On What Grounds
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... show more
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 Blend, her cat Java by her side, and plenty of coffeehouse redecorating ideas, Clare is thrilled to return to work. Until she discovers the assistant manager unconscious in the back of the store, coffee grounds strewn everywhere. Police arrive on the scene to investigate. But when they find no sign of forced entry or foul play, they deem it an accident. Case closed. But Clare is not convinced. And after the police leave, there are a few things she just can't get out of her mind... Why was the trash bin in the wrong place? If this wasn't an accident, is Clare in danger? And... are all detectives this handsome?
Publish date: 2011-06-09
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. & Buck 50 Productions, LLC
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
, New York
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Cozy Mystery
, Murder Mystery
Series: Coffeehouse Mystery (#1)
I must admit that while I enjoyed book one of the series, I am not running out to buy the next installment. On the other hand, I am not saying that I'm done with it. Coyle kept us guessing until the end whodunit but there is just too much waxing eloquent/pontificating on the joys of coffee along the...
Good storyline, good characters. Shame about the repetition of descriptions of people etc which felt she copied and pasted them from one chapter to the next.
Although this book was written first in 2003, this series, or at least this very first book seems to have withstood the passage of time. Some things will seem a little dated but not enough to take away from the pleasure of the book.This book does hit a few of the genres formulaic points that make th...
I really enjoyed this mystery. I didn't figure it out before it ended, so that was a plus. The characters and the coffee "facts" kept me interested. I will check out the other books in the series.
For Clare coffee isn't just her profession, it's her life. Lured out of a self imposed exile to manage The Grind, Manhattan's premier café, she arrives one morning to discover the body of her assistant manager. The police are convinced it's an accident but things aren't adding up and Clare (with the...