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September 1, 2012

Crushed Praline Recipe

Hi!! I just finished reading the first book I've ever read of yours, Muder By Mocha. Thanks!! I really enjoyed it. I was looking at the recipes in the back and for some reason the amount for water and slivered almonds wouldn't come up on my e-reader. I'm guessing because it is a third or something else that it doesn't recognize. I tried to find it on your website and can't. Can you help me out? Thanks!!


September 1, 2012

Lilly Beth Tanga

I loved this book and thought your reference to the Pinoys were funny. I am however wondering why you named the victim Lilly Beth Tanga? I know it's just a name but did you know that "tanga" is tagalog for "stupid" or "dumb"? 


Cleo's reply -

First you should know that "Tanga" is a real name (Filipino/Japanese origins). And, yes, you are correct in its usage. As our source tells us, it also means...

foolish -> adj. without sense, lacking in judgment.

Lilly Beth was many good things in A BREW TO A KILL, but (in the end) she was also lacking in judgment. The tradition of naming a character with an attribute that speaks to his or her role in the story (or highlights a character trait) is far from new and one of the techniques of the novel and the mystery novel: e.g., Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon in which "the fat man" is named Kasper Gutman (gut man). This is not usually something we notice or think about on a conscious level as we read, but upon reflection (and even study), we come to see the author's mechanisms at work. Very good research on your part, and I hope this is not a spoiler for anyone. It's very clear from a key moment in the opening chapters that Lilly Beth Tanga is troubled by something from her past.

Thanks for reading and for stopping by with that insightful question.

~ Cleo


September 1, 2012

Crushed Praline Recipe

Hi!! I just finished reading the first book I've ever read of yours, Muder By Mocha. Thanks!! I really enjoyed it. I was looking at the recipes in the back and for some reason the amount for water and slivered almonds wouldn't come up on my e-reader. I'm guessing because it is a third or something else that it doesn't recognize. I tried to find it on your website and can't. Can you help me out? Thanks!!


Cleo's reply -

Welcome and thx for reading. The answer to your question is:

1/3 cup water

1/4 teaspon lemon juice (the home cook's trick to prevent caramel from crystallizing)

1-1/4 cups white, granulated sugar

1-1/3 cups sliverd almonds, toasted.

Follow the directions as written and there are tips on toasting nuts, as well. The toasting really adds to the flavor. That's a great recipe to use for making nut brittles of all kinds, but the praline cookies (sables) are one of my favorites (and Clare's, too). I hope you enjoy the recipes, and keep in touch! ~ Cleo


To see the recipe section of
Murder by Mocha
illustrated with foodie photos,



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will take a moment to load.


Cook with joy!

~ Cleo

August 28, 2012

Loved A Brew to a Kill

I read this book so quickly and was mad at myself for not savoring it longer. I look forward to every new book you write. The recipes are amazing as well.



Cleo's reply:

This note is wonderful. Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to leave it. I hope you see this belated thank you because you made my day!

Java joy to you always, :)

~ Cleo



August 28, 2012

Hello, again!

I read your note on Dru's page and, yes indeed, I did take notice of a certain item mentioned! I can't wait to see how it works out in next year's book! And I can see an expansion into new vistas for Clare to explore and get into trouble in. That's not grammatically correct but you get my drift.

     Also really looking forward to the next Haunted Bookshop mystery. (to tell the truth, I really like the dreams she has, courtesy of a certain otherworldly detective)!





Cleo's reply:

Late again on replying but want you to know that I appreciate your letting me know that you saw my comment. Everyone's so busy these days, and I'm sure you are, too, but it did my heart good to see you are still reading the series, Nurse Judy. Thank you so much for dropping by my board here. (Next year's mystery will have a special thank you to you included because we're using that little idea of yours--and your nurse buddies--in the story.)

    Finally, I'm glad you're hanging in there with the gap in time between Jack and Pen novels. The ghost is still with us, I assure you, and more Haunted Bookshop novels are in the ghostly works. 
  In the meantime, check out this early look at a blog I have under construction. I hope you'll drop by and check out what's cooking every now and again:




Thanks again, Judy!
My best to you and keep in touch...


