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Shot in the Dark By Cleo Coyle: Review/Big Giveaway/Guest Post


FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andMysteryrat's Maze

by Lorie Lewis Ham
& Cleo Coyle

cleo coyle giveawayThis week we have a review of the latest coffeehouse mystery by Cleo Coyle, and a fun Mother’s Day guest post by Cleo. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win an amazing giveaway from Cleo Coyle which includes a first edition signed copy of Shot in the Dark, an autographed set of Cleo Coyle’s collectible recipe cards, A Coffeehouse Mystery mug with a favorite saying of Clare’s octogenarian employer Madame: “Survive everything. And do it with style,” and a mystery prize. There is also a link to purchase the book from Amazon, and an indie bookstore where a portion of the sale goes to help support KRL.

Shot in the Dark By Cleo Coyle
Review by Lorie Lewis Ham

Shot in the Dark is the latest Coffeehouse Mystery by Cleo Coyle. This is one of my favorite series and I am always excited when there is a new one out.

coffeehouse mystery book coverA new dating ap has the Village Blend coffeehouse in New York buzzing with couples trying to find the perfect match. While Village Blend manager Clare Cosi isn’t completely thrilled with them becoming a hookup hotspot, she enjoys the extra traffic, and keeps the coffee and delicious pastries coming. Her ex-husband, Matt, who is also the coffee buyer for the shop, has also become addicted to using the ap. Things take a terrible turn when one of her customers is threatened with a gun by one of the girls that he tossed aside after connecting with her through the ap. The shop suddenly becomes a crime scene which hurts business. Things get even worse when the guy turns up dead and the police are convinced the girl is the killer. Clare isn’t really convinced, and neither is one of her barista’s Tucker who knows the girl. Clare sets out to find the real killer to not only save the girl, but also her coffeehouse. She is also preoccupied with finding a venue for her wedding to cop Mike Quinn, and worried about her daughter Joy who sends her a cryptic message needing to talk.

This is a delightful series! Every time I pick up a new book in this series I feel like I am returning to my favorite coffeehouse–sometimes I would even swear I could smell the coffee. Clare is strong, curious, smart, and determined. Every character in this series is full of personality-from the quirky baristas, to Clare’s charming ex-husband, to the owner of the Village Blend (who is also Matt’s mother). The mystery is filled with twists and turns, and even another body. The behind the scenes world of dating aps was interesting as well. The cream on the top are several delicious coffee and pastry recipes in the back.

So grab a cup of your favorite coffee, bake some of the delicious pastries in the book, and sit down and enjoy this latest coffeehouse mystery. And if you haven’t read the other books in the series, you had better brew some extra coffee and get busy!

Lorie Lewis Ham is our Editor-in-Chief and a contributor to various sections, coupling her journalism experience with her connection to the literary and entertainment worlds. Explore Lorie’s mystery writing at Mysteryrat’s Closet.

Caffeinated Motherhood
By Cleo Coyle

For fifteen years and seventeen books, our Coffeehouse Mysteries have featured the struggles and triumphs, heartbreaks and joys of three generations of women—a mother, a daughter, and a grandmother. motherhood saying

Over the years, we’ve heard from readers who themselves are mothers, daughters, and grans. They tell us they love our books and pass them from one to another. Why? Because, at their heart, our Coffeehouse Mysteries involve much more than intriguing crimes. Our stories also explore the ups and downs of relationships, including and especially motherhood.

village blend coffeehouseOur amateur sleuth, coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi not only acts as a mother hen to her quirky staff of baristas, she’s also a real mother to a young adult daughter, and she continually struggles to do the right thing where Joy is concerned. No easy feat since the girl is no angel. But, really, when it comes to defining yourself as separate from your parents, what teenager is?

The dilemmas we set up for Clare and Joy are never easy or identical. In one book, Joy’s bad decisions nearly get her killed. In another, her immature choices land her smack in jail on suspicion of murder. If you were her mother, what would you do?

