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Holiday Buzz: A Coffeehouse Mystery, Book 12 | [Cleo Coyle]

Holiday Buzz: A Coffeehouse Mystery, Book 12

At the Great New York Cookie Swap, pastry chefs bake up their very best for charity. Clare is in charge of the beverage service, and her famous Fa-la-la-la Lattes make the gathering even merrier. But her high spirits come crashing down when she discovers the battered body of a hard-working baker's assistant. Police suspect a serial attacker whose escalating crimes have become known as "the Christmas Stalkings". Clare'sboyfriend, NYPD detective Mike Quinn, finds reason to believe even more sinister forces are involved.
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Publisher's Summary

Cleo Coyle serves up a yuletide treat in her Coffeehouse Mystery novel Holiday Buzz, a New York Times best seller.

Holiday time is party time in New York City, but after a sparkling winter bash ends with a murder, Village Blend coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi vows to put the killer on ice.

At the Great New York Cookie Swap, pastry chefs bake up their very best for charity. Clare is in charge of the beverage service, and her famous Fa-la-la-la Lattes make the gathering even merrier. But her high spirits come crashing down when she discovers the battered body of a hard-working baker's assistant. Police suspect a serial attacker whose escalating crimes have become known as "the Christmas Stalkings". Clare'sboyfriend, NYPD detective Mike Quinn, finds reason to believe even more sinister forces are involved. Clare isn't so sure, until she finds a second bludgeoned baker and becomes a target herself. Now Clare must investigate "Saint Nick", crash a pro-hockey party, and dodge a pair of reality TV divas - because she's not going to rest until justice is served.

©2014 Cleo Coyle (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks

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    Ronna 07-29-14
    Ronna 07-29-14
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    "Cookies can be murder"

    Clare Cozy and almost all of our favorite Village Blend Coffeehouse characters are back in a holiday mystery while they are celebrating with cookie events with cookies from around the world. Moirin is a new young Irish employee that everyone enjoys. She bakes the cookies for the coffeehouse, but actually works at the bakery that developed the cookies. She's a music lover too, but sadly, she's bludgeoned to death at a cookie festival event. Clare found her body and is determined to find her killer with a little help from her boyfriend, family, and her baristas.

    I love this series for so many reasons. The Cleo Coyle writing team always adds numerous interesting facts, local information, and yummy sounding recipes to their mysteries. In this one, there are added characters that are a take off from reality TV that are a laugh and a half. The mystery is compelling with clues on every page. We also hear more and more about Clare's love life with her, Detective Mike Quinn, who is on a secret duty in Washington, DC. One of my very favorite cozies done in audio. The spoken accents add so much to my enjoyment of this series. Looking forward to the new one in this series coming in November 2014.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    fxtrtr 11-08-14
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    "Another great Cosi Mystery"

    I have enjoyed every one of the Coffeehouse Mysteries on audiobooks. The narrator, Rebecca Gibel is awesome!

    In this book, Claire Cosi's Irish immigrant barista is murdered during their annual Christmas cookie swap and Claire will leave no stone unturned to find her barista's killer and bring him or her to justice.

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    characters continue to develop in a reasonable and realistic rate of growth. The humor between Claire and Matt makes me laugh out loud while driving to work. so hard to find livable characters in today's fast - paced world of books.

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    "Love Them All!"

    I've enjoyed all the books so far & hope there will be more real soon!

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    "Written for a 10 year old"

    Overly simple, and I found the narrator annoying. I couldn't stand it more than a few minutes. Grammar, tone, sentence structure made this a poor listen.

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    kelli 11-07-14
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    "Sad excuse."
    Would you try another book from Cleo Coyle and/or Rebecca Gibel?

    Absolutely not.
    Beyond the sad narration,
    There is nothing of value in this story.

    I have read many books by Margaret Maron,
    Rita Mae Brown,
    Nevada Barr,
    Dianne Mott Davidson,
    Sue Monk,
    Dorothea Benton Frank,
    Lillian Jackson Braun,
    David Rosenfelt,
    David Freed,
    as well as
    Spencer Quinn,
    Cleo Coyles stories are badly written and without any substance.
    They just run on.
    At least Janet Evanovich is very funny.
    No thank you.




    Would you ever listen to anything by Cleo Coyle again?

    No


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Holiday Buzz?

    The story just ran on with no interest or value.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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