JOIN CLARE COSI for a double shot of danger
in the next COFFEE HOUSE MYSTERY!
ONCE UPON A GRIND
COFFEE HOUSE MYSTERIES
From the New York Times bestselling author of Billionaire Blend comes an enchanting new entry in the "satisfyingly rich" Coffeehouse Mystery series.
Includes wicked good recipes!
When coffeehouse manager turned amateur sleuth Clare Cosi roasts "magic" beans for a Fairy Tale Fall event, she brews up a vision that leads to a sleeping beauty in Central Park; a big, bad wolf of Wall Street; and an East Side enclave with storybook secrets...
Fairy tale fever has descended on New York City. Broadway fans are flocking to Red Riding Hood: The Musical; museums are exhibiting art inspired by the Brothers Grimm; and Clare Cosi and her merry band of baristas give their coffee truck a "Jack and the Beanstalk" makeover for a Central Park festival. Clare's coffee hunter ex-husband contributes a bag of African beans with alleged magical properties. His octogenarian mother entertains customers with readings of the grinds, but Clare remains skeptical--until she receives a vision that helps her find a young model's body in the park's woods.
The police dismiss "sleeping beauty" as the victim of a drug overdose. Then Clare uncovers evidence that points to a list of suspects--from a New York Giant to quite a few wicked witches--and a cold case murder that reaches back to the Cold War. Now Clare is really in the woods with a dangerous predator on her heels and an investigation that leads from a secret Prince Charming Club right back to her own NYPD detective boyfriend. If she doesn't solve this mystery, those magic beans predict an unhappy ending.
- Series: A Coffeehouse Mystery (Book 14)
- Hardcover: 416 pages
- Publisher: Berkley Hardcover (December 2, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425270858
- ISBN-13: 978-0425270851
This is the 14th book by Ms. Coyle. Fairy Tales are one of the things a lot of people love. They usually start with a once upon a time and end with happily ever after. We could change the Once Upon a Time to Once Upon a Grind. But this story is about those wonderful magical beans and the oh, so inevitable murder. The author always leads the reader through good story telling and characters that keep you entertained. Then of course Once Upon a Grind has to have a cup of coffee or cappuccino. This is a cozy mystery so get your cup of hot, steaming good coffee , your blanket to toss across your feet and get cozy. Once you begin reading you won't begin to stop.
I hope to begin with the first book and continue on. This is a series I know I will just love everyone of the books.
I was given a complimentary copy of ONCE UPON A GRIND 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 5 spoons.
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