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September 27, 2021

Recipe Faves + Response

What is your favorite recipe?

Cleo's reply:

Can't pick one! And I've already shared so many. Just read my books and you'll have a clue what some of my favorite recipes are. The more important question is: What is YOUR favorite recipe of the ones I've shared...and why? :)



"Everything with chocolate and coffee or pasta and cheese."



September 20, 2021

Newsletter Sign-up!

Please sign me up for your newsletter. My email address is: connie@(deleted for privacy) Many thanks. Thoroughly enjoy all your books and recipes. all of the clues are there for solving the murder -- one just has to be clever enough to recognize them. Love it! 


Hi, Connie - Thank you for the nice words about our books. Marc and I sincerely appreciate it. As for our free E-Newsletter, I'm glad to know you'd like to receive it, but you must sign yourself up for that. Very easy to do. I've posted a link below. Simply hit link, type in your email address, and confirm the subscription from your email box. Cheers, Connie, I hope you'll keep reading...and keep in touch!

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August 10, 2021

Holidays & Hot Coffee

Do you have plans to make more Christmas/Winter Holiday/New Year's themed Coffeehouse books in the future? Holiday Grind and Holiday Buzz gave me the right balance of cozy and on the edge of my seat suspenseful.


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Cleo's reply:

We love the holiday season and do indeed hope to do another holiday-themed Coffeehouse Mystery in the future. When? We can't say yet. But we're glad you've enjoyed the holiday-themed Coffeehouse Mysteries we have published thus far, as you mentioned: HOLIDAY GRIND (Book #8 in our series) & HOLIDAY BUZZ (Book #12).

With autumn around the corner,
we can already hear the jingle bells
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August 10, 2021

Recipes vs guide

Hello, First I love the audiobooks! I've listened to them all twice. Which leads me to my question. Since I listen and not read how do I find the recipes? I see the recipe guides but no the actual recipes, am I missing something? Thank you.

Reply for Cleo:

Hi, there. Thank you for stopping by Cleo's message board. We hope you have seen Cleo's recipe page on this site and the many recipes she offers FOR FREE as a bonus to the members of the reading community who enjoy her culinary mystery writing. You say you are a fan of the audiobooks, which is lovely, and asked about her Recipe Guides...We hope this reply helps you understand the differences between audiobooks and printed and digital books... Here you go...

The Recipe Guides Cleo creates are a courtesy bonus for readers of Cleo Coyle's Coffeehouse Mystery books (printed and e-books). The Guides provide free illustrations and additonal text for readers who are interested in learning more about the recipes found in Cleo's books (printed and ebooks, that is). 

The Coffeehouse Mystery audiobooks, which we are happy that you are enjoying, are produced dramatic performances that consist of an actor reading the stories for you. That's what you are paying for -- a perfornace of Cleo's story by a professional actor. These are produced with care and expense by a separate audiobook publisher who has bought a license for the audio rights--and only the audio rights. Just as you might enjoy a film or play based on a book, an audio book is not the same as the printed or digially printed book. 

In other words, the audio rights to Cleo's works are for the reading aloud of her text, and that's all. No printed rights are granted. Printed rights go to the publisher of her physical and digital editions, which is where you will find the printed recipes featured in the back of each book.

Again, when you purchase an audiobook, you are paying for a performance of the story by an actor. Audiobooks do not include all aspects of the printed book. You won't find Cleo's acknowledgements page read aloud, for example, just as you won't find the recipe pages read aloud. If you are interested in thoses things, the physical or digital copies of Cleo's books will provide them.

Cleo also encourages her reading community to subscribe to her free newsletters, which include bonus recipes. Subscribe via this link and watch for the confirmation page of the newsletter, which will provide you with links to some of her past newsletters and bonus recipes to enjoy. Thank you!

August 5, 2021


Hello! You've probably heard this a thousand times before but I think you should publish a Coffeehouse cookbook starring every recipe of yours that is on your site, a culinary mystery site, or in one of the Coffeehouse books. You can also add some of the fun stuff you included like the different coffee drink names from Billionaire Blend, historical facts from Dead to the Last Drop, and even the dream symbolism you did before the recipes in Once Upon a Grind. I bet it would sell as well as the rest of your books! I adore your books!


A fairy-tale murder in 
Central Park. Learn more
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Cleo's reply:

I am sincerely delighted to know that you're enjoying our stories and recipes. Marc and I do have plans, and that's to continue writng our Coffeehouse Mysteries and Haunted Bookshop Mysteries for the foreseeable future! We hope you continue to enjoy our stories. We have no plans to publish a cookbook because we are not cookbook authors. We understand why fans want one, but you have to understand the HUGE amount of work and cost involved in such an endeavor. We just don't see it as viable. HOWEVER...

