We Have Lost the Coffee, by Paul Mathews

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Y’all, it’s almost getting to be annoying. In this third* book of his Kindle series, Paul Mathews puts his characters in the most hilarious, outrageous, unbelievable peril, and still makes me worry about them. Not to mention that whenever I rummage around home looking for stuff, I find myself murmuring things like “We Have Lost the Furniture Polish” or “We Have Lost the iPod.”

In this story, the Coffee Wars have left British citizens sadly brewing herbal tea and scrambling for caffeine if they hear of anyone who has a stash. Fortunately, the government built up a secret stockpile of coffee, which may need to be deployed…

…except the warehouse mysteriously gets cleared out overnight.

Howie Pond has to overcome caffeine withdrawal and brain fog to figure out what happened to the coffee. Of course, it would be an amazing stroke of genius if he could somehow help end the Coffee Wars once and for all.

Meanwhile, his journalist wife, Britt, is tracking down a mystery of her own–an obscure member of the exiled royal family has surfaced. Will her investigation and Howie’s intersect?

Howie and Britt shine in this episode, overcoming bureaucratic obstacles (some of them you’ll “fondly” recall from the earlier stories) with a little help from their allies.

You can visit Paul Mathews’ website here.

I hope you enjoy this wacky Great Weekend Read as much as I did.

* I’ve already recommended the first book, We Have Lost the President, and the second, We Have Lost the Pelicans.

Thanks for reading,

About Jan C. Johnson

Welcome! If you like food, reading, laughing over life's little disasters, and maybe thinking about the bigger things of life, you have come to the right place. Besides blogging, I write humorous fiction, though real life tends to leave fictional humor in the shade. But I'm not a total goofball. No, really. I'm also working on a biography project. I live in North Texas with my husband, Brent. We enjoy bicycling, Mexican food, and traveling to visit our kids and grandkids.
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