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August 4, 2012

perfect me time - Murder by Mocha

The perfect "me" time? A coffeehouse mystery, a little somethimg sweet or savory, and a great cuppa's Joe. Currently I am reading "Murderer by Mocha""












July 31, 2012

i love your books

im only eleven and im a super fan of your books. i just bought latte trouble yesterday and its great! thanks


Latte Trouble
Coffeehouse Mystery #3


Cleo's reply - Wow, thank you! I am delighted to hear from you, especially because you're eleven! When I was around your age, I first discovered some of my favorite authors, which is why it makes me very proud and happy that you found my books. I hope you'll continue to enjoy the series. My new book is coming out next week. My best to you and keep in touch! 


Wishing you java joy, 

~ Cleo



July 30, 2012

Coffee marinated steak

I want to try this recipe and I can't remember what book it s in. Can you tell me. I didn't see it on the recipes on the website either. I appreciate the help. Looking forward to the new book. I have to say I disagree with Bobbie Q. I prefer them as books, TV or movies often change the "picture" in my head too much. More books are good though.

Cleo's reply to come shortly - for Cleo's coffee-marinated steak recipe, click here!



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

And don't forget to scroll down
the Home Page of this site
to see some of Cleo's
newest posted recipes.


July 22, 2012

made for tv movies

I just love these books. I wish they could be turned into tv movies. Like McBride, Jesse Stone, etc. Hallmark movie channel/Larry Levison. Just a thought.

Bobbie Q.

July 21, 2012

Note to Cleo

'Love your books, and just bought my first French Press, coffee grinder, and Guatamalan whole beans. How many beans per cup do I grind?


Cleo's reply:

Wonderful and thank you for dropping by to let me know. To make coffee in a French press (aka La Cafetièreuse 2 tablespoons of coarsely ground coffee for every 6 to 8 ounces of water.

      If you like your coffee stronger, use the 2 T per 6 ounce ratio. If you like it more mellow, then use the 2 T per 8 ounce ratio. As you change up coffees (darker vs lighter roasts, etc), you may want to play with those ratios to get the best tasting cup. Experiment with what you like and...


Watch this video for tips!


How to Make Coffee
in a French Press



Note - When the barista in the video says this is one
of the most "difficult and arduous" ways to make coffee,
he is, of course, joking. This is one of the simplest
ways to make coffee. :) He makes another java joke
in the video, too. Have fun, and...

Drink with joy!

~ Cleo


P.S. If you haven't yet read French Pressed,
a book in which a coffee press becomes
an important prop in Clare Cosi's sleuthing,
then click here or here and read with joy, too!


July 18, 2012

Note to Cleo

I stumbled on to one of your books about 2 years ago. After reading the first one I ran out and bought all the others that I could find. Now, one book a year isn't enough! I just love these books and have told lots of people that they should read them. Thank you so much for these!

Jan Fritsch


Cleo's reply -

I always say that reading an author's books is about the best gift that you can give to her, but you've topped that that by telling others to read them, too! Thank you so much, Jan, I truly appreciate your support. AND...

    (On your comment about wanting more than 1 book a year...) I am pleased to report that you're going to have two new Coffeehouse Mysteries to read this year.

     More on that soon. In the meantime, I hope you'll drop back because I have a fun, online release party planned for A BREW TO A KILL the week of August 7th, when the book goes on sale. Stay tuned, thanks again, and I certainly hope you'll continue to read with joy!

~ Cleo


July 16, 2012

Large Print

I love, love, love your books and recipes. Could you please publish some large print books, that would be great. My daughter who is a 1st Sgt in the Army, a PAO, sent me my first books of yours and so enjoy all of your books. Thank you so much, Gloria Bridgwater, Oklahoma City, OK

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



July 5, 2012

Ready for more

I found your first Coffehouse book a moth two weeks ago and have read them all. Looking forwardmto number 11. I read them in order and I think that was the best way. I like the website as well. Soon I will have time to try some of the recipes, and if my hopes realize I will have a coffeehouse in the near future as well. Not quite the blend, but some similar concepts ( I think that is what drew me to the books). Best wishes to you and yours, thanks for the good reads. Julie

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

July 3, 2012

Love your books!

Just wanted you to know that I picked up your book, Espresso Shot, a few years ago and was hooked. Now I'm reading them all, ready to read #6 - French Pressed. So happy to see there are more of your series to read. Please keep them coming. Also, can't wait to try some of your recipes. Thanks, Rosemary

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

June 27, 2012

I just ore-ordered A Brew to Kill on my nook color

I just pre-ordered A Brew to Kill on my nook!! It is going to be fun reading it as soon as it gets downloaded to my nook!! Yeah!

Cleo's reply - Wonderful, thank you for the comment, and I  hope you enjoy the read!



June 27, 2012

Thank you

I just love your books and can't wait to read them all! Sharon

Cleo's reply - Thank you, Sharon!

June 14, 2012

Note to Cleo

Can't wait for your new book coming out on my birthday. Will I be able to get it on my Kindle? Thanks! Lisa from Katy TX

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



June 4, 2012


With not a lot to do I browsed through my recipe file and found one that I had never tried.I did.with just a dash of mint sauce.what a meal.with apple pie strawberries and ice cream to follow. take good care of her Marc she has the makings of a good cook.from her Mum and Aunt I expect.The recipe?? CLEO COYLE'S COFFEE-MARINATED STEAK.FAB... Take Care.V.R.

