Murder by Mocha
The national bestselling author of Roast Mortem
serves readers a fresh new Coffeehouse mystery.
Includes coffee tips and chocolate recipes!
A divorced, single mom in her forties, Clare Cosi is a
coffee shop manager by day, an irrepressible snoop by night.
When something is wrong, she considers it her mission in
life to right it, and murder is as wrong as it gets.
Can coffee enhance your love life? Coffee and chocolate have
long been considered aphrodisiacs. Now Clare’s Village
Blend beans are being used in conjunction with a proprietary
formula of exotic herbs to create a lucrative new product,
Mocha Magic Coffee, billed as “a miracle brew”
that will put the “magic moments” back into your
relationship. Clare even plans to test this very special
chocolate coffee on her boyfriend, NYPD detective Mike Quinn
(when he’s off duty, of course).
The product was developed by an old friend of the Village
Blend’s flamboyant, elderly owner, Madame Dreyfus
Allegro Dubois. Madame’s friend is also the food and
beverage editor of Aphrodite’s Village, one of the
web’s most popular communities for women. This
Internet site will be the exclusive place to buy Mocha
Magic, which is expected to rake in millions, but not all
goes well with the rollout of this product. At the launch
party, the Mocha has far too many people acting loco! Then
one of the website’s editors is found dead. When more
of the website’s Sisters of Aphrodite start to die,
Clare is convinced someone wants control of the
coffee’s secret formula and is willing to kill to get
it. Can Clare stir up some evidence against a bitter killer?
Or will she be next on the hit list?
READ THE PROLOGUE AND FIRST CHAPTER
(A Coffeehouse Mystery #10)
Berkley, August 2011
384 pages Hardcover
Also by Cleo Coyle:
Holiday Buzz, December 2012
Murder by Mocha, August 2012
A Brew to a Kill, August 2012
Roast Mortem, August 2011
Holiday Grind, November 2010
Roast Mortem, August 2010
Holiday Grind, November 2009
Espresso Shot, October 2009
The Ghost and The Haunted Mansion, January 2009
Espresso Shot, October 2008
French Pressed, April 2008
Decaffeinated Corpse, July 2007
Murder Most Frothy, August 2006
Latte Trouble, August 2005
Through The Grinder, October 2004
On What Grounds, September 2003
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