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January 10, 2021


How many more books do you have planned or have considered for the Coffeehouse series? I am honestly scared of the day where we reach the end. The characters and plots are incredible!
January 10, 2021


I adore your Coffeehouse series. Here are the ones I enjoy the most from the series. Espresso Shot Holiday Grind Holiday Buzz Brew to Kill Murder by Mocha Once Upon a Grind Shot in the Dark Dead to the Last Drop Dead Cold Brew Brewed Awakening I wish your next book was closer to being released. -K.L.
January 5, 2021

What an awesome Holiday Buzz

I just finished Holiday Buzz and it is my favorite book, thus far. It is the perfect blend of suspense, with varying essences of humor that kept me rolling. C.C. outdid herself this time, and the [guilty party] even had me fooled in this mystery. Keep it up, I am already hooked on this strongly caffeinated book series. 
Russ G.


Holiday Buzz: 
A Coffeehouse Mystery

by Cleo Coyle

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Cleo's reply: 

Thank you, Russ, your kind note is much appreciated. See below for our free, illustrated guide to the Holiday Buzz recipe section, and...

Happy New Year to you! 

~ Cleo


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January 4, 2021


Do you ever plan to write a Coffeehouse book that takes place before the first book of the series like how some cozy mystery authors have? Like a pre-divorce or pre-New York returned Clare solving a mystery?


Cleo's reply:

Hi, there. I'm not sure why you're asking, but our longtime readers know that ever since we started our Coffeehouse Mysteries, back in 2003 with ON WHAT GROUNDS, we've been giving readers glimpses of Clare's past via memories and flashbacks to her life before the start of the series. That's been our style of storytelling throughout the series.


On What Grounds: 
Coffeehouse Mystery #1

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If you've picked up our latest release, BREWED AWAKENING (18th in the series), you'll see that same style of storytelling at work throughout the book, even more so. Because of her memory loss, Clare's past was never more important than in the narrative we undertook in this latest entry, Brewed Awakening. As far as creating an entire book set in Clare's past? Here's our answer...


We have many more Coffeehouse Mystery books planned for the future. And we'll be continuing what we've always done, moving our characters forward in time but with glimpses into their pasts that help reveal to our readers some of the experiences and events that helped form the layers of these characters and influence who they are today. I hope that helps with your question, and I hope you'll continue to enjoy our books for years to come. 


Happy New Year to you and happy reading!

~ Cleo 



January 2, 2021

coffee/espresso machine question

... I am wanting to find the best coffee/espresso maker within my budget. And, I have been able to get phenomenal recipes from your books, soooooo, do you have suggestions on coffee/espresso makers? Here is hoping you do. Russ G.


Cleo's reply:  

Greetings to you, Russ!

     Thank you for dropping by my message boad and thanks especially for reading my Coffeehouse Mysteries

     As for your question...

     Personally, I use an inexpensive stovetop espresso pot to make espresso-style drinks. This is what my Italian-American family has used for generations, and my amateur sleuth, coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi, uses one too; that is, when she's not making true espressos (with crema) via her professional coffeehouse machine.

     If you want a true espresso experience on a budget, my advice is to patronize your local coffeehouse and enjoy espressos and espresso drinks one cup at a time. Otherwise, there's always the stovetop "moka" espresso pot. "Inexpensive" espresso machines cannot produce the proper bars of pressure needed to make you a true espresso, sorry but you can't have everything. If you shop around, you may find other opinions. 

     As for the drip coffee maker, I use a cuisinart. You can see the model I own at this link, which is in the Amazon store. This model is also sold by Costco and other vendors. 

     Happy New Year and happy reading. My best to you...

     ~ Cleo


January 2, 2021


When will Brewed Awakening come out in paperback? I have all the coffeehouse books in paperback. Buying hardback will mess up the esthetic of my bookshelf!

Cleo's reply -

I understand about wanting to have the same format. The Brewed Awakening paperback will be out in late 2021. I don't know the exact month yet. My publisher will let me know soon enough, and I'll let my newsletter subscribers know, as well. I hope you are one of them! If not, you can sign up (and learn more about it) by clicking the cup below...the newsletter is free, and I send it out to keep in touch with readers. Enjoy!

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January 1, 2021


Where can I purchase the COVID edition of Brewed Awakening or is that just a joke?