As the series progresses, Clare and Joy’s relationship does, too. The Coffeehouse Mysteries trace a long, beautiful story arc between mother and daughter. Readers have cried with them, laughed with them, feared with them, and even baked with them, while always feeling their frustrations and affection for each other.cookies

Likewise, Madame, the octogenarian owner of our landmark coffeehouse serves an important role in our stories. Technically, Madame’s relationship with Clare is as an employer (and former mother-in-law). But on a human level, she’s the mother and mentor that Clare never had, and readers adore her. We do, too.

So Happy Mother’s Day to Clare, Madame, and the many women readers who’ve become fans of our long-running Coffeehouse Mystery series. Whether you’re a mother, a grandmother, or a mentor, we salute you for striving (like our beloved Clare) to do good things in a bad world.

The Coffeehouse Mysteries Book Trailer:

cleo coyl checklistFree Checklist of Cleo’s Titles (Books in Order):
Get a title checklist with mini summaries of all seventeen Coffeehouse Mysteries with links to Cleo’s Free Recipe Guides and the six titles of her Haunted Bookshop Mysteries. To download the list as a PDF document, click here.

recipe guideFree Recipe Guide
Cleo Coyle’s latest bestselling Coffeehouse Mystery, “Shot in the Dark,” is also a culinary mystery, with an appendix of more than twenty-five recipes. To get Cleo’s Free Recipe Guide, click here or stop by her online coffeehouse at CoffeehouseMystery.com to download a free copy.

Cleo’s Newsletter
Fun contests, bonus recipes, book news, and videos. To sign up, simply write an e-mail that says “sign me up” and send it to CoffeehouseMystery@gmail(dot)com

Visit Cloe’s website at www.coffeehousemystery.com. You can also friend or follow Cleo on Facebook as well as Twitter and Pinterest.

To enter to win this amazing giveaway from Cleo Coyle which includes a first edition signed copy of Shot in the Dark, an autographed set of Cleo Coyle’s collectible recipe cards, A Coffeehouse Mystery mug with a favorite saying of Clare’s octogenarian employer Madame: “Survive everything. And do it with style,” and a mystery prize-simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “coyle giveaway,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen May 19, 2018. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & mystery short stories in our mystery section. And join our mystery Facebook group to keep up with everything mystery we post, and have a chance at some extra giveaways.

Use this link to purchase the book & a portion goes to help support KRL & indie bookstore Mysterious Galaxy:

You can also use this link to purchase the book on Amazon. If you have ad blocker on you may not see the link:

Cleo Coyle is a pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, writing in collaboration with her husband, Marc Cerasini. Both are New York Times bestselling authors of the Coffeehouse Mysteries, now celebrating fifteen years in print, multiple starred reviews, and the thrill of being featured as a Jeopardy question. Alice has worked as a journalist in Washington, D.C., and New York City, and has written popular fiction for adults and children. A former magazine editor, Marc has authored espionage thrillers and nonfiction for adults and children. Alice and Marc are also bestselling media tie-in writers who have penned properties for Lucasfilm, NBC, Fox, Disney, Imagine, and MGM. They live and work in New York City, where they write independently and together, including the popular Haunted Bookshop Mysteries. Look for a brand new entry in their Haunted Bookshop Mysteries this October: The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller.

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Disclosure: This post contains links to an affiliate program, for which we receive a few cents if you make purchases using those links. KRL also receives free copies of most of the books that it reviews, that are provided in exchange for an honest review of the book.

{ 113 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kathleen Kendler
Twitter: @Kathleen
May 12, 2018 at 8:50am

Awesome series. Interesting. Thanks for the review.
kckendler at gmail dot com


2 Amanda L May 12, 2018 at 8:53am

I love this series and am really looking forward to reading this newest book! Thanks for the great book review and giveaway! Happy Mother’s Day!


3 Paula Adams
Twitter: @qnofdnile
May 12, 2018 at 9:26am

Cleo Coyle writes about one of my favorite subjects, coffee!! I love the title. Thank you so much for this giveaway!


