Cleo Coyle
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Cleo Coyle

Visit Cleo Coyle at her online coffeehouse: CoffeehouseMystery.com ~ and her haunted bookshop: HauntedBookshopMystery.com

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 their Coffeehouse Mysteries series. 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. After nearly a decade-long hiatus, Alice and Marc have resumed writing the series for their longtime publisher Penguin Random House's Berkley Books. Their brand new entry, THE GHOST AND THE BOGUS BESTSELLER, is now a national bestseller and a "Best Book of 2018" selection by Suspense Magazine.

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 (who even served as the ghostwriter for an Entertainment Weekly media tie-in Best Book of the Year), Alice lives and works in New York City, where she first met her husband, Marc Cerasini. Marc was also born and raised in the Pittsburgh area and is a graduate of Ohio University. He is a New York Times bestselling author of adult and children's fiction and non-fiction.

Working independently and together, Alice and Marc have also penned bestselling tie-in properties for NBC, Lucasfilm, Disney, Fox, Imagine, and MGM. When not haunting coffeehouses, hunting ghosts, or rescuing stray cats, 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 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Creative take of a ghost detective

    • By Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe on 12-05-18

    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 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another good story

    • By Gale Di on 01-07-19

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Ghost and the Haunted Mansion

    • The Haunted Bookshop Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer, Traber Burns
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    When the local mailman inherits a haunted house and demands an exorcism, Pen must act fast to save her favorite ghost in this Haunted Bookshop mystery from New York Times best-selling author Cleo Coyle....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Entertaining

    • By Beatrice on 02-21-19

    Regular price: $18.16

    • 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 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    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

    • On What Grounds

    • By: Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,872
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,664
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,668

    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

    • 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 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 stars

    • By Beatrice on 03-09-19

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Ghost and the Femme Fatale

    • The Haunted Bookshop Mysteries, Book 4
    • By: Cleo Coyle, Alice Kimberly
    • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer, Traber Burns
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    A film festival gone noir gives bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure and her ghostly companion a big screen caper to solve in this Haunted Bookshop mystery from Cleo Coyle, writing as Alice Kimberly....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very slow

    • By michele l. yost on 02-23-19

    Regular price: $24.47

    • 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 456
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 424
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422

    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

    • The Ghost and the Dead Man's Library

    • The Haunted Bookshop Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Caroline Shaffer, Traber Burns
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure and her ghostly companion must solve the case of a literary killer in this Haunted Bookshop mystery from Cleo Coyle, writing as Alice Kimberly....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I could not finish this book

    • By Joyce A Crull on 02-10-19

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Dead Cold Brew

    • By: Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 485
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 444
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 443

    The perfect proposal leads to a chilling cold case. Coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi sheds tears of joy when her NYPD detective boyfriend surprises her with an engagement ring....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this Series!

    • By Marcia L. Berbeza on 01-14-17

    Regular price: $24.47

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