Pseudonym: Cleo Coyle.
Alice Kimberly is the pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, who writes with her husband, Marc Cerasini. This popular married writing team was born and raised in Pittsburgh, met in New York City, and married in Las Vegas. They presently live in New York City, where they happily work in the same townhouse (sans any ghosts—with the exception of Jack Shepard, of course).
Together and separately they have authored a number of nationally bestselling novels and multiple #1 IMBA bestsellers. As Alice Kimberly, they write The Haunted Bookshop Mysteries, in which a prim 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. The titles include The Ghost and Mrs. McClure, The Ghost and the Dead Deb, The Ghost and the Dead Man's Library, The Ghost and the Femme Fatale, The Ghost and the Haunted Mansion, with more titles on the way, including a new one, The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller, in 2011.
As Cleo Coyle they write The Coffeehouse Mysteries, in which a divorced single mom attempts to manage her complicated love life while managing the Village Blend coffeehouse, a century-old Greenwich Village landmark where coffee and crime are always brewing. The titles include On What Grounds, Through the Grinder, Latte Trouble, Murder Most Frothy, Decaffeinated Corpse, French Pressed, and Espresso Shot, which received a starred review from Library Journal. Holiday Grind, the first Coffeehouse Mystery with a holiday theme, was released in hardcover November 2009 and quickly became a national bestseller. Roast Mortem, the 9th book in the Coffeehouse series, has just released and the 10th, Murder by Mocha, is due to be published in 2011.
Books:The Ghost And The Haunted Mansion, January 2009
Haunted Bookshop #5
The Ghost And The Femme Fatale, May 2008
Haunted Bookshop #4
Mass Market Paperback
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