4 Marilyn
Twitter: @MarilynWatson18
May 12, 2018 at 1:05pm

Gosh this really sounds like a local coffee shop called Aromas…the meetup’s and good coffee with pastries…please enter me…
Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com


5 Dianne Bahn May 12, 2018 at 3:20pm

I enjoy the Coffeehoude mysteries. Always great reads with good recipes and you get to learn about coffee too.


6 Margaret Rushton
Twitter: @cupcake5858
May 13, 2018 at 5:13am

I am such a huge fan of the Coffeehouse Mysteries and have been since the first book. I think it’s because I’m a big fan of coffee. I love the recipes included in the books and the coffee tips too. I can’t wait to read about the new adventures of Clare and to see how everyone else in the Coffeehouse world are doing. After all these books, I feel close to everyone and if I lived in that world, I would hope I would be friends with them. I would love to win a signed book and all of the other great prizes listed.


7 Lyn Meidam May 13, 2018 at 8:26am

I started reading this series a few years ago but have fallen behind. I need to catch up this summer. Lmmeidam@gmail.com


8 Rebecca May 13, 2018 at 11:33am

This sounds really interesting! I’m looking forward to reading it. I have read all of her books. I am always thoroughly entertained. My email address is purple4177@yahoo.com


9 Rebecca May 13, 2018 at 11:35am

My email address is wrong in my last comment. It’s purple41777@yahoo.com


10 rosemary pfeiffer
Twitter: @Rosiebear 56
May 13, 2018 at 12:00pm

I have a few of this series in print..like 4-5 from the beginning…all of the covers are what enticed me to buy them..plus I love coffee lol. This is such an awesome gift to win. Thank you so much for this chance….rosep@bayland(dot)com


11 Sandy Lipinski
Twitter: @Sandy
May 13, 2018 at 12:45pm

Your a great author . Thank you for being gracious.


12 Sue williams
Twitter: @catfish95969
May 13, 2018 at 1:42pm

I love Cleo’s stories and would love to add another one to my collection. Her recipes are also yummy.


13 Tari Hann
Twitter: @kittsdollclothes
May 13, 2018 at 2:10pm

What an awesome giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance!


14 Jill Broussard May 13, 2018 at 5:06pm

What a great giveaway. Thankyou for the opportunity! minishoes(at)msn(dot)com


15 Gloria May 13, 2018 at 6:32pm

I’ve enjoyed each book and newsletter! The recipes are a pleasant bonus. Keep writing and I’ll be happy!


Twitter: @Sweet Home Service - sprz?tanie domów warszawa
May 13, 2018 at 6:37pm

Looking forward to reading this book. Cleo is my favorite mystery writer!


17 Jennifer Scull May 13, 2018 at 6:42pm

Thanks for always having such exciting books for us to read and, of course, great coffee to help get us through! 😉


18 Sandy Garvey May 13, 2018 at 6:45pm

Drinking coffee while reading about Cleo and Mike and company is my favorite thing to do.


19 Antonette Nyman
Twitter: @antonette_nyman
May 13, 2018 at 6:45pm

You two are so cute! I bet working together and being married isn’t always easy, glad you do it though. I spent 2 1/2 hours with Peter Noone (Herman Hermit’s concert) and got to meet him and take a picture with him. I was also able to make my mouth move and words come out! Wonderful Mother’s Day with my husband. Please keep writing this series!


20 Antonette Nyman
Twitter: @antonette_nyman
May 14, 2018 at 8:50am

Why is my comment awaiting moderation?


21 Chelle May 13, 2018 at 6:46pm

Have read every book of this series. I hope the Coffeehouse Mysteries continue for a long time.


22 Michelle Gross May 13, 2018 at 6:47pm

I love this series and can’t wait to read this new book!


23 Susan C.
Twitter: @scoster1
May 13, 2018 at 6:47pm

As if SHOT IN THE DARK wasn’t an intriguing and appetizing title to read, I am blown away by the “Survive Everything” mug giveaway. Being a 3-time cancer survivor, this mug says it all for me. You are truly awesome, Cleo Coyle (Alice Alfonsi).


