Author: Cleo Coyle

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Jan 08
Dead Cold Brew (Coffeehouse Mystery #16) by Cleo Coyle (review)

Dead Cold Brew (Coffeehouse Mystery #16) by Cleo Coyle (review)

I loved this one! The ship that sank reminded me of the Titanic, and it was pretty funny about how the police thought a crime was being committed by someone in a superhero costume. The book was fast paced, without being so quick moving that you miss important bits of plot. As usual, there are side mysteries tied into the main one. And while I had a few suspicions about who had done what during the book, not all of them ended up the way I expected. I liked how there was just enough back story to the Andrea Doria… Read more »

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Jan 10
Decaffeinated Corpse (Coffeehouse Mystery #5) by Cleo Coyle (review)

Decaffeinated Corpse (Coffeehouse Mystery #5) by Cleo Coyle (review)

Love plays a role through all 3 generations in this book. Clare’s ex-mother-in-law is having problems with her Dr. boyfriend. Clare’s daughter Joy is dating a man old enough to be her father at least. And Clare herself finally starts seeing the man I’ve been hoping she would since book #1! With all that said, this is not a romance. The mystery plays out just as well as in the previous books. The romance is just a side-note and helps to make the characters more rounded. I liked that there were multiple mysteries that all ended up being tied together…. Read more »

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Dec 09
Latte Trouble (Coffeehouse Mystery #3) by Cleo Coyle (review)

Latte Trouble (Coffeehouse Mystery #3) by Cleo Coyle (review)

As per usual, I didn’t guess who the killer was right away. Unlike the last 2 books however, I did actually figure out who had done it! But not until around 90-92%. So that may not count… There was still a lot of coffee talk and explanations of drinks and how coffee is processed. It was interesting to me even though I don’t like coffee. (Which I know is crazy since I’m already 3 books into the series!) I loved how Madame had a part in the sleuthing in this book, and she acted all giddy like a teenager at… Read more »

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Nov 22
Dead to the Last Drop (Coffeehouse Mystery #15) by Cleo Coyle (review)

Dead to the Last Drop (Coffeehouse Mystery #15) by Cleo Coyle (review)

Generally, I like to read series in order. However, I’ve only read through book 5 of this series and then this one appeared in the mail. Considering how much I love the coffeehouse mysteries, I couldn’t help but read it as soon as it arrived! This book was told in a different way than the early books I’ve read previously. It almost read like a movie in that Clare and Mike would discuss how they got to a certain point. And then you’d get a flash back. Only it wasn’t an actual flash back like you’d expect. The scene would… Read more »

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Sep 23
Through the Grinder (Coffeehouse Mystery #2) by Cleo Coyle (review)

Through the Grinder (Coffeehouse Mystery #2) by Cleo Coyle (review)

Yay more Quinn! We get to know more about Quinn’s life and family in this book. Some of his personality quirks are explained, and he and Clare get closer. There are a lot of twists, and red herrings. Like the last book, I had no idea who the killer was. I had two suspects, and neither one of them turned out to be correct. I do love mysteries that keep you guessing, and that aren’t super-obvious. Looking back, I can see the clues we were given that point to the true killer, but while reading not so much. I did… Read more »

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Aug 16
On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery #1) by Cleo Coyle (review)

On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery #1) by Cleo Coyle (review)

I love the smell of coffee, but not the taste. And so I know little to nothing about coffee drinks. That totally didn’t matter. If a coffee drink was mentioned, there was also a quick description. There was a lot of information about various brewing methods, types of beans, how to make the perfect cup of coffee, etc. And not being a coffee drinker, I expected that to bother me. It didn’t at all, it just made Clare’s character seem more real. She was totally into the coffee business, and her enthusiasm was just part of her character. I didn’t… Read more »

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