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January 29, 2011

Hi everyone

 

I haven't posted in a long time but I wanted to give you the update. My daughter has had a real rough patch so while in the hospital with her I started reading the Haunted Bookshop mysteries. I had so much hospital 'down' time I was able to read through the entire series and I highly recommend it to those of you who haven't yet sampled it. I give it 5 stars and eagerly await the next installment as I do for the Coffee House series to continue.

     I got my best friend hooked on both of them and she laughs because she doesn't even like coffee! Well, I think that's kind of weird but that's her only 'flaw' so I'll live with it (more for me!). Thanks to Alice/Cleo for once again pulling me through a really hard time. Without the comfort and distraction of knowing I had your book tucked away in my bag, I would have lost my mind.

     My daughter (now 5) is stable for the time being, which we consider to be a true blessing. We were recently told that she will never walk and a walker is not an option for her because her right hand is useless (cerebral palsy) so we have to figure out alternatives for her. But on the bright side she is a strong spirit, a real fighter. At birth her initial prognosis was death but she is still here, beating the odds daily.

     We are so grateful and in awe of this little girl's ability to dig down deep and find more fight within herself that I would have thought possible. I look forward to the next installments of both series and hope I won't be reading them in hospitals! I hope 2011 is a great year for everyone on this site and wish you all good health, happiness and the wisdom to appreciate how precious they are. Thanks again, Alice. You don't know me but in times of trouble you are a true friend indeed.

Warm regards,
Karen in Pennsylvania

 
Cleo's reply:
 
Dear Karen, I am so happy to hear that your daughter is doing better. It is clear from your words that she possesses a bright, unconquerable spirit that cannot be extinguished by the harshest circumstances. We should all be blessed with an ability to dig deep inside ourselves and find our inner strength, but so few of us can manage it until forced by circumstance.
 
      Both you and your daughter have faced adversity and endured, and for that you should both be blessed. Thank you for the kinds words about my work. If my stories have lightened your load in even the smallest way, then that is reason enough for me to push on and write even more--and I thank you for that inspirational boost, even in the midst of your own challenges and struggles.
 
     God bless you and your daughter, Karen. She is a very special little angel and you are clearly a remarkable woman and mom. I know anyone who reads your note will be inspired! Please come back and share with us again anytime--be it highs, lows, or simple frustrations. Asking for prayers and good thoughts can never hurt, and I hope anyone reading this will send some positive energy and love your daughter's way (and your way, too). My husband and I certainly will!
 
 
 
Love,
Cleo (Alice)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

January 28, 2011

Mini Italian Style coffee cakes

I am looking for that hidden cake recipe that you mention in the book Roast Mortem. Please ,any assistance is welcomed,thank you sincerely Lucie Tantillo

Cleo's reply: Hi Lucie - Welcome to my web site! Have you tried any of the recipes in the book yet? Which ones? How did you like the story? Are you a new reader? Have you read other books in the series? Which ones? I'd love to know. The bonus recipe you asked about is not posted here yet. I'll be posting it in the coming weeks. Be sure to check back. Cheers! ~ Cleo


January 27, 2011

Doughnut Muffins

Where can find the recipe for the doughnut muffins? Thanks. Carlene Sidel...

 

Cleo's reply:

You mean THESE doughnut muffins? LOL! Clare Cosi (my amateur sleuth) bakes up a fresh, warm batch of these babies the morning after a suspicious coffeehouse fire, one she decides to investigate in Roast Mortem, where you will find the recipe.

 

Click here for a peek at
the other recipes in Roast Mortem,
including Clare's Doughnut Muffins.

 

 

To find our more about
Roast Mortem's story,
inspired by the real heroes
of New York City's
Fire Department,
click here.

 

 

 


January 26, 2011

Note to Cleo

Just finished reading Holiday Grind and Roast Mortem. Fabulous as always. Can't wait until your next book comes out. While waiting for your next book I will be trying out some of your recipes. Thanks and write fast - !!! 

 

Cleo's reply: 

Thank YOU for your very kind note. I'll be posting more about my new book, MURDER BY MOCHA, very soon. Stay tuned. Cheers and thanks again.

