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3.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 53.35 out of 5 3.35 (20 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: November 2012 ISBN: 9781482983432
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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. With Clare’s boyfriend, NYPD detective Mike Quinn, distracted by a cold case of his own, and ex-husband, Matt, “investigating” this year’s holiday lingerie catalogs, Clare charges ahead solo and discovers this Santa had a list that he was checking twice—and the folks on it were not very nice. Then someone tries to ice Clare, and she really gets steamed. 

Between baking delicious Christmas goodies and fending off the attentions of a persistent professional elf, Clare sets out to solve St. Nick’s murder. But she’d better watch out, because if she fails to stop this stone-cold killer, she may just get the biggest chill of her life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This light cozy will keep readers guessing until the end, while the drink and accompanying treat recipes will send anyone to the kitchen in search of a candy cane brownie and a caffe mocha latte.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Fans of culinary cozies by Joanne Fluke and JoAnna Carl will want this.”

    Library Journal

  • “Coyle’s coffeehouse mysteries are packed with believable characters and topped with serious coffee lore and holiday recipes. This one will keep your cup piping hot.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shari | 2/10/2014

    " I think I need to read this whole series! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gail | 2/8/2014

    " I shouldn't have even tried this. It combines two things I hate -- amateur detectives and Christmas mysteries -- and not surprisingly it was godawful. It would probably be less godawful to people who actually like those things. "

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

    " I enjoy these light murder mysteries featuring Clare Cosi who manages the Village Blend, a coffehouse in New York. The author does a good job of crafting a mystery and creating good relationships and interesting characters. In this case, Clare rushes out to find her friend, a Traveling Santa who collects donations for the homeless, who has promised to attend her Fa-la-la-la-la latte testing. He is the one who suggested coming up with some new holiday flavors to tempt the public (what flavors and smells remind you of Christmas?). Unfortunately, Clare finds his dead body instead and becomes embroiled in solving the mystery when the police want to brush it off as an opportunistic mugging. There are lots of tasty recipes in the back and tips to make the recipes work out well, and though I won't try the coffee creations there are other yummy creations. Well, I probably won't try those either since I am a lazy cook, but I enjoyed reading them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pattie | 12/27/2013

    " Once again, I really enjoy the coffeehouse series by Cleo Coyle. It's one of two cozy mystery series I adore (the other being Sara Rosett's Ellie Avery series). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 12/26/2013

    " Coffee goes so well around the holidays especially with dessert and cookies! Clare and Quinn are growing slowly and I am liking them more and more together. What to wish for? Santa and coffee of course! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kel | 12/25/2013

    " More personal relationship stuff than mystery, but it was an ok mystery. The "Santa's Helper" scene was very funny. "

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

    " As always this was a great, fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 12/13/2013

    " A good, light, easy story to pass the time. It made me want coffee, fancy coffee, very badly but I liked it. I don't know if I liked it enough to read the first seven Coffeehouse Mystery books, but I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana Bringardner | 11/30/2013

    " Another fun book set in one of my favorite places and dealing with one of favorite drinks good coffee. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 11/7/2013

    " Really enjoying this series! Looking forward to Roast Mortem. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 10/16/2013

    " Cute & fun. If I see more of these at the Penguin sale I'll pick them up :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/8/2013

    " I really enjoyed this one! I think it's the best of the series! A very fun, entertaining read. Very well put together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 7/20/2013

    " Great story - love the holiday theme. There's nothing like Christmas in NYC. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barb | 7/7/2013

    " Just OK - the plot is interesting, but it is just so unplausable that it's pretty hard to swallow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candace Wegner | 5/23/2013

    " Too bad I didn't read this in December......like the holiday theme. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paulette | 4/3/2013

    " Holiday Grind was an interesting book with a blend of mystique. Enjoyed the characters but would not have guessed the ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renee | 1/29/2013

    " I found Holiday Grind to be a well-written, enjoyable "cozy" mystery. I definitely plan to read others when I am in the mood for an entertaining read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/28/2013

    " 3.5 stars. Another fun romp in the Village Blend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindig | 1/3/2013

    " This series is a lot of fun, especially if you love real coffee, which I do. I do find our heroine's ex-husband fairly annoying, though, as he acts like a dog-in-the-manger with no right to do so. What I really like are the employees of the coffeehouse -- great characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 blmagm | 12/7/2012

    " For some reason, I was really intrigued this year to read holiday mystery books. It's an interesting genre that has a fast-growing number of entries. I liked the book's setting, a coffee house in New York City. "

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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 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. Gibel is a graduate of the Brown University / Trinity Rep MFA acting program, where she was the Stephen Sondheim Fellow.