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Kafe Lespwa
"Coffee of Hope"
from Haiti


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July 3, 2022

Honey Roasted

Just finished Honey Roasted. Absolutely loved it just like I’ve loved all of your coffeehouse mysteries. Can’t wait for the next one!
July 3, 2022

New Book

I adore your Coffeehouse Mystery series and cannot wait for the 20th book! Do you know what you're gonna call it?-Kathy L.
June 30, 2022

Where to find actual recipes

Hi Cleo, I am a huge fan who listens to your books rather than reading them. I look at your site regularly and see the beautiful color pictures of all of the finished recipe items but I can't find the actual recipes with measurements, cooking time, etc. They don't come with the audio books. Is there a way to get them that I am just missing? I especially want the brownie recipe that Clare took to the Bomb Squad in Billionaire's Blend. Help please! Thank you. Eleanor

Replying for Cleo - Thank you, Eleanor, for your nice words about Cleo's books! The 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, either! And that's why you will only find the recipes in Cleo's printed hardcover, paperback, and e-books. This may disappoint you, but please know that Cleo shares many free, bonus recipes with her fans, and you are welcome to sign up for Cleo's newsletter, in which she always shares recipes. 

Just send a "Sign me up" email to >> CoffeehouseMystery@gmail.com << 
and watch for the reply. In the reply, you will find links to a few of Cleo's past newsletters, which include many free recipes, compliments of Cleo.

Thank you again, Eleanor, for your question
and for stopping by Cleo's message board!

 

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June 10, 2022

Next Book

Hi Cleo! I am such a big fan like so many of your beautiful coffee house mystery series. May I ask, when will the next one be published? I loved Honey Roasted!

Reply for Cleo - Thank you so much for your kind note! Cleo's next book is coming in 2023! Stay subscribed to her newsletter (click the cup below if you need to subscribe) so you don't miss her lastest news.

A new Cleo Coyle e-newsletter is coming in July! And she is thrilled to know you enjoyed her latest adventure with Clare & Company, HONEY ROASTED!

 

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June 9, 2022

Secret Ingeredient Meatballs

I can't seem to find this recipe. Please help

Reply for Cleo -

We hope you enjoyed DEAD COLD BREW, which mentioned this recipe! If you haven't read it, you're missing a great adventure and some fabulous recipes in the book itself, click here to learn more. In the meatime, to get the bonus recipe...

All you have to do is sign up for Cleo's free E-newsletter, and you'll receive a link to a few of her past newseltters, including her SECRET INGREDIENT MEATBALLS newsletter, where you'll find the recipe.

Simply send your email address to CoffeehouseMystery@gmail.com -- and watch for the auto reply. Read this auto-reply and you'll see where to click for the recipe. Enjoy!

TO LEARN MORE OR BUY

CLICK HERE


June 8, 2022

I'm so curious, please help

Question, I took a long break after reading 6 or so books, believe I've picked up the series again with the next. Wasn't there a romantic relationship between Clare and Mike Quinn. No mention of anything like that in A Brew to a Kill.

Reply for Cleo -- SURE THERE IS! Turn to Chapter 35 and you'll see Quinn risk his entire career to save Clare and Matt from a DEA arrest, and then Quinn moves in with her to keep her safe. This reply (along with your question) will disappear very soon to prevent other readers from reading the spoiler, so we hope you see it.

Have fun! Clare and Quinn have great adventures in the books you've missed. Don't miss Coffeehouse Mysteries - MURDER BY MOCHA and DEAD COLD BREW and BREWED AWAKENING and HONEY ROASTED if you're a big Quinn fan!


June 1, 2022

Soooo Addicted to Claire, Madame, Mateo & Joy

OMG, I just love this series. My 2 fave things coffee and mystery. And just enough sass to make you blush. I was looking for a new mystery series and came across the Coffehouse Mysteries. Totally hooked!! I listen when I'm walking, driving, working, basically whenever I can. My library has them all available in audiobook format which is ahhhmahzing!! Working from home it's easy to get hung up on soaps. This is way better. I am a FAN!!!!
April 1, 2022

Great series !

