And the ending which will lead to the third book, Death by Denim was inspired. Some of the things I really liked about these books was how Linda wove in the romance aspects. It was a light, but clever touch. I enjoyed the tone a great deal. Buffy vs. Death by Bikini and Death by Latte. Mar 20 Posted by Sheryl Scarborough.
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The Death by ... Mysteries: Death by Latte by Linda Gerber (2008, Paperback)
Film Executive. Foreign Publisher. When Joe dies suddenly, Aphra knows that things haven't changed at all with her mother. She knows that Aphra now knows where her mother has been for the past four years. She knows that even though she isn't working for the CIA anymore, that danger is imminent. Things don't get any better once Seth shows up rudely brushing Aphra off, and demanding that she give him his father's ring back. What secret does the ring hold, and what trouble has Aphra caused by showing up in Seattle wanting to reunite with her mother?
It keeps the story moving along, but makes it difficult to get to know the characters better. The relationship between Aphra and her mother is strained at first, but mostly because her mom wants to keep her guard up for impending dangers towards Aphra. There are a few moments when you see her mom's nurturing side, and it was nice to see her support finally Aphra's decisions and ideas while trying to find their way out of the forest.
Even though Seth shows up and is cold towards Aphra, they end up working really well together and sharing some gentle touching moments. It's a short read, and definitely has a lot going on plot wise. I recommend picking up the first book Death by Bikini, if you want to start this series. Sep 12, Dimitra H. Death by Latte Linda Gerber pages Realistic fiction Aphra Behn Connoly had been living peacefully on the island that she and her father owned since last summer when Seth Mulo and his family had visited. Then Seth turns up and re-steals her heart…and gives her information on her mother's whereabouts in Seattle.
But when she finds her mother, she isn't exactly glad to see Aphra, and even worse, Natalie's new boyfriend, Joe, just wants her to go home. But worse than her mother rejecting her, Seth s Death by Latte Linda Gerber pages Realistic fiction Aphra Behn Connoly had been living peacefully on the island that she and her father owned since last summer when Seth Mulo and his family had visited. But worse than her mother rejecting her, Seth show up and demands the ring that he gave her last summer back.
The only person that is being nice to Aphra that is being nice is Natalie's neighbor, and Stewart, Natalie's partner. But then Joe is found dead at coffee shop. And Stewart's boat is blown up, and there rescue flight crashes, leaving them stranded in the middle of the woods with a killer! Oh gosh. Not like this is new. Someone is trying to kill Aphra and Seth…again! This book was just a repeat of the first one. Except the part where she finds her mother and the whole thing about the ring.
Some one dies. Aphra gets nosey. She gets hunted. They get stranded with a killer. Heard it already! I think it was a little boring because of how similar this book was to the first book, Death by Bikini. It had a few good parts, like Natalie's neighbor was a goo twist and he part about the boat blowing up and the plane crashing were a bit exciting, but otherwise it was a lot like the first. I sure hope the next book in the series will be a bit better than this one and a little more original. Sep 28, Mckayla Thomas rated it it was amazing. It is about who you can trust and what happens when you trust the wrong people.
In the first book Death by Bikini Aphra Connolly moved to an island in the middle of the ocean to run a hotel with her dad everything went wrong. Aphra flies out to Seattle to find her mom after four years she wanted answers and just to see her again. When she does find her mom she thought that she would be happy to see her daughter but instead Aphra got a cold uninvited welcoming. Why did she leave four years ago? Why did she send the Mulos to stay at their island?
One of her moms partners dies and Seth shows up asking for the ring back Aphra is now a part of her moms work. There is a lot of adventure and romance. That helps it relate to the real world but it still has that little part where it will be fiction all the way. I love how at the end of every chapter she leaves you hanging and you just want to keep reading. This is one of the reasons why I read it in one night just that feeling of what is going to happen next. It is also really good because it is educational in ways nobody would ever think.
