Saturday, September 27, 2008

Enchanting Review: Death By Latte

YA Mystery
Sleuth Speak
ISBN# 978-0-14-241118-6
224 Pages
Paperback—Available Now

Rating: 4.5 Enchantments

Aphra Connelly returns in this second book in Ms. Gerber’s popular DEATH BY series. This time she’s going to Seattle to track down her mother. Thanks to the Mulos appearance on the island and Seth’s information, she knows where she is and how to reach her. It should be the perfect mother-daughter reunion—except that it isn’t. From the first moment Natalie Connelly lays eyes on her daughter, it’s pretty clear that Aphra’s unexpected presence isn’t welcome, by her or her associates. But that’s not the worst thing that could happen. When her mom’s partner, Joe, ends up dead in a cafĂ© that afternoon, and Aphra spots a familiar face on her tail, things really take a dangerous turn. Add in Seth’s surprising appearance, demanding back the ring back he gave her that’s suddenly missing and what was originally meant to be an uneventful trip to see her mother is anything but.

What a great second book in the series! The danger is really ramped up in this one now that Aphra is reunited with her CIA agent mother, who is on the run from a dangerous mole that’s out for revenge on all those who helped put his boss behind bars. Ms. Garber’s voice pulls the reader right into the story so they feel like they are right there along with Aphra. I have to say the unexpected twists and turns to the story were very unexpected and I literally gasped out loud when the identity of the mole was revealed.
DEATH BY LATTE is a fast paced page turner that really has it all: mystery, suspense, and romance. Can Aphra help Seth save his father or will she be the unlikely pawn that helps the mole track down her mom and the Mulos? You’ll have to read this one to find out.

Ms. Gerber’s lived in Utah, California, Arizona, Ohio, Michigan, Washington D.C., Finland and Japan, and has traveled through Europe and Asia, Mexico, Australia, Hawaii and Micronesia. You can visit her online at

September 2008
Enchanting Reviews

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