Cleo Coyle
AUTHOR

Cleo Coyle

Visit Cleo Coyle at her online coffeehouse: www.CoffeehouseMystery.com where she posts bonus recipes, shares coffee picks, and maintains a message board.

CLEO COYLE is the pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, collaborating with her husband, Marc Cerasini. With well over 1 million copies of their books in print, Alice and Marc have written 17 entries in the Coffeehouse Mysteries. The newest entry, SHOT IN THE DARK, now a national mystery bestseller in hardcover, was awarded a starred review by Library Journal and chosen as its MYSTERY PICK OF THE MONTH. The previous entry, DEAD COLD BREW, was a national bestseller in both hardcover and paperback formats. This critically acclaimed series of light, amateur sleuth mysteries has now earned three starred reviews, including a Kirkus Star. Multiple entries have been Top Picks and chosen for Best of Year lists by reviewers.

Together Alice Alfonsi and Marc Cerasini also write the popular HAUNTED BOOKSHOP MYSTERIES, first released under the pen name Alice Kimberly. Every one of the five books was a national bestseller. After nearly a decade-long hiatus, Alice and Marc have resumed writing the series. PRH's Berkley Books will publish the 6th entry in the series, THE GHOST AND THE BOGUS BESTSELLER, on September 25, 2018.

Alice Alfonsi grew up in a small town near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After earning scholarships to study creative and professional writing at Carnegie Mellon and American Universities, she began her career as a cub reporter for The New York Times. Now an author of popular fiction and bestselling media tie-in writer, Alice lives and works in New York City, with her husband Marc Cerasini (also a bestselling author).

When not haunting coffeehouses, hunting ghosts, or rescuing stray cats, Alice and Marc are New York Times bestselling media tie-in writers who have penned properties for NBC, Lucasfilm, Disney, Fox, Imagine, and MGM. In their spare time they cook like crazy and drink a lot of java. You can learn more about Alice, her husband, and the books they write by visiting www.CoffeehouseMystery.com. Scroll down the left column of the site's Home Page and you will see links to a number of online interviews that Alice and Marc have given.

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Best Sellers

    • The Ghost and Mrs. McClure

    • The Haunted Bookshop Mystery Series, Book 1
    • By: Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer, Traber Burns
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Young widow Penelope Thornton-McClure and her old Aunt Sadie are making ends meet by managing a mystery book shop - a quaint Rhode Island landmark rumored to be haunted. Pen may not believe in ghosts, but she does believe in good publicity....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty good

    • By Beatrice on 11-02-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Ghost and the Dead Deb

    • The Haunted Bookshop Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Alice Kimberly, Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer, Traber Burns
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    When a visiting author is murdered, bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure and her ghostly companion must spook out the devious killer in this Haunted Bookshop mystery....

    Regular price: $24.47

    • On What Grounds

    • By: Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,846
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,638
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,643

    Clare Cosi used to manage the historic Village Blend coffeehouse…until she opted for quieter pastures and a more suburban life....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Stands out

    • By Pam on 06-07-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Shot in the Dark

    • The Coffeehouse Mysteries, Book 17
    • By: Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177

    A smartphone dating game turns the Village Blend into a hookup hot spot - until a gunshot turns the landmark coffeehouse into a crime scene....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Winner

    • By Shirley Lafon Strand on 04-28-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Latte Trouble

    • By: Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 795
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 731
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 725

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun mystery centered around coffee & Fashion Week!

    • By Byron on 12-19-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Holiday Grind

    • A Coffeehouse Mystery, Book 8
    • By: Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 447
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 416
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 414

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Santa's checking the good and the bad!

    • By Byron on 02-19-14

    Regular price: $23.77

    • Murder by Mocha

    • By: Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 477
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 429
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 424

    Clare's Village Blend coffee beans are being used to create a new java love potion: a "Mocha Magic Coffee," billed as an aphrodisiac....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Coffee, chocolate and murder!!

    • By Byron on 03-13-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller

    • The Haunted Bookshop Mysteries, Book 6
    • By: Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer, Traber Burns
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    After an elegant new customer has a breakdown in her shop, Penelope suspects there is something bogus behind the biggest best-seller of the year. This popular potboiler is so hot that folks in her tiny Rhode Island town are dying to read it - literally....

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Espresso Shot

    • A Coffeehouse Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 398
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373

    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....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • So angry I could spit tacks!

    • By Sanny on 04-29-14

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Holiday Buzz

    • A Coffeehouse Mystery, Book 12
    • By: Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cookies can be murder

    • By Byron on 07-29-14

    Regular price: $24.47

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