I am a big fan of mystery and suspense and am always searching for a new author. So happy I discovered your Coffeehouse Mysteries! So well written and there hasn't been one yet that I didn't enjoy. Please keep them coming !!
March 30, 2022

Recently discovered your books!

I am working through all the Coffeehouse Mysteries and really enjoying each one. I love discovering an author I haven’t read before! Thank you both for your writing!
March 28, 2022

Croque Monsieur

Do you have a recipe for that croque monsieur mentioned in Murder by Mocha?

Cleo's reply: YES! Here you go: Put 2 slices of bread on a lined baking sheet. Make a béchamel sauce and spread it generously on each slice of bread. Add a slice of good quality ham and a mound of shredded Gruyere cheese. Close the sandwich with another slice of bread and top that bread with more sauce and another mound of shredded Gruyere cheese. Finally, sprinkle the sandwich with herbes de Provence and bake about 10 to 15 minutes in a pre-heated 425° F. oven until the cheese is golden brown and bubbling. It’s delicious! ~ Cleo


February 24, 2022

Retired Barista

I just happened to find your books by accident. I wish I had read them while I was working as a Barista. These are such fun books...only, while enjoying the reads I crave Clare's espresso or any med to dark roast coffee beans. Thank you for so much information from roasting to brewing and complementary food pairing. Delizioso!


February 23, 2022

Anniversary

Hello! I heard that the next book will be coming out in 2023. How do you plan to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of your Coffeehouse Series?
February 17, 2022

Absolutely Addictive

Hi Cleo, I have read (actually listen to) a lot of cozy mysteries but without a doubt you have a wonderful series and one of the very best available. The Coffeehouse series has a great balance of mystery, wonderful characters and romance. They are intricate and I simply can't put them down. I'm on #13 (doing in order) and each one just gets better. I do hope at some point we actually have a wedding for Clare and Mike. My question for you is: how in the world do you have the knowledge base for the coffee information you use in the books as well as the ethnic food items. It is wonderful but so detailed and interesting. Add to that the recipes and you can see how I have become addicted. Please keep this series going. I also want to thank you for the respect and importance you show to the FDNY and PDNY. Keep up the wonderful writing. Best wishes from Columbus OH.
February 17, 2022

Question

Do you have the link to where I can see the rolls Clare mentioned baking with her Grandma in Brewed Awakening?-Kathy

Hi, Kathy -- Marc and I have the recipe ready to share, but we want to make sure all the step-by-step photos are placed to help readers make the recipe as easily as possible.

If you are a subscriber to our newsletter, you will receive the link very soon. Be patient and enjoy the many recipes already published in the meantime and at our blog here. For anyone who still needs to subscribe to our newsletter, click the cup below...

 

 

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February 16, 2022

Recipe question

I've read and thoroughly enjoyed all of the coffeehouse books, and I like to try some of the recipes. Unfortunately, the recipe in "Honey Roasted" (Kindle version) for Chocolate Swirl Blondies is unclear. The ingredients list for the swirl calls for 1 t brewed coffee and 1 t butter. But the directions call for 1 T brewed coffee and 1/2 T butter. Can you tell me which is correct, and also verify that the blondie batter only needs 1 t brewed coffee? Thank you.

Cleo's reply -- Hello, and thank you for the question! Use the amounts that you see in the ingredient list: 1 teaspoon of brewed coffee for the batter. And for the swirl, 1 teaspoon of coffee and 1 teaspoon of butter.

FYI -- The directions should not have those slightly different amounts listed; however, there is no harm done. The difference is nearly negligible. In other words, if a reader uses a splash more coffee and a bit more butter in the chocolate swirl, it won't change the recipe in any significant way. For clarity, in future editions of the book, the amounts in the directions will be deleted. But the recipe is a good one (either way), and we enjoy it. We hope you do too! 

~ Cleo 

 


February 7, 2022

Obsessed - Cleo Replies

Cleo's note to the person who left
the message titled "Obsessed"

 

CLEO'S REPLY -- Please accept my apology for accidentally deleting your beautiful comment about discovering our series with SHOT IN THE DARK and becoming obsessed with reading all the books.