Cleo's reply to come soon. Thank you V.R.



May 31, 2012

First time reader

I am just reading my first coffee house mystery it is Murder by Mocha. Do I have to read them in order? I am really enjoying this book thanks.


Cleo's reply -

I'm so glad to hear that you're enoying Murder by Mocha. Thank you for letting me know!


In answer to your quesiton: You don't need to read my books in order. Every book introduces the characters with enough background for a new reader to understand the relationships right away. However, the books do have an order to them, and if you ever want to see the "origin" of these relationships and find out how the characters and their relationships progressed from the early books to the later books, then simply start with Book #1: On What Grounds and go from there.


Here are the Coffeehouse Mystery books 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 releasing in
hardcover and e-book
on August 7th

The Audiobook is
coming soon, too!


#11 - A Brew to a Kill



#12 - Holiday Buzz
(a holiday
paperback special, this fall)

#13 - A brand new title in the
Coffeehouse Mystery series, to be
published in
hardcover, August 2013!


Read with joy!

~ Cleo




May 26, 2012

Pen or Clare? Too hard to chose!!!

I have read all your coffee house mystery books and couldn't get enough. I moved on to the haunted bookshop series and loved those as well. I recommend your books to everyone. I can't wait for the newest editions from both series. Elena

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

May 21, 2012

August Can't come Fast enough!

Hermi (my white cat) and I are waiting for August so we can curl up with our coffee (I say ours because her head is always in my cup and I have to unplug my pot cause she figured out how to turn it on) to read A Brew to a Kill! Having withdrawal symptoms big time. I would definitely Kill for a Brew now!


Thank you! 
Cleo's reply to come soon. 

May 21, 2012

Love..love your books..

I have ready all of your coffee house mysteries..since we are awaiting A Brew to Kill..I went to Amazon..and now reading two of your other books..Eternal Love and Eternal Vows...love all of your stories.


Thank you!
Cleo's reply to come soon. 

May 21, 2012

Memorial Day

Hello there everybody!! The official start of summer is here! What does everybody have planned for the holiday? I am going to relax and catch up on my knitting and reading...finally :) Have a safe and wonderful holiday!!!

Cyndy from New York


Thank you, Cyndy!

May 13, 2012

Note to Cleo

You've just made this coming summer that much more enjoyable knowing that another book is on the way. Thanks! and Happy Mother's day


Cleo's reply - Thank you so much! Belated Happy Mother's day to you, too. I hope you enjoyed it!

May 11, 2012

Note to Cleo

I'm waiting for A Brew to Kill to become available for pre-order on my nook ereader. Do you have any idea when that might be? Just curious.

Cleo's reply - Hang in there. The button will appear before the publication date. Cheers and thanks for reading!

May 3, 2012

just borrowing

hi. it's been awhile since that last time that i've written anything on here. i live in Ohio and it hasn't really been spring yet...until yesterday when it was 80 degrees. FINALLY!!! the spring and warmth i've been waiting for. today, i think it was supposed to be 88, and i think it was. now, i know that you need Jack for work, but i need to borrow Jack for a little bit and then i'll return him safe and sound (and alive-so to speak) ASAP.-Rosa


Cleo's reply - Thank you, Rosa!

April 30, 2012


Absolutely love your books! So when is the cookbook coming out with all the recipes together? :)

in Bozeman, MT.


Cleo's Reply:


Glennda - Lol on the cookbook, so many readers have asked that question, and I thank you for the support. Perhaps one day, I will create a little novelty cookbook. For now, however, my plate is full with writing the fiction that inspires the recipes. :)

Blessings to you, Glennda. Thank you for asking and thank you especially for reading my books. That is the best gift you can give to any author, and I appreciate it!

~ Cleo 

Coffeehouse Mystery #11 
Coming this August


April 23, 2012


Could not find this recipe on your website. Read Murder by Mocha, loved it, but still missing this recipe

Cleo's reply -

That recipe is coming very soon, thanks for asking. (My newsletter will tell you when it goes live, so if you subscribe, don't worry, you won't miss it.) In the meantime, I hope you will enjoy the other recipes on this site.

    Thanks very much for your patience and thank you especially for reading my books!


Wishing you java joy,

~ Cleo



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April 22, 2012

Love your books

I can't wait til the next book comes out! I hope there are many more Coffeehouse Mystery books in the future! They are my first and favorite cozy mystery books.


Cleo's reply:

Aw, thanks for the very kind comment. I'm happy to say that the next CM title will be published this August. The title is a A BREW TO A KILL. I'm also happy to inform you that there are many more Coffeehouse Mystery books on the way. As I've said for years on this board -- as long as you keep reading, I'll keep writing. :)


Wishing you java joy,

~ Cleo



April 22, 2012


LOVE the official book trailer. This is the best author site around, and it just keeps getting better. Thanks for your work here and in the books.

Cherie Martin

To see the
Coffeehouse Mystery
book trailer, click here.   


Cleo's reply:

Thank you, Cherie, you're very kind to say that, and I truly appreciate it!

~ Cleo



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