24 Kathryn May 13, 2018 at 6:48pm

I am more and more intrigued by this new book and can’t wait for it to come in at the library (I’m 4th on the hold list)! Talking about your books, coffee and recipes with my beloved Jazzercise girls are one of the best parts of the series! Happy Mother’s Day!


25 Audrey Ledon May 13, 2018 at 6:54pm

I love everything about these books.


26 Judith Cauthan May 13, 2018 at 7:01pm

This is one of my favorite series. I can hardly believe we are at book # 17 already. Most of the time, in a series this long, the books tend to recycle story lines and get a bit drab. Not so with this series. I can’t wait to get my hands on this newest installment and catch up with my favorite baristas and coffee aficionados.

bookworm (dot) judy (at) gmail (dot) com


27 Donna May 13, 2018 at 7:05pm

Can’t wait to read it


28 Karen Terry May 13, 2018 at 7:06pm

It sounds like a great read. mi3son


29 Katina May 13, 2018 at 7:08pm

Loved when the reviewer said “sometimes I would even swear I could smell the coffee”, that’s exactly how I feel when I’m reading these books. Love this series and I hope it continues for a long time!


30 Connie Reynolds
Twitter: @ConnieRey52
May 13, 2018 at 7:09pm

I love your books and humor. I think you will find me only half human. I love the smell of coffee but hate the taste.


31 Nancy Hallenbeck May 13, 2018 at 7:09pm

Love Shot In the Dark . Another best seller. Thank you ?


32 Angela Scott May 13, 2018 at 7:10pm

I love the coffeehouse mystery series. These books are great fun. I always look forward to a new one and can’t wait to read Shot in the Dark.


33 l p May 13, 2018 at 7:12pm

can’t wait to read this latest addition to the series. thanks


34 Sandy Hemsher
Twitter: @Sandy Hemsher
May 13, 2018 at 7:13pm

I really enjoy this series. There were 5 books when I found this srries. It’s great plots, believable character development, and fantastic recipes keep me coming back for more!!!


35 Nancy May 13, 2018 at 7:14pm

I love the Coffee House Series!


36 Pat Sheldon May 13, 2018 at 7:29pm

I’m really hoping to win the contest and get the new book. I love your books. I’ve read every one. Thanks for such wonderful stories.


37 Kiki May 13, 2018 at 7:37pm

Happy Mother’s Day. Sounds like Great cozy mystery. Love the fact that this mystery takes place at a coffee shop.



38 Barbara May 13, 2018 at 7:45pm

Of course Shot in the Dark is an awesome book. All the Coffeehouse Mysteries are a fun and exciting. My favorite cozy books. I’m ready to start the whole series again!!!


39 Kairoslearningspecialist May 13, 2018 at 7:50pm

Love the books. Can’t wait to read the new one!


40 Rose DeRocher May 13, 2018 at 7:52pm

Thanks for the great series! Reading murder mysteries help me stay sane. 🙂


41 DOWARD WILSON May 13, 2018 at 7:54pm

I love this series. Thanks for the giveaway.


42 Catherine May 13, 2018 at 7:56pm

I need caffeine to keep up with my mom.


43 Patty May 13, 2018 at 8:05pm

Happy Mother’s Day Cleo! Just finished your fantastic vook, Shot in the Dark! Sincere appreciation!


44 Alicia Farage May 13, 2018 at 8:06pm

I love this series and would love to win this great prize!


45 Lee Einhaus May 13, 2018 at 8:11pm

I love your books.


46 Pam May 13, 2018 at 8:28pm

I absolutely LOVE your books and can’t wait to read the latest.


47 Julie Mathias May 13, 2018 at 8:30pm

Very excited to read this next installment in the series. Will be starting “Shot in the Dark” this evening! Thank you for the giveaway.


48 Carol Edwards
Twitter: @centraleast2
May 13, 2018 at 8:34pm

I love this series and can’t wait for the next book.


