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April 26, 2009


Hey thanks so much! I will be checking that series out. It's always great to get recommendations from others. I have one for you. Kate white has a series out that is very good! Don't know if you haven't read her. But, the first one is " If looks could kill" . I can't wait for cleo to come out with her new one. They are fantastic! Stay warm in Canada, because it's hot down here in Texas. Happy reading and thanks again! Sweettexas
April 25, 2009

Sanity Savers

Found your books when I was in the hospital with my Mom while she was recovering from a stroke. A nurse's aide had lent me her copy of the first book and I was in bliss. They took my mind off my slumbering Mom and made time pass a bit smoother. Can't wait to read more about Pen and Jack. Mom likes hearing about Jack and your descriptions of 40's New York. They remind her of when she was a kid. (Born in 42.) Keep the lead to the paper and the writers block knocked down.


PS Seymour acts just like a couple guys I know at work. You have us letter carriers pegged down beautifully.

April 24, 2009

Chocolate Mystery Series

hi sweettexas, I'm not cleo but I do happen to know there is a chocoholic mystery series out there already, I collect it and it's delicious. It's full of chocolate facts and it's based around a Chocolate shop. It's by Joanna Carl a sudonom for Sandstrom I forgot her first name now. and it's called her chocaholic series, Lee McKinny is the main character a blonde texas girl who's an ex beauty queen but pefers small town life.

Chelle in Canada :-) congrats on the pregnancy btw


2nd post form Chelle: you can find out about the series by visiting www.joannacarl.com and by the way her first name is Eva. I looked it up. hope you like it as much as I do :-)

April 23, 2009

Chocolate mystery

Hi cleo!

Love your coffeehouse mysteries! What a brilliant writer! Your website is great and entertaining too! Thanks for giving all of us fans a great story and great website! My question for you is: Have you ever thought about writing a series based on chocolate? That would be so much fun, since there are so many chocoholics out there, including my pregnant self. Just a thought!

Thanks from Sweettexas!

: )


April 21, 2009

oh oh oh matteo and Jack

ooohhhhh I wish him and Clare to work things out, Madame is my favorite character and I agree Clare and Matt belong together.. and as for Mr.Jack PI love your Haunted Bookshop mysteries, I read them first and then attacked your Coffeehouse mysteries. I'm about to head over to Barnes and Noble to buy French Pressed and Expresso Shot... oh I hope Bree bites the bullet ... or Clare just cats her out of Matt's life!

:) Great books!

I love them <3

April 17, 2009


Obituary DeLonghi Latte October 30, 2007—April 16, 2009. Beloved family member. Created numerous tantalizing frothy lattes & cappuccinos. Tragically passed In The Line of Duty. With its last gasp of steam, DeLonghi managed to deliver one last latte for the four bereaved family members. DeLonghi is survived by Bob, Catherine, Crystal, and Smokie. Services will be a closed trash container affair with Landfill Services to be held at Amarillo City Landfill sometime Monday. * * * Birth Announcement The proud Lane family announces Hamilton Latte arrived April 16, 2009; 1:18 p.m. at Georgia St. Wal~Mart Appliance Ward. Hamilton is a healthy 11½” long, 8 pounds and many ounces espresso machine.
April 17, 2009

java joe's in Des Moines Iowa !

If you visit Des Moines..be SURE to visit a great coffee house..Java Joe's...a fun.. and great...coffee experience. Do enjoy it if you can !!! http://www.javajoescoffeehouse.com/shop/
April 16, 2009

Reply from "Message from a friend"

Write On!!! Can hardly wait for new book. C.


Cleo's reply:   Thanks, C! LOL!  : )

April 15, 2009

Message from a friend

Message deleted for privacy.

Cleo's reply: Hi C! Got the e-mail! LOL! No worries. I'm just under deadline at the moment - finishing up work on the new Coffeehouse book - to come out this November (and the writing has to come before all, as it pays my bills)! Will reply soon - (to you and so many other great folks awaiting replies). Thanks again, loved the kitty pics!   - Cleo

April 10, 2009

Oh my...

You would have no idea how long I have tried to look for books that could satisfy my Mystery-Craving AND Coffee-Craving. Your works are absolutely a sight for sore eyes! Someday soon, I promise I will get all your books.

April 9, 2009

Writing & TV

Howdy Cleo. I would just like your input on a new TV series about a writer: Castle (on Mondays). Catherine of Amarillo, Texas
April 9, 2009

Input on TV from Texas

I agree with Cleo about TV being a good idea for her stories. I grew up in the TV Generation of the 60s & 70s. My dad was a transmitter engineer. If I saw a series or movie based on a book, I always liked to get the book & compare. Most screen plays often do the writer justice (although obviously Hollywoodised) Michael Landen in "Little House on the Prairie, for instance. Many of the televised versions had me "writing my own version," however, most of the books did not. Then there were those stories that started out as screen plays (Star Wars, Star Trek) that turned into series of books, most of which are very interesing & continue the life stories. I suggest that teachers should point this out to their students. I also know of a private site that encourages "Fan Fiction" as a form of therapy that to my knowledge helps students through tough times.

—Catherine of Amarillo, Texas


Cleo's reply: To come soon...

April 8, 2009

hook, line, and sinker

i am also hooked on your haunted bookshop series! any previews or teasers for the next book? i can't wait! thanks for getting me re-interested in mysteries as well :)


Cleo's reply: To come soon...

April 7, 2009

Thank you Cleo!

All of the great comments I have gotten on my little story have been wonderful. Its great to know their are people out there that feel the same way I do about respect and dignity.


Cleo's reply: Thank YOU, Davida, for sharing your blog post! Keep in touch! 

