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Coffeehouse Mystery #8
On Sale: November 3, 2009
Featuring: Clare Cosi
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Mystery Woman Sleuth
Thereâ€™s nothing cozier than a winter evening in
Greenwich Village. Streetlights shimmer through icy flakes.
CafĂ©s 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 whoâ€™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 Alfredâ€™s death was something more than the tragic
result of a random muggingâ€”the conclusion of the police.
With Clareâ€™s boyfriend, NYPD Detective Mike Quinn,
distracted by a cold case of his own, and ex-husband Matt
investigating this yearâ€™s holiday lingerie catalogs (an
annual event), Clare charges ahead solo and discovers Santa
had a list that he was checking twiceâ€”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 Santaâ€™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.
2 comments posted.
Re: Holiday Grind
I love cozy mysteries. I saved up all of my Holiday cozy mysteries and started reading them in November. I've already read Chocolate Snowman Murder, Christmas Cookie Killer, Six Geese A Slaying and I'm getting ready to read another one. Oh gosh now I can't remember which one is next on my list. Thank you for posting the other Cozy books now I have a few more I can read.
(Shirley Kulesza 8:22pm December 3, 2009)
I love mysteries like this! i read a series by Kate Collins and loved them. I'm hoping these are just as good. Thanks!
(JoAnn White 2:38pm December 7, 2009)
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