Coffeehouse
Books in series13
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  • 1

    On What Grounds

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated By Rebecca Gibel
    Overall
    (371)
    Performance
    (318)
    Story
    (320)

    Clare Cosi used to manage the historic Village Blend coffeehouse…until she opted for quieter pastures and a more suburban life. But after ten years and a little friendly cajoling from the owner (a fresh pot of Jamaican Blue Mountain was all it took), she's back to the grind. 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.

    Pam says: "Stands out"
    Stands out

    I started listening to "On What Grounds" with very low expectations. I was interested in exploring fiction in the mystery sub-genre where activities s..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 07 2013 by Pam (United States)
  • 2

    Through the Grinder

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated By Rebecca Gibel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (122)

    There's trouble brewing at the Village Blend. Business is booming--but Clare's customers are starting to die. Soon after stopping at the coffeehouse, a regular jumps to her death in the subway. Or was she pushed? Detective Quinn is convinced that someone has an axe to grind, especially after the "suicide" of another female customer. Unfortunately, his prime suspect is Bruce Bowman--the new man in Clare's life. Bruce is the perfect blend of rugged good looks and potent personality.

    Ronna says: "Who is "The Genius"?"
    Who is "The Genius"?

    This husband and wife team definitely writes one of the best cozy series going. The mystery is exciting and I learn more and more about coffee and Ne..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 14 2013 by Ronna (United States)
  • 3

    Latte Trouble

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated By Rebecca Gibel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (170)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (153)

    To Clare Cosi's surprise, this fall's hottest fashion trend is anything caffeinated - because designer Lottie Harmon, a loyal coffeehouse customer, has just created an ingenious collection of coffee-inspired fashion accessories. So naturally Lottie chooses the Village Blend as the perfect backdrop for fall Fashion Week insiders to view her new line of "Java Jewelry." When barista Tucker unwittingly serves a poisonous latte to a prominent figure on the fashion scene, Clare suspects that the real target may have been Lottie. Now she must protect her thriving business, Lottie, and Tucker....

    Maggie says: "good clean mystery"
    good clean mystery

    entertaining and clean. I could listen to this with my teenage kids in the car. I know a lot of people were complaining about the amount of time she s..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 12 2011 by Maggie (SAINT CHARLES, MO, United States)
  • 4

    Murder Most Frothy

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated By Rebecca Gibel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (104)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (94)

    Clare Cosi's new friend, millionaire David Mintzer, has an offer no New York barista could turn down: an all-expenses-paid summer away from the sticky city. At his Hamptons mansion, she'll relax, soak up the sun, and, oh yes, train the staff of his new restaurant. So Clare packs up her daughter, her former mother-in-law, and her special recipe for iced coffee for what she hopes will be one de-latte-ful summer.

    Ronna says: "Great coffee based cozy mystery!"
    Great coffee based cozy mystery!

    Clare Cozi is taking a vacation from The Village Blend Coffee House to work as a Barista in her rich friend, David, restaurant in the Hamptons. She's..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 02 2014 by Ronna (United States)
  • 5

    Decaffeinated Corpse: A Coffeehouse Mystery, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated By Rebecca Gibel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (92)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (80)

    When an old friend of her ex-husband develops the world's first botanically decaffeinated coffee bean and smuggles it into the country, Clare Cosi believes it's a business opportunity she needs to investigate... at least until the first dead body shows up. With casualties piling up and a complicated blend of old and new loves muddying the waters, it's up to Clare to find the murderer before one of her near and dears takes the fall. Otherwise, her latest addition to the menu will prove to be a real buzz killer….

    Nancy says: "This is becoming a great cozy mystery series!"
    This is becoming a great cozy mystery series!

    I have to say that the author is really coming into her own. Still a few weird things that I couldn't understand why she did, but it didn't really i..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 18 2013 by Nancy (St Charles, MO, United States)
  • 6

    French Pressed: A Coffeehouse Mystery, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated By Rebecca Gibel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (75)

    Clare’s daughter, Joy, is immersing herself in the foodie culture with an internship at Solange, one of New York’s hottest French restaurants - and she’s getting pretty intimate with the older, married Chef Tommy Keitel as well. Clare’s not buzzed about the relationship, but what twenty-something takes romantic advice from her mother? Resolved to keep a closer eye on Joy, Clare makes a deal to micro-roast and French press exclusive coffee blends for Tommy, a man she wouldn’t mind seeing roasted and pressed.

    Ronna says: "Murder in coffee house and restsurants!!"
    Murder in coffee house and restsurants!!