49 Randi Robinson
Twitter: @wvteddy
May 13, 2018 at 8:39pm

I love Cleo Coyle’s coffeehouse mysteries. They are my favorite cozy mysteries.


50 Morghan Vaughn May 13, 2018 at 8:39pm

Love this series and can’t wait for the newest one!!


51 Janet highland May 13, 2018 at 8:46pm

I love Clare and the Coffeehouse series!


52 Victoria Howard
Twitter: @VictoriaH1962
May 13, 2018 at 8:51pm

Always a great read and a great mystery! The recipes are wonderful. The character development has continued so well, you start to feel like you’d hang with the VB gang! I’ve never been to NYC, so it gives me a tiny taste of the Village.
I’ve never one anything…hope this time I’m lucky!
Best of luck to all!


53 marylouh May 13, 2018 at 8:57pm

I’ve followed this series since the beginning.
It has been interesting to see Joy grow up,
see the interaction between the ex-husband
(who is still active in buying the coffee) and
the mother-in-lay and the staff of the
coffeehouse. Just like real-life family.
Can’t wait to get the newest installment.
thanks for sharing


54 Marissa Seder May 13, 2018 at 9:04pm

Looking forward to this newest in the series. Always love when the new books come out!


55 Darlene Carroll May 13, 2018 at 9:08pm

What a wonderful giveaway for Mother’s day!!! I would love to win a signed copy of this book, thank you so much for the chance. Happy Mother’s day 🙂


56 Jen Chambers May 13, 2018 at 9:11pm

I adore this series & the yummy recipes!


57 Erin Hames May 13, 2018 at 9:33pm

Can’t wait to get started reading! This is one of my favorite book series.


58 Love2read May 13, 2018 at 9:34pm

I go through withdrawals as soon as i finish these books. Maybe I need to start the series over???


59 Pat Dupuy May 13, 2018 at 9:37pm

It is Mother’s Day winding down. I just finished reading A Shot in the Dark and thoroughly enjoyed it. Forget the dating app. I want a magic app that delivers fresh coffee and goodies!


60 Candice May 13, 2018 at 9:51pm

I love this series! As soon as a new book comes out I devour it. I truly love the interaction between the characters, especially Esther and Tucker. It’s great to see that Joy is back in this new installment. My absolute favorite thing about all of these books is how up to the minute the writers always are with current trends.


61 Karen May 13, 2018 at 10:36pm

I’ve been reading this series since the beginning, and I still look forward to each new book with excitement and enthusiasm. The series just gets better! Can’t wait to get Shot in the Dark. Kchinetti at gmail dot com.


62 Betty S. May 13, 2018 at 10:48pm

I’d LOVE if you could eventually put “ALL” the recipes into a Claire’s coffeehouse cookbook!


63 Judith mosconi May 13, 2018 at 11:22pm

Always love a new cookie recipe, c. Of coffee, and a good book.


64 Dianne Bahn May 14, 2018 at 2:21am

Cat wait to read this newest Coffeehouse Mystery. I now enjoy trying new types of coffee from reading the books.


65 Patti Smith May 14, 2018 at 3:15am

Love this series! Thank you for the chance to win.


66 pattie
Twitter: @Pattie
May 14, 2018 at 3:37am



67 Becky Brant
Twitter: @BeckyB1719
May 14, 2018 at 3:59am

Happy mother’s day!

I am looking forward to catching up with Clare, Madame and Joy, as well as sampling some of the 25 recipes 🙂



68 Sandy Giden May 14, 2018 at 4:02am

I’ve read every book in this series. They are good.


69 jill White
Twitter: @whiteaj3
May 14, 2018 at 4:28am

I love this book series and am very excited for my summer read!


70 Pamela A Hargraves May 14, 2018 at 4:42am

I love these books so much that I listen to them over and over again. I especially loved the last book, so much fun. My email address is pamhargraves.home@gmail.com


71 Becky Rabalais May 14, 2018 at 4:44am

Have so enjoyed your coffee house series Looking forward to Shot in the Dark.


