Review of Dead To The Last Drop

Dead To The Last Drop
Killer Coffee, Book #8
Tonya Kappes
5 Stars

48422542. sy475 Synopsis:

Welcome to the Bean Hive Coffeehouse where the coffee is as hot as the gossip!

“Fabulous fun and fantastic! Kappes nails small town mystery with another must-read hit. Don’t miss this one!”– Darynda Jones, New York Times Bestselling Author of Eighth Grave After Dark

Maxine Bloom has always wanted to try her hand at acting and when Loretta Bebe is desperate for someone to fill a role in the local play she’s directing for the Honey Springs Theater Company, she asks Maxi to fill in and Roxy knows Aunt Maxi’s head will grow like the gossip.

Aunt Maxi leaps at the chance for big theatrical debut in the charming play about a posh ‘60’s fur salon and the owner trying to run an honest business while his charming, yet caddish partner, Mr. Browning, is just trying to give a fur coat to his new mistress.

When the woman playing the mistress turns up dead the play comes to a complete halt until Sheriff Spencer Shepard lets Loretta reopen after the crime scene is fully swept.

In the meantime rumors are swirling like the snowflakes in Honey Springs and Roxy finds that she just can’t stop from hearing the gossip and trying to figure out who killed the amateur actress..after all the show must go on! (Goodreads)


The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story right from the very beginning. Much of the time I felt like I was in Honey Spring, watching all the action taking place. The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.

The characters are well rounded and well developed. I so enjoy getting to spend time with Maxi and her family and friends. Their southern charm and southern ways make me laugh and wish I could visit them in real life. This mystery is not easily solved, there are plenty of clues to sift through and suspects to consider.

I would recommend this book, and series, to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. If you like Southern charm, you will definitely like this one.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book and provided my honest review.