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Shot in the Dark on AudibleI love your books - and I especially like listening to them as narrated by Rebecca Gibel. When will Shot in the Dark be available on Audible? Thanks for hours of entertainment! Candy
When is your next book coming out in the Coffee house Mystery series?
Cleo's reply: The next book is titled SHOT IN THE DARK, it's the 17th book in our Coffeehouse Mystery series and it will be released in April 2018. Thank you for asking!
Mysteries and Recipes are the best
Your mysteries and recipes are the best. Thank you!
Cleo's reply - Thank *you* for the nice note!
Cannot wait for SHOT IN THE DARK!
I have been reading your Coffeehouse Mystery series since the very first book--ON WHAT GROUNDS. I think of your characters as friends and always look forward to visiting the Village Blend coffee house. I have pre-ordered your next book SHOT IN THE DARK. Cannot wait to read it! Thank you so much for writing such wonderful stories. Beatrice R.
Cleo's reply - Excellent! What a wonerful note, Beatrice. My husband (and partner in caffeinated crime writing) and I will keep writing as long as you keep reading. We hope you'll enjoy our books for years to come.
I just finished reading Dead to the Last Drop and I have to say I loved it, as I have the first 14. I think, though, that you made an error in referring to Stan as having a "Captain America eye patch", but to the best of my knowledge Captain America never wore an eye patch; it was Nick Fury, the leader of the commando group SHIELD. Other than that, as I said, I loved the books and am looking forward to the next books.
Cleo's reply - No. No error. Captain America watches and mugs and T-shirts all reflect the same design as Stan's "Captain America" eye patch. Google "Captain America souvenirs," and you'll see it--a white star in the center of a circle of blue with red and white stripes around it. This is Captain America's shield design, of course, red, white and blue. That is what Stan wears. The meaning of why Stan wears a "Captain America eye patch" is clear enough, I think, given that Stan is a wounded vet. I'm glad you enjoyed our book, and I hope you continue to enjoy the Coffeehouse Mysteries.
Did I miss the section of the last newsletter that talked about The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller?
Cleo's reply - Our last newsletter happily announced our upcoming Coffeehouse Mystery (#17) SHOT IN THE DARK. Watch for an exciting update on The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller in our next newsletter--in time for Thanksgiving! (And aren't you sweet for asking, thank you!)
Cannot wait !!!!!Eager to read Shot in the Dark. sounds like another fun read ! Mary T
Contest Giveaway!It is so not fair to make us wait for the next mystery with characters so great! Will Franko get his Joy or will Matt stand in the way? While Claire helps Mike once again save the day? With coffee in hand I'll have to wait my time for the next adventure in passion and crime!!
Contest Giveaway!I can't wait for the next CoffeeHouse mystery! I hope this is the right place to comment, Alice! Hope you & yours are well! Still have 4 Coffee Spaniels! Victoria Howard2167@att.net Now in IA!
Haunted BookstoreI have read them all and I really am looking forwared to the last one in the series you have written being published. Thank you for the diversity in your writing.
More Haunted Bookstore!Can't wait for more in the Haunted Bookstore series! Jlcodemo@gmail.com
Babka - Once Upon a Grind
In Once Upon a Grind, there is a cofeehouse-bakery named Babka. I live in New York City and wonder if anyone else remembers a bakery named Babka on the Upper West Side? It was a part of my childhood growing up on West 79th Street in the 1960s,and I want to be sure I am not mis-remembering it. Love the mysteries, and look forward to seeing what happens to Claire and Mike in DC.
Love the Coffeehouse Mysteries!Just had to stop by and say thank you for writing these wonderful books. I am looking forward to your new one next year, Shot in the Dark! Jenny
Murder by Mocha Pure Ecstasy
I would really like the recipe for pure ecstasy cookies... Love all the books so far, I listen to the audio versions by Rebecca Gibel(she is amazing)... Thanks for writing these great stories about Espresso, NY and Art and wonderful mystery. Hugs Marie
I pre-ordered Shot in the Dark!I have enjoyed your series from the very first book. Thank you for writing such wonderful characters and entertaining stories. Please never stop writing. I am looking forward to your new Coffeehouse book, Shot in the Dark. Already pre-ordered it! Barb
Thank you!Love the series of coffeehouse mysteries! Great stories with believable details. I love coffee and appreciate the recipes and brewing tips. I have to drink decaf due to health issues with caffeine so I really giggled over the baristas attitude. If it helps any, I really miss the caffeine! ??
