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Coffeehouse Mystery #8
Berkley Prime Crime
On Sale: November 2, 2011
Featuring: Clare Cosi
Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
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Hardcover (November 2009), Paperback (reprint - November 2010)
Mystery Woman Sleuth | Holiday
There’s nothing cozier than a winter evening in
Greenwich Village. Streetlights shimmer through icy flakes.
Cafés glow with welcoming warmth. Boots crunch along
cobblestones, and a layer of snow dusts historic townhouses
like powdered sugar on Christmas confections. Murder has no
place in such a pretty picture, until now...
Coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi has grown very fond of
Alfred Glockner, the part-time comic and genuinely jolly
charity Santa who’s been using her Village Blend as a place
to warm his mittens. When she finds him brutally 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—the conclusion 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 (an
annual event), Clare charges ahead solo and discovers 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
she really gets steamed. Between baking delicious Christmas
goodies and fending off the attentions of a persistent
professional elf, Clare sets out to solve Santa’s slaying.
But she'd better watch out, because if she fails to stop
this stone cold killer, she may just get the biggest chill
of her life.
This very special, holiday entry in Cleo Coyle's nationally
bestselling series includes an extra-large bonus section of
delicious holiday recipes as well as a glossary of
coffeehouse terms, instructions on making espressos and
lattes without an expensive machine, and tips for creating
your own tasty coffeehouse syrups at home.
1 comment posted.
Re: Holiday Grind
I have read all of this series of books and reviewed most of them.
If you haven't become a fan of the Coffee House mysteries, now is the time.
(Deanna Spencer 11:12pm November 23, 2011)
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