"The cofffe is still going strong in this mystery series!"
Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel
Posted May 13, 2018
Clare's surprised to see all her cop friends in the
coffeehouse one morning. She's even more surprised when
she's arrested for stealing Mike's heart and discovers
Mike down on one knee asking her to marry him. Of course
she agrees. She loves the detective, but that doesn't mean
she's not worried about him.
There's someone hunting cops in New York City. Clare
witnesses one attack. She spots someone running from the
scene in a Panther Man costume. When the press gets wind of
it, they have a field day. The detective in charge of the
investigation sidelines Mike and isn't interested in
anything else Clare has to contribute.
Annoyed, Clare doesn't butt out of the investigation; she's
more determined than ever to help.
But her personal life leaves little time. Her ex-husband's
marriage is blowing up. He's sleeping in his warehouse and
looks terrible. His mother, and Clare's boss, is worried
sick about him. Plus he needs her help with an inheritance
issue, that may or may not be cursed.
Once again, Clare's pulled into the middle of everything
and into danger.
DEAD COLD BREW is the sixteenth book in the Coffeehouse
Mystery series by Cleo Coyle. While you can read the
book as a
standalone, it's much better read as a series. It's nice to
see familiar friends from the baristas to the police to
Clare's family. As always, the food described in this book
makes my mouth water. Luckily, there are recipes in the
back of the book in case you want to duplicate the
delicious sounding food.
The mystery from the past moves to the present with family
drama. The book starts with a
prologue from 1956, then jumps to the present. The prologue
sets up one of the mysteries involving an inheritance, a
mysterious death, and blackmail.
The plot weaves together really nicely with twists and
turns I didn't see coming. I loved the action and danger,
it kept me turning the pages.
From Cleo Coyle, the New York Times bestselling
author of Dead to the Last Drop, comes a gripping new
entry in the "highly satisfying"* Coffeehouse Mystery
series. (*Publishers Weekly)
THE PERFECT PROPOSAL LEADS TO A CHILLING COLD CASE...
Coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi sheds tears of joy when
her NYPD detective boyfriend surprises her with an
engagement ring. But her bridal bliss is put on hold when a
chilling mystery brings a wave of deadly danger to those she
After everything Clare and Mike have been through, they
deserve a little bit of happily ever after. So when Mike
decides to put a ring on Clare's finger, Clare's eccentric
octogenarian employer is there to help. She donates the
perfect coffee-colored diamonds to include in the setting
and the name of a world-famous jeweler who happens to be an
old family friend. But while the engagement is steeped in
perfection, the celebration is not long lived.
First, a grim-faced attorney interrupts their party with a
mysterious letter bequeathing a strange, hidden treasure to
Clare's daughter. Next, the renowned jeweler who designed
Clare's ring is found poisoned in his shop. Both events
appear to be connected to a cold case murder involving a
sunken ship, an Italian curse, a suspiciously charming jewel
thief, and a shocking family secret. With deadly trouble
brewing, Clare must track down clues in some of New York's
most secret places before an old vendetta starts producing
With recipes to die for, including how to make cold-brew
coffee at home!
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