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For Clare Cosi, 
the holidays 
are murder...

Holiday Buzz

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more or buy

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To read Cleo's
essay "Brewing
up Murder"


 The essay
appeared in
the Quarterly
Issue of Mystery
Readers Journal  



To read
Cleo Coyle's
WIki Entry
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Cleo Coyle

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to read it.






What is a
cozy mystery?
The Cozy
List tells you!

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is the "most popular
coffee publication
on the planet."

Read Cleo's 
interview with
Sprudge by

clicking here.




Hosted a chat
with Cleo.


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Read Cleo's
Guest Post at

Mystery Writing
Is Murder

"Genre Blending
and Your Character's
Love Life"

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to read.


Cozy Murder
Mysteries Blog

Part 1
click here

Part 2
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Fun Foodie
Book Resort
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Cleo's Q&A
with the





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How to Clean
Your Drip
Coffee Maker...

Your best tasting
cup of java will
come from a clean
coffee maker!





For more coffee
tips, scroll down
this left column...






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Moka Express
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How to Make
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Cleo's Past 
Coffee Pick was...


Kafe Lespwa
"Coffee of Hope"
from Haiti

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visit Just Haiti.org
and sample the
coffee for




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~ Huffington Post


 "Some of the most
vibrant characters
I've ever read."
~ Mystery Scene

"This one will keep
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November 26, 2012

Twilight Cauliflower

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!!!

Kim J-




November 16, 2012

Nook Question

Are the books available for my new Nook? I just found the Coffeehouse Mystery series and I am going to start as soon as i find the books.

aka monkeesjunkee


Cleo's reply:

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,

~ Cleo


November 10, 2012

Haunted Bookshop series

Haunted Bookshop Mysteries

I love this series. Do you have any more in the series coming? I loved your last book in the series. I thought it was extremely well written

The Ghost and 
the Haunted Mansion
Book #5 in The Haunted
Bookshop Mysteries >>>

Learn more about this
national bestselling series
by clicking here.


Cleo's reply:

Thank you for the kind words. Yes, more "Jack and Pen" mysteries are in the works. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter so you don't miss any news on these upcoming titles. That's where I'll keep you updated on release dates.

To subscribe to my newsletter, simply send an e-mail to the address below with the subject line "Sign me up" -


If you're on facebook, you might want to friend Jack Shepard, PI. You will find the ghost here:



WARNING: He's a racy entity,
so friend him at your own risk. :)


Thanks again for your "spirited" support of 
The Haunted Bookshop Mysteries.

~ Cleo


November 2, 2012


Hi 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
November 1, 2012

Murder by Mocha

Hi 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
November 1, 2012

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.
October 30, 2012


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


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


October 29, 2012

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



October 28, 2012


Love 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
October 28, 2012

Note to Cleo

This 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
October 24, 2012

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?



Cleo's reply:


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,

~ Cleo



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
at Bookreporter.com...

 Click Here!

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.


To purchase Roast Mortem, in which
Clare Cosi takes on the mystery of
death by arson and even investigates
suspicious members of the FDNY 
(New York City's Bravest),
go to your favorite bookseller. 



CLICK HERE to Read Roast Mortem's
Prologue & First Chapter!




October 16, 2012


I am new to your coffee house mysteries and I find them very very interesting. I have now reserved a place for your books on my permanent bookshelf, right next to Agatha Christie!! Kuddos to you and your writing!!!!
October 16, 2012

coffee house question

Hi! I am a huge fan and I was wondering if the Village Blen is based on a real coffee house, and if so, what is it called? thanks! Melissa
October 14, 2012


Your signed copy of A Brew to Kill was waiting for me when I got home from vacation. You have made one coffee drinker/reader a VERY happy person. By the way, when we were in Wyoming we had some of the best locally blended coffees. They say it's the altitude. We were in the Grand Tetons. When the boxes we mailed back to us (darn airline fees) arrive I will give the name of the one we got. Thank you again and keep the books coming. But of course in a timely manner! Toni
October 13, 2012

A Brew to a Kill

Just finished A Brew..... Love story lines and characters...

October 2, 2012

note to Cleo

Hi Cleo, I am an old fan of yours and yor books, but I am wondering if and when you will bring Penelope and Jack back!! I really enjoy the Haunted Bookshope mysteries!!!! Thank You, Bea

September 27, 2012

note to Cleo

HI Cleo, Am I still your oldest reader?? Or has another taken that honour.?? Take Care A2
September 23, 2012

Note to Cleo

I had a chance to make Nonna Cosi’s Linguine with White Clam Sauce for a group of friends last night.. I came out Fabulous... The only change I made was substituting some freshly dug clams. Everyone left here with a full belly. My favorite of the series is Murder most Frothy as I live in the Hamptons. You certainly capture the essence of the area Thank you for so many hours of reading pleasure. Sue Kaye
September 22, 2012