~ Cleo (Alice)


To my Coffee Talk
Message Board readers...

Have you ever tried my recipe
for coffee marinated steak?


To download a free recipe PDF,
check out the preview launch of my
new foodie and fiction blog...



See you there!
~ Cleo



August 27, 2012


  one of the best sites
I have seen yet



Cleo's reply: Thank you!

August 27, 2012

My new distraction

Just discovered the Village Blend and I have read them all in about two weeks, sneaking them to work for my break and reading whilst making dinner in the kitchen.

I'm now an addict. Can't wait for the next books. Purely brilliant, thank you!


Cleo's reply:

Sweet news for a mystery author to hear that she is stealthily read at work! Wonderful! Thank you so much for taking the time to drop in and let me know how much you are enjoying the Coffeehouse Mystery books. It means a lot to me--and my husband, who is also my partner in (crime) writing.


Cheers to you! Stop by again

and do keep in touch,

~ Cleo



The Coffeehouse Mysteries

Above are covers for
books One to Ten...



#11 A Brew to a Kill >>>
just published in hardcover











<<< #12 Holiday Buzz
coming in early December





#13 Coming in 2013

Check back for
the top secret title. :)


Learn more about
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to purchase by clicking here.

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August 26, 2012

Haunted bookshop

Hi Cleo when will the next ghost book be available? I cannot seem to find any information. Love the coffee house books too. Thanks, mystery lover in phoenix.

The Ghost and Mrs. McClure
Haunted Bookshop Mystery #1
by Alice Kimberly (aka Cleo Coyle)
Now in its 11th printing >>>


Greetings dear
"mystery lover from Phoenix,"

Thanks for asking. You present me with a nice opportunity to let readers know that for going on 8 years now, Marc and I have been writing a series that we developed based on a dual love -- The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and the noir pulp detective novels and films of the 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s.

       (Of course, these personal inspirations for the development work we did to launch and expand the Haunted Bookshop Mystery series are nothing new to our longtime readers. We've been discussing these unique influences in interviews for 8 years now! Also see my interview with a real ghost whisperer via a link at the end of this post.)

        So what exactly are...




      This second series of ours (published under the name Alice Kimberly) stars a prim widow (and single mom of a young child). Penelope Thornton-McClure is the main character's name, and she goes into business with her elderly aunt Sadie, who runs a quaint mystery book shop in New England.    

       Buy the Book is a dusty mess when Pen moves back to her little home town of Quindicott to help her aunt run the shop. Pen initiates a top-down makeover and the noisy renovation rouses the spirit of a dead private investigator, a hard-boiled PI who drove up to New England from New York City to investigate a crime sixty years before. 

        Jack Shepard was shot to death on the premises and now his spirit is locked in the store. Penelope hears his voice and (for a time) believes she is going batty. She's not always sure that Jack is real. At times, she believes her imagination has conjured him from the pages of the mystery and hard-boiled crime novels that she sells.

       Whatever he is...real ghost or alter ego, Jack helps Penelope solve mysterious cases of murder that crop up in their little town of Quindicott, Rhode Island. As you read the series, you'll see that Marc and I devised a narrative device to allow Jack, the ghost, to leave the shop, which makes the series even more fun...

     Find out more about our series, which now has 5 books
in print with many more under contract, by visiting my
Haunted Bookshop page
on this Web site
(link below).


(if you dare... :))






To read a fun, otherworldy interview I did on this series, jump to The QwilleryIn the interview, I link to a Q&A I did with a real ghost whisperer, the woman who consulted with the producer of the popular CBS TV show of the same name.







"Spirited" thanks
for your kind interest,

~ Cleo



P.S. When will the next book be published? Good question. I'll be answering it in a future newsletter. To sign up, send an e-mail that says "sign me up" to CoffeehouseMystery@gmail.com    

Thanks again for reading my books.