 

 

 


January 24, 2011

movies

Has anyone ever suggested making coffeehouse mysteries into movies? I think they would make wonderful Lifetime movies

 

Cleo's reply:

Thank you kindly for the cinematic thought. Movies or a TV series would be nice.

In the meantime, read with joy!

Cheers,

~ Cleo


January 23, 2011

new mystery

And please tell me this new mystery is another Coffeehouse? My sister and I wait on these over all the many series we read. love your work!...

 

Cleo's reply: 

Aw, that is so incredibly kind. I thank you -- and your Sis!

I'll be posting more about my new Coffeehouse entry, MURDER BY MOCHA, very soon. Stay tuned.

Wishing you both java joy,

~ Cleo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


January 17, 2011

Matteos Italian-Style Fried shrimp

I have been waiting and waiting and may have just missed it, but when are you going to post Matteos recipe for the Italian-Style Fried Shrimp. I forget which book it came from, but I LOVE your Village Blend series.
 

Cleo's reply:

Hey there, thank you for the very kind words about my Coffeehouse Mystery series. That recipe was mentioned in Holiday Grind, click here to learn more about the book.

I will share that recipe as a bonus for my readers very soon. Keep checking back. In the meantime, please enjoy the many other recipes posted here for free for my readers to enjoy. Cheers!

 

 

 

 


January 15, 2011

Haunted Bookshop Mystery

Is the Ghost and the Bogus Bookseller coming out 2011 or in 2012...Don't know which date to write on my calendar so I don't miss it!!

 

Cleo's reply: The new Haunted Bookshop mystery is coming out exactly one year from now - January 2012. If you'd like a reminder from me, then be sure to sign up for my newsletter at VillageBlend @ AOL.com

   Simply send an e-mail to that address that says SIGN ME UP! If you've already signed up, never fear. This coming year, I'll have the newsletters sent out on a more regular basis, and I'll be sure to let you know when Jack and Pen are on their next case.

     In the meantime, should anyone wish to learn more about my second mystery series, written under the name Alice Kimberly, simply hop over to my Haunted Bookshop Page by clicking here, where you can learn about the series and meet the ghost  of private eye Jack Shepard. You can also meet Penelope Thornton-McClure who co-owns the bookshop that Jack haunts. Together they've solved 5 novels worth of mysteries, starting with THE GHOST AND MRS. MCCLURE. Their latest is THE GHOST AND THE HAUNTED MANSION. To learn more about that title, click here or on the cover.

Cheers and happy haunting!
~ Cleo

 


January 15, 2011

Dutch Baby

 

I tried this recipe using Cleo (Alice's) recommendation re. cheese and bacon. My grandsons were delighted with it. Thank you. They want me to try the Doughnut Muffins now. :)

Miss Joan

 

Cleo's reply:

Thank you, Miss Joan. That's wonderful to hear! I'm so glad you stopped back to let me know -- and it's especially gratifying to know that your adorable grandsons enjoyed it, too. (The doughnut muffins are very good, by the way, and I hope they enjoy them just as much. Stop back anytime to let me know.)

May you cook (and read) with joy!

~ Cleo

 

      To get the recipe discussed above,
CLICK HERE
and WAIT

       

A PDF document will appear
with the illustrated recipe.

  

For anyone who's curious: Clare Cosi (my amateur sleuth) whips up a Dutch Baby pancake for breakfast the morning after a suspicious coffeehouse fire, one she decides to investigate.

To find our more about Roast Mortem's story, inspired by the real heroes of New York City's Fire Department, click here and...

 

Read with joy!
~ Cleo
Queens, NYC

 

                                                                             ROAST MORTEM
A Coffeehouse Mystery 
Now a National Hardcover
Mystery Bestseller

 

Click here for a peek at
the other recipes in Roast Mortem,
including Clare's Doughnut Muffins.


January 12, 2011

Hi (again) Cleo

Sorry I ranted off. Not your fault. SORRY. Take Care. Anonymous 2

Cleo's reply: No problem! No need to apologize, either. I'm happy I could help with some links, and I'm grateful that you WANT to read me! Lol! Cheers and have a great day. Hugs, ~ Cleo

 


January 10, 2011

HI Cleo

Have waited and waited ..have not read Roast Mortem..WHY!!! have Macular Degen. can only read large print..not available for R/M.WHY WHY WHY.I have read all of your other books.[coffee & books]. Take Care. Anonymous 2.

