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May 28, 2023


Is the Blend modeled after a real coffee shop?
May 15, 2023

New Book

I started your Coffeehouse mysteries last year and just finished reading #19 Honey Roasted last month. Looking forward to November.... Love your characters and the recipes!


Cleo's reply: 

Thank you! It was very nice of you to take the time and trouble to stop by my message board and let me know of your recent discovery of our series.

I am delighted to know that you are now all caught up and waiting for our new release this fall. Bulletproof Barista will be out in November, and Marc and I hope you enjoy it! Keep reading...and keep in touch! ~ Cleo

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May 12, 2023

Need the recipe for cannoli cupcakes

Anybody help?

Reply for Cleo - YES!

You will find Cleo's recipe for CANNOLI CUPCAKES in her Coffeehouse Mystery DEAD COLD BREW.

Look in the recipe section of the book. HERE is the illustrated guide to the book. NOTE: This is a guide to show you what the recipes look like and which recipes are in the book. You will need to go to the book itself (pirnt or ebook) to find the recipe. Enjoy! 


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April 29, 2023

When will a new coffee house book be out

Love the coffee house series Want to know what happens next...

Reply for Cleo -- The next Coffeehouse Mystery is number 20 in the series. It will be out in November of this year (2023), and you can pre-order it from Amazon or Barnes & or your favorite bookseller. The title is BULLETPROOF BARISTA.


April 28, 2023

Honey Roasted Question

Hello Cleo, could you let me/us known When the mass market paperback version of Honey Roasted will be released? I'd like to have all my editions in the same format ...Thank you in advance from a bg fan of the Coffeehouse mysteries in The Netherlands

Reply for Cleo - Thank you for your question, and thanks especially for your kind words about Cleo's Coffeehouse Mystery series! HONEY ROASTED is now available in hardcover (print), ebook, and audio. The paperback edition is scheduled to be released (by Cleo's publisher), but it won't be available for pre-order for some time, and we cannnot jump the gun on announcing it. Keep in touch with Cleo through her newsletter, and she'll let you know!

March 26, 2023

Book 20

Hi Cleo, I love all of your books and have been following the Coffeehouse series for a long time. Is there any chance you can give us a hint whether... Thank you.

Reply from Cleo  -- "No spoilers here. But THANK YOU sincerely for your sweet support of our books!"

March 15, 2023

Love all your books

My mom got me hooked on the Coffeehouse Mysteries about ten years ago, and now I'm just waiting for Honey Roasted to come out in paperback! (Long story why I can't get hardback.) Your books are fantastic. I have read them all several times and always get something new out of them. I am a Catholic religious. Have you ever considered a nun character? Just curious! We like coffee too!

Cleo's reply - THANK YOU for the lovely note. You made my day. As far as a nun character, Marc and I have no immediate plans for that, but we do have great respect for those who devote their lives to service. (And you never know who might show up at our Village Blend coffeehouse!) Thanks again for your uplifting words, and I sincerely hope you'll continue to enjoy our stories for years to come.

~ Cleo 

March 3, 2023

So excited

Just found out that the next coffeehouse house book is coming out November 7 and the title is Bulletproof Barista. I can't wait for this book!! Can you tell us if the audio book will come out at the same time as the hardcover? Can you tell us the summary? So excited thanks for writing this series it has become one of my favorite and I have listened to the whole series 3 times already.
February 8, 2023

Stew recipe

I made the stew recipe where you marinate the beef with coffee and kosher salt. The meat was so tender that my husband couldn’t stop raving about it. I would have never thought of that. It’s now my go to stew recipe.
February 2, 2023

Haunted Bookshop series

Dear Cleo, Just finished the last book in this series. I absolutely love the ghost of Jack Shepard & his interaction with Penny. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole series & am looking forward to the next books release in April. I want to be the first to read it, so have sponsored the author "Cleo Coyle" in our town library. (have also read all the Coffeehoue series) Hopefully both series will go on for many more adventurous mysteries. Thank you for creating such wonderfully entertaining stories. Marty B

January 20, 2023


Hello! I love your characters, plots, and recipes. How do you come up with them? Also, where do you get all your incredible coffee knowledge from?



Reply for Cleo:

Hi, Kathy ~ Cleo is writing on a deadline right now, but she has answered your questions in many forms and in many ways over the years.

