Coffeehouse

17 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 9,196 ratings

On What Grounds Publisher's Summary

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. Police arrive on the scene to investigate. But when they find no sign of forced entry or foul play, they deem it an accident. Case closed. But Clare is not convinced. And after the police leave, there are a few things she just can't get out of her mind… Why was the trash bin in the wrong place? If this wasn't an accident, is Clare in danger? And… are all detectives this handsome?

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  • Book 1

    • On What Grounds

    • By: Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,833
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,623
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,628

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Stands out

    • By Pam on 06-07-13

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  • Book 2

    • 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. 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.

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

    • By Judith on 12-13-11

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  • Book 3

    • 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

    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....

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

    • By Byron on 12-19-13

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  • Book 4

    • Murder Most Frothy

    • By: Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 601
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 553
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 552

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great coffee based cozy mystery!

    • By Byron on 01-02-14

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  • Book 5

    • 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

    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….

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

    • By Nancy on 01-18-13

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  • Book 6

    • 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 - 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.

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

    • By Byron on 01-30-14

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  • Book 7

    • 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. 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....

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

    • By Sanny on 04-29-14

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  • Book 8

    • 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. 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cleo Coyle brews up delightful tales

    • By fxtrtr on 03-02-13

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  • Book 9

    • Roast Mortem

    • A Coffeehouse Mystery, Book 9
    • By: Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 379
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 347

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Firefighters play a big part in this cozy mystery-

    • By Byron on 02-26-14

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  • Book 10

    • Murder by Mocha

    • By: Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 473
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 425
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 420

    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?

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

    • By Byron on 03-13-14

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  • Book 11

    • A Brew to a Kill

    • A Coffeehouse Mystery, Book 11
    • By: Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 344
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best cozy series ever!!

    • By Byron on 04-03-14

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  • Book 12

    • 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

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cookies can be murder

    • By Byron on 07-29-14

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  • Book 13

    • Billionaire Blend

    • A Coffeehouse Mystery, Book 13
    • By: Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 343
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best cozy series EVER!!

    • By Byron on 06-13-14

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  • Book 14

    • Once upon a Grind

    • The Coffeehouse Mysteries, Book 14
    • By: Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 368
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340

    Fairy tale fever has descended on New York City. Broadway fans are flocking to Red Riding Hood: The Musical; museums are exhibiting art inspired by the Brothers Grimm; and Clare Cosi gives her coffee truck a "Jack and the Beanstalk" makeover for a Central Park festival. Clare's coffee hunter ex-husband contributes a bag of African beans with alleged magical properties, and his octogenarian mother entertains customers with readings of the grinds. But Clare remains skeptical.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best

    • By sjadamson on 06-05-15

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  • Book 15

    • Dead to the Last Drop

    • The Coffeehouse Mysteries, Book 15
    • By: Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315

    Clare's visit to the nation's capital is off to a graceful start. Her octogenarian employer is bunking with her in a charming Georgetown mansion, and a Smithsonian curator invites her to work on its culinary salute to coffee in America. Clare's new village blend, called DC, is struggling to earn a profit until it attracts a high-profile fan: the college-age daughter of the president. Clare's stock rises as the first lady befriends her, but she soon learns a stark lesson. Washington can be murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dead to the Last Drop

    • By Carol A Steinwehe on 10-03-16

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  • Book 16

    • Dead Cold Brew

    • By: Cleo Coyle
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 463
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 427
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 427

    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. But her bridal bliss is put on hold when a chilling mystery brings a wave of deadly danger to those she holds dear. After everything Clare and Mike have been through, they deserve a little bit of happily ever after. So when Mike decides to put a ring on Clare's finger, Clare's eccentric octogenarian employer is there to help. While the engagement is steeped in perfection, the celebration is not long lived.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this Series!

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

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  • Book 17

    • 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. As Village Blend manager Clare Cosi fixes a date for her wedding, her ex-husband is making dates through smartphone swipes. Clare has mixed feelings about these matchups happening in her coffeehouse. Even her octogenarian employer is selecting suitors by screenshot! But business is booming, and Clare works hard to keep the espresso shots flowing. Then another kind of shot leaves a dead body for her to find.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Winner

    • By Shirley Lafon Strand on 04-28-18

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