August 25, 2012

Hello Cleo (Alice) from Margo

Perhaps you remember me from last year...I won that delicious coffee prize. Just wanted to drop in and say HI and wish The Village Blend was a real coffeehouse! Your characters are soooo real ! The best I can do is go to Peet's..a block away...and shmooz with the my friends, the baristas. "A Brew To Kill" sounds awesome..I plan to buy it with my next paycheck...and "Holiday Buzz" when it's available.

Hugs to you and hubby, 
Margo Atkinson Capitola CA


Cleo's reply:


Lovely to hear from you, Margo, and thank you so much for the kind words about our characters feeling so real to you. I'm sure it's because they feel very real to Marc and me. After nine years of writing this cast, we can't help but feel that the lives of our characters are continuing, even after we conclude their latest stories. For us, the Coffeehouse Mystery books are like a peek into their ongoing world, and we're so pleased to hear that you feel the same. 

Thx especially for giving us your reader support and puchasing A BREW TO A KILL (and HOLIDAY BUZZ, when it goes on sale in December). Really, we can't thank you enough for that! If you have the time, drop back to let us know what you think of A BREW TO A KILL--and "Mad Max" Buckman, a new character whom you'll meet in the early chapters. He was a lot of fun to write, and, as Clare tells the reader in BREW--Max becomes her biggest annoyance and her greatest ally.

Read with joy! 

~ Cleo


P.S.  Below are some of the recipes you'll be reading about in A BREW TO A KILL. The book includes a mini culinary odyssey through New York City and that foodie trip is reflected in the recipe section. So I hope that you (and all of my readers will...) cook and eat with joy, too!


To see some of the
fun recipes 
featured in... 

A Brew to A Kill,

Click Here!

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will appear that you can
print, save, or share.



August 23, 2012

A Brew to Kill

Another fabulous book in the Coffeehouse series. I want to go out to get a cup of coffee. I wait for the new adventures of Clare et al with baited breath. This one didn't disappoint! I wrote a review and posted on FB and B&N. I would go to NYC now to try to find a Village Blend!

Betsy (RN)

*nurses are coffee experts. It's what keeps us going!



Thank you!
Cleo's reply to come soon....



August 23, 2012

Love your books

Everytime I read one of the coffeehouse mysteries I feel like I can smell the brew and that I'm part of the coffee shop patrons.


Thank you! 
Cleo's reply to come soon...


August 20, 2012

You did it again!!

What a wonderful book. I sat here last night finishing it even though I said I was going to read slower. I couldn't. It kept calling my name until before I knew it, I was done. Loved it, but then I love all your books. :)


Thank you!
Cleo's reply to come soon....




August 17, 2012

Started Brew...

I started Brew to a Kill last night and it was like I'd never left. I could smell the coffee and hare Clare and Madame talking before Mateo got there. Then I could hear the determination in Clare's voice as she explained about the truck. So glad to be back in NYC and the coffeeshop. Thanks for a wonderful experience once again.


Thank you!
Cleo's reply to come soon....


August 16, 2012

A Brew To Kill

Finished your latest in one day. It amazes my husband when I do that. Enjoyed all your books so far. The recipes are fantastic. Have decided to try the oatmeal cookie muffins this week. They sounded yummy. Along with several others. Keep writing your great books. Looking forward to Holiday Buzz.


Thank you!
Cleo's reply to come soon....


August 15, 2012

Note to Cleo - Brew and Buzz

I just finished "A Brew to a Kill" and enjoyed it tremendously!!! Kind of bittersweet, because I'll have to wait until December to read "Holiday Buzz."

I always pre-order your books from Barnes & Noble, and when they arrive I'm excited to start reading, but want to savor every word, so I don't like to hurry, but I still read them in a week. Please never stop writing -- thanks so much for great mysteries! I have all your books and won't part with them!


Cleo's reply:

Oh, that's wonderful! I can't thank you enough for buying my latest (not to mention my back list, cheers!). And now you've taken the time and trouble to drop by my Coffee Talk board to tell me--which prompts a mwah! from me, a caffeinated kiss.

      If you liked A Brew to a Kill, I think you'll find Holiday Buzz a real treat. It picks up where Brew leaves off, giving you a very strong sense of Clare's life as she adjusts to the shocking news at the end of Brew.

