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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 toA 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 town until local teen Chelsea Bradford turns up dead in a Branson Falls lake. The police rule Chelsea’s death an accident, but Kate suspects there’s more to the story—and she’s not the only one. Two of Branson’s most eligible bachelors are determined to help her solve the crime—among other things. But the small town social network is faster than Twitter, and gossip about Kate’s love-life is quickly branding her the Branson Falls hussy. As Kate learns more about Chelsea, she discovers that plenty of people are trying to cover up the real story behind the girl’s death—including Chelsea’s parents. Now Kate has to juggle work, men, her mom’s most recent disaster involving a low-speed John Deere Combine chase on the freeway, and fend off the Mormons heaven-bent on saving her soul—all while solving Chelsea’s murder. Dealing with this is going to require a lot of coffee, chocolate frosted donuts, Neil Diamond's greatest hits, and a slew of words not on the town approved imitation swear list....

Title : The Devil Drinks Coffee
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ISBN : 9780989283601
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 358 Pages
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The Devil Drinks Coffee Reviews

  • Jennifer Miller
    2018-11-27 09:56

    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 crazy small town gossip, a caffeine addiction we can all relate to, and a mother that is such a train wreck she will make you anticipate her next accident. You will even secretly wish your mother could be as entertaining as Kate's! You will love Ford's fresh, unique voice and you'll be happy you added this comical caper to your to-be-read pile. You MUST pick this book up. I am even going to give you an, "I told you so," in advance. :) Happy reading!

  • Heather Crandall
    2018-12-12 09:51

    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
    2018-12-03 09:49

    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 community. Destiny Ford’s The Devil Drinks Coffee is a thrilling mystery that will take readers into a fun and exhilarating rollercoaster ride.Kate is the ultimate driving force in this story. She’s fun and quirky and many readers can relate to her addiction to caffeine. Her will and determination to get to the bottom of things is admirable. She is so refreshing in many ways down to how she process the clues to the town’s mystery. Ford does an awesome job of defining her characters as it shows with Kate.Ford’s writing is very fine-tuned that even a person who’s lived in the city all their life is able to experience small town living through her words. Every city has their secret but in most small ones, the secrets are more intimate and hits closer to home. The twist that is revealed and delivered with precision was such a shocking revelation that it will hit you blind-sided. Ford has a remarkable talent of knowing exactly when to drop these moments in her story to maintain its intrigue and excitement.The Devil Drinks Coffee is absolutely an amazing read especially if you have ever lived in a small town. It has all the elements that make a mystery book great: unforgettable characters with a plot that will have readers glued to the pages. This is an awesome start to what is expected to be a fun, exciting, and wonderful series.

  • Margaret Taylor
    2018-12-11 08:45

    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, did I mention the very handsome, very sexy, very mysterious Ryder Hawkins? I didn't? For shame on this reviewer. If for no other reason you must read this book to get a formal introduction! You won't be sorry.Seriously though, if you've ever lived in a small town, heard about a small town, or know someone who's spoken about a small town, you will enjoy this book.It has all the elements that make a story great. Mystery, intrigue, some hot, sexual tension between leading characters...oh, and one very surprising twist that even as a fellow Author I didn't seem coming till the very end!Well done Ms. Ford. Well done indeed. Now, get to work Missy Ma'am! The cookies are awaiting Book 2!

  • Yaaresse
    2018-12-10 11:43

    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 serious material I've been slogging through. After two intense books about the Colorado Plateau, a light mystery set in Utah seemed like it would be an amusing counterpoint. The problem is that I keep forgetting I don't really enjoy chick lit or fluff mysteries. They're always fueled by stereotypes. The info-dumping and "as you know, Bob" goes on forever, even about things that have zero bearing on the plot. Did I mention predictable? The big "OMG" moment that the causes the main character's jaw to drop in chapter eight or ten was something I figured out by the end of chapter one. The "resolution" was something I predicted about two paragraphs after we were introduced to the person "whodunit." Maybe people enjoy these because they are so predictable and formulaic. When the reader solves the so-called mystery before the allegedly smart MC, the reader gets to feel smart? IDK. But, hey, Barbara Courtland wrote more than 700 of these and laughed all the way to the bank. The only difference really is that the more modern version uses different stereotypes, more direct references to body parts, and seems to feel it necessary to focus on exactly what shade of lip gloss the MC is applying at all times or the exact brand of hair products she uses. Clearly there is a market. I'm just not it. Even taking that into consideration, though, I didn't find this one unique enough to be more than a two-star "It's OK."

  • Tammi
    2018-11-21 08:47

    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.

