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  • Cleo Coyle

    Cleo Coyle serves up a yuletide treat in her Coffeehouse Mystery novel Holiday Buzz, a New York Times bestseller. Holiday time is party time in New York City, but after a sparkling winter bash ends with a murder, Village Blend coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi vows to put the killer on ice. At the Great New York Cookie Swap, pastry chefs bake up their very best for charity. Clare is in charge of the beverage service, and her famous Fa-la-la-la Lattes make the gathering even merrier. But her high spirits come crashing down when she discovers the battered body of a hard-working baker's assistant. Police suspect a serial attacker whose escalating crimes have become known as "the Christmas...read more

  • Cleo Coyle

    "From Cleo Coyle, the New York Times bestselling author of Dead to the Last Drop, comes a gripping new entry in the Coffeehouse Mystery series. The perfect proposal leads to a chilling cold case ... Coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi sheds tears of joy when her NYPD detective boyfriend surprises her with an engagement ring. But her bridal bliss is put on hold when a chilling mystery brings a wave of deadly danger to those she holds dear. After everything Clare and Mike have been through, they deserve a little bit of happily ever after. So when Mike decides to put a ring on Clare's finger, Clare's eccentric octogenarian employer is there to help. She donates the perfect coffee-colored...read more

  • Cleo Coyle

    From Cleo Coyle, the New York Times bestselling author of Dead Cold Brew, comes a delicious new entry in the "fun and gripping" (the Huffington Post) Coffeehouse Mystery seriesA smartphone dating game turns the Village Blend into a hookup hotspot-until a gunshot turns the landmark coffeehouse into a crime scene. As Village Blend manager Clare Cosi fixes a date for her wedding, her ex-husband is making dates through smartphone swipes. Clare has mixed feelings about these match-ups happening in her coffeehouse. Even her octogenarian employer is selecting suitors by screenshot! But business is booming, and Clare works hard to keep the espresso shots flowing. Then one night, another kind of...read more

  • Cleo Coyle

    Bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure and her ghostly companion must solve the case of a literary killer in this Haunted Bookshop mystery from Cleo Coyle, writing as Alice Kimberly. Pen has just received an extremely rare collection of Edgar Allan Poe's complete works. Rumor has it a secret code, trapped within the books' leather-bound pages, leads to buried treasure. Well, it looks like they got the buried part right-because, as Pen sells off the valuable volumes, everyone who buys ... dies. Once these books go missing from their owners' cold hands, Pen will need resident ghost and hard-boiled P.I. Jack Shepard to help crack the case. The police are skeptical that the deaths involved...read more

  • Cleo Coyle

    The first Haunted Bookshop mystery from New York Times bestselling author Cleo Coyle, writing as Alice Kimberly Young widow Penelope Thornton-McClure and her old Aunt Sadie are making ends meet by managing a mystery book shop-a quaint Rhode Island landmark rumored to be haunted. Pen may not believe in ghosts, but she does believe in good publicity-like nabbing Timothy Brennan for a book signing. But soon after the bestselling thriller writer reveals a secret about the store's link to a 1940s murder, he keels over dead-and right in the middle of the store's new community events space. Who gives Mrs. McClure the first clue that it was murder? The bookstore's full-time ghost-a PI murdered on...read more

  • Cleo Coyle

    A film festival gone noir gives bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure and her ghostly companion a big screen caper to solve in this Haunted Bookshop mystery from Cleo Coyle, writing as Alice Kimberly. The Movie Town Theater is holding its first ever Film Noir Festival, with Pen handling book sales for the guest speakers, including screen actress Hedda Geist. The legendary femme fatale has been out of the spotlight for decades. Unfortunately, the moment she steps back into it, she's nearly killed. Then other guests start to die, and Penelope wants to know why her little town's Film Noir weekend has taken a truly dark turn. With local police on the wrong track, Penelope enlists the help...read more