 

For the general public (so you're not confused by this dicussion): To the right is the cover art for the standard print, hardcover edition of Roast Mortem: A Coffeehouse Mystery. Click the cover to the right to learn more about this standard edition. To see the LARGE PRINT cover art and links to buy the Large Print edition, please read Cleo's reply and scroll down...

 

Cleo's reply:

Greetings, Anonymous 2. No worries. Just click one of the links below and you're in business. The Large Print of ROAST MORTEM is now in print and on sale. Huzzah! Looks like they're selling fast, too.

You can also check with your local library. If they don't have a large print edition, politely ask them to consider ordering it. Every one of the Coffeehouse Mysteries has been a national bestseller and you can certainly let them know if they're not aware of it. 

Cheers and happy reading
in LARGE PRINT, LOL!

~ Cleo

 
To buy Roast Mortem in Large Print at Amazon,
click here or on the blue "Roast Mortem" title
in the window below... 

 

 

To buy at
Barnes and Noble, 

CLICK HERE

 Above is the cover art for the Large Print
edition of ROAST MOTEM.
Smokin' hot, eh?

~ Cleo


 


January 9, 2011

Tried two recipes from Roast Mortem

My family absolutely loved the firehouse mac n cheese and mocha brownies. I really enjoyed your latest Roast Mortem!

 

Both of these recipes are included in the Recipes and Tips section of Cleo's latest culinary mystery Roast Mortem: A Coffeehouse Mystery. Click the cover to learn more about this book...

 

Cleo's reply:

THANK YOU!! Those are also two of my favorite recipes. The Mac 'n' Cheese is to die for and the brownies absolutely melt in my mouth! I'm thrilled to hear that your family enjoyed them, as well. May you continue to eat (and read) with joy!

 

 

 To learn more about some
of the recipes featured in
ROAST MORTEM,
CLICK HERE.

 


January 9, 2011

New readers

We have friends on FaceBook who I just have to recommend the best Mystery series to read. Both of yours, of course. I understand you don't get to reply to many personal requests--you spend your time writing. Personally, I don't know how you do as much as you do (time wise). But whatever you do, don't take too much time with other things; you obviously can't write as fast as we can read, but you come closer than other series we read. By the way, the 3 of us agree, the Best book is "the next one". Can't get rid of these fans even if you can't reply personally. The 3Lanes

 

Cleo's reply: Thank you so much for understanding! Authors are pulled in all directions these days. The world is changing fast and publishing is, too. I'm so glad I have this website message board (and my facebook page) to keep in touch with amazingly kind readers like you guys! Thanks again lovely Lanes and please do Keep in Touch!!

~ Cleo


January 8, 2011

Cake Pan Dutch Baby

I'm eager to try this and would like to know if anyone has made it with the cheese and bacon. Does the bacon have to be all cooked and crumbled or partially cooked? At any rate, I love the recipes in the back of the book (least I not forget to mention that I thoroughly enjoy the Coffeehouse Mysteries themselves!) :)

 

Cleo's reply:

Hey, there. I'm so glad to hear that you are enjoying my books and recipes. Thank you kindly. :)

 

     Okay, if you're doing a cheese and bacon Dutch Baby Pancake, be sure to cook the bacon completely and crumble it. The Dutch Baby needs to rise in a very hot oven. This giant pancake is basically a very big popover. So the batter needs to remain light. You don't want to weigh it down with cheese and bacon. Instead, make the Dutch Baby, as usual. (I would leave out the nutmeg. Maybe add a pinch of ground pepper with the salt - or whatever tastes good to you.) Bake the pancake in the oven. After it rises, pull the pan out. Now sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Choose something that will melt easily, like a mild cheddar, jack, colby, gruyère , a young provolone, or mozzarella. Finally, sprinkle on your cooked and crumbled bacon. Place the giant pancake back in the oven for a minute or so to melt the cheese then remove quickly, serve immediately, and...

Eat with joy!
~ Cleo

 

 To get the recipe discussed above,
CLICK HERE
and WAIT

 

A PDF document will appear
with the illustrated recipe.

