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December 19, 2009

On the ninth day of Christmas...




On the ninth day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me
9 mocha muffins, 8 Irish coffees,
7 caramel lattes, 6 macchiatos,
5 cups of joe!
4 cappuccinos, 3 french presses,
2 doppios, and a new
Coffeehouse mystery!

~Nurse JudyMac
(the midnight punster)


 The above photo of Cleo Coyle's Cappuccini Muffins is courtesy of and copyright (c) to Brandi Evans of Branappetit blog. Click here to visit her post on making Cleo's muffins...





December 17, 2009

On the eighth day of Christmas...




On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me
8 Irish coffees,
7 caramel lattes,
6 macchiatos,
5 cups of joe!
4 cappuccinos,
3 french presses,
2 doppios,
and a new
Coffeehouse mystery!

~Nurse JudyMac
(no, really, officer, I was only
speeding 'cause I REALLY need
to find a bathroom!)



December 17, 2009

My holiday treat!

I have been saving the reading of Holiday Grind as my very special holiday myself.

My plan is to settle in this weekend...with coffee of course....and enjoy the book.

Happy holidays to all!

~ Mary T
Appleton WI


Cleo's reply:


Thank you for dropping by, Mary! And thanks again to you and your daughter for recommending Gimme! Coffee, my fall coffee pick. I hope you enjoy my latest Coffeehouse Mystery.

Wishing you and your family
a Very Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year!

~ Cleo

December 15, 2009

On the seventh day of Christmas...



On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me 7 caramel lattes, 6 macchiatos, 5 cups of joe! 4 cappuccinos, 3 french presses, 2 doppios, and a new Coffeehouse mystery!

~ Nurse JudyMac
(the overly caffeinated
midnight punster)

December 15, 2009


I was hoping you would have the recipe for making struffoli—I lost my mother's and no other recipe tastes like hers.


Cleo's reply:

I am looking forward to posting the Struffoli recipe! Check back again in the coming weeks or subscribe to my free e-newsletter so I can let you know when it goes live on this site.
     The writing life being what it is, I don't think I'll be able to get that recipe posted before Christmas.
     (I'm under a tight writing deadline at the moment and I have other bonus recipes ready to go first.) I explained on my "Get Cleo's Recipes" page (click the coffee cup in the left column to go to that page), I will be posting all of my promised bonus recipes over time right here. My seasonal e-newsletter is your best bet for not missing the chance to get them when they go up. 
I don't keep recipes posted indefinitely. New ones go up and then old ones go down as I need the  space on my site.
     I absolutely know what you mean about a mother's recipe. I can only hope what I finally post will comes close. If not, you should definitely drop back and let me know what you would do to change or improve it!

Cheers, Happy Holidays, and thank you so much for dropping by and posting your question...

~ Cleo

December 14, 2009

On the sixth day of Christmas...

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me 6 macchiatos, 5 cups of joe! 4 cappuccinos, 3 French presses, 2 doppios, and a new Coffeehouse mystery!

~Nurse JudyMac,
the midnight punster
(I'm getting a caffeine buzz
from typing this!)


December 13, 2009

On the fifth day of Christmas...

On the fifth day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me 5 cups
of joe! 4 cappuccinos,
3 french presses, 2 doppios,
and a new Coffeehouse mystery!

~Nurse Judymac
(aka the midnight punster)

December 12, 2009

No Problem...

Hey! Lol, just responding back to you again : ) It is absolutely NO problem reading your books (I now know)! I am really enjoying it. Everyone keeps asking me, "What's this?" and I go off on a huge tangent about it! It's pretty suspensful. Definitely not sure what's gonna happen next (with Matteo!?)... Thanks for writing so creatively! I'm hoping my friends might get the hint of what to get me for Xmas this year ; D

Talk to you later,
~ Hannah

Cleo's reply: Thank you, Hannah.
LOL! and...

This is my version of :)   ------ >

~ Cleo


December 12, 2009

A Bit of Heaven ~ Chocolate & Orange

Looks like I can now make my favorite candy too. Will dip the orange peels in some dark chocolate and then I'll be in heaven.

All of your yummy pictures make me want to cozy down with some coffee, an afghan and the lastest, Holiday Grind, of course. Also looking forward to more about Pen and Jack too. Wishing all of you and your characters a most Merry Christmas and the best new year ever!