Marc and I are delighted to know you've discovered us. We thank you for taking the time and effort to drop by our message board and leave such a nice comment, and we hope you will keep reading and keep in touch! Again, apologies for the accidental deletion. Please feel free to post again here anytime.

xoxo 
~ Cleo


February 6, 2022

I just finished Honey Roasted

I had trouble putting this book down it was certainly full of mystery... Loved it. When will the next CoffeeHouse mystery come out? Clare Cosi and Michael Ryan Francis Quinn are very well paired together. Awesome book, Alice and Marc

HONEY ROASTED
Cleo's newest
Coffeehouse Mystery

Click the cover 
to learn more 
or buy >>>

 

 

 

Cleo's reply: Thank you! We are thrilled to know you loved Honey Roasted. Cheers for taking the time and effort to stop by our message board to let us know.

As for Clare's next Coffeehouse adventure, book #20 is scheduled for next year (2023), and Marc and I are working on it now (early stages). We hope you continue to enjoy Clare's ongoing adventures running her landmark coffeehouse in New York's legendary Village.

May you continue
to eat (and read!) with joy!

~ Cleo



P.S. If you haven't seen the free illustrated recipe guide to the book, click the image below. This is a free PDF that you can download and print (if you like). Enjoy!

 

 


 


February 1, 2022

CLEO'S FREE RECIPE GUIDE TO HONEY ROASTED!

 

This is Cleo Coyle, dropping in on my own Message Board to let you know that if you're looking for the Illustrated Recipe Guide to HONEY ROASTED, you found it! 

(I also posted it on other pages of this site, but in case you missed those postings, here you go...)

 

 

Like all of my Coffeehouse books, 
Honey Roasted is not just a coffee lover's mystery,
but a culinary mystery with a tempting menu
of delicious recipes...

 

 

Cleo's Free
Illustrated Recipe Guide to
Honey Roasted...

 

Click here or on the image above
for Cleo Coyle's Free Recipe Guide.

 

 

Just Released!

 

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"Coyle's latest Coffeehouse mystery is
a honey of a tale....A primer on bees,
coffee, and some of New York's most
unusual and exciting areas make for a
FASCINATING AND MYSTERIOUS READ."
 
Kirkus Reviews

 

 

 

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January 29, 2022

Addicted to coffee and these books!

While waiting for Honey Roasted, I reread all the books in the series from the start. But I think I read too fast and finished Brewed Awakening today (Jan 29)- now have to wait until Feb 1! I guess I will have to reread the Haunted Bookshop ones to tide me over?? Thanks for all the great writing!

 

BREWED AWAKENING
5 Best of Year Lists!

Learn more by 
clicking the cover >>

 

Cleo's reply -

OH, THANK YOU! I so appreciate your kind enthusiasm. You are a honey, and I sincerely hope you have a grand time reading HONEY ROASTED. xoxo

Love,Cleo

 

 


January 28, 2022

Holidays

What are your favorite holidays to incorporate/center your books around? I know you seem to favor the fall season/holidays as well as Christmas but what other holidays do you enjoy seeing books, yours or others, centered on?-Kathy

Cleo's reply - 

Hi, Kathy -- I love ALL holidays. Celebrating brings joy to our mundane routines, don't you think? Happy Groundhog Day! ;)


January 28, 2022

Culinary Mystery Theme

Hello! As a cozy mystery writer, what culinary mystery theme/cuisine do you feel is underrated...What theme/cuisine do you feel is overrated?

 

Cleo's reply:

Hello back! As a writer, I make judgments on my own work as I create characters and develop themes. I leave it to readers like you to make your own judgments on what you enjoy and what you don't -- and what you consider "over-" or "underrated," to use your words. 

I will say this. The world is a big, diverse place. Many readers enjoy many different types of stories told in every kind of way. Tolerance of other people's tastes will always make the world a kinder place. 

Thank you sincerely for dropping by.
Take care.