     Click here or on the cup below and you'll be sent to an essay in which she discusses her inspiration for the creation of the Coffeehouse Mystery series, which she's written in collaboration with her husband, for going on twenty years!

     Her coffee knowledge comes from ongoing research that began with hands-on training via classes with Joe Coffee, a specialty coffee company that began its life with a flagship store in New York's Greenwich Village.

     Thank you for stopping by Cleo's message board, and we hope you'll continue to enjoy her fictional words for years to come...





January 12, 2023


Hi there. I was wondering if there is a way to get the recipes when you order the books through Audible. Thanks

Reply for Cleo - Hi, there to you! Cleo is on a writing deadline, but she gave an answer on this message board to another reader with a similar question. Here it is, pasted below...


REPLY FROM CLEO: My audio books are read by an accomplished actress. We are so proud of her. This past year, she was part of the cast of CODA, the Academy Award winning best picture of the year! 

As to your question about recipes, the audio books are produced performances of the book by our talented actress Becky Gibel. The audio license is granted only for the reading of material aloud to you, the reader. That's a legal rights issue. And because it makes no sense to read twenty recipes aloud in an audio book, the recipes are not included. What you pay for is the performance of the book, which costs extra time and money, just as adapting it for TV or film would. In a TV show or movie, you would not see the recipes or our author's Foreword, which is not read on the audio versions, either. That's the reason you will only find the recipes in my printed hardcover, paperback, and e-books. This may disappoint you, but please know that I share many free, bonus recipes with my fans, and you are welcome to sign up for my newsletter, in which I always share recipes. 

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January 7, 2023

looking for recipe

the last book said the recipe for the peach muffins with honey butter would be on line but I can't find can you help me

Reply for Cleo - Hi, there! Please send your question to Cleo at her public mail box -- and be sure to include the title of the book you are speaking of. We will get back to you by email. Thank you!

January 4, 2023

Next Coffeehouse Mystery

Hi Cleo, I really enjoyed Honey Roasted. Am wondering when the next installment of the CoffeeHouse mysteries will come out. Take good care. Stefanie Sarason


Reply for Cleo --

Hi, Stefanie! Thank you for your kind note. Cleo and her husband are now writing their 20th Coffeehouse Mystery, and they're loving it! They hope you will, too. The book is scheduled for release this coming fall and they'll post more info soon. (The cover is now in sketch stage but will soon be finished and ready to share, along with the title. Very exciting!) Thank you so much for asking and for stopping by Cleo's message board.

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December 23, 2022

Senior Looking for A Recipe

I'm in my seventies and started reading you series in order about 10 years ago. I really enjoy both series. I don't cook/bake a lot anymore; however, I would like the Blueberry Muffin Tops recipe and I'm having difficulty finding it on your site. Technology is not my strong suit. Any help would be appreciated Maureen Olsen

Repy for Cleo -

Hi, Maureen -- Thank you for stopping by Cleo's message board, and thanks especially for the nice words about enjoying her books! The recipe you asked about BLUEBERRY MUFFIN TOPS is wonderful, and you can find it in the recipe section of your copy of Cleo's 11th title in her long-running Coffeehouse Mystery series A BREW TO A KILL.

Simply turn to the back section of A BREW TO A KILL, where Cleo published the food and drink recipes featured in the story, and you will see the muffin top recipe. If you don't have that title, you can purchase it at almost any bookseller. CLICK HERE and scroll down to directs links to Amazon, B& and more online sellers. Thanks again for stopping by, Marueen, we hope you continue to enjoy Cleo's entertaining stories and her delicous recipes. Take care! 



December 2, 2022

Coffeehouse mysteries

Love all the mysteries,especially. Coffee house ones. Look forward to each new book... I don't do Facebook or others so how can I sign in for yr, dec, giveaway.

Reply for Cleo -

Thank you for for the nice words about Cleo's mysteries. In reply to your question about Cleo's December giveaway, simply follow the clear instructions in Cleo's most recent newsletter. (It has nothing to do with Facebook, so no worries there.) 

For anyone who needs to sign up for Cleo's newsletter, simply write an email that says "SIGN ME UP"  and send it to this address:


Watch for an autoreply with links to Cleo's most recent newlsetters, including her "Thanksgiving Weekend Party & Giveaway" newsletter with her most recent contest. Then watch for more newsletters with ongoing contests and drawings. Good luck!

