DEAD COLD BREW by Cleo Coyle


by Cleo Coyle

Dead Cold Brew was a fast-paced story and once I got started, I couldn’t put it down. Fans of the series will not be disappointed, and even new readers should be able to pick this one up without feeling lost.
~The Book’s the Thing

It is so much fun to visit the coffeehouse and see what Clare and the crew are up to.
~A. Holland Reads

The set up and writing style make for a fast-paced read – which I love. I especially liked that there are multiple subplots weaved into the fabric of the main story.

The writing is tight and moves at a fast clip. Atmosphere, suspense, romance, and character depth combine to deliver an entertaining tale that hooked me from the first page.
~The Power of Words . . .

…a really exciting story…
~Brooke Blogs

What can I say about book 16 of the series? The characters are still as strong as when the series started and with more twists than a French braid.
~Sleuth Cafe

Wow, want a page turner that makes you crave even more? Then this is the book for you. I couldn’t put it down once I started and I couldn’t stop thinking about it when I finished…
~Bibliophile Reviews

Dead Cold Brew is the 16th installment in this long running series and it is still brewing at a fevered pitch. These characters are so strong, current and real. The drama starts with an event that could be ripped from real life headlines…I now have a new book that is my favorite in this series.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

Dead Cold Brew
(A Coffeehouse Mystery)
16th in Series
Publisher: Berkley (January 10, 2017)
Hardcover: 368 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425276112


From Cleo Coyle, the New York Times bestselling author of Dead to the Last Drop, comes a gripping new entry in the “highly satisfying”* Coffeehouse Mystery series. (*Publishers Weekly)


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. She donates the perfect coffee-colored diamonds to include in the setting and the name of a world-famous jeweler who happens to be an old family friend. But while the engagement is steeped in perfection, the celebration is not long lived.

First, a grim-faced attorney interrupts their party with a mysterious letter bequeathing a strange, hidden treasure to Clare’s daughter. Next, the renowned jeweler who designed Clare’s ring is found poisoned in his shop. Both events appear to be connected to a cold case murder involving a sunken ship, an Italian curse, a suspiciously charming jewel thief, and a shocking family secret. With deadly trouble brewing, Clare must track down clues in some of New York’s most secret places before an old vendetta starts producing fresh corpses.

With recipes to die for, including how to make cold-brew coffee at home!


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


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31 thoughts on “DEAD COLD BREW by Cleo Coyle

  1. What a lovely giveaway. Would very much like to read the book. A bag to carry it in is a nice bonus. Recipe cards I adore. And a gc to buy the ingredients with. Wow! Love this

  2. I’m interested in this and love that even though I haven’t read anything in the series yet I can read this as a standalone.

  3. I really need to do some catching up on this series, I do enjoy it. Thanks for the chance to win and Congrats on your new release!

  4. Just dropping in to thank everyone for their kind comments!

    Marc and I also send our sincerest thanks to Dollycas for the amazing review of DEAD COLD BREW. We are absolutely thrilled to be your first 10-Star Paradise Rating of 2017! And we’re honored that one of our characters reminded you of your son—cheers for letting us know that.

    Big thanks also to our longtime readers. If not for you, our Coffeehouse Mysteries would never have made it to book #16. We owe that to you, and we truly appreciate you. We hope you continue to read and enjoy the Coffeehouse Mysteries as we move forward this year in the writing of #17, and we hope never to let you down.

    For those of you who are new to our books, we have a great community of Coffeehouse (and Haunted Bookshop!) Mystery readers, and we’d be thrilled to welcome you into it. Friend or follow us on Facebook (, sign up for our newsletter, or stop by our online coffeehouse at – where we share recipes, videos, and fun info. Thanks again to Dollycas.

    May you always…Read with joy!

    ~ Cleo

  5. Just finished “Dead Cold Brew” and it’s another winner. Looking forward to the next Haunted Bookshop book (it’s been way too long…).

  6. Excellent reviews! This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read! I love a good mystery book and this one sounds like it fits the bill! Can’t wait to check it out!

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