 

 

For anyone who's curious: Clare Cosi (my amateur sleuth) whips up a Dutch Baby pancake for breakfast the morning after a suspicious coffeehouse fire, one she decides to investigate.

To find our more about Roast Mortem's story, inspired by the real heroes of New York City's Fire Department, click here and...

 

Read with joy!
~ Cleo
Queens, NYC

 

                                                                             ROAST MORTEM
A Coffeehouse Mystery 
Now a National Hardcover
Mystery Bestseller

 

Click here for a peek at
the other recipes in Roast Mortem.
 

              

 

 Click the photo to learn more about this recipe.

 

 

 


January 7, 2011

YUM!

Just finished reading"Holiday Grind". Loved having the recipes and all the ifo on coffee and drinks. Wish I'd known about Joe's when I was in NYC.
January 6, 2011

Reading "Holiday Grind" and LOVING it!

I just have to say, this book is great. Well written and entertaining! I'm thoroughly enthralled and can't wait to read more coffee house mysteries. GREAT idea for a book series.
January 6, 2011

love the autumn potato recipe!

It is my new favorite dish! Thank you for making vegetables edible ...
January 4, 2011

I just got the whole series!

I had checked out Holiday Grind from my local library about a year ago and fell in love with it! I told my sister-in-law how much I loved the book (and recipes), and for Christmas this year she managed to track down all the books in the series on Amazon.com for me!!! I have already read Espresso Shot and Roast Mortem, and I can't wait to continue on and read the rest of the books! I am an avid book reader, and coffee lover, so your books are a complete delight for me. Thank you for all that you do in keeping your readers entertained (wonderful stories and delicious recipes)! -Jennifer from Arizona :)
January 2, 2011

Thank you Cleo.

Besides your wonderful books to read,I will now spend my remaining years cooking and baking.Love the recipies for the muffins and baby pancake.Johanna.
January 2, 2011

HI CLEO

JUST A THOUGHT FOR THE NEW YEAR, WHY DONT YOU WRITE A RECIPE BOOK?? NOT NOW.. NEXT WEEK WILL DO!!!!! TAKE CARE ANONYMOUS 2
January 1, 2011

Happy New Year Cleo.

Love your books and recipes. Just finished Roast Mortem. Would like the recipe for Baby Dutch Pancake and Pistachio muffins.

~ Johanna in Ca,
80 years young.

 

Cleo's reply:

Dear Johanna,

Thank you, young lady, for letting me be a part of your reading life. I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed Roast Mortem and happy to share the bonus recipes you requested.

 

The classic version of the Dutch Baby Pancake
uses a cast iron skillet. Most people I know
don't own such a thing so I decided to adapt
the recipe to a cake pan, which almost every cook
has in his or her kitchen. Here you go!

~ Cleo

 

Cleo Coyle's
Cake Pan Dutch Baby

To get the recipe
CLICK HERE and WAIT


A PDF document will appear
with the illustrated recipe.

Johanna, if you have any problems
with these directions, simply e-mail me
at VillageBlend@aol.com and
I'll mail it to you. ~ Cleo

 

Cleo Coyle's
Pistachio Muffins

 To get the recipe
CLICK HERE and WAIT


A PDF document will appear
with the illustrated recipe.

 

I don't use pistachio extract in this recipe. I use real pistachios to give my muffins a beautiful, natural, nutty flavor. To give the muffins moistness and nutrition, I use an Italian cook's secret (ricotta cheese).

 

Happy New Year, Johanna

Eat with joy! 

~ Cleo

 

 
To see more of my recipes,
visit the Recipes Page
on my website by 
clicking here...

~ Cleo

 

 


January 1, 2011

The new year

Here's wishing all you and yours a safe prosperous and healthy new year and lots more Coffeehouse Mysteries to read
January 1, 2011

note to cleeo

hi everyone if you are awake yet. all the best to you all with a HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR. TAKE CARE. ANONYMOUS 2
December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone! And to my friend on the East coast, hang in there! It was 56 degrees here in Indiana today and almost all out snow is gone. The warmth should be out there in a couple of days!~~Nurse JudyMac
December 27, 2010

The Night after Christmas

Nurse JudyMac, Cute. I particularly liked the end. Catherine Lane
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