COL Sandy
(chocolate orange lady)

Cleo's reply:

Thanks again, Sandy!

Merry Christmas to you
and a Java New Year!!

December 11, 2009

I'm back!

Hey, Cleo!

I left a message for you last month...

{Click here to see Hannah's original message}

...I was asking if you thought the books were good for high schoolers. Well, I started On What Grounds 2 days ago and am almost halfway through it!

I LOVE it!! Love the coffee tips too, by the way. I have been passing them onto my mom. I have (now) added them to my Xmas list and bragged about them to my friends!


Cleo's reply:

Hi, Hannah! Just other day, I was wondering whether you decided to give my books a try. I am so happy to learn that you did. BTW: That is the absolute best holiday gift that you can give to an author: read her book! LOL!

Thank you for dropping by to let me know. I'm delighted to hear that you are enjoying my first Coffeehouse Mystery (so far, anyway)! :-)

Keep in touch and... Happy Holidays to you, your mom, and all of your friends and family...


December 10, 2009

On the fourth day of Christmas...


On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
4 cappuccinos, 3 French presses,
2 doppios, and
a new Coffeehouse mystery!

~ Nurse JudyMac


December 10, 2009

Gingersnap Latte!


Hi Cleo,

Blizzard warning here in Michigan today, so a perfect time to try one of your Fa-la-la-la latte recipes. I made the Gingersnap Latte with your homemade gingersnap syrup--perfect! It's not too sweet, with just the right amount of spice. I'm not usually a fan of sweetened lattes, but this one is delicious.

~ Judy

Cleo's reply:

Judy! I am THRILLED to hear that you liked my Gingernap Latte recipe...(for anyone who wants to try it, you can find it in the recipe section of Holiday Grind, my latest Coffeehouse Mystery).

I so enjoy baking gingersnap cookies at this time of year and a "Gingersnap Latte" just made sense to me. Developing the syrup was a lot of fun. Thank you for letting me know you tried it and enjoyed it.

Stay warm, now and Happy Holidays to you and your family!



December 9, 2009

Even the Cats liked it!

Hi Cleo,

My sister sent me a picture via my cellphone so I Can't post it for you unfortunatly, my cell won't do that for me. While she was reading the copy of Holiday Grind I lent her from the library, she left it on her bed to go do something, When she came back her cat (Nike) was cuddling with it, his head in the pages lol. and her other cat (Meowf) was cuddling with Nike.

:-) Chelle


December 9, 2009

On the third day of Christmas...


On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me 3 French presses, 2 doppios, and a new Coffeehouse Mystery!


~ Nurse JudyMac

December 8, 2009

Happy Holidaze


I enjoyed Holiday Grind. Thanks for a great read. Have a great holiday and enjoy your feast of seven fishes.

In our house, we do the "feast of seven porks" since I dropped a pan of stuffed calamari between my apron and bare skin a few years back. My friends enjoy all the salami, capicola, speck, coppa, proscuitto, sopressata di Calabria, and mortadella with buffala de mozzarella and other traditional cheeses, breads and salads while vegan me eats the veggies.

Hoping that the new year brings you more success and me more of Jack and Pen. (please)

 Cleo's reply: LOL! Love the fishy tale. Thank you for sharing. And as to the next Haunted Bookshop mystery...

Never fear,
Jack is near
and will appear
in the New Year!





December 8, 2009

Can't Wait for Christmas


Hi Cleo, I asked "Santa" (my hubby) for Holiday Grind for Christmas. Glanced through a copy at the book store. Can't wait to settle down with your latest story and a cup of Southern Comfort coffee as well as absorb all of your coffee goodies in the back.

Your loyal Chocolate Orange lady,
~ Sandy

P.S. Your cappuccino and biscotti looks wonderful. ~ COL (chocolate orange lady)


Cleo's reply: Shout-out to my Chocolate-Orange Girl! I am honored and flattered to be one of your asked-for Christmas gifts! Thank you! And I hope you enjoy my latest.

Happy Holidays to you and your family,
~ Cleo

P.S. I actually thought of you and smiled as I worked on the final recipe in this book. When you get the book, just turn to the last recipe and you'll see what mean! LOL!







December 7, 2009

On the second day of Christmas...


On the second day of
Christmas, my true love
gave to me 2 doppios
and a new
Coffeehouse Mystery!


