"SHOT IN THE DARK is the perfect amount of mystery and fun!"
Reviewed by Annie Tegelan
Posted April 4, 2018
Mystery Woman Sleuth | Mystery Amateur Sleuth | Mystery Cozy
In book seventeen of the Coffeehouse Mysteries series by
Cleo Coyle, Clare Cosi has her work cut out for her when a
smartphone dating game makes the Village Blend a popular
hangout for single people. In addition to planning her own
wedding, her ex-husband seems restless and when he gets
caught up in the dating game as well, things start to take a
turn for the worst. When a successful entrepreneur shows up
dead, it will be up to Clare to clear her
name before she walks down the aisle.
I really loved the concept of this story. If you're a
mystery fan as well as a romance fan like I am, then you
will absolutely love this installment in the series. Cleo
Coyle has come up with such fun and interesting ideas over
the course of the Coffeehouse Mysteries series, but
this one is by far my favorite. It combines the perfect
amount of mystery and fun, creating a wonderful world to
I'm such a big fan of this series and I will definitely
continue to read the future books in the Coffeehouse Mysteries series.
A new smartphone dating game turns the Village Blend into
a hookup hot spot, until one dark night, when a gunshot
leaves a dead body behind and the landmark coffeehouse
becomes the center of a whole new scene--a crime scene.
As Village Blend manager Clare Cosi attempts to finalize
a date for her wedding, her ex-husband becomes addicted
to making dates through smartphone swipes. Clare has
mixed feelings about these quickie matchups happening in
her coffeehouse. Even her octogenarian employer is
selecting suitors by screenshot! But business is booming,
and Clare works hard to keep the espresso shots flowing.
Then one dark night, another kind of shot leaves a dead
body for her to find.
The corpse is a successful entrepreneur who became
notorious for his "hit it and quit it" behavior: prowling
for women on dating apps, then devastating his conquests
with morning-after insults. Though the NYPD quickly
arrests one of his recent victims, Clare finds reason to
believe she's been framed.
Now, with the help of her ex and crew of quirky baristas,
Clare starts "swiping" through suspects in her own shop,
determined to find the real killer before another shot
Includes a bang-up menu of tempting recipes.
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1 comment posted.
Re: SHOT IN THE DARK is the perfect amount of mystery and fun!
I'm so glad this lives up the others in this much loved
series! One of my favorite series. Thanks.
(Kathleen Bylsma 12:59pm June 4)
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