audience - it's possible. But even the last line of the book was supposed to be "sexy" left me feeling creeped out - he told her she was going to come over to his house and this time "I will get what I want." Geez. And what I couldn't understand is how Kate k ...more
Angie Boyter
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: didn-t-finish
This is not simply a book for fans of Janet Evanovich; it is a blatant imitation, down to the supporting roles: we have a Ranger-type character with a shady life, a Joe Morelli substitute with the background involving the protagonist during their teen years, a Grandma Mazur stand-in, the sometimes funny sometimes sophomoric sexual banter, and so on.
It was clever to move the location to Utah and throw in small-town Mormon atmosphere, but not enough to keep my interest.
Mild Spoiler: When a pretty
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Lindsey
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
It was decent for a mystery but the characters actions aren't explained and don't make sense. Back in her hometown to work as the editor of the paper, Kate hears on the police scanner of a body found in the local lake. As soon as she gets there, without any explanation, Hawke decides to ask for her help solving what he thinks is a murder (the cops rule it an accidental death). He then gives her enough clues to keep the mystery moving but never explains where they come from (sources). Then there ...more
Lynn
Mar 13, 2020 rated it liked it
4 stars minus 1 star for too much ‘romance novel’

Likes:
-- very witty (which is better than funny) - I chuckled a number of times and laughed out loud once
-- the Mormon community. I enjoy learning new things about the tenets of their religion
-- Kate – spunky and vocally independent
-- kept my interest all the way through – a very enjoyable read
-- the title !

Dislikes:
-- I don’t read romance novels, they’re just not my cup of tea (or coffee). So, all the ‘romance novel’ sections in this book detr
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Suzy Sims
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun and creative read. Kate Saxee has moved back to her Mormon hometown in Utah. The death of a teenager does not look like the simple drowning the police believe to news reporter Kate. The mysterious and handsome Hawk doesn’t think so either. They team up to solve the crime, but its a rocky road. Add to the mix Kate's sexy newspaper owner, and a determined Senator that was her high school crush suddenly turning his legendary charm her way. Katie has too many men choices along with her job and t ...more
Joyce Cottrell
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a fun book to read. It's set in the fictitious town of Bradford Falls, Utah. The author is from Utah and knows our quirks and culture.

Kate Saxee has three men looking out for her and helping her investigate the mysterious death of a local teenager girl. She's the editor of the local weekly newspaper, and many of the events she is called to photograph and report involve her mother. Add the Ladies, whose primary purpose seems to be gossiping about Kate - and you have an enjoyable read. Wh
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Leonie van Driel
May 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020
3.5 stars rounded down. Had a hard time to get into the story because of the reviews I read beforehand. They compared the books to Evanovich Stephanie Plum series (which I love) so I kept looking for similarities... It didn't work out. Once I could let that go, I enjoyed this book and will read the next one with pleasure.
Joyce Moore
Don’t read a book by its cover.

I didn’t enjoy this book at all. Drake & Hawke were two men I couldn’t stomach pass chapter 11. Didn’t finish reading it, pass chapter 12. Off to my next adventure.
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Tammi
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it.

A wonderful light read. Definitely a page Turner. Great story line and made me giggle. I didn't see the ending coming.
Grabbing book 2 now.
Eileen Gernet
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic

If you buy this book, make sure you have time to read it. You will not be able to put it down. It is the most captivating mystery I've read in a long time.
Marilyn Walter
Devil Coffee

This book is pretty good The plot is iffy though, but still is good for a light read. I’d put it in the category of a summer time beach read.
LESLIE
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So funny for a murder mystery. And the sexual tension - oolala!
Debbie McDonald
Mar 29, 2020 rated it liked it
The title of the book is what attracted me. Love Kate's mom. It reminds me of the Stephanie Plum series.
Kent R
Apr 02, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
GOOD STORY

This book had a good storyline that preceded in very predictable ways. The characters were interesting and the parts were well written.
Eliade
Apr 04, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Funny and entertaining

It was a good read. The plot developed well and had some elements of surprise, but finding the culprit was too convenient and the final too safe.
Gloria
Apr 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good quick funny read.
Tracy Zullo
Apr 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An origin story

A strong woman living in a mixed up culture clash of small town Utah. I enjoyed the way the whole town played a part in the investigation.
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