72 Marie DeGennaro May 14, 2018 at 4:45am

Looking forward to reading “A Shot in the dark”!!


73 Kathi Dugas May 14, 2018 at 4:45am

Wonderful article about a great series. As you read the Coffeehouse Mysteries you will feel as if you are entering the coffeehouse and smelling the wonderful aromas of freshly brewed coffees. Keep the books (and recipes) coming!


74 Cleo Coyle
Twitter: @CleoCoyle
May 14, 2018 at 4:53am

Big thanks to Kings River Life Magazine and its editor-in-chief, Lorie Lewis Ham, for the work you do to support readers and writers. Thanks also to Lorie for the wonderful review of SHOT IN THE DARK. Marc and I are thrilled to know you enjoyed it, and we sincerely appreciate your longtime support of The Coffeehouse Mysteries. Warmest wishes (and caffeinated kisses)…

~ Cleo Coffeehouse Mystery.com
“Where coffee and crime are always brewing…”
Cleo Coyle on Twitter
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75 Barbara May 14, 2018 at 5:08am

Another fabulous read. Curled up and read it cover to cover. It was my birthday gift to me


76 Darlene Slocum May 14, 2018 at 5:24am

I enjoy your books and your recipes are mouth-watering. I look forward to your newsletters. Thank you!


77 Judy May 14, 2018 at 5:25am

Love this series! Can’t wait to read the newest book Shot in the Dark.


78 Andrea Stoeckel
Twitter: @rokinrev
May 14, 2018 at 5:34am

I have adored every Cleo Coyle from every series I have read. The giveaway is fabulous. Bon chance to everyone but fingers crossed I win.

als(at)foxgull (dot)


79 Debbie Price May 14, 2018 at 5:47am

I love this series! Always look forward to reading it!
Thank you for the great giveaway!


80 Vicki Nichols May 14, 2018 at 5:56am

I would love to win this awesome prize package!! I’ve read all the CoffeeHouse Mysteries . Love them


81 Louise May 14, 2018 at 6:14am

What a great article. I love the coffeehouse mysteries. Looking forward to the new one.


82 AnneL May 14, 2018 at 6:42am

This really sounds so good, each time I read more about it!!


83 Janet Morrissey
Twitter: @harbingerdc
May 14, 2018 at 7:08am

Thanks for the great review. This is one of my favorite series and I love can’t wait for the next entry. Great characters and believable plots!


84 Colleen May 14, 2018 at 7:14am

One of my favorite series and what an excellent prize pack!


85 Alexis May 14, 2018 at 7:20am

Hi, just wanted to say i adore the coffee house mystery series. I love the characters and the recipes. I don’t even drink coffee but these books make me want to be a coffee conisuer. I live on long island so i get out to the city as much as i can. Thats one of my favorite parts of these books. There set mostly in NYC and I’ve learned alot of cool things about the city cause of these books. Plus the review was great too. Literally can’t wait to read a shot in the dark.


86 April Schuiling May 14, 2018 at 7:35am

One of my favorite series! The characters are engaging and the recipes are delightful!


87 Renee
Twitter: @DrReneeCCo
May 14, 2018 at 7:50am

I love these books…love a long ongoing series. Clare and crew feel like old friends I catch up with whenever a new book is out!


88 Celia Fowler May 14, 2018 at 8:23am

I love the Coffeehouse Mysteries — it is definitely one of my very favorite series. Each mystery is new and fresh, and I love to visit The Village Blend and see Clare and the gang — I may even get a glimpse of Madame! Thank you so much for the giveaway!


89 Dianne Casey May 14, 2018 at 9:04am

I love this series! Really looking forward to reading “Shot in the Dark”. Thanks for the chance.


90 Annette Shaw May 14, 2018 at 9:09am

I have just recently discovered the Coffeehouse Mysteries. I LOVE them. I am on book 6 and just started with book 1 the end of April!! Can’t get enough “coffee” I guess!


91 Kimberly May 14, 2018 at 9:36am

I’ve already finished reading A Shot in the Dark, and have picked out my first recipe to try. Next book I’m waiting for that wedding!