Apr 18, Sara rated it it was ok Shelves: young-adult , Maybe, if I'm feeling generous, 2. Basically, I was pretty underwhelmed with this book. Aphra, our heroine, has just discovered that her mom's a CIA agent - or used to be one - and living in Seattle, so she buys a ticket there, lying to her dad, and goes to surprise her mom with a visit. Her mom's not happy to see her because she's in the middle of a mission and, as expected, Aphra's presence seriously compromises the mission.
My main problem with the book was just how dumb Aphra was - de Maybe, if I'm feeling generous, 2. My main problem with the book was just how dumb Aphra was - deciding to do things, say things, trust people, etc. For example, she knows not to trust people after what happened recently at her dad's resort a guest was killed, someone she trusted turned out to unsurprisingly be bad , yet while she's at her mom's place and her mom says to stay in her room so she can discuss plan details with her partners, Aphra goes on the balcony, strikes up a conversation with the guy next door who just happens to be cute and friendly and interested in her.
I mean, good grief!! I know she's supposed to be 16, but that doesn't mean she has to be dumb! I felt quite frustrated with her. Furthermore, the plot was on the weak side, almost feeling contrived. There was no great depth to it, and I continually felt as if this sequel to Death By Bikini was just an excuse to continue the series.
I mean, what was the point? Not the worst book I ever read, and I did finish it if only because it's short and I started skimming Dec 07, Aarushi rated it it was amazing. Death by Latte Linda Gerber Aphra lies to her father and leaves his resort to go visit her mom, which she hasn't seen in four years, in Seattle, instead of meeting her best friend in South Carolina.
Her mom tries to send her back home to protect her, but her mom, Natalie, gets busy with her partner, Joe, from her job. Natalie found him dead from a poisoned latte. Meanwhile, Aphra found Seth, who came to find Aphra for a ring he gave her a few months back so that The Mole wouldn't kill his dad.
Aft Death by Latte Linda Gerber Aphra lies to her father and leaves his resort to go visit her mom, which she hasn't seen in four years, in Seattle, instead of meeting her best friend in South Carolina. After they find the ring, Natalie, her other partner Stuart , Aphra and Seth are forced to leave Seattle, but then their plane crashes, and they get stranded on a mountain, where they get in danger from Watts and Ryan, who are trying to get the ring from Seth. I really liked this book because it contained a lot of suspense and cliff-hangers, which made me want to read more and more.
My favorite part was when Aphra and Seth are running away from Watts because I really thought that Watts would kill them, and it was also very romantic because Seth was trying to protect Aphra. I think that year olds who enjoy reading about mystery and adventure should read this book. It is too easy for high schoolers because of the word choice, but might be too complex for people younger than 11 year olds because it was a little confusing from the information of the CIA.
The mystery in this book was trying to determine who killed Joe.
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This book contained a lot of adventure because it involved Aphra, Seth, Natalie, and Stuart running away from Ryan and Watts in the mountains. Jun 30, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: books-i-own , mystery. Better, Gerber, better. As I was sitting in the library today, I was thinking, "Wow, look..
I wanna read that book.. And that one.. I sat myself down today and finally finished this itty-bitty book. In the second installment of Linda Gerber's mystery series, Aphra books her flight to Seattle to find her mother. After she finds her mother and realizes that she isn't too happy to see her, her mom tries to send her back home. Joe, Natalie's partner Aphra's mom , goes out for a cup of coffee. The coffee turns out to be poisoned and it kills Joe.
Seth, oddly enough, shows up only to ask for the ring he gave Aphra in the first book back and Aphra realizes she can't find it. The story takes a lot of turns and twists and shows that you can't really trust anyone. This book was definitley not as predictable as the first book. The result was a surprise. The romance wasn't really there until the end of the book but the action lingered around every corner.
Honestly, I'm looking forward to the next book but I hope it turns out good because I'm not so sure what you can really do with the plot anymore. I have enjoyed this short series although I don't think the writing is all that great, Gerber is a good storyteller and at least gives you the element of surprise and some sort of suspense. Jun 12, Katie rated it it was amazing. In the sequel to Death by Bikini, Aphra is back and headed to Seattle in search if her mom.
