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!
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.
Romantic, mysterious with a life of true crime.
How many times will Claire or Mat be accused, arrested for, and/or charged for murder? Perhaps Cleo Coyle should look to murder she wrote for ideas about suspenseful plot lines that do not grow so weary. I love the characters, by in large. But I wish the stories would take a strong hit of the espresso they so lovingly describe.
It's nice to have a new addition to the Coffeehouse Mysteries. I had a difficult time trying to decide how to write this review. I've been a fan of this series since the very first book. I found this particular installment a bit of a reach, but I still found it enjoyable. One problem I had made my skin tingle. As a retired deputy sheriff, the pronouncing of individual letters, B-O-L-O, (be on the lookout for) law enforcement officers usually say, bolo, as a word, not letters. Even so, I still highly recommend this book as well as the entire series. I also recommend starting with the first book, On What Grounds?
A lover of cozy mysteries, contemporary romance and getting lost in the world of audiobooks
This book was much different in storytelling style. It book hops around between present day & flashbacks until the two coincide and the crime is solved at the end. I really liked that new approach up to this series. Also, at first I didn't like the story being set in D.C... I missed a lot of the old characters, but this book does find a way to bring them in, so it blends things together nicely.
I only had one qualm about the story line, and it has to do with Claire. She seems to think it's her right to be privy to classified info. She sneaks to into Mike's highly confidential phone to read emails, and is annoyed when Mike gets private info delivered to him from a female detective. Like she was beside herself that the info wasn't just automatically shared with her. Is this for real? He works for the special PD in the Capitol. It's not her right & would be super illegal in real life.
Then, Claire gives the head CIA security agent tips on how to do their job. We are to believe she had security ideas the highly trained secret service team didn't... Because yeah, that's reasonable. This book pushed the limits of realism to a level that ruined it in certain ways. If this book was going to be set in DC with the CIA, FBI & President of the US, then I expected Cleo Coyle to do a better job with those plot details.
no to cleo coyle but the narrator was okay
have at better plot, this was predictable and lame
no it was very schamalzy
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