92 Gloria Thomas May 14, 2018 at 9:46am

Love Cleo Coyle books! Thanks for a chance at this prize!


93 Kristi
Twitter: @beckmank
May 14, 2018 at 9:46am

I’m looking forward to reading Clare’s latest adventure! Such a fun series.


94 Joye I May 14, 2018 at 10:03am

I have read all of the series so far and have really enjoyed them. I have learned a lot about different types of coffee.


95 Sheila Siarkiewicz
Twitter: @racemom07
May 14, 2018 at 10:05am

Absolutely hooked on this series! Looking forward to reading Shot in the Dark! Thank you for doing the giveaway!


96 Nora Goldstein May 14, 2018 at 10:46am

Enjoy the series so much and appreciate the recipes and all the coffee info.


97 Cynthia Blain May 14, 2018 at 11:31am

The Coffeehouse series has been a top favorite of all time for me. I have not missed even one book in this series, and have told everyone that I can think of about it. Cleo is so wonderful with her readers and that has made a big impact on me and made me want to read this series even more than was already a ton.
I enjoyed your review KRL and always do. Thank you. I’m not putting in for the giveaway but I did want to mention how wonderful I find this series. Now, I must go have a tall glass of cold brew coffee that I made last night from Cleo’s instructions. Thank you.

Cynthia Blain


98 Pat Chidester May 14, 2018 at 11:39am

I’ve been reading the coffeehouse series for years and Claire, Matt, Madame, Joy, Manny, Mike, and the rest of the gang are like old friends now and I look forward to each new book being released. I think Shot in the Dark was one of the best (if I could pick a ‘best’ … love them all).


99 Desie May 14, 2018 at 11:50am

Looking forward to reading the story and making the pork tenderloin wrapped in bacon. I think my family will like it!


100 Susan May 14, 2018 at 12:21pm

Love these books! Looking forward to the next adventure!


101 Rosana Bongermino May 14, 2018 at 1:49pm

I love this series. It never fails to entertain. I can’t wait to read the new book!


102 Darcy Odden May 14, 2018 at 4:05pm

I ove this series! Can’t wait to catch up with Clare Cosi. Thanks for the chance.


103 Jessie Lewis May 14, 2018 at 10:01pm

Happy (post) Mother’s Day mama’s! May I just say that while I’m happy to report that the mama’s and daughters in my family have not had to solve any murders, I’m a bit envious of all the great food and wild adventures Madame, Claire, and Joy have experienced. They’re always inspiration though; I am grateful that their recipes and reminiscences are shared. I Love the Coffeehouse Mysteries!


104 Rhonda Leonard May 14, 2018 at 10:21pm

I really love this series!


105 Karina Thibodeau
Twitter: @ThibodeauKarina
May 15, 2018 at 3:00am

Thank you for the chance to win such an awesome prize.


106 Karina Thibodeau
Twitter: @ThibodeauKarina
May 15, 2018 at 3:05am

I forgot my email address
Lamonicaks (at) gmail ( dot) com


107 Julie Wyant
Twitter: @juliwyant
May 15, 2018 at 3:25am

Love this series! Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂


108 Rosemary May 15, 2018 at 9:59am

I’ve read everyone of the Coffeehouse Mysteries . Cat pick a favorite.


109 Carol Baker May 16, 2018 at 5:15pm

As a coffee and cozy lover I can’t wait for each new book.


110 Kathleen Floyd May 18, 2018 at 9:10am

Great review and article! Exited to read this book because this is my favorite series. Always great mysteries and wonderful recipes! And Coffee , wonderful coffee! I’ve learned so much about how it goes from bean to a great cup of coffee!


111 Robyn May 18, 2018 at 9:03pm

Looking forward to the newest edition! I really enjoy reading about Clare, her family and the beautiful coffee house!


112 Barb Backes May 20, 2018 at 5:46am

Love Madam’s new boyfriend. Hope the character comes back in future books.


113 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
May 21, 2018 at 12:07pm

We have a winner!


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