Once Upon A Grind
by Cleo Coyle
This is one of my favorite cozy series to read. Cleo does not disappoint with Clare trying to solve the mystery. I think this one was even more fun as it has the fairy tale theme…
…this book was full of a great mix of ingredients, tantalizing aromas and flavors, and feelings of happily ever after.
~The Editing Pen
This is the kind of book you start in the evening and in the morning you’re found on the couch, snoring with book fallen to the floor. I suspect Alice and Marc are incapable of writing anything less than a ♥♥♥♥♥ book.
~Rantin’ Ravin’ and Reading
This was an truly enchanting story and so much fun to read! I stayed up until early in the morning reading telling myself “just one more chapter” again and again. It is stories like this one that give readers like me “book hangovers” but they are so worth it.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
This is by far my favorite book in the series. Fairy tales,murder and coffee what more could you ask for!
~Shelley’s Book Case
Once Upon A Grind is a smart, fun and exciting mystery…
…what I truly enjoyed were the fairy tale stories and themes woven throughout.
~Musings and Ramblings
This book had everything I could hope for with Cleo Coyle. So much was tucked into this book it felt like the only thing missing was the kitchen sink.
While the draw for some may be all the coffee talk, I loved the fairy tale spell placed on the overall story.
~Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Once Upon a Grind
(A Coffeehouse Mystery)
Series: A Coffeehouse Mystery (Book 14)
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover (December 2, 2014)
From the New York Times bestselling author of Billionaire Blend comes an enchanting new entry in the “satisfyingly rich” Coffeehouse Mystery series.
Includes wicked good recipes!
When coffeehouse manager turned amateur sleuth Clare Cosi roasts “magic” beans for a Fairy Tale Fall event, she brews up a vision that leads to a sleeping beauty in Central Park; a big, bad wolf of Wall Street; and an East Side enclave with storybook secrets…
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 and her merry band of baristas give their 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. His octogenarian mother entertains customers with readings of the grinds, but Clare remains skeptical–until she receives a vision that helps her find a young model’s body in the park’s woods.
The police dismiss “sleeping beauty” as the victim of a drug overdose. Then Clare uncovers evidence that points to a list of suspects–from a New York Giant to quite a few wicked witches–and a cold case murder that reaches back to the Cold War. Now Clare is really in the woods with a dangerous predator on her heels and an investigation that leads from a secret Prince Charming Club right back to her own NYPD detective boyfriend. If she doesn’t solve this mystery, those magic beans predict an unhappy ending.
About This Author
CLEO COYLE is the pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, writing in collaboration with her husband, Marc Cerasini. CLEO COYLE grew up in a small town near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After earning scholarships to study 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 New York Times bestselling media tie-in writer, Cleo lives and works in New York City, where she collaborates with her husband (also a bestselling author) to pen the Coffeehouse Mysteries for Penguin. Together Cleo and her husband also write the Haunted Bookshop Mysteries under the name Alice Kimberly. When not haunting coffeehouses, hunting ghosts, or rescuing stray cats, Cleo and Marc are 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 Cleo, her husband, and the books they write by visiting www.CoffeehouseMystery.com.
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Cleo Coyle’s Coffeehouse Escape Tour Giveaway – Prize Package Includes…
* An autographed copy of Cleo’s brand new book, ONCE UPON A GRIND, in its beautiful first-edition hardcover format
* A complete set of all 13 Coffeehouse Mysteries published to date, each one personally inscribed by Cleo to the winner
* A durable, custom-designed Coffeehouse Mystery Tote Bag
* A freshly-roasted package of Billionaire’s Blend, a hand-crafted coffee created by One Good Woman Fine Coffees and Teas as a tribute to Cleo’s recent bestseller BILLIONAIRE BLEND.
* A Coffeehouse Mystery cup, featuring a favorite saying of Madame’s, the octogenarian owner of The Village Blend: “Survive everything. And do it with style.”
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