Holiday Grind (Coffee House Mystery)

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Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment. She is introduced to two new detectives who think his murder was a common thief.

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However, Clare with her investigative prowess, finds clues t I enjoyed this holiday mystery with Clare Cozy. However, Clare with her investigative prowess, finds clues to make her believe there is more to Santa's death than a common robbery. I found with this story that I am starting to like Clare's ex-husband, Matt, much more than I used to. I like that they can have such a nice relationship as ex-spouses. He is much more endearing in this book than in others.

I also love the pairing of Clare and Detective Mike Quinn. He respects Clare's investigative skills and encourages her rather than asking her to stand down. I love all of the characters in this series, and really liked this story. This one has additional recipes at the end, and I can't wait to try the one for chocolate covered cherries. Dec 21, Mary Ann rated it liked it Shelves: audio , cozy-mysteries , kindle , library , christmas.

Holiday Grind (Coffeehouse Mystery, #8) by Cleo Coyle

This is a coffee house mystery. When Claire goes out to find out what happened to Alfie, a friend who works as a traveling Santa, she finds him dead, but when she goes to see what he was doing, she is knocked off her feet and unconscious.

When she comes to she meets the homicide detective and she immediately doesn't like him. She calls on her paramour, Mike Quinn, and her ex-husband to help her find out who really murdered Santa. I listened to the audio of this book. While the story was good, I This is a coffee house mystery. While the story was good, I was not happy with the narrator. There were too many times where she dropped her voice and we had to turn up the sound and then would suddenly get too loud and we were dropping it back down. This happened throughout the whole story and made the story not as interesting.

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At times we just let it play without adjusting and missed whole segments. There were also many times where my husband and I agreed that we were glad that the kids were home while we listened to the story. He even commented that Bill Engvall was correct in his assessment of bodice rippers. Jan 27, Shelby rated it it was ok. After that point, every time a non-white character was mentioned I was stopping to scrutinize it. But this But I can tell you that that single paragraph threw the rest of the novel into a bad light. Jan 15, Georgette rated it it was amazing. The more I read the next Coffee House Mystery by Cleo Coyle the more unpredictable they become in the whodunit category.

And it was someone she knew Ahh the best laid plans. Anyway, enter some new cha The more I read the next Coffee House Mystery by Cleo Coyle the more unpredictable they become in the whodunit category. Clever girl. This book is so much fun, and there are so many extensions to the characters and plot. I won't deter you, the reader from going on your own exploration.

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Nov 03, Marty rated it it was ok. The Village Blend Coffee Shop was a busy place with a mix of spicy smells that provided a warm friendly atmosphere for its patrons. Coffee was a serious subject here. Clare Cosi, and the barristers who worked for her developed new coffee blends to fit the seasons. At Christmas, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla permeated the air. The place was popular with the seasonal Santas that dropped by for a cheery cup and a tasty treat that was also a staple served at the shop.

New varieties of cookies and go The Village Blend Coffee Shop was a busy place with a mix of spicy smells that provided a warm friendly atmosphere for its patrons. New varieties of cookies and goodies were created in the kitchen at the back of the shop. All was going well until Clare stumbled on the body of Alf Glockner, one of the popular Santas in the area. Who would kill Santa??

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Of course, finding the answer to these questions is mystery to be solved. However, this book had so many recipes and discussions about cookies and latte flavors that it almost was more of a cookbook recipes included, of course than a mystery novel. Jun 12, Desiree rated it it was amazing. I purchased this book because I had wanted a Holiday themed book for my train ride home and this book fit the bill, my head was buried in this book for my entire ride.

What I loved about this book so much is she perfectly describes the feel of the Holidays in New York City. Planning on getting through the whole series but am only about 4 books in at this point! Feb 23, Lindsay rated it really liked it Shelves: mysteries. Poor Santa. So Clare tries to find out what happened. And you will never figure out who the killer is. And if you do, then you are way better at solving mysteries than I am. Aug 06, AngryGreyCat rated it really liked it Shelves: read-cozy-mystery.