- Cleo



April 7, 2009

hooked on haunted bookshop


I like just about everybody that has started to read the books am hooked. I went to a used bookstore and bought the 2nd one. I then bought the first one (i work in a bookstore. I read the first one and was so hooked. I could not put down the books. I had to order the 3rd one and after it came in I read the 3rd,4th,and 5th in less than a week—with working full-time, having my sister and her 3 boys visiting. I also had my sister read the 1st one and she was hooked as well. We are both waiting for the next one to come out. Please write more. I also like "Bookmark" I love cats.


Cleo's reply: To come soon...

April 6, 2009

Haunted Bookstore series on TV, too!!!

This series would be wonderful on TV as well. Wonderful stories with great chemistry between the characters, and fantastic period pieces scenes. TV needs more series based on interesting characters like these.


Cleo's reply: To come soon...

April 1, 2009

'British Person' comes out!


I'm Karen, from Devon England, the accidentally anonymous 'British Person' who asked about e-books a while back.

I've finished reading the series now, though I had to buy two in paperback - they were available in another format but my old PDA did not have enough memory to cope with it. I hope the next book will be out soon - in whatever format. I am a complete coffee convert since picking up a second-hand espresso machine in a thrift shop, and if any cafe owners are reading, making good coffee at home has greatly increased the amount I spend in coffee shops - sell coffee gear, people - it all comes back to you! I'd much rather have bought my grinder etc from a good local shop where I could have talked coffee and got good advice, rather than Starbucks or a kitchen shop. I loved the books for the coffee atmosphere and info as much as the actual story, but like all enjoyable novels, the characters are real people. I'd be sad if Clare and Mike were doomed to keep having problems just because you don't want to spoil the dramatic tension though....

—Karen S, 
Devon, England


Cleo's reply: To come soon...



March 25, 2009

Wonderful new series for me

Hi Cleo,

Amazon recommended your Haunted Bookshop Mysteries due to other mysteries I have purchased and enjoyed. I read The Ghost and Mrs. McClure, and I was hooked immediately. I have read the rest of the series and have ordered #1 in the Coffeehouse Mysteries. I so enjoy the crime solving and the evolving relationship of Pen and Jack, but also enjoy the other characters you have crafted so skillfully. I tried to slowly savor each book, but I devoured them quickly. I can't wait until the next book is released, and I am looking forward to reading your other series.

Keep them coming,
Sue from Pennsylvania


Cleo's reply: To come soon...


March 21, 2009

Yes! to TV!

I'm chiming in late, but I just want to give more support to the idea of exploring TV as a new medium for your coffee house mystery stories. I've always thought that this mix of truly amazing characters, awesome setting and engaging stories would would work really well on TV. That said, I hope you continue to write your novels. I would not stop reading them and recommending them to friends and family.

Good Luck!


Cleo's reply: To come soon...


March 19, 2009


I am looking for the recipe for the coffee infused beef stew that was on Decaffeinated Corpse, I borrowed the book and forgot to right it down, Would you have it anywhere here?

Cleo's reply: 

YES! Oh, yes! I know the answer!

You can find that delicious recipe for Coffee-infused Beef Stew (aka Carne Con Café or "Matt's Ragout") along with a recipe for Clare's Cappuccino Muffins and more in the recipe section of Decaffeinated Corpse (Coffeehouse Mystery #5).

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March 15, 2009

Maple coffee

Hi Cleo; Have you ever had maple flavored coffee? We have a great restaurant here in N.H.called Parker's Maple Grove and they serve maple flavored coffee. It's a nice, full bodied blend with just a hint of maple. They also sell it by the pound so you can brew it at home. I've read all your Coffeehouse books and I'm starting on the Haunted Bookshop books. Please keep them coming.



Cleo's reply: To come soon...

March 14, 2009

books into movies.

Sydney Poitier is the closest to the book in movies The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and To Sir With Love. One could only hope that your books would get into a screen writer that had only your books in mind. I think of the BBC series As Time Goes By, were one of the stars is a writer whose book becomes a mini series.The whole time it is being produced Linoel keeps lamenting that the movie is NOT LIKE HIS Book. Where ever this turns out I hope it stays your book. Good luck from a teacher of Literature of 40 plus years.


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March 14, 2009

coffee shop books

hey i just wanted to know what the next book is called and when it is coming out. this is one of the best series out there . when i start to read one of your books i just can't put down. i wish they would come out faster cause i hate iot when they end and i have to wait a while to get to the next one in the series.



Cleo's reply: To come soon...

March 12, 2009

Making these books into a TV series would be all positive!

Hi Cleo,

"Teach" here. Having taught students of all ages for the past few years, I can tell you that a Coffeehouse TV series would only HELP reluctant readers get into your books! I agree with you completly!

Some of these kids are so hesitant to open a book that any kind of exposure (to the characters and themes you're trying to get across as a teacher), especially a visual, aides in your cause. Your idea that any medium will help in this is true.

I cannot tell you how hard it is to get an elementary student interested in any book other than Harry Potter or The Chronicles of Narnia. Why? Because of the movies. They know most of the story and although they may not be exactly as the book's story, it helps them comprehend other issues and events that may have been left out.

So, from a teacher, I say TV series? Movies? Bring it on! It only makes my job as a teacher more versatile.

Love your books and love your thoughts on this topic!

—Teach in Cali

PS: My old stovetop espresso (Sept.08 message) gave its final doppio last month. For now, I'm living off my french press. Going from espresso to "drip" has been difficult. Any hints on how to make the perfect cuppa?


Cleo's reply: To come soon...

March 12, 2009

fig cake

in "murder most frothy" you mentioned a fig cake, do you have a receipe for this?


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