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3.0002116741501 out of 53.0002116741501 out of 53.0002116741501 out of 53.0002116741501 out of 53.0002116741501 out of 5 3.00 (1,559 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cleo Coyle Narrator: Rebecca Gibel Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Coffeehouse Mysteries Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9781482982572
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At the Village Blend, Clare Cosi realizes her best baristas may refer to a decaffeinated espresso as a “why bother?” but knows that a good percentage of her customers prefer the neutered brew. So when an old friend of her ex-husband develops the world’s first botanically decaffeinated coffee bean and smuggles it into the country, Clare 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 nearest and dearest takes the fall. Otherwise, her latest addition to the menu will prove to be a real buzz killer.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The book is fun to read, as have been all of the Coffeehouse Mysteries that I’ve read up to the present. Each novel contains recipes in the back of the book, and coffee-making tips are scattered throughout the story.”

    SharedReviews.com

  • “The novels are quick reads, making them the perfect late-summer beach book or a quiet diversion after the kids return to school. You also get a fun, yet serious, education on all things coffee. The back of the books even contain recipes of some of the deserts and coffee drinks made during the course of the story.”

    Yahoo.com, praise for the series

  • “Great characters, smooth plotting, and top-notch writing, it’s no wonder these books are bestsellers.”

    Cozy Library, praise for the series

  • “Coyle displays a deep understanding of coffee [and] coffee shop culture. If you haven’t yet discovered the series, you should.”

    Baristo.net, praise for the series

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenna Anderson | 2/16/2014

    " Easy read - murder mystery series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffany | 2/14/2014

    " This book was much better than the last one in terms of less coffee talk, but the main character still bothers me. She breaks promises and then gets mad when people don't tell her things because of it. She is nosy and slightly bothersome. I still read the series, but it's difficult when the main character is not someone you particularly care for. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristine | 2/7/2014

    " Even though cozy mysteries aren't my style and these are not entirely well written, I've enjoyed the books in this series mostly due to their setting. This is probably my least favorite so far, though, because the plot felt so loosely stitched together. I came away very confused about who the guilty party was and exactly what wrong-doings had transpired. Since I rated all the others 3 stars, I had to show this one being lesser, but it's more like 2.75 stars and worth reading if you've made it this far in the series. I still love Matteo and wish Clare felt the same. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mad_Maudie | 1/23/2014

    " This is a quick, easy, fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abbygal | 1/17/2014

    " I really enjoy Clare Cosi and the Village Blend scenario. I am learning much about my favorite beverage coffee. blended or straight. This book is about making botanically decaffeinated coffee which was really an interest to me. I imagine this could very well be something that can be done, a great tasting decaff for people who need to cut down on the good stuff. As ususal this is another "bottomless cup of mystery featuring Clare, her ex Matteo and the baristas. A really good murder plot for this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 1/16/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. All the coffee info is making me want to open my own shop. I enjoyed seeing Matt more and that Clare is finding her own groove. Recipes again, a plus. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 1/15/2014

    " This was OK, but I've enjoyed the others in the series more. Good plot and ending. Just too much detail for me about coffee and coffee beans and how to brew a good cup and ... more about coffee. Would like less about that and more about the characters. But that's just me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 1/4/2014

    " I really liked all the detail about coffee in this book. I never knew there was so much to learn about the varieties and how to prepare them. Makes me realize I've been doing things all wrong......... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 12/21/2013

    " I think this series is great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea Kelly | 12/19/2013

    " Entertaining mysteries, and fun facts about coffee, this is a great addition to the series about Claire Cosi and The Village Blend! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 12/17/2013

    " Everyone should read this cozy mystery series!!! Every book I have read in this series has been awesome!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 T. | 12/14/2013

    " It was good as always. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Prem | 12/6/2013

    " I've learned a few coffee talk in this book and in a fun way... will be reading the other series. I'm hooked. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candace Davidson | 10/20/2013

    " Another Cleo Coyle book, what can I say? I love the fact that she put so much information into decaffienated coffee. It really made me wanna try it myself. In all her books she does a great job of making you feel like you are there with the characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mascanlon | 6/14/2013

    " I did not enjoy this book, it wasn't even a mindless read. Characters were stock, almost from the writers catalog and in a 260page book the actual murder and solution occurred in the last 60 pages. I was never really engaged, just too stubborn to quit reading, hoping it would get better! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cyndee | 3/20/2013

    " This is an entertaining cozy mystery, with interesting characters. I've read a couple of others in the series. The books have a lot of info about coffee, and I always end up craving a cook cupa! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 3/6/2013

    " I love this book...it is really good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda Stephens | 2/23/2013

    " This is not my favorite of the series. I like the ones in the series that have more of the mother-daughter relationship in it. It is a fast read and a good mystery with interesting and funny characters but the villans in this novel are sketchily written and the conclusion is a bit rushed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Missy | 1/6/2013

    " While reading this series (this is #5) I must have a cuppa in hand. When I finish a book I often want to run to Starbucks and apply for a job! (I am a stay-at-home mom.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrs. Revier | 12/7/2012

    " i really like this series. comfort food. mmmmm..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 8/20/2012

    " This was a fun read. My actual rating is 3.5 of 5 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 8/1/2012

    " Very interesting read. I learned a lot about how coffee is grown AND was entertained. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 February Four | 3/28/2012

    " If only the decaf tree did actually exist. "

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About the Author
Author Cleo Coyle

Cleo Coyle is a pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, writing in collaboration with her husband, Marc Cerasini. Both are New York Times bestselling authors of the Coffeehouse Mysteries, now celebrating over ten years in print. Alice and Marc are also bestselling media tie-in writers who have penned properties for Lucasfilm, NBC, Fox, Disney, Imagine, and MGM. They live and work in New York City, where they write independently and together, including the nationally bestselling Haunted Bookshop Mysteries. Learn more about them at their online home: www.CoffeehouseMystery.com.

About the Narrator

Rebecca Gibel (a.k.a. Kasha Kensington) is a audiobook narrator and stage actress who has performed in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Camelot (IRNE Award nomination), Urinetown (Denver Post Ovation Award nomination), and Othello. She won the Denver Post Readers’ Choice Award for Best Year by an Actress. She is a graduate of the Brown University Trinity Rep MFA acting program, where she was the Stephen Sondheim Fellow.