  • Cleo Coyle

    From Cleo Coyle, the New York Times bestselling author of Shot in the Dark and Dead Cold Brew, comes a delicious new entry in the “fun and gripping” (Huffington Post) Coffeehouse Mysteries. When coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi awakens on a bench in Washington Square Park, she has no idea she’s been missing for the past week, or that her friends and family have been frantic with worry. Now that she’s back, everyone is overjoyed, including a handsome NYPD detective who claims to be her fiancé. But to Mike Quinn’s crushing distress, Clare doesn’t remember him, or much of anything about the last decade of her life. Clare’s missing memory is tied to a crime she witnessed. An...read more

  • Cleo Coyle

    Landmark coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi has served her share of New York's rich and famous, but even she is surprised by her explosive introduction to a mysterious Internet billionaire... When a car bomb nearly kills the charming young tech whiz Eric Thorner, Clare comes to his aid and receives a priceless thank you. Not only does the billionaire buy her a barista's dream espresso machine, he hires her for an extraordinary project: creating the world's most expensive coffee blend. The police arrest Eric's alleged attacker, yet death continues to surround the unlucky mogul, leading Clare to question whether the lethal events are premeditated or merely freak accidents. Clare's boyfriend,...read more

  • Cleo Coyle

    When coffeehousemanager turned amateur sleuth Clare Cosi roasts "magic" beans for Fairy TaleWeek, she brews up a vision that leads to a sleeping beauty in Central Park; abig, bad wolf of Wall Street; and an East Side enclave with storybook secrets. Fairy tale fever has descended on New York City. Broadwayfans are flocking to Red Riding Hood: The Musical; museums areexhibiting art inspired by the Brothers Grimm; and Clare Cosi gives her coffeetruck a "Jack and the Beanstalk" makeover for a Central Park festival. Clare's coffee hunter ex-husband contributes a bag ofAfrican beans with alleged magical properties, and his octogenarian motherentertains customers with readings of the grinds. But...read more

  • Cleo Coyle

    A shocking hit-and-run in front of her Village Blend coffeehouse spurs Clare Cosi into action. A divorced, single mom, Clare is also a dedicated sleuth, and she's determined to track down this ruthless driver who ran down an innocent friend and customer. In the meantime, her ex-husband Matt, the shop's globetrotting coffee buyer, sources some amazing new beans from Brazil. But he soon discovers that he's importing more than coffee, and Clare may have been the real target of that deadly driver. Can ex-husband and wife work together to solve this mystery—or will their newest brew lead to...read more

  • Cleo Coyle

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Once upon a Grind comes an exciting new installment in the Coffeehouse Mystery series. Clare's visit to the nation's capital is off to a graceful start. Her octogenarian employer is bunking with her in a charming Georgetown mansion, and a Smithsonian curator invites her to work on its culinary salute to coffee in America. Clare's new Village Blend, DC is struggling to earn a profit-until it attracts a high-profile fan, the college-age daughter of the president. Clare's stock rises as the first lady befriends her, but she soon learns a stark lesson: Washington can be murder. First she finds a dead body in a back booth. Then the president's...read more

  • Cleo Coyle

    Penelope Thornton-McClure and her bookshop's ghost-in-residence, Jack Shepard, are back on a new case in this delightful paranormal mystery from New York Times bestselling author Cleo Coyle. A big bestseller leads to small-town trouble. Bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure didn't believe in ghosts, until she was haunted by the hard-boiled spirit of 1940s private investigator Jack Shepard. Now Jack is back on the job, and Pen is eternally grateful. After an elegant new customer has a breakdown in her shop, Penelope suspects there is something bogus behind the biggest bestseller of the year. This popular potboiler is so hot that folks in her tiny Rhode Island town are dying to read...read more

  • Cleo Coyle

    When the local mailman inherits a haunted house and demands an exorcism, Pen must act fast to save her favorite ghost in this Haunted Bookshop mystery from New York Times bestselling author Cleo Coyle. Bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure didn't believe in ghosts-until she met the spirit of hard-boiled 1940s detective Jack Shepard. And when Pen's friend and mailman, Seymour Tarnish, gets into deep trouble, Pen not only believes in her ghost-she also thinks he can help ... An elderly lady of leisure has been found dead on posh Larchmont Avenue, her will recently, and suspiciously, revised to name Seymour as heir to her mansion. Just as eyes turn to him as the murderer-and Seymour gets...read more

