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 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
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    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

    • 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 186
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169

    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

    • Through the Grinder

    • By: Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 908
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 819
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 817

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sit back and relax with a cup of coffee.

    • By Judith on 12-13-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • On What Grounds

    • By: Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,831
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,621
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,626

    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

    • Latte Trouble

    • By: Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 791
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 728
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 722

    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

    • Decaffeinated Corpse

    • A Coffeehouse Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 477
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 433

    Clare Cosi believes a new botanically decaffeinated coffee is a business opportunity she needs to investigate...at least until the first dead body shows up....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This is becoming a great cozy mystery series!

    • By Nancy on 01-18-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • French Pressed

    • A Coffeehouse Mystery, Book 6
    • By: Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 443
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 403
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 408

    Clare’s daughter, Joy, is immersing herself in the foodie culture with an internship at Solange, one of New York’s hottest French restaurants....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Murder in coffee house and restsurants!!

    • By Byron on 01-30-14

    Regular price: $23.77

    • 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 343
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315

    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

    • 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 392
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 367

    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 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 435
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402

    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
    • Cleo Coyle brews up delightful tales

    • By fxtrtr on 03-02-13

    Regular price: $23.77

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