From the New York Times best-selling author of Once Upon a Grind comes an exciting new installment in the Coffeehouse Mystery series.
Clare's visit to the nation's capital is off to a graceful start. Her octogenarian employer is bunking with her in a charming Georgetown mansion, and a Smithsonian curator invites her to work on its culinary salute to coffee in America.
Clare's new village blend, called DC, is struggling to earn a profit until it attracts a high-profile fan: the college-age daughter of the president. Clare's stock rises as the first lady befriends her, but she soon learns a stark lesson. Washington can be murder.
First she finds a dead body in a back booth. Then the president's daughter goes missing. Is she a runaway bride, or is something more sinister in play? After another deadly twist, Clare is on the run with her NYPD detective boyfriend. Branded an enemy of the state, she must piece together clues and uncover the truth before her life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness come to a bitter end.
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Like History, Business and Self-Improvement books. 32 year US Army veteran.
Unbelievable new style of story telling blending time-lines and plot in spellbinding excitement. Best yet!
Tell us about yourself I Never want to read a book again. I love love love audible. Now all my children have acc. I drive and listen all day
loved it. Claire could side line. her coffee roasting with a privite eye business .yea
I have read all of the Village Blend books. This was not my favorite. I'm not a big fan of jazz, so I had to be patient with all the jazz talk. There was also a lot of food talk...some is fine...this just seemed to go overboard.
Around chapter 75, things started to get interesting. Before that, I was merely making do.
I'm really getting tired of the jealousy between Mike Quinn and Claire. They are grown adults in a committed relationship! I really don't they should be acting like school kids. Haven't they proven themselves to each time and again? So tired of listening to both of them whine about other suspected rivals.
Rebecca Gibel is not my favorite narrator. She tends to the dramatic and is a bit too earnest. I wish she would lighten up a little. I also hate how she ends some of her statements with a questioning tone when there is no question involved.
Loved this one! Nice intro to some new people and yet still kept the old faces nearby. I was worried that I wouldn't get to hear from Ester at all but even she and Borris made an appearance. Liked the new DC feel, yet keeping the Greenwich Village Gang members included.
I very much like the whole Coffe House series, and will continue to listen to it. I think that my own bias might have colored my reaction to this one. Political intrigue is not one of my favorite topics, and with the craziness in this election year... well.... it wasn't my favorite. Claire also seemed to be a bit of a super hero at times.... and the ending seemed too easily wrapped up.
One miss in 15 is not bad! I will look forward to #16!
Loved this book so much, it is definitely my favorite. Rebecca Gibel does an outstanding job as the narrator. The storyline is out of this world.
This book was good with just enough twists. The narrator has a distracting habit of raising her voice at the end of most sentences & using the wrong inflections for emphasis.
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