A couple of weeks ago Aphra was with Srth and having to fight to survive. Now thanks to a note Seth gave her Aphra is off to find her mom and when she does, well, her Mom isn't very happy to see her. Then, very suddenly, Natalie's, who is Aphra's mom, partner dies suddenly. And when he dies he took a few secrets with him to the grave, now Aphra has to help her mom and deal with Seth, because, well, he sai In the sequel to Death by Bikini, Aphra is back and headed to Seattle in search if her mom.
And when he dies he took a few secrets with him to the grave, now Aphra has to help her mom and deal with Seth, because, well, he said he didn't want to be with Aphra anymore. Usually second books aren't as good as the first ones, but this one was amazing and it passed by expectations by so much.
Death by Latte
The death in this one was as original as the one in Death by Bikini. When Natalie's partner was being poisened by a Latte, it did not sound too great. The plot was very intricate and there were a couple of things going on. Spoiler Alert! They were being tracked by a bunch of CIA agents and The Mole and Aphra, Seth and her Mom had no idea who to trust, And quite frankly, it took me a little while to figure who the "bad guy" was. Aphra's character, was again absouletely amazing. Seth was great too but I don't think he played as big part in the book as he did in Death by Bikini and Death by Denim.
He was there but I don't think there were quite enough "moments" between him and Aphra. Which I guess is understandable considering that they were in the woods and running for their lives. This one made me dying for the 3rd book Death By Demin, and I read it immeadiatly after! Oct 21, Lisa rated it really liked it Shelves: young-adult , crime , romance , suspense.
It was a bad choice and they both get into big trouble. Her mother doesn't like her being there, neither seems Seth happy to see her again.
Somehow she has to figure out what is going on, although nobody trusts her to keep such information a secret. Everything seems much more serious than in the resort now, but Aphra realizes that too late. I adore this book, it was almost better than the first book in this series Death By Bikini but eventually, it didn't quite reach the quality of the first book. The story raced along, but in the end it seemed like not so much had actually happened. But really I can't complain, it was an amazing book. I read it in one go because it was just so hard to put it down.
The action, suspense and hopeless romance keeps me hooked until the very end. One of the better books I have read in a while and I am happy that I borrowed this book. The ending of this book though is more of a cliff-hanger than the last book which pleases me. This book would fit anyone who likes suspense and romance, but also some crime and thriller.
It is nothing that will give you nightmares but it has a murder involved in every book in the series, so it is not a "make-you-feel-happy-book" either. Anybody could read this, me and my mother both enjoy the series equally. Take a chance and start the series! Jun 06, Ruth B rated it liked it Shelves: , young-adult , mystery. Warning: the review could contain some spoilers of book 1 Aphra is finally about to meet her mother after four years without seeing her. Thanks to the family she helped in Death by Bikini, now she has all the information she needs to find her mom.
But things don't go out as she expected. In book two of Death by Mystery series, Aphra has a more active rol and is like a mini-agent. We meet new characters as Warning: the review could contain some spoilers of book 1 Aphra is finally about to meet her mother after four years without seeing her. I have to say that I don't like her mother at all. She might be a former CIA agent but that is not an excuse for her lack of mother instinct.
I would have like to see more of Ryan, he looks like a good character and has the potential to have a greater rol in the story.
Death by Latte (Death By Mysteries, #2) by Linda Gerber
The action in this book is not as good as the first one, but at least is entertaining. The book has some high moments with all the chasing, people getting hurt and the good guys escaping. However there were a few things that were way too obvious, like the bad guys really, since the first moment is easy to know who the bad guys are.
Is good to have Seth back despite his first reactions toward Aphra. I hope their relationship ends the best way possible. Overall, a good sequel with some pros and cons, but definitely a Must if you have read the first book. May 07, Nancy rated it did not like it Shelves: Seriously, the CIA? When am I ever going to get a good mystery that doesn't involve any types of government agencies? It's like telling me you know your book won't sell unless you make it as James Bond as possible.
The plot is soooo overused.