  • Sabrina
    2018-12-12 13:55

    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 drowning but Kate is convinced there is more to this story. With the help of the towns most eligible bachelors Kate sets out to find out what really happened. But nothing is ever easy in a small town filled with secrets, rumors, and lots of gossip. Kate is such a driving force of this story. She is smart, funny, and has such a quirky personality not to mention we both have a caffeine addiction. Kate is somebody I could see myself being friends with while we try to hide all that coffee we drink from our neighbors. The other characters are just as well defined and we really get to know them and their quirks through Destiny’s writing. She has a way of bringing her characters to life that makes you feel like you know them and could be friends with them. Every city or town has its secrets but when something happens to your neighbor in a small town you feel like it’s happening to you since it’s such a close community and we really get to feel that in this story. And when we find out the truth behind the mystery it will leave you shocked and blind sided even with the clues that get dropped through the book. I know my mouth was hanging open in shock. My only complaint if you could even call it that is I wish we would have gotten to know more about a certain character named Hawke. I am hopping we get to see more of him in the other books. 4/5 Bloody Fangs

  • Bella
    2018-11-13 10:43

    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 girl dies ( Chelsea) Kate is determined to find out why even if the rest of her small town wants to sweep it under the rug. But she is not in this one alone she will have the help of her boss and the two most eligible bachelors in the town, Hake and Drake. Both men the opposite of each other and both she is very attracted to.This book is one job you will want to take with Kate to find out who killed the young girl Chelsea. So many things get uncovered and some pretty steamy events happen with Kate and her two eligible boys! The story is set in Utah and in a small Mormon community so there is plenty of gossip going around to keep you on your toes as well! There were lots of twists and turns and sometimes I just could not figured out who did it and got shocked by a few others as well!The ending was great, through I wish there as a little more about after all the events happened and how everyone ending up Kate include. I am hoping Ford writes more on this one because I will be picking it up a.s.a.p. to see more from this one.

  • Nancy
    2018-12-07 08:50

    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 town until local teen Chelsea Bradford turns up dead in a Branson Falls lake. The police rule Chelsea’s death an accident, but Kate suspects there’s more to the story—and she’s not the only one. Two of Branson’s most eligible bachelors are determined to help her solve the crime—among other things. But the small town social network is faster than Twitter, and gossip about Kate’s love-life is quickly branding her the Branson Falls hussy. As Kate learns more about Chelsea, she discovers that plenty of people are trying to cover up the real story behind the girl’s death—including Chelsea’s parents. Now Kate has to juggle work, men, her mom’s most recent disaster involving a low-speed John Deere Combine chase on the freeway, and fend off the Mormons heaven-bent on saving her soul—all while solving Chelsea’s murder. Dealing with this is going to require a lot of coffee, chocolate frosted donuts, Neil Diamond's greatest hits, and a slew of words not on the town approved imitation swear list.She finds the murderer.

  • Melanie Marks
    2018-11-28 08:33

    Fun mystery from a fun author. (I know her!!! Sort of.) :)Summery: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 town until local teen Chelsea Bradford turns up dead in a Branson Falls lake. The police rule Chelsea’s death an accident, but Kate suspects there’s more to the story—and she’s not the only one. Two of Branson’s most eligible bachelors are determined to help her solve the crime—among other things. But the small town social network is faster than Twitter, and gossip about Kate’s love-life is quickly branding her the Branson Falls hussy. As Kate learns more about Chelsea, she discovers that plenty of people are trying to cover up the real story behind the girl’s death—including Chelsea’s parents. Now Kate has to juggle work, men, her mom’s most recent disaster involving a low-speed John Deere Combine chase on the freeway, and fend off the Mormons heaven-bent on saving her soul—all while solving Chelsea’s murder. Dealing with this is going to require a lot of coffee, chocolate frosted donuts, Neil Diamond's greatest hits, and a slew of words not on the town approved imitation swear list.

  • Jessica Osbin
    2018-11-17 12:51

    This book is a fantastic start to what I feel is going to be a wonderful series.It pulled me in and held my attention from page one and I could not put it down. This book has purple pigs, revolving doors, coffee I mean hot chocolate,and a mother who cant seem to keep out of trouble. Kate moves back to her home town and is editor of her local paper. She spends time with three of her towns eligible bachelors her high school crush Drake, meets the new man in town Hawke, and her boss Spencer. Not only that but all three men are incredibly hot. To be honest I don't know what man I would like to see Kate to end up with. I don't think she can go wrong with any choice. Kate seems to have a knack for investigating and see would not give up until she got the truth about what happened to Chelsea. She digs in and follows all the leads she has until she figures out the who done it. It kept me guessing to the end . I laughed so hard when Sophie had one of her "accidents" she just can't seem to keep out of trouble. Also I enjoyed to conflict the "Ladies" stirred up throughout the whole book. They cant seem to keep their noses out of Kate's business.This book did not disappoint. I cannot wait for the second book to come out and see what Kate is involved with next.

