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I'm not sure how I managed to find you - likely picked up something online about Holiday Buzz. Once I saw you had written a series, I always try to start at the beginning. I am less than halfway through On What Grounds and I'm already looking to line up the next book. So I'm hooked! Thank you for being the clever lady behind Clare Cosi!
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Forgive my belated reply, Nancy. I was down with the flu for a time, but your comment truly cheered me, and I hope you do see this sincere THANK YOU for taking the time and trouble to drop by my message board and let me know of your discovery of my series. I also hope you enjoyed the rest of your first Coffeehouse Mystery and will progress through the next works in the series. Cheers to you and keep in touch! If you have not yet friended me on facebook, please do. I often drop by my Wall to chat with readers or post info and/or recipes. To see my facebook page, click here, and...
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~ Cleo (Alice)
Lemon cookie recipe
These cookies from Holiday Buzz are Madame's favorite--and they're delicious. The recipe included in the book works well if you follow the directions. That's why I show you my finished recipes in my photos. Readers can see how the recipe should look when it's followed. If you do make them correctly, here is what they will look like...
More questions? Contact me at my public e-mail box: CoffeehouseMystery@gmail.com
For anyone who'd like to see more recipes from Holiday Buzz, open the Recipe Guide by clicking the link below...
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Holiday Buzz Recipe Guide
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Cleo's reply to the muffin question -- that recipe is due to post sometime in January when I'll be uploading lighter recipes (after the holidays). Sign up for my newsletter so you don't miss it. Otherwise, come on back. Thanks. ~ Cleo
Just wanted to stop in before it gets hectic and wish you and Marc a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thanks for the great series of books. You make it easy for me to visit New York City whenever I want!!! Tell Jack and Pen I wish them a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year as well.
Sue (in Iowa)
Thank you, Sue! I'm sincerely grateful to readers like you, who've supported our books for so many years, and (we hope) many more years to come. Thank you for the happy Christmas wishes. The very same to you and...
May your new year be caffeinated!
Holiday Buzz: A Coffeehouse Mystery
Now a Top-10 NY Times bestseller >>
Thank you so much! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed the new book, and I'm even more excited to learn that you're going off to read more from our series. Huzzah!
New CM Reader
Field Guide Notes:
In this one, our amateur sleuth (coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi) must solve Santa's slaying; it's got quite a few twists & turns, and it also has a very generous section of bonus recipes (did this as a gift to our longtime readers back in 2009). Holiday Grind even includes an entire glossary of coffeehouse terms so it's a fun, helpful entry in our series.
dreamy mocha muffins
where do I go to get the recipe for Dreamy Mocha Muffins listed as a bonus recipe in A Brew to Kill
Thank you for asking. Below you will find my easy recipe for (lower fat) Chocolate Muffins. It's off my site now, but I'm pleased to share it with you. I truly enjoy recipe development and I'm continuing to work on a few other chocolate muffin and cupcake recipes that I think you'll enjoy, as well.
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NOTE TO CLEO
before the rush starts may I wish you, Marc and all of our readers, and of course Karen from Philly all the very best for a happy Christmas and a very healthy New Year.
Take Care A 2
We wish you the same, A 2! May you have a joyous holiday and a bright new year!
Warmest java wishes,
~ Cleo (Alice and Marc)
this book couldn't come faster. I had to keep checking to see if the publish date had been pushed up. I keep reading it over and over on my Nook. Can't wait for the next book. Hoping it comes out in spring instead off fall of 2013. Keep up the good work. looking toward to many books to come. Love it
Note to Cleo
Just finished Holiday Buzz...LOVED IT!! This is one of my FAVORITE series to read...Is there another place to access all the recipes you put in your books...
Cleo's reply -
I'm so glad you enjoyed Holiday Buzz. I hope you enjoy the recipes in the book, as well. I'm pasting the Recipe Guide below so you'll have an "illustrated" recipe section.
Here at my website and my new blog CleoCoyleRecipes.com, you will find delicious bonus recipes. (The ones in the guide below are published in my book only and not online.)
Thanks again for taking the time and trouble to stop by and let me know you enjoyed the book. It means a lot to me.
I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful holiday Season...
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Dear Cleo, Love your Coffee House series and am delighted that Holiday Buzz has been released just in time for me to take it with me on my vacation next week. A quick question though, I normally listen to your books on Audible will this book have an Audible version available?
Cleo's reply -
Yes! I am delighted to report that AudioGo (BBC Audiobooks America) purchased the rights to produce Holiday Buzz in audio next fall.
AudioGo is producing the entire back list for The Coffeehouse Mysteries. For this fall, they released Holiday Grind, our first holiday-themed mystery in the series.
New Mystery a Hit
I just started reading Holiday Buzz on my nook today!! It reads like another Big Hit!!
Cleo's reply - Thank you! Marc and I had a great deal of fun writing this one, and we are glad to hear you're having the same experience on the other end of the process. Cheers to you and...
May your holidays be bright!
Note to Cleo - Ebooks
Hi Cleo - I have just downloaded book 9 in the series, I tried to download book 10, 11 and 12 but couldn't find them. Are these available in e-book format? If not, when do you think they will be available. Love coffee house mysteries, really don't want to miss out xx I am in the UK
Cleo's reply: Thanks for dropping by. I'm happy to report that all of my books are published and available in all e-book formats, including Kindle and Nook.
For Kindle books click here to see the complete Coffeehouse Mystery list. This is the Amazon US site because I am in New York City. I hope that helps you!
