Pseudonym: Cleo Coyle.
ALICE KIMBERLY is the pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, who writes with her husband, Marc Cerasini. Together and separately they have authored a number of bestselling novels, including two mystery series for Penguin.
As Alice Kimberly, they write The Haunted Bookshop Mysteries, in which a prim, young New England widow solves murders with the otherworldly help of a hard-boiled private detective who was gunned down in her bookshop over sixty years before. There are five titles in the series thus far, every one of them a national bestseller. The first, THE GHOST AND MRS. McCLURE, is now in its 12th printing. There are four more titles in the series now in print with new books in development.
Under the name Cleo Coyle, Alice and Marc write The Coffeehouse Mysteries, a long-running series of light culinary mysteries in which a single mom with a complicated love life manages to help the NYPD solve perplexing murders while she also manages the Village Blend coffeehouse, a century-old Greenwich Village landmark where coffee and crime are always brewing.
The first book in the Coffeehouse Mystery series, ON WHAT GROUNDS, is now in its 18th printing. The newest release, BILLIONAIRE BLEND, was honored with a *Starred Review* by Kirkus, a "Top Pick" by RT Book Reviews, and praised as ´┐Ża highly satisfying mystery´┐Ż by Publishers Weekly. The previous release, HOLIDAY BUZZ, was a Top-10 New York Times bestseller, and more books are under contract.
When not haunting coffeehouses, hunting ghosts, or rescuing stray cats, Alice and Marc are New York Times 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 Alice, her husband, and the books they write by visiting their website. Scroll down the left column of the site's Home Page and you will see links to a number of online interviews that Alice has given.
Books:The Ghost And The Haunted Mansion, January 2009
Haunted Bookshop #5
The Ghost And The Femme Fatale, May 2008
Haunted Bookshop #4
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The Ghost and the Dead Man's Library, September 2006
Haunted Bookshop #3
The Ghost and the Dead Deb, September 2005
Haunted Bookshop #2
The Ghost and Mrs. McClure, February 2004
Haunted Bookshop #1