     On the bright side, we have loved to cook (and eat!) all our lives, and we plan to continue doing so and sharing that joy for years to come. We hope you and the rest of our readers will continue to be entertained and uplifted by our work and encourage everyone to keep in touch through our newsletter, social media, and this website. Thank you again for your kind words, and we hope YOU will keep reading and keep in touch, as well!

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August 3, 2021


Now that Honey Roasted has a set release date, what ideas or plans do you have for Book #20, especially since September 2023 will be the 20th Anniversary of your first book, On What Grounds?

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Cleo's reply --

Hello, and thanks for you question! Marc and I are glad to know you are already looking forward to our 20th Coffeehouse Mystery, and we're flattered that you noticed ON WHAT GROUNDS (the very 1st book in our series) is about to have a big birthday next year.

     Creative projects go through many stages of development, and we don't think it's ever a good idea to throw out news of what we're working on, not until the project is nearly finished. That means you'll have to wait a little longer to hear about Book #20 in our Coffeehouse Mystery series. In the meantime, we're happy that you are looking forward to Book #19. We hope you enjoy HONEY ROASTED, and we encourage you to keep in touch.



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August 3, 2021

Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

Hi I read one of your books and it had Pumpkin Muffins in it. I took pictures of it….and found out later….I missed some of the instructions. Can you please give it to me? Thanks, Linda R.


Hi, Linda -

Cleo published a fantastic Pumpkin Muffin recipe in her thirteenth Coffeehouse Mystery BILLIONAIRE BLEND. You can find that recipe by turning to the recipe section at the back of the book. And there you go, your culinary mystery is solved.

Here is a photo of those delicious muffins
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August 2, 2021

Reply to Kat

hi cleo, love your books, but being a senior and on fixed income, cant afford to buy them...thanks for some fab recipes, and lots of fun and mystery, keep'em coming!!!! a BIG< HUGE fan......kat

Cleo's reply -- Hi, Kat. Thanks for your kind support of our work. Here is our solution to your dilemma. Marc and I are big supporters of public libraries! 

     Every library that we know of has a staff that can help you freely borrow any book in the WORLD CAT catalog, as long as that book is in their network of libraries. And our books are absolutely available in almost all library **networks** (since they're published by Penguin Random House, the largest English language publisher of books in the world). 

     If you do not see all of our titles in your local library, simply ask the staff to help you locate copies of our work within their public library **network** lending system. That should do the trick for you. Thanks for stopping by, Kat.

May you always read with joy.

Love, Cleo

August 2, 2021

recipe search

There was a recipe, I know I've made it and loved it. Can't find it. Something with oatmeal. I could swear it was one of yours; I took it somewhere and everyone loved it. Now I can't find it. Please tell me I haven't lost my mind and then tell me where I can find it. Thanks - no matter what! pjcoldren@

Reply - Cleo is on a deadline, so be patient for a reply.

Thank you! 


July 20, 2021

I’m in love - Cleo replied

I just finished book 18!!! One of the best series I have read. I absolutely love all the characters. Can’t wait till book 19 ????



Cleo's reply -

Thank you so much! Marc and I appreciate your kind note, and we hope you continue to enjoy our work for years to come.


     Book number 19 is indeed on the way. It is titled HONEY ROASTED and will be out in January 2022. The countdown is on, and we hope you enjoy it, too. Cheers! ~ Cleo 


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July 16, 2021

Cover Art

I'm a new reader! I would love to know, who does the cover art? Their style fits your stories perfectly. Thank you!

Reply to anonymous new reader - For this question, you should write to Cleo directly at her email address -- -- She is on a deadline, so be patient for a reply. Thank you! 

July 15, 2021

Joy & What If?

JOY - Did Joy, at all, blame Matteo for the divorce and for Clare moving them to Jersey when she was a child?


WHAT IF? - I'd like to think that if Clare and Matteo also had a son before their divorce, the son would have been a Mama's Boy in contrast to Joy who is a Daddy's girl.

July 13, 2021

Repeated Question-Quinn's Kin

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July 2, 2021


I'd like acess to your extra recipes that aren't in your book. How do I get them.

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June 25, 2021

Welcome Back Pen and Jack!

I have just finished reading The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait. In a word, phenomenal! I absolutely loved this book and it was so worth the wait. I was drawn into the story and could not put the book down.

Characters were well developed, the mystery seamless and I was guessing the murderer till the very end. I do so love the dynamic between Pen and Jack. Please keep them coming!!!!