  • Jeanie Jackson
    2018-11-20 11:33

    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 has resources the newpaper doesn't have, as well as a body that won't quit. Things get really tense when the governor's name gets tossed into the mix.The humor of the book balances the serious subject. The humor of the novel comes both from things that happen to Kate and the way the small town watches every move and gossip blows everything out of proportion. She is a little too naive, but I know people like that. I haven't explained this well, but this book belongs in the TBR of every reader of light or cozy suspense. I read it because it was highly recommended by friends on one of Shelly Fredman's Facebook pages. Thanks for the recommendation guys!

  • Davidandkelley Crandall
    2018-11-28 07:52

    Small town living intertwined with relationships that make this a contemporary romance at its finest! Ford has once again won me over with her extraordinary talent and remarkable skill at bringing to life a story that hits home with diversity in a plot that is both engaging and thought-provoking. I found myself appreciating the ideas presented due to the setting and experiences given in a rare writing style.Kate Saxee is a fresh personality as the protagonist with more than one possible suitor. This weaves a web of sexual tension keeping the 'romantic' in readers turning pages with anticipation! In a world of books where the storyline seems so predictable, Ford was able to give me an unexpected, and even mysterious read with the right amount of wit and humor mixed in with your standard gossip and judgment expected in a Utah town with Mormon history and cozy environment. Now that I know the characters, and even feel like we might be neighbors, I am ecstatic for Book 2 in the series. Keep up the flawless work!

  • Lyss
    2018-11-26 11:46

    This is a fun start to a series that looks like it will be a rollercoaster of fun! I was immediately hooked when I started reading and the hook just sank in deeper and deeper until I had to finish to know whodunit. Ford does a great job defining her characters. One major thing that really helped me enjoy this was that I found myself getting mad with Kate. To have the reader fall into the emotions of the character shows signs of an awesome writer. I loved Kate's mother (and as a fan of Janet Evanovich's early works, I couldn't help but think of Stephanie whenever Kate's mother had something happen). I love Kate's tenacity and drive. Also, with 3 hot men who have your back doesn't hurt either...and with that, I say Team Hawke all the way!I picked this book up from Shelly Fredman's recommendation on Facebook, and I'm happy I did. I have a new mytery series to follow and I look forward to seeing where things go.

  • Lea (Between fantasy and reality)
    2018-12-03 11:29

    Now, this is what I call a good mistery. This book has it all. Humor, romance, a couple of hot guys, a murder mistery and a really great main character. Kate was really awesome. She is smart, funny and doesnt let anyone get in her way and she also fights the small town stereotype and jugdment. She has two guys falling over themselves to win her attention and they are both yummy, although Hawke is the one I want her to end up with, not Drake. At least for now. Also, Spence. her boss, seems like an interesting guy, protective, and I think he is lying about his secret, I just dont know why but I cant wait to find out. He would be perfect for Kate. The mistery part of the book, the murder investigation, was well developed and I havent figured it out until the end. Everything about this book was great an I cant for the sequel. Kate Saxee is a fantastic, kick-ass heroine.

  • Julie
    2018-12-04 12:50

    I cannot tell you what I loved best about this book. There was so much to like. The main character, Kate, and her personality drew me in with her comments and especially her description of her mother, a character that made me chuckle because I saw a little of my mother in her. The mystery started unfolding right away and then we were introduced to three guys, one mysterious, one from her past, and one being her boss. I waffled the entire story wondering who I might want her to end up with and if they really were who they said they were.I didn't guess the ending. It was a comfortable read that kept you moving along, not hanging on a precipice but gently coaxing you and drawing you into the story and keeping you interested. I can't wait to read another book by this author.

  • Jennifer Treviño
    2018-11-29 12:56

    This book is witty, mysterious, & full of surprises! Originally I read this book a few years back & recently decided to re-read it while looking for something different from my usual reads. I am SO glad I did!!! Those pages couldn't turn fast enough. It's adventurous, funny, & full of small town everyone-in-your-business drama with the addition of a few choice hotties & a dash of crime solving detective goodness. Luckily the next book is out, because it is definitely on my must have list! I'm in need of some more dark mysterious Hawke. http://jenisbookshelf.blogspot.com/20...

  • Lisa Dess
    2018-12-03 06:43

    I laughed so much while reading this book, I'm sure my husband thought i was loosing it. Poor Sophie and all her mishaps. Kate is a determined, stubborn, spunky character that I felt I could totally connect with. The small town atmosphere was captured very well. Oh, I can't forget about Hawke. OMG is what comes to mind when I think about him. The story flowed very well and kept my attention throughout. It kept me guessing on "who done it" and I was quite surprised with the conclusion of the investigation. This book is definitely a must read.