      Holiday Buzz is also a holiday-themed mystery, and it was a real pleasure to set a second book in New York between Thanksgiving and Christmas. NYC is a tremendous city (you can tell how much I love her from my books), but she never shines as bright as during the holiday season, which always lends me inspiration. (And, of course, there will be cookie recipes, too. :))


Cheers to you, kind reader, thx again for dropping by my *virtual* coffeehouse for a cuppa cheer, and thx especially for reading my books. <3

~ Cleo


August 14, 2012

Note to Cleo

Will Bogus Bookseller ever be published? I sve enjoyed reading sll books in both series, but miss Pen and Jack.

Cleo's reply - 

Yes, indeed, but (as I'm sure you've noticed) I'm promoting the Coffeehouse Mystery series now with my latest published books, A Brew to a Kill (newest) and Murder by Mocha (last year's hardcover newly released in paperback). I hope you'll show you support and purchase them this month. (Wait, Jack has something to say..."Buy, 'em, baby, you won't be sorry.")

Haunted Bookshop Mystery  #5
The Ghost and the Haunted Mansion
Learn more about this 2nd
mystery series that Cleo writes
as Alice Kimberly by clicking here.


Finally, thanks sincerely for your enthusiam for the Haunted Bookshop series. If you subscribe to my newsletter, you'll get my updates on that series as we draw closer to a new publication.

For anyone interested in reading
my Haunted Bookshop series,
click here to learn more.



good wishes to you!

~ Cleo (Alice)


P.S. I did an interview recently about this series at The Qwillery. It includes a link to an interview I did with a ghost whisperer (a real one, who consulted on the long-running CBS TV Show of the same name). To read my interview click here.


August 13, 2012

Newsletter Question

great books and recipes tried to enter the contest and get the news letter no luck



Cleo's reply -

Thank you for the nice words on my books and recipes -- now let me help you out with solving this mystery and getting you signed up for my newsletter.

All you have to do is send an e-mail
that says "Sign me up"
(and send it to this e-mail address...)


(that's it.)

You will receive an auto-reply 
with the link to my newsletter inside. 

       NOTE 1: The reply may come in seconds, or it may take up to 30 minutes, depending on your own server and firewalls. And speaking of firewalls...check your spam folder. The auto-reply may be in there! Look for an e-mail that has the subject line: "Cleo Coyle says Thank You" -- this e-mail will be from Alice Alfonsi (my real name).

      NOTE 2: Check that you are spelling the e-mail address correctly when you send. If you aren't getting a reply, try copying and pasting the address right into your e-mail form. I did this as a test and it worked fine.

      I hope that helps you...



Thanks for dropping by 

and thanks especially for reading my books!

~ Cleo



August 12, 2012

NOTE TO CLEO - Muffins

Have you worked out the recipe for "Irish Whiskey muffins"? I finished "A Brew to a Kill". Excellent! I just sent your first two books to a friend. I know that she'll love them!!

Cleo's reply -

You've got me grinning on your query about Clare's Irish Coffee Muffins (double the whiskey!). For those who haven't yet read A Brew to a Kill, Clare jokes about making these muffins for her stewing NYPD detective boyfriend, Mike Quinn.

    Tell you what... When the weather gets a tad chillier (like a few degrees less than the surface of the sun :)), I'll get back to you on those. I think they'd be an especially fun bonus recipe for my St. Patrick's Day newsletter, so stay tuned.

    I'm joking about the heat because we're cooking in a non-air conditioned New York City kitchen right now, and it's pure heck. I can't wait for the fall and cool weather to come so I can get back to baking.

     Thx for the great question and thanks a million for turning your friend on to my series. Indeed, I hope she does love them, and joins you in hanging out with us coffee geeks here at the Village Blend.

Java joy to you,

~ Cleo 

P.S. Can't let you go without a parting gift!

    As far as muffins go, these are delicious. I featured them in Roast Mortem, a Coffeehouse Mystery that pays tribute to the FDNY and inlcudes firehouse recipe favorites. Click the link below to download a free, illustrated PDF of the recipe and...