Cleo's reply -

Just a joke. :) Although...for anyone who has not yet read BREWED AWAKENING, you may find it ironic that although my husband and I wrote the book before the Covid Pandemic of 2020, there are moments that feel as if a pandemic is happening. Clare is quarantined in the book (you'll see why when you read it) and (at one point) she's isolated in a remote area, forced to remain inside with a limited number of people. Sound familiar?!

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January 1, 2021

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Does the sign up cost money or just an email asking to be signed up?

Cleo's reply - My newsletter and the "sign up" for it are both free. I hope you decide to sign up and enjoy being a part of my Coffeehouse Community. Cheers!

December 29, 2020

Next Clare Cosi book?

Is there going to be a follow up to Brewed Awakening? Any new Village Blend Coffeehouse mysteries? Like coffee, I'm addicted!
Brewed Awakeing
A Coffeehouse Mystery
by Cleo Coyle
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Cleo's reply:

I am delighted to know that you're enjoying our Coffeehouse Mysteries and even happier to report that our brand new (19th!) entry will be published in December 2021. It's a wonderful adventure with an intriguing murder mystery for Clare Cosi to solve.

     I'll have more news soon for readers about our new Coffeehouse title in my upcoming newsletters (for anyone who'd like to subscribe, click the link below, it's free). And don't forget to watch for our 7th Haunted Bookshop Mystery, THE GHOST AND THE HAUNTED PORTRAIT, coming this April. Yes, we will have two books in 2021, looking forward to getting them both into the hands of our wonderful readers.  Thanks for stopping by today and have a Happy New Year!


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December 26, 2020

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December 18, 2020

M and m

Did you know that m&m’s/ now make a coffee flavored candy?,,,,l,,l,l,llll,
December 13, 2020

coffee house mystery

When is the next coffeehouse mystery due to come out???
November 24, 2020

Brewed Awakening in Paperback

Will Brewed Awakening be released in paperback?
November 16, 2020

Next Coffeehouse Mystery

Hi, Cleo! When is the next book coming? I read Brewed Awakening several times.
November 12, 2020

New Book

I just saw the cover and plot of your new book on the Barnes and Noble website and I am thrilled! I do want to know if Clare's friendship with her ex-husband, Matteo, will be strained in this new book considering the scandalous attempt he made which threatened Clare and Quinn's engagement. I know I wouldn't blame Clare or Quinn if they were still a little angry with him.
November 10, 2020

Christmas Biscotti recipe

I was unable to find the recipe for the Christmas Biscotti.


Cleo's reply:

No worries. You'll find my Christmas Biscotti recipe in the recipe section of your copy of HOLIDAY GRIND, along with plenty of other holiday recipes. I hope you enjoy it!

For those of you who don't yet have HOLIDAY GRIND in your Coffeehouse Mystery book collection, click here or on one of the links below to learn more or buy your own copy. It's easily purchased at any online bookseller. 



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and holiday recipes. This one will
keep your cup piping hot."

~ Kirkus



November 5, 2020


Where can I go to access the recipes that aren't in the books but are listed as being accessible on this site?

Cleo's reply:

Go to the "Cleo's Recipes" page on this site at >>> CLEO'S RECIPES 

October 31, 2020



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October 19, 2020

Question About Latte Trouble on Amazon

Hi Cleo - Why can’t I purchase the 3rd book “Latte Trouble” in Amazon Kindle? Regards Terry


Cleo's reply -


Hi, Terry - I have a link for you...


CLICK HERE to see the link
where can buy Latte Trouble
on Amazon Kindle.

This is a USA link.


Every Coffeehouse Mystery, including Latte Trouble is for sale in print, digital, and audio form, and that includes Kindle. NOTE: If you are in another country and having trouble with your Kindle service, then you should contact your local Amazon customer service and let them know you're having a problem. 


Penguin Random House handles the worldwide rights to our Coffeehouse Mystery series and every book is availabe in print, digital, and audio form, which means you can always purchase Latte Trouble as a physical book or as an audio book if your country's Amazon customer service representative isn't able to help.


For anyone who'd like to learn more about Latte Trouble or see other buy links (e.g. Barnes & Noble, Indiebound), see the description below...