~ Nurse JudyMac
aka the Midnight Punster


December 7, 2009






The above gorgeous photo of my Cappuccino Muffin with Sweet Frothy Top is courtesy of and copyright (c) 2009 by Brandi Evans of
who also baked my muffins and posted the following message to my board...
~Cleo Coyle



I have a food/healthy living blog and I made your Cappuccino Muffins today out of one of your Coffeehouse Mystery books. They turned out wonderful! ...





Cleo's reply:

Thanks, Brandi! I am so glad that you liked the recipe. For anyone interested in making my Cappuccino Muffins with Sweet Frothy Tops, Brandi used the recipe out of my 5th Coffeehouse Mystery: Decaffeinated Corpse.

BTW: Clare served these muffins to a character just before interrogating him. (Yeah, I'd say these muffins are just about good enough to make anyone talk. :-)

To read Brandi's post about making my Cappuccino Muffins, including some amazing step-by-step photos, CLICK HERE, and you will jump to her recent "mysterious muffins" post at her delightful "Branapetit" blog.


Java joy you, Brandi!
Thank you again not only for
making my muffings but also
for blogging about them! Woot!


December 6, 2009

On the first day of Christmas...


On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me a new CoffeeHouse Mystery!


Cleo's reply:  (emoticon smile)


December 4, 2009

Merry Christmas, and a happy new book to me! :-)


Hi Cleo,

I just got Holiday Grind from the library and as soon as I finish typing here, I'll be hunkering down under a blanket by the light of my little christmas tree and the flickering of my fireplace DVD to read it.

     Going to visit my sis at work tomorrow to give it to her to read when I'm done, will get two reads for the length of one check out period at the library :-) all that's needed is some snowflakes to complete the mood in here. We're having those cold, nippy, bright blue winter days that start with Jack Frosts art everywhere in the mornings right now. My Presents are Wrapped, My decorations are up, stocking is hung and my cards are all mailed too! Aren't I disgustingly efficient this year?

Merry Early Christmas
~ Chelle


Cleo's reply:  Chelle! My favorite Canadian reader! Thank you for the lovely post. (I added some snow f/x for you!) I hope you enjoy Holiday Grind and...

Happy (early) Christmas
to you, your sister, and family! Stay warm now,



December 2, 2009


I got your latest book from our library and finished it in three days . .. I love your books....

~ Minnesota

Cleo's reply: Helloooo Minnesota!! Thank you for your comment. (I will be happy to reply to the deleted portion of your query via e-mail -- it was not appropriate for this board.) You can e-mail me by sending a "NOTE TO CLEO" at Thank you for reading my books and for stopping by my *virtual* coffeehouse.

~ Cleo

November 27, 2009

A german reader

Hey, my names's Kerstin and I love your books their just great!! I saw them the first time on a trip to America, loved it and read every one of them since :-). thanks

Cleo's reply:  Danke, Kerstin! I am honored and flattered to hear from a German reader. Your country is so beautiful with such a rich history. I am so happy that you found my books as well as my website. You are very sweet to let me know that you have enjoyed my mysteries. And in thanks for stopping by my *virtual* coffeehouse, I am *virtually* pouring you a latte...with latte art, of course!

Drink with joy and keep in touch!




November 24, 2009

Great site

Love it!!!


Cleo's reply: Thank you!



November 15, 2009

A Mystery in the Morning

I love the early morning with a good mystery and a cup of coffee too! Now my earlier mornings just got better since I discovered your Coffeehouse Mysteries. Also can't wait to read the Haunted Bookshop ones too.

I plan on retiring in the near future so your books are on my life to do list. Thanks for helping me enjoy my favorite things - books, coffee and mysteries.

~ CW



November 15, 2009

A japanese reader


I have just started reading the newly published coffeehouse mystery,”Holiday Grind”. Reading a book written in English is not easy for me, for I haven’t read English books long time. But I ordered it at Amazon bookshop.

The heroin Clea is a coffee store manager like me, and I feel sympathy with her and the store workers. The former Japanese translated books are very fun even murders happen so often. In addition, interesting recipes introduced in those are useful to know what are popular in New York. So I decided to purchase the original book, and I try to read it through. I will also try to make Masako’s Fa-la- la-la Latte someday.

~ Masako

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