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Cleo's reply:

Big belated THANK YOU for the very kind note, and I'm happy to convey that Marc and I are indeed continuing our Haunted Bookshop Mystery series.

In fact, we're working on the 8th book in the series right now. More news to come soon on next year's Haunted Bookshop Mystery. Until then, we thank you for your kind support and invite anyone who is new to our "Jack and Pen" mysteries to check them out by clicking on the Free Title Checklist below, which includes the list of books in order with mini summaries of each story. 




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June 15, 2021


I pre-ordered Honey Roasted a while ago and I got a notification from Barnes and Noble that it's been moved from December 7, 2021 to January 25, 2022. Why is that?

Cleo's reply - Because it's a better release date for the book. We hope you enjoy it!

June 9, 2021


Two words - Loved it! Keep them coming, Cleo. Jack and Pen are the best, and The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait kept me up late turning pages. Really enjoy it, great ending. Can't wait for the next Haunted Bookshop mystery. Darla


Cleo's reply:

Cheers, Darla! Marc and I (and Jack and Pen) appreciate your sweet words. Thank you for taking the time and trouble to stop by and let us know. Kind readers like you keep us inspired and we are truly grateful.


The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait
Haunted Bookshop Mystery #7





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May 28, 2021

Next Coffeehouse?

When is your next Coffeehouse Mystery coming out? Soon I hope! I love Clare and Mike and miss the coffee shop gang. Jan


Cleo's reply:

Thank you, Jan. I'm writing on a deadline, so I'll have to make this quick:



You can pre-order now.


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May 28, 2021


I just finished The Ghost and the Haunted Potrait. Wonderful read. So entertaining. Please don't stop writing the haunted books. Looking forward to the next. --Barb

May 26, 2021

Great book!!!

I just finished reading The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait. I could not put it down. It was a great read and a great ending. Keep the books coming. I really enjoy the characters and the plot. You are a gift to all mystery readers.
May 26, 2021


OMG I love Clare and her crazy adventures!!! But I would SERIOUSLY love a cookbook with ALL her recipes in it!!! Could this be possible?? PLEASE say it is!!
May 21, 2021

Love Clair and company

I just listened to all of the Coffee House Mystery books in order! Loved how the stories flow from one to the next. Really enjoyed Brewed AWakening. So many twists and turns. Thank you for sharing your stories with all of us.
May 21, 2021

If you wrote a book a week, I still couldn't get enough!

I started with your coffeehouse series and when I found the Haunted Bookshop, I was thrilled! What an interesting pair of sleuths :) My sister loves them too (I've been her lending library). Your stories are thrilling and the characters are hilarious and relatable. Makes me wish they were next door neighbors...Take care!
May 16, 2021

Quinn's Kin


(warning - spoiler in the question)

Would you say Quinn's family likes Clare better than they ever did Leila, his ex-wife? After the events of Once Upon a Grind, do they resent Leila even more for (SPOILER ALERT) the fact that she was, although unintentionally, working beside a murderer and almost getting Molly and Clare killed? And what of Molly and Jeremy? Do they prefer Clare to their own mother? I mean, Leila did admit to putting her own needs first to Clare in that underground club.

Cleo is working on deadline and will respond soon. Thank you...

May 15, 2021

Movies & Fall & Past



Your books deserve to have a movie or TV crime series. They would win awards hands down.

Cleo's reply: Wouldn't that be fun.



I've noticed that quite a few of the Coffeehouse books take place during the autumn months. Is that your favorite season?

Cleo's reply: Yes.



Have you considered a book where Clare is approached by her mother who walked out on her or someone who knows her mother? And what ever happened to the relatives Clare was staying with in Italy during the time she met Matteo?

Cleo's reply: In a long-running book series like the Coffeehouse Mysteries (book #19 will be published soon), developping plotlines from any character's past is always a possibility. What you've suggested has always been a possibility in our minds as writers. It's nice that you're invested in the characters and their stories and want to see more development from past threads. Keep reading and you may see those storylines appear again. You never know. Thank you!


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On What Grounds Cover Through The Grinder Cover Latte Trouble Cover Murder Most Frothy Cover Decaffeinated Corpse Cover French Pressed Cover Espresso Shot Cover Holiday Grind Cover Roast Mortem Cover Murder By Mocha Cover A Brew To A Kill Cover Holiday Buzz Cover Billionaire Blend Cover Once Upon A Grind Cover Dead to the Last Drop Cover Dead Cold Brew Cover Shot in the Dark Cover Brewed Awakening Honey Roasted
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