Warmest java wishes and
Brooklyn Blackout Cake
Have been enjoying all of your books and wishing for Christmas that I can make and have Brooklyn Blackout Cake while I read Holiday Buzz. Do you think it will be posted in time for Christmas?
Hang in there! Santa may just give you a Blackout Christmas! Thanks for dropping by my online coffeehouse, and thanks especially for reading my books.
and happy reading!
The Brooklyn Blackout Cake
was mentioned in
my Coffeehouse Mystery:
Murder by Mocha
jump to my new recipe blog by clicking here.
Watch for more recipes to post
on my new blog soon,
including (at last) the
Brooklyn Blackout Cake!
Secret Santa gift!
I'm part of a Secret Santa group and plan on putting your new holiday book in a stocking along with a coffee mug filled with candy and a small bag of coffee. I did it last year and it was a huge hit :-) Wishing you and Marc a great Christmas and Happy New Year! Can't wait to get my hands on that book on December 4.
Nanc from Michigan
Just wanted to drop you a note about the Twilight Cauliflower. I've made this a few times and it is always a big hit. This year my niece asked me to make it for Thanksgiving and I did. I got the largest cauliflower I could find and it filled my 13x9 pan to the rim. By the end of lunch there was not a piece left; they scrapped all the bits up and ate them too. I guess this is going to be on the menu from now on, and I will have to make 2 batches. Thanks for the recipe!!!
Hi, Kim, thanks for dropping by my online coffeehouse. Yes,
indeed, all of my Coffeehouse Mystery books can be read on
your Nook. Here is a link
to see the list: CLICK HERE FOR NOOK. My Coffeehouse Msteries are available in all e-book formats, as well: Kindle, Kobo, Sony, etc. So read with joy and keep in touch! Drop back and let me know how you like visiting my fictional Village Blend coffeehouse and all of the characters therein. :)
Wishing you java joy,
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EntertainingHi Cleo, I'm just starting Murder by Mocha after reading previous books in the series. Roast Mortem had great funny lines by the firemen (Clare had some funny lines too--I had to suppress my laughter while reading on the subway). I'm so glad I found your books. I've been looking a long time for these kinds of stories. Thank you for taking me to The Village Blend and introducing me to all the "characters" there. Kathy, IL
Murder by MochaHi Cleo, So glad to hear you both are safe from the storm. Sending prayers for you and all those affected. I'm currently reading Murder by Mocha and, naturally, love it as much as the previous books in the series! Thank you so much for both wonderful series and also for all the fantastic recipes you share with your readers! =) Karen in FL
Blackout book club (Holland Township Women's club)We were supposed to discuss "A Brew to a Kill" on Tuesday, Oct 30, and we cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy. So this afternoon we are meeting for a blackout book club meeting at the only members house who has power. The rest of us didn't have anything else to do, no power, no work, no heat but we do have good freshly ground coffee.
Sorry about the weather.we have not got it yet.But I hope you and Marc are battend down and the new book is saft.!! What ever is happening I bet the coffee pot is still brewing!! Take Care. A.2
I REALLY HOPE THAT YOU ARE ALL SAFE. TAKE CARE.A2
Cleo's reply - We're fine, A2! Please do not worry! Thank you so much for keeping us in your good thoughts and prayers. We're a little crazed right now with cleaning up and other problems (physically under the weather this week). Will do our best to hang in there, and thanks again for your kind thoughts. We need them--as do so many of our neighbors who lost their homes and worse! Please keep them in your prayers, too.
Hugs, ~ Cleo
The Blackout Cake
I was wondering when the recipe for the Blackout Cake would be published on your website. My mouth started watering when I saw the picture. I can't wait to taste it!
Cleo's reply: My Blackout Cake (and Blackout Cupcakes) will post in November. Come on back and thanks for asking! ~ Cleo
EscapeLove your books and recipes. Can't wait to read Holiday Buzz. Preordered already. It gives me a great escape to unwind and fun recipes to try on my coworkers
Note to CleoThis week-end while browsing the new book section at our public library; I came across your newest coffeehouse mystery. I decided I wanted to start with book #1 (On What Grounds). I couldn't wait to get home to start reading. What fun! And now I find your entertaining website. I look forward to reading more of the 'coffeehouse mysteries'. I will be trying your recipes and learn following your "how to" tips of both making and storing coffee beans. A new reader, Laura
Coffee cake pie question
Hi, I tried the coffee cake pie recipe from Roast Mortem and...I was wondering, should there be baking powder in the batter?
Hi, Ruth, thank you for your question. For anyone wondering what pie we're discussing, keep scrolling down...
On your question, Ruth, there is no baking powder in this batter. As you can see, the dessert is absolutely loaded with blueberries. It's a fruit-heavy treat: a cross between a big, fat blueberry pie and, because of the added flour and other ingredients that are not usually in a pie, I call it a "coffee cake" pie. This is not a buckle, which is more cake than pie, and would require baking powder. It's really closer to (but not quite) a clafoutis or flaugnarde. I can tell you that it's very easy to make, and my husband and I enjoy eating it, especially in the summer when fresh blueberries are plentiful and at their most affordable price point. Thanks for your question today. May you always...
Eat (and read!) with joy,
Blueberries 'n' Cream
Coffee Cake Pie
Takes 5 minutes
to mix together.
Impressive to serve...
For a peek at this and some
of the other "must-make!"
recipes featured in Cleo's
9th culinary mystery,
Roast Mortem, a
"Favorite Books of the
Year" Reviewer's Pick
Because the above recipe is already published in Roast Mortem, it will not be posted here, but you can visit this site's recipe page to get more of Cleo's free bonus recipes. To visit the page, click here.
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