Title: Coffeehouse Mystery
From Cleo Coyle, the New York Times bestselling author of Dead to the Last Drop, comes a gripping new entry in the Coffeehouse Mystery series.
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 holds dear...
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 fresh corpses.
With recipes to die for, including how to make cold-brew coffee at home!
Author: Cleo Coyle
Series: Coffeehouse Mystery
Published by Berkley Source: Publisher
Published: January 10, 2017
Genres: Mystery, Romantic Suspense
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Let’s start with I am new to the Coffeehouse Mystery series. Seeing that it is at book 16 I took a big chance jumping in but hey it has coffee in the title. I like coffee. Not only that but the blurb also sounds fairly enticing. I figured with that one/two punch I had a good shot of at least liking the book. Little did I know what I was in for with Dead Cold Brew.
Sunken ships, lost jewels, cop shootings and family secrets are just some of the things that keep this story fast-paced and addicting. Despite jumping into this series, I had no problems keeping up. Clare is our main character and the story is told from her first person POV. I found her to be quite delightful as she dealt with every crazy thing going around her. These quite a few extra characters that I also found entertaining from her sexy detective boyfriend Mike with the OMG! awesome proposal to the eccentric Madame. What is it about old people that give extra charm to a story. Let us not forget Panther Man. Hmmmm…
As busy as all that sounds it was actually a fun read. There are surprises galore to keep a person guessing what is important and what is a trick to make you turn the other way. While some things I was able to puzzle together, I actually found Dead Cold Brew to be a most pleasant read if I just sit back and enjoyed it without trying too hard. Of course I had to enjoy it while drinking a cup of coffee because with all the coffee descriptions I found my mouth watering for a taste. And then I got to the end of the book to find…RECIPES! Holy cow everything sounds so tasty. From coffee recipes to Pumpkin Alfredo to delicious treats there is something for everyone to drool over. I’m definitely going to be trying some of these out.