Synopses & Reviews
Clare Cosi, manager and head barista of the landmark Village Blend coffeehouse, can brew a beverage to die for. But can she stir up some evidence against a bitter killer whos gone loco for mocha?
Clares Village Blend beans are being used to create a new java love potion: a Mocha Magic Coffee” billed as an aphrodisiac. Clare may even try some on her boyfriend, NYPD detective Mike Quinnwhen hes off duty, of course
The product, expected to rake in millions, will be sold exclusively on Aphrodites Village, one of the Webs most popular online communities for women. But the launch party ends on a sour note when one of the Websites editors is found dead.
When more of the Websites Sisters of Aphrodite start to die, Clare is convinced someone wants the coffees secret formulaand is willing to kill to get it. Clare isnt about to spill the beans, but will she be next on the hit list? Includes recipes and coffee-making tips!
"Coyle's Coffeehouse books are superb." --Library Journal (starred review)
"Clare and company are some of the most vibrant characters I've ever read." --Mystery Scene Magazine
"What a pleasure to read a book by this author." --Portland Book Review
About the Author
is the pen name for a multipublished author who collaborates with her husband to write the nationally bestselling Coffeehouse Mysteries. Although they did not meet until adulthood, Cleo and her husband had very similar upbringings. Both were children of food-loving Italian immigrants, and both grew up in working-class neighborhoods outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before moving to the Big Apple to begin their postcollege careers: Cleo as a journalist and children’s book and media tie-in author; and her husband as a magazine editor and writer. After finally meeting and falling in love, they married at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas. Now they live and work in New York City, where they each write books independently and together, cook like crazy, haunt local coffeehouses, and drink a lot of joe. Among their many coauthored projects are the Haunted Bookshop Mysteries, written under the pen name Alice Kimberly.
Cleo enjoys hearing from readers. Visit her virtual Village Blend coffeehouse, where she also posts recipes and coffee industry news…