  • Cleo Coyle

    Bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure and her gumshoe ghost team up to solve the stunning mystery at the heart of a so-called 'madwoman's' self-portrait in this all-new installment from New York Times bestselling author Cleo Coyle. While gathering a collection of vintage book cover paintings for a special event in her quaint Rhode Island bookshop, Penelope discovers a spooky portrait of a beautiful woman, one who supposedly went mad, according to town gossip. Seymour, the local mailman, falls in love with the haunting image and buys the picture, refusing to part with it, even as fatal accidents befall those around it. Is the canvas cursed? Or is something more sinister at work? For...read more

  • Cleo Coyle

    ClareCosi's new friend, millionaire David Mintzer, has an offer no New York baristacould turn down: an all-expenses-paid summer away from the sticky city. At hisHamptons mansion, she will relax, soak up the sun, and, oh yes, train the staffof his new restaurant. So Clare packs up her daughter, her formermother-in-law, and her special recipe for iced coffee for what she hopes willbe one de-latte-ful summer. Soon,Clare tends the coffee bar at her first Hamptons gala. But the festivities cometo a bitter end when an employee turns up dead in David's bathroom-a botchedattempt on the millionaire's life. Thanks to the Fourth of July fireworks, noone heard any gunshots, and the police are stuck in...read more

  • Cleo Coyle

    At the Village Blend, Clare Cosirealizes her best baristas may refer to a decaffeinated espresso as a "whybother?" but knows that a good percentage of her customers prefer the neuteredbrew. So when an old friend of her ex-husband develops the world's firstbotanically decaffeinated coffee bean and smuggles it into the country, Clarebelieves it's a business opportunity she needs to investigate-at least until thefirst dead body shows up. With casualties piling up and a complicated blend ofold and new loves muddying the waters, it's up to Clare to find the murdererbefore one of her nearest and dearest takes the fall. Otherwise, her latestaddition to the menu will prove to be a real buzz...read more

  • Cleo Coyle

    Clare's daughter, Joy, is immersing herself in the foodie culture with an internship at Solange, one of New York's hottest French restaurants-and she's getting pretty intimate with the older, married Chef Tommy Keitel as well. Clare's not buzzed about the relationship, but what twenty-something takes romantic advice from her mother? Resolved to keep a closer eye on Joy, Clare makes a deal to micro-roast and French press exclusive coffee blends for Tommy, a man she wouldn't mind seeing roasted and pressed. Then the competitive kitchen turns cutthroat, and Joy's a suspect. To clear her daughter of the crime, Clare knows she must catch the real killer ... even if it lands her in the hottest...read more

  • Cleo Coyle

    Clare's grown very fond of Alfred Glockner, the part-time comic and genuinely jolly charity Santa who's been using her coffeehouse as a place to warm his mittens. When she finds him 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, despite the conclusions 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, Clare charges ahead solo and discovers this Santa had a list that he was checking twice-and the folks on it were not very nice. Then someone tries to ice Clare, and...read more

  • Cleo Coyle

    When thefirefighters of Ladder Company 189 pull Clare's friends out of a blazing café,she happily comes to their rescue. As a favor to the men, she visits theirfirehouse kitchen to teach them the finer points of operating their newlydonated espresso machine. But more than their coffee turns out to be hot.Somebody's torching cafés around the city, and firefighters are beginning todie in suspicious ways. Believingthe two events are related, Clare investigates, staking out a five-borough bakesale and sniffing out clues in the pizza joints of Brooklyn. When her detectiveboyfriend, Mike Quinn, is pulled into the fire of a false accusation, Clare isdesperate to put out the flames. But will she...read more

  • Cleo Coyle

    Clare's been hired to create a gourmet coffee and dessert bar for a New York wedding to be held at the world-renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art. Famous chefs will be there, celebrities, members of the press, well-known politicians--so why isn't she thrilled to have this chance to shine? Because the person tying the knot is Matteo Allegro, her ex-husband and current business partner. And while Clare has no plans to ever marry Matt again, she's afraid he's making a terrible mistake. The bride-to-be is Trend magazine editor Breanne Summour. Beautiful, wealthy, and sophisticated, the snarky tastemaker has never been a low maintenance kind of gal, and now she's in full-blown bridezilla mode....read more