  • Diane
    2018-11-19 10:52

    Nice start to a new series. Had changing my mind several time on who the killer was.Newspaper editor in a small town, where nothing ever happens. Well until a local high school studentturns up dead in a lake. Homicide maybe, accident maybe. Kate Saxee is determined to find out.With the help of two very sexy and hot men to help. Hawk and Drake, also interested in getting herattention. Hawk a man of many talents, big and scary being two of them. Drake your usual politician. Who will end up claiming Kate's affections. Can't wait to read the next. Oh and the next one is out.

  • Brittany
    2018-11-11 06:57

    I absolutely loved this book. If you like the Stephanie Plum series, I think you would enjoy this one. Kate is a terrific character that is relatable. She has a mind of her own in spite of her uptight Mormon community. Her mother's car disasters are hilarious and the three sexy men in her life keep things interesting. I like the character interactions and felt the plot was good. I did not predict the killer so I felt like I was constantly kept on my toes. I couldn't put it down and can't wait for more.

  • Nancy H
    2018-11-30 13:32

    This is an excellent mystery/romance set in Utah and featuring Kate, a newspaper editor who has recently returned to her home town. When a young girl's body is fished out of a nearby lake, Kate realizes that the girl didn't simply drown, but was murdered. She starts an investigation, which is complicated by the three men who want to 'help' her, as well as by all of the rumors about her circulating in this strictly Mormon small town. The story has humor, romance, mystery, and above all, heart. It could fit comfortably and successfully into several genres: chick-lit, mystery, and romance.

  • Adrienne Testa
    2018-12-07 05:35

    Kate Saxee is a newspaper editor in a small Utah town. When Chelsea Bradford is found dead at Emerald lake, the police quickly close the case as an accidental drowning. Yet, Kate and Ryker Hawkins can't leave it be. As Kate gets closer to the killer and uncovers the secrets, her life is in danger. I thought with the devil drinking coffee, this would be a fun, laugh out loud story. Instead it was like reliving high school and the teen years with small town gossip to fuel the fire.

  • PeggyAnnSmith
    2018-11-29 06:52

    Need A Few Good Laughs?In a world full of natural disasters, terrorism, school and mall shootings, over committed schedules, challenging kids and utter personal chaos ...wouldn't it be nice to end your day with a nice hot drink, your favorite chocolate indulgence and a few hardy belly laughs? "The Devil Drinks Coffee" fits the old adage... Laughter is Good Medicine!Always Happy To Recommend Good Reads...for book lovers everywhere.Peggy Smith/Book Muse

  • Sharon
    2018-12-04 08:54

    Really enjoyed this mystery! Funny, interesting and a good plot. I've never been to Utah but it made me feel like I would recognize the town and people. I thought it was funny how the coffee drinkers pretended they didn't drink coffee....kind of like how some Baptists may condemn drinking alcohol but can be found on Saturday nights at the local honkytonk getting blasted. Also loved Kate's sense of humor! I hope there is going to be a #2 in this series!

  • Sheri
    2018-12-10 13:47

    I am sad it ended. Couldn't put it down. The characters were fun, I LOVE Kate and her adventures. So interesting learning about Mormon culture and Kate's hometown. Makes me want to visit Utah some day. The mystery was very good. No "I totally know who it is" from the beginning. Held my interest from the very first page. I can't wait for the next book in the series to come out!

  • Gloria
    2018-11-20 10:50

    I wasn't sure for the first couple of chapters whether I would like this book. Then I realized that the title referred to the overwhelmingly Mormon population of the town. Nice mystery . I think this may be the beginning of a series. Should be interesting. Will the lovely female editor fall for the playboy senator or the dangerous ex CIA operative? HMMMM

  • InD'tale Magazine
    2018-11-20 05:49

    4.5/5.0A fantastic contemporary mystery romance! “The Devil Drinks Coffee” is superbly written with a great cast of characters, comedy, a mystery with a twist, and a budding love triangle to round it out!Read full review in the 2014 March issue of InD’tale Magazine.

  • dee felker
    2018-11-29 07:32

    Favorite new authorI bought this book by accident. But it's probably my most favorite so far. Newspaper editor Kate Saxee is super funny . This book has mystery and a lot of sexually attention. I know if you're looking for light reading, some adventure and a little romance that you will enjoy this book. I can't wait to buy the next one

  • Siobhan (tigress5cubs)
    2018-11-28 07:37

    Not a fan. On the stupid side. Another "love" triangle. I did not believe the chemistry between Kate and the two guys. It was completely unbelievable. And neither of the guys could respect her enough to use her chosen name. She should've simply told him where to go, and walked, no ran, the other way. And the nonsense with her mother? Give me a break.

  • Carole
    2018-11-24 08:51

    This was such a fun read. Kate is such a refreshing character and I enjoyed reading how she processed all the clues. And talk about hot guys! Spencer, Drake and Hawke are each hot and attractive and irresistible. This series (and I hope there will be many more to come) has the potential to be one not to miss.