A shocking hit-and-run in front of her Village Blend coffeehouse spurs Clare Cosi into action. A divorced, single mom, Clare is also a dedicated sleuth, and she's determined to track down this ruthless driver who ran down an innocent friend and customer. In the meantime, her ex-husband Matt, the shop's globetrotting coffee buyer, sources some amazing new beans from Brazil. But he soon discovers that he's importing more than coffee, and Clare may have been the real target of that deadly driver. Can ex-husband and wife work together to solve this mystery—or will their newest brew lead to murder?
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Clare Cosi used to manage the historic Village Blend coffeehouse ... until she opted for quieter pastures and a more suburban life. But after ten years and a little friendly cajoling from the owner (a fresh pot of Jamaican Blue Mountain was all it took), she's back to the grind. With a sprawling rent-free apartment directly above the Village... Read more »
There's trouble brewing at the Village Blend. Business is booming-but Clare's customers are starting to die. Soon after stopping at the coffeehouse, a regular jumps to her death in the subway. Or was she pushed? Detective Quinn is convinced that someone has an axe to grind, especially after the "suicide" of another female customer.... Read more »
To Clare Cosi’s surprise, this fall’s hottest fashion trend is anything caffeinated—because designer Lottie Harmon, a loyal coffeehouse customer, has just created an ingenious collection of coffee-inspired fashion accessories. So naturally Lottie chooses the Village Blend as the perfect backdrop for fall Fashion Week insiders to view her new... Read more »
ClareCosi’s new friend, millionaire David Mintzer, has an offer no New York baristacould turn down: an all-expenses-paid summer away from the sticky city. At hisHamptons mansion, she will relax, soak up the sun, and, oh yes, train the staffof his new restaurant. So Clare packs up her daughter, her formermother-in-law, and her special recipe for... Read more »
At the Village Blend, Clare Cosirealizes her best baristas may refer to a decaffeinated espresso as a “whybother?” but knows that a good percentage of her customers prefer the neuteredbrew. So when an old friend of her ex-husband develops the world’s firstbotanically decaffeinated coffee bean and smuggles it into the country, Clarebelieves it’s... Read more »
Clare’s daughter, Joy, is immersing herself in the foodie culture with an internship at Solange, one of New York’s hottest French restaurants—and she’s getting pretty intimate with the older, married Chef Tommy Keitel as well. Clare’s not buzzed about the relationship, but what twenty-something takes romantic advice from her mother? Resolved to... Read more »
Clare's been hired to create a gourmet coffee and dessert bar for a New York wedding to be held at the world-renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art. Famous chefs will be there, celebrities, members of the press, well-known politicians-so why isn't she thrilled to have this chance to shine? Because the person tying the knot is Matteo Allegro, her... Read more »
Clare's grown very fond of Alfred Glockner, the part-time comic and genuinely jolly charity Santa who's been using her coffeehouse as a place to warm his mittens. When she finds him gunned down in a nearby alley, a few subtle clues convince her that Alfred's death was something more than the tragic result of a random mugging, despite the... Read more »
When thefirefighters of Ladder Company 189 pull Clare’s friends out of a blazing café,she happily comes to their rescue. As a favor to the men, she visits theirfirehouse kitchen to teach them the finer points of operating their newlydonated espresso machine. But more than their coffee turns out to be hot.Somebody’s torching cafés around the... Read more »
Clare's Village Blend coffee beans are being used to create a new java love potion, a "Mocha Magic Coffee," billed as an aphrodisiac. The product, expected to rake in millions, will be sold exclusively on Aphrodite's Village, one of the most popular online communities for women. But at its launch, one of the website's editors is murdered. Clare... Read more »
A shocking hit-and-run in front of her Village Blend coffeehouse spurs Clare Cosi into action. A divorced, single mom, Clare is also a dedicated sleuth, and she's determined to track down this ruthless driver who ran down an innocent friend and customer. In the meantime, her ex-husband Matt, the shop's globetrotting coffee buyer, sources some... Read more »
Landmark coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi has served her share of New York’s rich and famous, but even she is surprised by her explosive introduction to a mysterious Internet billionaire… When a car bomb nearly kills the charming young tech whiz Eric Thorner, Clare comes to his aid and receives a priceless thank you. Not only does the billionaire... Read more »
When coffeehousemanager turned amateur sleuth Clare Cosi roasts “magic” beans for Fairy TaleWeek, she brews up a vision that leads to a sleeping beauty in Central Park; abig, bad wolf of Wall Street; and an East Side enclave with storybook secrets.
Fairy tale fever has descended on New York City. Broadwayfans are flocking to Red Riding Hood: The...Read more »
From the New York Times bestselling author of Once upon a Grind comes an exciting new installment in the Coffeehouse Mystery series. Clare’s visit to the nation’s capital is off to a graceful start. Her octogenarian employer is bunking with her in a charming Georgetown mansion, and a Smithsonian curator invites her to work on its culinary salute... Read more »
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... Read more »
From Cleo Coyle, the New York Times bestselling author of Dead Cold Brew, comes a delicious new entry in the "fun and gripping" (the Huffington Post) Coffeehouse Mystery seriesA smartphone dating game turns the Village Blend into a hookup hotspot-until a gunshot turns the landmark coffeehouse into a crime scene. As Village Blend manager Clare... Read more »
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