November 27, 2022

Coffeehouse favorite

Coffee house mysteries are one of my favorite series


October 25, 2022

Haunted Bookshop Mysteries

Loved all of the first 6 books on Audible. The narrators are fantastic and truly hook you in to these rich characters...

October 24, 2022

ClarexMike Forever

I love the Coffeehouse series! I hope Book 20 is where we finally see Mike and Clare get married-Anne
October 15, 2022

You absolutely have a new fan

Dear Cleo,

#11 "A Brew to a Kill" is the 6th of this series I've read...I thoroughly enjoyed (& will continue to enjoy) each & every one...I look forward to reading your whole series...both of them. You absolutely have a new fan/ follower. God Bless...



Reply for Cleo -

Thank you Marty (Martha)! We appreciate that you've been enjoying the entertaining mysteries that Cleo writes. 

Cleo aims to write good fiction, and we're glad you were entertained by the story and characters, and we hope you continue to enjoy them for years to come. FYI - We should note for you that "A Brew to a Kill" was written over a decade ago. May we suggest reading a more recent book - BREWED AWAKENING and HONEY ROASTED, check them out! And if you can't afford to purchase Cleo's books...

LIBRARIES: If ever you don't see a book you wish to read in your local library's catalog, don't be shy, ask the librarian to stock it for you, or ask them to help with an interlibrary loan. If your librarians are on the ball (and let's hope they are!) they really should help you find a way to read a book you wish to read, especially a book that's in print, listed in the World Cat catalog, and published by the largest English language publisher on the planet (as Cleo's books are). So thanks again for your good wishes, we wish you the same, and happy reading!  


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September 30, 2022

New coffee house mystery

Will there be a new mystery after honey roasted


Cleo's reply:


My husband and I are writing our 20th Coffeehouse Mystery now, and we are LOVING it! I'll have more news soon about the new Coffeehouse adventure, which is coming out next fall.

Until then, enjoy our brand-new mystery, releasing October 4th - THE GHOST AND THE STOLEN TEARS, the 8th entry in our bestselling HAUNTED BOOKSHOP series. Enjoy!







October 4th!


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September 22, 2022

Espresso facts

Hi there, I love your books and please dont ever change your reader! Love her character voices. I also love coffee. Are your coffee and espresso facts true or made up? I feel like I have really learned from them, just making sure they are facts?


Love, Cecilia
PS Thinking about buying a coffee bean roaster!


Reply from Cleo:

Hi, Cecilia,

Thank you for your question, and thank you especially for the nice words about my books. I agree with you about our audiobook narrator, Becky Gibel. She's a wonderful voice actress as well as an accomplished stage and screen actress. She was even part of the Oscar-winning Best Picture cast for the beautiful movie CODA. We're so proud of her!

Finally, yes, the facts about coffee and espresso are well researched. They are true facts.

May you read (and drink!) with joy!

~ Cleo

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September 21, 2022


Hello! Just love your books they are addicting! Was wondering when your next book signing is or do you have those?



Cleo's reply -- Oh, thank you so much for the nice words about my books. That means a lot to me. I would love to do a signing and meet you and any other readers up for a caffeinated evening. Maybe someday soon. Right now, I'm focused on meeting my next few deadlines and am not able to plan a signing. But I wouldn't rule it out for the future! Thanks for asking and especially for reading. I can't thank you enough for that. xoxo

~ Cleo

September 15, 2022

Joy Allegro's Honey Orange Glazed Chicken

Does it make a significant difference to use the raw apple cider vinegar as opposed to regular apple cider vinegar? Can you explain why? Thank you!

Reply for Cleo: The raw vinegar is organic and tastes better (more apple-y), which is why Joy would use it, and we do, too. Substituting for this recipe would change the flavor profile though some palates may not pick up the difference (Joy and Clare would). Enjoy!

August 29, 2022

Cookbook or... Question Answered

I really want all the recipes but am having a hard time navigating the websites to find them. Do you have a cookbook? Even just an e-pub or pdf I could put on my Christmas Wishlist would be amazing.

Reply for Cleo: The recipes Cleo creates are part of the storytelling universe in her culinary mysteries, a way to expand her fictional world into a real-world experience for her readers. That's why she has no plans for a cookbook. Again, the recipes are part of Cleo's storytelling universe, which is why you'll find them in the print and digital editions of her Coffeehouse novels.

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