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On What Grounds

de Cleo Coyle

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Sèrie: A Coffeehouse Mystery (1)

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With a sprawling rent-free apartment directly above The Village Blend, her cat Java by her side, and plenty of coffeehouse redecorating ideas, Clare is thrilled to return to work. Until she discovers the assistant manager unconscious in the back of the store, coffee grounds strewn everywhere. Police arrive on the scene to investigate. But when they find no sign of forced entry or foul play, they deem it an accident. Case closed. But Clare is not convinced. And after the police leave, there are few things she just can't get out of her mind ... Why was the trash bin in the wrong place? If this wasn't an accident, is Clare in danger? And ... are all detectives this handsome?… (més)
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I am a die-hard cozy mystery fan. A cute theme, an endearing pet of some sort and a sprinkle of murder on top -- love it. The kitcsch-ier the better, as far as I am concerned. Perfect summer reading for me.

I also love coffee. My morning cuppa is my daily treat that gets my day started.

So, when I came across the Coffeehouse Mystery series by Cleo Coyle, I thought it would be a great blend of two of my favorite things.

I wasn't wrong.

However, this first book in the series did point out I am wrong about several things.

1. I store my coffee improperly.

2. I brew my coffee incorrectly.

3. And, I have never ever had a "proper'' espresso drink.

Which brings me to a great point about this book -- the author actually includes interesting information when it comes to the background theme -- coffee. There is a lot of information about coffee, brewing coffee and making coffee drinks in this book! It isn't just fluff added for ambiance.....there's great factual information (and recipes included as well).

So let's cut to the chase -- the plot. Clare Cosi has returned to New York and the job she held for 10-years, managing Village Blend, an upscale coffeehouse. The Village Blend has been in business for 100-years, but the last manager almost ran it into the ground. Clare moves back to Manhattan to repair the damage, at the request of the owner (who also happens to be her ex-mother in law).

But, just as all of her belongings have been moved into the apartment above the shop and she is settling back into her old job, Clare comes to work to discover her assistant manager unconscious at the foot of the basement stairs. The police believe it was a freak accident, but Clare knows foul play was involved.

Clare is soon on the case, aided by a police detective and her ex-husband. If they can't prove their suspicions that someone pushed Annabelle down the steps, the Village Blend might face lawsuits from Annabelle's nasty step-mother.

All in all, I liked this book. The mystery was interesting and kept my attention. I enjoyed the factual information about coffee and how it should be properly prepared. I liked the characters for the most part, but as in most cozies, there really wasn't a lot of in-depth character development. It's a light mystery read....not a deep, involved thriller. So I'm ok with that.

The cover-art is eye-catching. Always a plus with me. Recipes included -- also a nice addition to a food/beverage themed cozy.

Cleo Coyle is the pen-name for Alice Alfonsi and her husband, Marc Cerasini. There are 14 books in the series so far, with the 15th scheduled for publication in September 2016. This author duo also writes under the name Alice Kimberly. As Kimberly, they wrote the Haunted Bookshop Mystery series. There were 5 books in that series and a sixth scheduled for publication, before the series was dropped. I remember being frustrated because I loved the series....but it just halted with no explanation. I would assume it was some sort of publisher/contract snafu.....which seems to be a common occurrence unfortunately. I will just have to enjoy the Coffeehouse Mystery series and continue to hope that the Haunted Bookshop will return at some point.

I will definitely be reading more of this series!! Now....I just need to find a coffee shop that makes a proper espresso! ( )
  JuliW | Nov 22, 2020 |
This cozy mystery was a darned good book with lots of moving parts (which I appreciate in a good mystery), and almost no loose threads that I could detect—even the main character’s illegal parking in NYC was brought to a conclusion (but there is the question about Mario). It ended with a satisfying surprise as to the culprit(s). I get that the theme of the series is coffee, but it was coffee overload for this tea drinker; I’ll bet coffee lovers loved it. Glad it was our buddy read pick. I would’ve never picked it up because of the coffee theme, but I enjoyed it! ( )
  KarenMonsen | Oct 23, 2020 |
I have very mixed feelings about this book. Maybe if I had read it in 2003 it wouldn't have bothered me as much. There was a lot of slut shaming, especially around sex work, some weird homophobia, and just a hint of racism, not to mention the main character seemed very out of touch with the world outside of NYC. I appreciated the structure of the mystery, but I don't think I can continue with the series. ( )
  Chris.Bulin | Oct 1, 2020 |
After her daughter goes of to college, Clare Cosi decides to move back to New York City and manage the coffeehouse where she previously worked as an assistant manager for years. It's set in the Village so you have a small community environment that's very atmospheric. Unfortunately, Clare shows up for work the first morning, only to find her assistant manager and barista, Annabelle, dead at the bottom of the stairs. It may be an accident but things don't add up to Clare.

It's a typical cozy mystery filled with a little romance and sparks between the investigating detective, as well as Clare's attractive Italian ex-husband. And of course, a main character who feels the need to investigate on her own, thus putting her in constant danger.

The part I found the most annoying was Clare's endless explanations of how to make various styles of coffee. I appreciate that coffee is the underlying theme but once you've read how it's made, there's no need to beat a dead horse.

WTR - 1077 ( )
  Olivermagnus | Jul 2, 2020 |
It was fine for a cozy mystery. I might read more installments if my pipeline dries up. ( )
  joyblue | May 28, 2020 |
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With a sprawling rent-free apartment directly above The Village Blend, her cat Java by her side, and plenty of coffeehouse redecorating ideas, Clare is thrilled to return to work. Until she discovers the assistant manager unconscious in the back of the store, coffee grounds strewn everywhere. Police arrive on the scene to investigate. But when they find no sign of forced entry or foul play, they deem it an accident. Case closed. But Clare is not convinced. And after the police leave, there are few things she just can't get out of her mind ... Why was the trash bin in the wrong place? If this wasn't an accident, is Clare in danger? And ... are all detectives this handsome?

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