Saturday, October 10, 2009

Cleo Coyle - Coffeehouse Mysteries

Cleo Coyle's wonderful 'Coffeehouse' Mysteries have a fabulous New York feel to them; they're kind of like the coffee Clare Cosi sells at the Village Blend, authentic and tasty, but never gritty or bitter!

Here is a list of the books so far:

On What Grounds, September 2003

Through The Grinder, October 2004

Latte Trouble, August 2005

Murder Most Frothy, August 2006

Decaffeinated Corpse, July 2007

French Pressed, April 2008

Espresso Shot, October 2008

So far I have read French Pressed and I enjoyed it so much, I'm looking forward to catching up with the rest of the series!


November 3rd will see the release of a brand new Village Blend mystery, Holiday Grind, and Cleo Coyle will be here with a wonderful Question and Answer interview exclusive to Cozy Murder Mysteries.


Product Description:
There's nothing cozier than a winter evening in Greenwich Village. Streetlights shimmer through icy flakes, caf├ęs glow with welcoming warmth, and a layer of snow dusts historic townhouses like powdered sugar on holiday confections. Murder has no place in such a pretty picture, until now...

Coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi has grown very fond of Alfred Glockner, the part-time comic and genuinely jolly charity Santa who's been using her Village Blend as a place to warm his mittens. When she finds him brutally gunned down in a nearby alley, a few subtle clues convince her that Alfred's death was something more than the tragic result of a random mugging--the conclusion of the police. With Clare's boyfriend, NYPD Detective Mike Quinn, distracted by a cold case of his own, and ex-husband Matt investigating this year's holiday lingerie catalogs (an annual event), Clare charges ahead solo to solve her beloved Santa's slaying. Then someone tries to ice Clare, and she really gets steamed. But she'd better watch out, because if she fails to stop this stone cold killer, she may just get the biggest chill of her life.

This very special holiday entry in Cleo Coyle's nationally bestselling mystery series includes a bonus section of delicious holiday recipes as well as a glossary of coffeehouse terms, instructions on making espressos and lattes without an expensive machine, and tips for creating tasty coffeehouse syrups at home.


Looking forward to it!!


  1. Cleo is a friend of mine from the Mystery Lovers' Kitchen ( I'm Riley there. She's a great person--warm and bubbly and fun. I'm looking forward to coming back and reading the interview Nov. 3~!

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  2. Fun stuff - I just ordered "On What Grounds" from PaperBackSwap - Thanks for the tip!

  3. I for one love Christmas books, both mysteries and romances, so Cleo's book sounds like fun!

  4. I've read almost all of the Coffehouse Mystery series and loved each one. They are a great series to read in order or if you happen to read them out of order, they're still good. You don't feel like you've missed something by not reading the previous book. The extra bonus is the tips and recipes in the back of each book. For a coffee lover like myself, the only time you want to put the book down is just long enough to get another cup of coffee.