Greatest novel line ever

(OK, maybe "My dear, I don't give a damn" was better, but only slightly.) "I pictured Brooks coming in for a cappucino--and me pointing the steam valve at his face." OK, you have to be there. But for where that is in Through the Grinder, I really was laughing out loud, which I never do while reading a book (unless it's one of my husband's). Great book so far, and I can't wait to finish it.
September 21, 2012

Coffee Flavorings

Just wanted to pass on a great site for specialty coffee flavorings, especially for those of us that need sugar free versions. It's www.coffee-authority.com. They frequently have really great sales prices. I highly recommend the sugar free English Toffee, either Torani or DaVinci. It's wonderful in coffee and I use it in my sweet potato casserole to get that great brown sugar flavor without the added sugar! ~~Nurse JudyMac
September 21, 2012

Love "A Brew to Kill"!

I just finished "A Brew to Kill" and it's another great CoffeehouseMystery!! I especially enjoyed the crosscultural flavor of this book. And I always like learning more about coffee and the coffee business! Thanks!!
September 20, 2012

A Brew to a Kill - Another great book!

I just finished "A Brew to a Kill" and was on the edge of my seat the entire book! I am never disappointed with your Coffeehouse Mysteries and this one is particularly good. I'm also anxiously awaiting the next book in your Haunted Bookshop Mysteries. Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipes in the book...some great muffin recipes just in time for fall. Keep writing!




Thank you, Cindy!

Cleo's reply to come soon!



September 20, 2012

Note to Cleo - Specialty Coffees

I have only made it to book 4 (I just found your series a week ago), and I have noticed that Every Single Book has a coffee recipe I would LOVE to try... but there is never a recipe listed for those (that I have found). Is there some place for me to get these amazing sounding recipes?



Cleo's reply:

Hi, Krys,

Thanks for dropping by my online coffeehouse -- and thanks especially for reading my books!

     If it's primarily coffee drink recipes that you're after, the book you want is Holiday Grind. That very special entry in my Coffeehouse Mystery series has an extra-large recipe section with cookie and candy recipes, but its primary focus is on coffee drink recipes.

     You'll get instructions on how to make your own espressos and lattes at home, recipes for making your own delicious coffeehouse syrups, even a large glossary of coffeehouse terms. 

Thanks again for dropping by. I hope you continue to read and enjoy the Coffeehouse books (and recipes)!

May you read (and drink) with joy...

~ Cleo



September 16, 2012


Hi Cleo!

I just finished your first book in the Coffeehouse series and loved it - which is very impressive since I generally do not like mysteries.


Is there a blueprint of The Village Blend on this site? I'd love to see one. I'm excited to start your second book.


FYI for the general public >>>

The first 2 books in Cleo Coyle's Coffeehouse Mystery series are: #1 On What Grounds  and
#2 Through the Grinder



Cleo's reply:

Hi, BK, thank you for your note!

     Over the years, I've heard many intriguing things from readers. The two comments that always make me grin are when readers say: (1) They are surprised how much they like the Coffeehouse Mysteries because they don't like coffee, and... (2) They are surprised how much they like the Coffeehouse Mysteries because they don't like mysteries!

    Of course, not every book is for every reader, and that includes both of my series, but I'm forever grateful to readers (like you) who enjoy and support my books. Cheers to you for taking the time to drop by my online coffeehouse.

I hope you'll keep in touch!

~ Cleo




No blueprint yet exists for the Village Blend coffeehouse. The idea is a nice one, however, and I'll consider working on something like that for this website.

     Certainly, if any fan of the series wants to create one, I'll be happy to display it! Thx again for your kind suggestion and interest.


September 13, 2012

Chocolate Zombie Clusters - Murder by Mocha

Chocolate Zombie Clusters - Murder by Mocha


These are so easy and so good! I made my 2nd batch today because the 1st batch disappeared - duh! I plan to try the Aphrodisiac Brownies next.


Cleo's reply: 

I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed one of my recipes. Cheers to you for taking the time to let me know.

     For my readers and site followers: Below is a photo of the candy we're talking about (Chocolate Zombie Clusters). The recipe is published in the appendix of my 10th Coffeehouse Mystery: Murder by Mocha.


Eat (chocolate) with joy!

~ Cleo


Chocolate Zombie Clusters,
a recipe from the (mostly chocolate)
recipe section of Murder by Mocha



To see more of the featured recipes
from Murder by Mocha,
click the link below...

To see the recipes,

Click Here!

(PDF doc)




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On What Grounds Cover Through The Grinder Cover Latte Trouble Cover Murder Most Frothy Cover Decaffeinated Corpse Cover French Pressed Cover Espresso Shot Cover Holiday Grind Cover Roast Mortem Cover Murder By Mocha Cover A Brew To A Kill Cover Holiday Buzz Cover Billionaire Blend Cover Once Upon A Grind Cover Dead to the Last Drop Cover Dead Cold Brew Cover Shot in the Dark Cover
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