~ Cleo

 


December 25, 2021

Greenwich Village

What is the name of the coffeehouse that inspired the books, please? My family is taking me to New York, and thought we might stop by.

Cleo's reply:

I hope you enjoy your New York visit! You can learn about what inspired my Coffeehouse Mysteries by reading a post I published long ago. CLICK HERE TO READ IT.

Covid has challenged many businesses in NYC, but you can still find many coffee shops in Greenwich Village, where I set my bestselling Coffeehouse Mysteries. Walk around the Village, explore, and enjoy yourself!


December 21, 2021

Publication Date

 

Is Honey Roasted still coming out in January? --Anne

 

Cleo's reply:

Hi, Anne --

As we've already UPDATED ON THE HOME PAGE of this website, our publisher has moved HONEY ROASTED one week to February 1, 2022. It is now officially a February book, and we're happy about that because there was an issue with printer capacity. Our publisher wanted to make sure all orders placed for HONEY ROASTED were fulfilled by the time of publication, and we're all for having enough copies for every bookseller who wants them. I hope that helps answer your question, and I hope you have fun reading our latest Coffeehouse adventure. Clare and Company have a grand time in this one. Enjoy! 

 

Coming...

February 1, 2022!

 

To Learn More or Pre-Order:

 

Amazon click here

 

B&N here

 

Bookshop.org

 

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"Coyle's latest Coffeehouse mystery is
a honey of a tale....A primer on bees,
coffee, and some of New York's most
unusual and exciting areas make for a
FASCINATING AND MYSTERIOUS READ."
 
Kirkus Reviews
 
*
 
"FANTASTIC WHODUNIT…well-written
and fast-paced…This is one of the best books
in the series and I can’t wait to see what
adventures await Clare and her 
friends.
 
—Dru Ann Love, award-winning reviewer,
Dru's Book Musings
 
 
*
 
 
“Red herrings pop up at every turn and
relationships aren’t what they seem.
WITTY BANTER AND A TWISTY PLOT...
Coyle knows how to please cozy 
fans.” 
 
Publishers Weekly

 

 

 


December 18, 2021

Luther's mini meat loaves

I just read Dead to the Last Drop. This recipe wasn't in there at the end of the book. It said it was there but I didn't see it. I would like the recipe please. I have been reading the books for years and LOVE them. Please post this recipe for all of us. Thanks

Lorrie in Mpls MN

 

DEAD TO THE LAST DROP
A Coffeehouse Mystery
by Cleo Coyle

Join amateur sleuth Clare Cosi
as she sets out to caffeinate
the nation's capital and
solve a capital crime.

 

 

Cleo's reply:

Hi, Lorrie -- That recipe has been posted for years. I shared it with my newsletter subscribers the year DEAD TO THE LAST DROP was published (back in 2015).

You can find Luther's Mini Meat Loaves recipe by CLICKING HERE. I hope you enjoy it, and I'm very glad to know you're loving the characters and stories in my Coffeehouse Mystery world. The newest book is coming in Feb. 1 and it's titled HONEY ROASTED. Don't miss this one. It's a fun story with lots of humor and twists and a honey of a recipe section. I hope you love it, too.

Happy Holidays to you!

~ Cleo 

 


December 12, 2021

Hello!:)

Hello!:)

Just left a comment on FB (I love the books and coffee!!), but came here to write something different. I am not sure if it is ok to say it here, but I have read somewhere about your cat passing away -cannot find the posting anymore, but was willing to write something as a cat-parent (who lost one of the cats last year):( sorry for your loss and am going to catch up with Coffee House mystery ! started reading it in Europe, and after moving to South Korea, am still buying the books thanks to Amazon;)

take care,
Youngmi

 

Cleo's reply:

Dear Youngmi -- What a sweet note. You have a kind heart, and I thank you for your words of sympathy. And I offer my own to you on the loss of your little one.

When you care for a cat (or any animal), they become a part of your familly. Marc and I love our cats. And they love us. And when they go, they take a piece of our hearts when they leave.

You take care, too, and we hope you'll keep reading...and keep in touch!

xoxo

 

With love,
~Cleo 

 

 


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