Dead to the Last Drop
Coffeehouse Mystery #15
Berkley Prime Crime
On Sale: September 6, 2016
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
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Hardcover (December 2015)
From Cleo Coyle, the New York Times bestselling
author of Once Upon a Grind, comes an exciting
new installment in the "highly satisfying"* Coffeehouse
Mystery series. *Publishers Weekly
After the White House asks coffeehouse manager and master
roaster Clare Cosi to consult on the coffee service for a
Rose Garden Wedding, she discovers a historic pot was used
as a CIA "dead drop" decades before. Now long-simmering
secrets boil over, scalding Clare and the people around
Clare's visit to the nation's capital is off to a graceful
start. Her octogenarian employer is bunking with her in a
charming Georgetown mansion, and she's invited to work with
a respected curator on the Smithsonian's culinary salute to
coffee in America.
Unfortunately, Clare's new Village Blend DC is struggling to
earn a profit--until its second floor jazz club attracts a
high-profile fan, the college-age daughter of the U.S.
President. Clare's stock rises as the First Lady befriends
her, but she soon learns a stark lesson: Washington can be
First a stylish State Department employee suspiciously
collapses in her coffeehouse. Then the President's daughter
goes missing. Is she a runaway bride or is something more
sinister in play? After another deadly twist, Clare is on
the run with her NYPD detective boyfriend. Branded an enemy
of the state, she must piece together clues and uncover the
truth before her life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness
come to a bitter end.
Includes great American recipes!
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