There's nothing cozier than a winter evening in Greenwich Village. Streetlights shimmer through icy flakes, cafes glow with welcoming warmth, and a layer of snow dusts historic townhouses like powdered sugar on holiday confections. Murder has no place in such a pretty picture, until now... —... show more
There's nothing cozier than a winter evening in Greenwich Village. Streetlights shimmer through icy flakes, cafes glow with welcoming warmth, and a layer of snow dusts historic townhouses like powdered sugar on holiday 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 who'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 Alfred's death was something more than the tragic result of a random mugging -- the conclusion of the police. With Clare's boyfriend, NYPD Detective Mike Quinn, distracted by a cold case of his own, and ex-husband Matt investigating this year's holiday lingerie catalogs (an annual event), Clare charges ahead solo to solve her beloved Santa's slaying. Then someone tries to ice Clare, and she really gets steamed. 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 mystery series includes a 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 tasty coffeehouse syrups at home.
Publish date: 03-11-2009
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Coffeehouse Mystery (#8)
This wasn't as good as past (and future books). I felt it was bogged down with too many characters, red herrings and multiple story lines. I know that this is a mystery series, but I had hoped that it would have been a little more light-hearted due to the holiday theme. It was not. If anything it w...
Celebrity pictures always get people in trouble. I liked the introduction of Magic Mike's cousin Michael. I'm sure the next book will go into more detail. I don't think we've seen the last of Mike's ex-wife. What a weirdo. And of course Matteo recognized her from the Victoria Secret catalogs.Matteo ...
Another wonderful read by Cleo Coyle. This is the 8th book in the Coffeehouse series. Clare really gets herself into some interesting situations and some are hilarious. It is nice to see all the characters again and some old. Always nice to see a closer relationship with Mike Quinn. As always I...
Clare Cosi is back and she is better than before. She has a better understanding of detective work even if she does fumble and falter around the finer points but that only makes the character more real as she is a coffee shop owner.In this installment of the Coffeehouse Mystery, Clare's new friend A...