On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle


My Review: Clare has returned back to The Village Blend to manage the coffee shop once again. She was talked into coming back by her ex mother in law, Madame, who owns it. She is a divorced mom with a grown up daughter. On Clare’s return with her cat Java, she discovers the body of her most valued employee, her assistant manager, Annabelle. Just what has Clare gotten herself into moving back to historic Greenwich Village in New York? Is she thinking she should have stayed in New Jersey? She just might be thinking that when she thinks she hears a intruder in the upstairs of the Village Blend. She soon finds out its her ex husband Matt. With Matt being around and not going away, Madame hiding her own secrets, will Lieutenant Quinn of the Homicide Department help her or leave Clare to her own grind? Just who started all the mess and why does Clare have to pick up the mess? With a murder to solve and coffee to brew will Clare find her own fortune in her coffee grounds?
A excellent series full of robust tales. Wonderful recipes for brewing coffee just the right way.  On What Grounds will leave caffeine pumping in your veins. This book is so good you better make full pot, sit back and turn the pages.
  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (September 2, 2003)

About the author : Visit Cleo Coyle at her online coffeehouse: http://www.CoffeehouseMystery.com where she posts bonus recipes, shares coffee picks, and maintains a message board.

CLEO COYLE grew up in a small town near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After earning scholarships to study writing at Carnegie Mellon and American Universities, she began her career as a cub reporter for The New York Times. Now an author of popular fiction and bestselling media tie-in writer, Cleo lives and works in New York City, where she collaborates with her husband (also a bestselling author) to pen the Coffeehouse Mysteries for Penguin. With close to 1 million copies in print worldwide, the Coffeehouse Mysteries are a critically acclaimed series of light, amateur sleuth mysteries with two starred reviews. Multiple entries have been reviewer Top Picks and chosen for Best of the Year lists as well as featured selections of the Mystery Guild, and the first book is now in its 20th printing. Together Cleo and her husband also write the bestselling Haunted Bookshop Mysteries under the name Alice Kimberly. When not haunting coffeehouses, hunting ghosts, or rescuing stray cats, Cleo and Marc are New York Times bestselling media tie-in writers who have penned properties for NBC, Lucasfilm, Disney, Fox, Imagine, and MGM. In their spare time they cook like crazy and drink a lot of java. You can learn more about Cleo, her husband, and the books they write by visiting http://www.CoffeehouseMystery.com. Scroll down the left column of the site’s Home Page and you will see links to a number of online interviews that Cleo has given.

To find  The Coffeehouse Mysteries try here: http://www.coffeehousemystery.com/
 Also sold on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or order them from your favorite bookstore near you.

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