Eliza Woods is a gothy thirty-five years old and owns a table-top-game-themed coffee shop in a conservative small town in eastern North Carolina. Being from a small town is difficult when everyone knows you or your family, especially when you have a secret.
As the weather turns cooler into autumn Eliza finds herself juggling her growing business, never-ending small-town drama, and a local murder all the while navigating a new romance. Eliza's world is on a tilt as her life opens up much wider than she ever anticipated.
This is the first installation of The Java Tavern cozy murder mystery series.