    The sixth Village Coffeehouse mystery has Clare delving into the world of high class restaurants in Manhatten. She's been engrossed in running the Vi..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 30 2014 by Ronna (United States)
  • 7

    Espresso Shot: A Coffeehouse Mystery, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated By Rebecca Gibel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (55)

    Clare's been hired to create a gourmet coffee and dessert bar for a New York wedding to be held at the world-renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art. Famous chefs will be there, celebrities, members of the press, well-known politicians - so why isn't she thrilled to have this chance to shine? Because the person tying the knot is Matteo Allegro, her ex-husband and current business partner. And while Clare has no plans to ever marry Matt again, she's afraid he's making a terrible mistake....

    Ronna says: "Great audio of a great book!"
    Great audio of a great book!

    Clare and Matteo co-run the Village Coffee Shop in Manhattan. They also parent 20 something daughter, Joy. They have been divorced, friends, and bante..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 11 2014 by Ronna (United States)
  • 8

    Holiday Grind: A Coffeehouse Mystery, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated By Rebecca Gibel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (68)

    Clare's grown very fond of Alfred Glockner, the part-time comic and genuinely jolly charity Santa who's been using her coffeehouse as a place to warm his mittens. When she finds him gunned down in a nearby alley, a few subtle clues convince her that Alfred's death was something more than the tragic result of a random mugging, despite the conclusions of the police. Between baking delicious Christmas goodies and fending off the attentions of a persistent professional elf, Clare sets out to solve St. Nick's murder.

    Ronna says: "Santa's checking the good and the bad!"
    Santa's checking the good and the bad!

    Clare Cosi's and all the other characters from the Village Blend Coffee shop are back for a Christmas themed mystery. Clare is hosting a party with h..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 19 2014 by Ronna (United States)
  • 9

    Roast Mortem: A Coffeehouse Mystery, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated By Rebecca Gibel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (57)
    Story
    (56)

    When the firefighters of Ladder Company 189 pull Clare's friends out of a blazing cafe, she happily comes to their rescue. As a favor to the men, she visits their firehouse kitchen to teach them the finer points of operating their newly donated espresso machine. But more than their coffee turns out to be hot. Somebody's torching cafes around the city, and firefighters are beginning to die in suspicious ways....

    Ronna says: "Firefighters play a big part in this cozy mystery-"
    Firefighters play a big part in this cozy mystery-

    Clare Cosi of the NY Village Blend coffeehouse is back into detecting murder. This time she, her famed mother-in-law, and another of her employees ar..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 26 2014 by Ronna (United States)
  • 10

    Murder by Mocha

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated By Rebecca Gibel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (176)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (151)

    Clare's Village Blend coffee beans are being used to create a new java love potion: a "Mocha Magic Coffee," billed as an aphrodisiac. The product, expected to rake in millions, will be sold exclusively on Aphrodite's Village, one of the most popular online communities for women. But at its launch, one of the website's editors is murdered. Clare is convinced a bitter killer wants the secret formula. Can she catch who's gone loco for mocha?

    Ronna says: "Coffee, chocolate and murder!!"
    Coffee, chocolate and murder!!

    If terrific coffee drinks were not enough, the. Village Blend Coffee shop in New York has decided to team up with a superb chocolate company to market..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 13 2014 by Ronna (United States)
  • 11

    A Brew to a Kill: A Coffeehouse Mystery, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated By Rebecca Gibel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (83)

    A shocking hit-and-run in front of her Village Blend coffeehouse spurs Clare Cosi into action. A divorced single mom, Clare is also a dedicated sleuth, and she's determined to track down this ruthless driver who ran down an innocent friend and customer. In the meantime, her ex-husband, Matt, the shop's globetrotting coffee buyer, sources some amazing new beans from Brazil. But he soon discovers that he's importing more than coffee, and Clare may have been the real target of that deadly driver.

    Ronna says: "Best cozy series ever!!"
    Best cozy series ever!!

    Truly the best cozy series around! I especially love the audio versions of these books as the narrator adds so much to an already terrific story. In..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 03 2014 by Ronna (United States)
  • 12

    Holiday Buzz: A Coffeehouse Mystery, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated By Rebecca Gibel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    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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  • 13

    Billionaire Blend: A Coffeehouse Mystery, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated By Rebecca Gibel
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    When a car bomb nearly kills the charming young tech whiz Eric Thorner, Clare comes to his aid and receives a priceless thank you. Not only does the billionaire buy her a barista's dream espresso machine, he hires her for an extraordinary project: creating the world's most expensive coffee blend. The police arrest Eric's alleged attacker, yet death continues to surround the unlucky mogul, leading Clare to question whether the lethal events are premeditated or merely freak accidents.

    Ronna says: "Best cozy series EVER!!"
    Best cozy series EVER!!

    Clare Cosi and all the crew at New York's legendary Village Coffeehouse are back in the latest adventures in this series. Finally out in Audible, whi..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 13 2014 by Ronna (United States)