Eat with joy!



Recipe PDF!

(Click link below...)


Cleo Coyle's 
Coffee Shop 
Doughnut Muffins


Tender and sweet, these
cinnamon-sugar dusted muffins
taste like old-fashioned
cake doughnuts, the kind you might 
order at a diner counter with a fresh,
hot cuppa joe...  




My amateur sleuth, Clare Cosi,
bakes these babies in
my Coffeehouse Mystery,

 Roast Mortem, 

now a national bestseller
in paperback... 

To download a free PDF
of my recipe, just...



Bake with joy! 
~ Cleo



To see more recipes 
featured in
Roast Mortem
click here.



To get more of my recipes,
jump to the Recipe Page
of this site by 
clicking here.



August 12, 2012

Holiday Buzz (question)

The pre-order option on amazon for "Holiday Buzz" is for a paperback. Is "A Brew to a Kill" your last hardcover book? I'll certainly continue to buy your Coffeehouse Mysteries either way, but I very much prefer them in hard cover.


Cleo's reply -

Next year, we have a new hardcover coming in the Coffeehouse series, no worries! Our regular series is indeed still in hardcover. So why is HOLIDAY BUZZ in original paperback form?

Let me explain...

I'm sure you've noticed that some publishers and authors are putting out "e-specials" (digital-only books) between the regular, physical books in their series. Well, Holiday Buzz is a "paperback special" -- a paperback original (and e-book) that is coming out between our hardcover releases. It's like an e-special, only it has a physical component in the form of a paperback so indie bookstores and readers without electronic devices won't miss out!

Frankly, our readers have been urging us to write faster. HOLIDAY BUZZ is for our fans who've been asking for a double shot in a single year. :)

Thank you for dropping by my message board with that question. If you had it, I'm sure others did, too--and thanks also for reading my books. That's about the best gift anyone can give an author--simply reading her work.

Warmest java wishes,

~ Cleo 


December 4th


Coffeehouse Mystery
#12 - Holiday Buzz


A holiday
paperback special!

And next year

Coffeehouse Mystery #13
will be published.

What is the title?

You'll learn it in
Holiday Buzz!

This brand new title in the
Coffeehouse Mystery series, will be
published in
hardcover next year.
Pub date to come.


Read with joy!

~ Cleo

August 12, 2012

Note to Cleo



Just finished Murder By Mocha, and am looking for the recipe for Brooklyn Blackout Cake mentioned in the book. Can't find it. I'm interested because I was born in Brooklyn, and never heard of Brooklyn Blackout Cake. Spent lots of time in the Village in the 60s, so excellent books bring back memories. Already started A Brew To a Kill.

Cleo's reply - Thanks very much for your question. I'll be posting that recipe on my main page very soon (possibly as early as next week). The writing deadlines have delayed my finalizing the recipe for this Web site, but that cake is my priority now that Murder by Mocha is on sale in paperback! Thank you for your patience, and I'm looking forward to you (and so many other readers) finally enjoying the recipe.

    Oh, and, yes! The Blackout Cake was indeed invented in Brooklyn. More history when I post... (hopefully next week)!

Cheers and thx again,

~ Cleo

Can Chocolate and Coffee
Heat up your Love Life?
For Clare Cosi, finding out
will be murder...

by Mocha!


The bestselling hardcover
is now on sale in paperback!





August 10, 2012

Note to Cleo

I just finished your latest coffeehouse mystery book A Brew to a Kill!! Boy, was it worth the wait!! Can't wait for the next one!!! Two thumbs up for A Brew to a Kill!!!


Cleo's reply -

I'll take those two thumbs-up and throw in a high-five hand-slap! W00t!

     Thank you kindly. I truly appreciate your enthusiasm, and I also thank you for taking the time and trouble to stop by this board and let me know.

Java you to you and...

Keep in touch!
~ Cleo




August 9, 2012

Stocking stuffers!

Hi Cleo,

So excited to savor the new book! I love to linger at the Village Blend with the gang and enjoy some "me" time. Usually not one to shop early I'm so happy to hear about "Holiday Buzz" :-) It will be the perfect stocking stuffer gift for my reading friends. I always read with Joy...and Clare, Mike, matt and my fave Esther!


