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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


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


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.

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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

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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.

~ 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

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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



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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!


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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




January 28, 2022


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! 



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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


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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



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,


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!



With love,



December 6, 2021




Have you ever tried making or tasting the Fa-la-la-la-Lattes in the Holiday Grind and Holiday Buzz, even the ones that don't get mentioned in the recipes? What's your favorite one?- Kathy


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Cleo's reply:

Hi, Kathy --

Yes! I've made every Fa-la-la-la-latte in Holiday Grind and Holiday Buzz. It's hard to pick one favorite, but the White Chocolate Mocha is certainly high on the list.

Happy holidays to you!

~ Cleo


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November 30, 2021

Cozy Mystery Anthology

Have you ever considered constructing a cozy mystery anthology with other writers...

Cleo's reply -- Thank you for the question. Right now we're busy with deadlines for full novels, but maybe in the future. :)

You can be sure that if we ever do plan something like that, we'll be letting our newsletter subscribers know. 

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November 5, 2021

Book signing

Hi! I've been meandering around the country and Jack and Pen have been keeping me company. Thank you for that. Love your Coffee Shop mysteries too! Will you be having any book signing in November or December? If so, when and where? --Cindy

Cleo's reply -- Hi, Cindy, thank you so much for the quesiton, and thanks sincerely for supporting our Coffeehouse and Haunted Bookshop mysteries. I'm delighted to know you're enjoying the adventures Jack and Pen and Clare and Company!

Marc and I are hard at work on our next mystery, and we don't have any signings scheduled. If and when we ever do, we'll be sure to share it with our newsletter audience. For anyone who'd like to subscribe to our periodic newsletter, click here or on the coffee cup below.


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October 30, 2021

Favored Coffees

Hi Cleo and Marc, While I am waiting to read your next book, I am trying to drink the best coffees I can find. Do you have a list of favorites for 2021? enjoy! Terrie J.

Hi, Terrie -- Thanks for the question. We have some great coffee suggestions for our audience publishing in our upcoming Coffeehouse Mystery HONEY ROASTED. Be sure to read the Author's Note in the beginning of the book! Counting down to publication January 25th...and we can't wait to get this one into readers' hands. May you...

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October 25, 2021



I have been binge listening to your coffeehouse mysteries series on audible and live it! Is there any access to the recipes for the audiobooks I've purchased?


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Cleo's reply:

Hello there! The Coffeehouse Mystery audiobooks, which I am sincerely thrilled to know that you are enjoying, are produced dramatic performances that consist of an actor reading my stories for you. That's what you are paying for, a performace of stories 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 my works are for the reading aloud of my text, and that's all. No printed rights are granted. Printed rights go to the publisher of my physical and digital editions, which is where you will find the printed recipes featured in the back of each of my books.
   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 my Acknowledgements page, Author's Notes, or Forewords 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 my books will provide them.
   If you are interested in my bonus recipes, I welcome you to subscribe to my FREE NEWSLETTERS. Subscribe via this link and watch for the auto-reply to the email, which will provide you with links to some of my past newsletters and bonus recipes. I hope you enjoy them. Thank you!

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