A Coffeehouse Mystery

By Cleo Coyle


Clare Cosi is thrilled when her coffeehouse is chosen to host a fashion week launch party for a clever line of coffee-inspired jewelry. During the party, Clare’s most trusted barista, Tucker Burton, unwittingly serves up a poisoned latte. When he’s arrested for murder, Clare vows to clear him, and the quest for the real killer puts her in some of the hottest water of her life. Recipes included. Published by Penguin Random House in print and digital formats. Produced in audio by AudioGo (BBC Audiobooks America), now Blackstone Audio.

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October 18, 2020

Love the coffee house mystery series

I have been using audible to listen to your entire Coffeehouse Mystery series. I'm currently listening to all of them again from the beginning (for the 3rd time). Thank you for writing such a fun, thrilling, wholesome, smart series.



Cleo's reply -

What a wonderful message. Marc and I truly appreciate the time you took to stop by and let us know how much you're enjoying the work we do. Thank you! We're working on our next Coffeehouse Mystery (#19) right now (to be published next year - 2021), and we'll do our best not to let you down. Take care of yourself during these challenging times, and we sincerely hope you'll keep reading...and keep in touch! 

~ Cleo


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October 7, 2020

next coffee house mystery after brewed awakening

Next coffee house mystery after brewed awakening?


Brewed Awakening
A Coffeehouse Mystery
by Cleo Coyle



Cleo's reply -

Hello to you and thanks for dropping by my message board... For those of you who are new to my work...

Brewed Awakening was the 18th entry in my long-running Coffeehouse Mystery series. The next entry is coming next year (2021). It will be my 19th Coffeehouse Mystery, and I'm looking forward to sharing its gorgeous cover with all of you, along with more info about the book. I'll do that when the pro-order links go live, which will be soon.

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September 28, 2020

Shot in the Dark Question

Cleo's reply -

Hi, Linda  - Since your question and my answer may contain a spoiler, why don't you send an email and also sign up for my free newsletter to keep in touch? Learn more by clicking on the cup below, and I'm so glad you're a fan!


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September 9, 2020

Macadamia nut fudge

I could have sworn I had a macadamia nut fudge recipe from the website or one of the books, but I cannot find it anywhere. Does anyone else have it?

Cleo Coyle's reply - Yes, I have it. :)

Email me at my public box and I'll get it to you. - This will also subscribe you to my newsletter so you can keep in touch. Thanks for dropping by my website's message board. ~ Cleo


September 3, 2020


Hi! I am a hopeful future novelist and have been so inspired by your series. Thank you for taking me to another world from my hospital bed. <3 I wanted to reach out about the availability of audiobooks? I use the public library and have visual symptoms that keep me from reading physical copies (nothing like a paperback book!). Do you know if audio versions of all the books in the Coffeehouse series will be released? I would love to read further than books 1-3. Thank you so so much for all you do! forever inspired, deeply grateful.

Cleo Coyle's reply:

Thanks for your kind words about my work. I'm so sorry to hear about your hospital stay. Reading is a good way to keep your spirits up, and I'm glad to know the books that I write have done that for you. All of my Coffeehouse Mysteries and Haunted Bookshop Mysteries are available in audio book form. CLICK HERE TO SEE. You can ask your local library to assist you in locating the rest of the series on audio or treat yourself to an Audible subscription and listen that way. Either way, I wish you restored health and happiness.

~ Cleo



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August 30, 2020

In the mood for Autumn

Hello! I hope you and your loved ones are well and will continue to stay safe. I have read all of your Coffeehouse Books and can say that I adore your series. The characters, plots, recipes, and twists are divinely written! It's one of my top ten favorites! I also can't help but ask if you have a Halloween Coffeehouse book idea that will come in the next year or two? If so, I can't wait to read it! Coffee and Fall? Terrific!

Cleo's reply:

So glad to know you're enjoying my Coffeehouse Mysteries. As for your Halloween query, check out my 5th Coffeehouse Mystery, DECAFFEINATED CORPSE, which includes a climax at the famous Village Halloween parade.

Or try my 14th entry, ONCE UPON A GRIND, which has a fantastic fall theme with costumes and some fab recipes. Thanks so much for dropping by. Enjoy the fall and look for my newest Coffeehouse Mystery (19th in the series) next year (2021). More news soon on the new book!




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