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November 26, 2014



Book #4 in New York Times bestselling author Cleo Coyle's Coffeehouse Mystery series... Clare Cosi's new friend, millionaire David Mintzer, has an offer no New York barista could turn down: an all-expenses-paid summer away from the sticky city. At his Hamptons mansion, she'll relax, soak up the sun, and, oh yes, train the staff of his new restaurant. So Clare packs up her daughter, her former mother-in-law, and her special recipe for iced coffee--for what she hopes will be one de-latte-ful summer... Soon, Clare tends the coffee bar at her first Hamptons gala. But the festivities come to a bitter end when an employee turns up dead in David's bathroom--a botched attempt on the millionaire's life. Thanks to the Fourth of July fireworks no one heard any gunshots, and the police are stuck in holiday traffic. Concerned for everyone's safety, Clare begins to investigate. What she finds will keep her up at night--and it's not the java jitters...
  • Number: 9780425211137
  • Release: August 1, 2006
  • Author: Cleo Coyle
  • Availability: Print-Book
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * SUSP: Mystery
  • Publisher: Berkley
This is Book Four of Fourteen of Cleo Coyle's Coffeehouse Mystery Series.
As I read this book, I find that I'm totally interested in it.  No disappointment.  I found that this "cozy" mystery isn't like most of the others.  Most of them have a fair amount of unrealistic situations in them, but I find this book is very believable, more so than the other "cozies" I've read. The setting for this book is out on Long Island in the Haptons during the summer.
Claire is the main character who has taken a temporary job at a new restaurant as the managing barista.  The main idea is to get coffee bar/dessert selections established.
This was the author introduces new characters and situations.

I found the information about coffee a lot of fun and anyone who enjoys coffee will be sure to enjoy this book.  Just remember this is a "cozy", not literature.  Cozies are fun, interesting, easy to read and not overly full of descriptions.  Just enough to keep your interest.
You can't go wrong with cozies, especially the ones by Cleo Coyle.
You will also find coffee making tips and recipes in the book.  What a wonderful touch.

I received a complimentary copy of MURDER MOST FROTHY from the author Cleo Coyle and Night Owl Reviews for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 4 STARS.

Cleo CoyleVisit Cleo Coyle at her online coffeehouse: where she posts bonus recipes, shares coffee picks, and maintains a message board.

CLEO COYLE grew up in a small town near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After earning scholarships to study writing at Carnegie Mellon and American Universities, she began her career as a cub reporter for The New York Times. Now an author of popular fiction and New York Times bestselling media tie-in writer, Cleo lives and works in New York City, where she collaborates with her husband (also a bestselling author) to pen the Coffeehouse Mysteries for Penguin. Together Cleo and her husband also write the Haunted Bookshop Mysteries under the name Alice Kimberly. When not haunting coffeehouses, hunting ghosts, or rescuing stray cats, Cleo and Marc are bestselling media tie-in writers who have penned properties for NBC, Lucasfilm, Disney, Fox, Imagine, and MGM. In their spare time they cook like crazy and drink a lot of java. You can learn more about Cleo, her husband, and the books they write by visiting Scroll down the left column of the site's Home Page and you will see links to a number of online interviews that Cleo has given.


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