Cleo's reply -

What a sweet note! Thank you--and I love Esther, too. Cheers for stopping by. I have to say, I'm very happy that you're happy about my upcoming holiday mystery. Pub date is December 4th, and I'll start the countdown at Halloween! Don't miss this one. It's a wild ride for Clare...and it picks up where A Brew to a Kill leaves off...

    Sending you my warmest java wishes 
and thx again for dropping by!

~ Cleo


For Clare Cosi,
the holidays are


Holiday Buzz

Coffeehouse Mystery
by Cleo Coyle

Book #12
On sale 
December 4

 Pre-Order via your 
local Bookseller or...



Buy at Amazon by clicking here

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August 8, 2012

Question :-)

Congratulations on your latest book. I have read all of the coffee house mysteries and anxiously awaited A Brew to A Kill. I ordered the Kindle version first thing yesterday...

I have a question... (deleted to prevent spoiler...)


Cleo's reply:

In answer to you question, yes. It's a surprise when that character enters the book, so I can't say more here, but he plays a vital role in this story (and the next book, too, Holiday Buzzcoming in December).

Also pay attention to Chapter 22 because you'll learn some key background on that character, which was never before revealed in the series. 

(My apologies for the deletions in your message. I just want to make sure no spoilers are revealed here.)

Thank you so much for dropping by my board, and thanks especially for buying the book! I truly appreciate it!

Warmest java wishes,

~ Cleo

Holiday Buzz

For Clare Cosi, 
the holidays...are murder!




August 6, 2012

so excited

I just found out about your books. I am so excited. My husband and I dream of going to NY one day and these books will just make it more real. I need a list of the books in order because I want to start with no. 1 and read them all.

Thanks, Judy

Cleo's Reply:

Hi, Judy, I'm so glad you found me. Thank you for your question. I'm happy to answer. Below are the Coffeehouse Mysteries in order.

Book  number one is On What Grounds. It introduces the characters and setting of Clare Cosi's landmark coffeehouse in New York's picturesque West Village. The title is in its 17th printing, and the first book in my series has been highly popular for going on 9 years now. It gives you a window into the internal world of single mom Clare Cosi, who has a real passion for coffee. But note: Book #2, Through the Grinder, has a more gripping plotline -- a serial killer is preying on Clare's female customers and the man she meets during a speed-dating session may just be the killer.

My advice: If you mainly read thrillers, romance, or urban fantasy, you might want to start with Book #2 - THROUGH THE GRINDER. On the other hand, if you're familiar with the cozy mystery subgenre, then On What Grounds should be an enjoyable read. Totally up to you and your subjective preferences as a reader.



P.S. I hope you and your husband do make it to the Big Apple. The city that never sleeps is an unforgettable trip -- don't miss Chinatown, Broadway, and the Statue of Liberty. I still get a thrill when I take a ride on the Staten Island ferry and float by Lady Liberty, still lifting her lamp in a harbor of hope and promise.



Here are
the Coffeehouse Mystery
titles in order...

#1 - On What Grounds

#2 - Through the Grinder

#3 - Latte Trouble

#4 - Murder Most Frothy  

#5 - Decaffeinated Corpse  

#6 - French Pressed 

#7 - Espresso Shot 

#8 - Holiday Grind 

#9 - Roast Mortem 

#10 - Murder by Mocha





And new in hardcover
E-book and Audiobook
from AudioGo 
(BBC Audiobooks America)...


#11 A Brew to a Kill

Now a Barnes & Noble
Must-Read book of the Month!



December 4th


#12 - Holiday Buzz

A holiday
paperback special!


And next year...

#13 - What is this title?

You'll learn it in
Holiday Buzz!

This brand new title in the
Coffeehouse Mystery series, will be
published in
hardcover next year.
Pub date to come.


Read with joy!

~ Cleo




August 6, 2012

note to Cleo

I am looking forward to reading "A Brew to Kill". Congratulates on the great reviews.











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November 15, 2017
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