Clare Cosi is determined to discover who murdered her friend and customer, Alf, a traveling Santa. She enlists the help of Esther, one of her employees and even her ex-husband tags along for some of the events. Her romance with Mike Quinn is still buzzing along nicely, even though they both have busy lives.

This is another great installment in the series. Dec 11, Mary Bird rated it liked it. Years ago I read the first book in this series, and I remember not caring for it much. I was still a little surprised by the sex and violence in this book, which kind of makes it a non-traditional cozy, but I really did enjoy this book. I listened to it as an audiobook, and the narrator did a great job with all the characters. It was fun to read for the holidays! It was pretty self contained for the most part and discussed any character relationships established in past books.

I may read the other holiday book in this series! Nov 19, Rhonda rated it liked it. Claire is starting to get annoying. She talks about her previous experience sleuthing and how she should be allowed to help, but then is totally obtuse when someone is obviously expecting company. She shows up unannounced at a suspect's door, the woman is obviously expecting someone but Claire practically needs to be hit over the head before she realizes the problem.

There are lots of little things like this, where we are leadenly walked through something obvious. I guess it's because Coyle does Claire is starting to get annoying. I guess it's because Coyle doesn't think we're smart enough to catch obvious "subtext" May 30, Jen rated it liked it Shelves: coffeehouse-mysteries. Someone has shot Santa Claus and of course, Clare finds the body. This isn't just any Santa either, it's Clare's friend, Alf.

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Determined to prove the mugging theory doesn't hold water, Clare once again dons her detective cap and sets out to find out who murdered Santa. With her boyfriend Mike involved in a cold case and distracted by his ex, Clare enlists the helf of Esther, Matt and Madam to help her. What she discovers uncovers creates a world of trouble that could end up with Clare becoming a Someone has shot Santa Claus and of course, Clare finds the body. What she discovers uncovers creates a world of trouble that could end up with Clare becoming a victim herself.

Mar 25, Peter Barr rated it really liked it. The stories revolve around a character named Clare Cosi. Clare is a divorced mother of a grown daughter who runs a coffeehouse in Manhattan for her ex-mother-in-law. This story has a Christmas theme and is an impressive novel. The characters are likable and wonderfully flawed. There is also a large section in the back with recipes and coffee making tips. Feb 17, Micky Cox rated it really liked it. Another great "coffee lady" cozy mystery.

I absolutely love listening to this series as the reader really brings the characters to life with the various voices she assigns to each of the characters. I love the logical curiosity that Claire has that leads her to investigation of whatever mystery the story holds. This one once again has an interesting plot with great twists that you can back track to see where the breadcrumbs were left behind to lead you to the guilty party. Jan 10, Elaine rated it really liked it. I have only read a couple of books in this series and I quite liked this one. I didn't feel that I had to have read the preceding books.

I liked that the story took place at Christmas time and it is winter. I enjoyed reading about the coffee making methods and the recipes. It was a fun read and I will most likely read more in this series. Jun 01, Astrid rated it it was ok. It appears there was a struggle and, after the two detectives that arrive and pronounce it to be a simple accident, it is up to Clare to prove it was otherwise despite there being no signs of foul play or forced entry.

Just why would someone want to kill the assistant manage of a modest coffeehouse? How exactly will she manage to uncover the truth on what grounds? Brought out as the direct follow-up to the first, this was the sequel that was initially published in on the 5th of October, as it carried on from where the last left off. With Clare Cosi still in charge of the Village Blend coffeehouse in Greenwich Village, her character has already been well established, thus providing the readers much of what they enjoyed before, as it goes on in the same vein. Could this new man really be involved, or is it all just one big terrible misunderstanding?

Just who is killing all these women and why exactly are they targeting her coffeehouse of all places? What will become of them all as they go through the grinder? As critics and readers alike flock to the series with praise and sales, these New York Times bestselling authors wont be finishing the series anytime soon it seems. If you see one missing just send me an e-mail below.

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