Great Find!Hi! Just thought I would let you k ow how much I am enjoying this series. I am a Espresso/Cappuccino Lover and Mystery Lover. After reading so many really dark books lately, it is nice to find these. I am listening to the audio versions while I exercise. Love the gal's voice that narrates them. She fits perfectly with Clare.
mystery newsletterDo you have an idea of when your next mystery newsletter will be released?
your coffee booksI have all your coffee books,i injoyed them very much .Do you have a new one coming out.
Dead to the Last Drop ... and an incredible read! Thank you!What an amazingly intriguing, fun and informational read! You are incredible writers! I have read all of the coffee house cozies up to and almost through Dead to the Last Drop. Of course I will continue reading the series too. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading each and every one. I particularly enjoy the way your heroine, Claire, grows, matures, changes. She has many of the same concerns, issues and attitudes that we all have. Although, she does have a great deal more excitement in her life than I do. Thank you for all of your gifts...every book, all the history, the websites and especially the recipes! I cannot imagine all the research you do for each book. Stay well and keep on writing! YOU are a gift to all of us.
#16 "DEAD COLD BREW" (Spoiler!! something EXCITING happens in #16!!)JUST finished #16 - DEAD COLD BREW and LOVED IT!!!!!! have read ALL of the series!!!! Have to tell you, reading about the surprise engagement, Mike did for Clare just had me ALL SMILES…ok, a few tears, but good tears! I LOVED that scene!!!!! “Did you think you could get away with it? she demanded, rattling the cuffs like a dungeon mistress. … … “This is serious, Clare. In New York State, stealing a police detective’s heart is a Class A felony.” I LOVED THIS SCENE!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! I will miss Clare and Mike and Matt and the gang, but will be waiting in line for the next installment!! ok, now it's time to look up some of your recipes! I love the food you cook and talk about almost as much as the stories!!! LOL! Joe E.
A Couple that listens (reads) together stays togetherMy Husband and I love your books and listen together on Audible while driving or in the evenings. We own a business together that keeps us busy but "solving" your mysteries (or trying to figure them out) together gives us some down time. Great to know that they are written by a couple too!!
Brownies for you...
I read...and loved reading "Dead to the Last Drop" also... As I read the book, I found I was CRAVING gallons of coffee and Luther's bourbon brownies!...Truly enjoyed the book and plan to cook the cherry pork tenderloin recipe next.
Dead to the Last Drop
Coffeehouse Mystery #15
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Cleo's reply -
Hello anonymous reader! I'm sincerely delighted to know that you enjoyed Dead to the Last Drop. Thank you for letting me know! Very kind of you. As for those Bourbon Brownies, they have been (temporarily) replaced with a quick and easy recipe for Kahlua Brownies. Why? Because the Bourbon Brownies recipe simply was not good enough to share with you and other readers. Not yet, anyway. Stay subscribed to my newsletter and I'll let you know when it *is* good enough. :)
In the meantime, enjoy this brownie recipe (and my affogato talk) at the link below...
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Love your books...
Started with book 1 two months ago, On What Grounds, and am reading through the entire series. Loving it, thank you for writing such wonderful books. Found your website and am excited to try some of your recipes. Please don't stop writing! --Karen
On What Grounds
Coffeehouse Mystery #1
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Cleo's reply -
Thank you, Karen! I sincerely appreciate your taking the time and trouble to drop by my message board and let me know how much you enjoyed On What Grounds. I'm always delighted to meet a new "customer" of our beloved Village Blend. As for our writing...I am pleased to tell you that my husband and I are now working on the next book in the series, Coffeehouse Mystery #17, which will be published in 2018. Maybe you'll be caught up in your reading by then; and, if so, we hope you enjoy the new mystery!
Blueberry Mate Bait - Cleo Replies (with Photo)
Well into making this when I noticed early in the recipe you say to reserve 1 cup of crumb mixture. At end of recipe you say to sprinkle the reserved 3/4 cup! Yikes, which was it? Also directions say to line pan with parchment and at end you say to pour batter in greased and floured pan. Again...which was it? It's in the oven as I type and I hope it turns out okay.
Cleo's reply - 1 cup is correct (however, anyone who reserves 3/4 cup of crumb mixture instead of 1 cup will still get a nice result, the difference is negligble in the recipe). Parchment paper will work better than a "greased and floured" pan, but the recipe will work either way. Corrections to these typos are being made for the new editions--but, again, either way the recipe will work.
Below is a photo of how my
Blueberry Mate Bait looked after baking.
It's an amazingly delicious coffee cake!
BLUEBERRY MATE BAIT
A coffee cake to die for.
Baked and photographed by Cleo Coyle
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