DEAD COLD BREW
by Cleo Coyle
From Cleo Coyle, the New York Times bestselling author of Dead to the Last Drop, comes a gripping new entry in the “highly satisfying”* Coffeehouse Mystery series. (*Publishers Weekly)
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 diamonds to include in the setting and the name of a world-famous jeweler who happens to be an old family friend. But while the engagement is steeped in perfection, the celebration is not long lived.
First, a grim-faced attorney interrupts their party with a mysterious letter bequeathing a strange, hidden treasure to Clare’s daughter. Next, the renowned jeweler who designed Clare’s ring is found poisoned in his shop. Both events appear to be connected to a cold case murder involving a sunken ship, an Italian curse, a suspiciously charming jewel thief, and a shocking family secret. With deadly trouble brewing, Clare must track down clues in some of New York’s most secret places before an old vendetta starts producing fresh corpses.
With recipes to die for, including how to make cold-brew coffee at home!
What can I say about book 16 of the series? The characters are still as strong as when the series started and with more twists than a French braid. Cleo and her husband do a wonderful job as always with the setting and story line. Yes, it is easier to read the series in order BUT if you have to pick up one of the books and start you will not have too much of a problem catching on to what is happening. Readers will be in love with this book as they were with the rest of them. Clare is always a hoot to watch and see what trouble she gets into. Matt, well what can you say he has his issues as well but is a great person. The barista crew is always fun to read about.
A ship wreck that happened long ago was weaved into the story and to top if off Clare has to come up with a new brew that will rock. Police are being targeted but a super hero -wrong do’er. Jewelry that needs to be found/ solved, what more could you ask in a story. The reader will be scratching their head trying to figure out what is going on in this story. There are enough things and twist involved you will need to pay close attention and then you might still get it wrong.
Special giveaway:…..WINNER…ROSANNA …Cleo will be contacting you Rosanna
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About This Author
CLEO COYLE is the pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, writing in collaboration with her husband, Marc Cerasini. CLEO COYLE grew up in a small town near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After earning scholarships to study writing at Carnegie Mellon and American Universities, she began her career as a cub reporter for The New York Times. Now an author of popular fiction and New York Times bestselling media tie-in writer, Cleo lives and works in New York City, where she collaborates with her husband (also a bestselling author) to pen the Coffeehouse Mysteries for Penguin. Together Cleo and her husband also write the Haunted Bookshop Mysteries under the name Alice Kimberly. When not haunting coffeehouses, hunting ghosts, or rescuing stray cats, Cleo and Marc are bestselling media tie-in writers who have penned properties for NBC, Lucasfilm, Disney, Fox, Imagine, and MGM. In their spare time they cook like crazy and drink a lot of java. You can learn more about Cleo, her husband, and the books they write by visiting www.CoffeehouseMystery.com.
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