manager turned amateur sleuth Clare Cosi roasts “magic” beans for Fairy Tale
Week, 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 gives her 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, and his octogenarian mother
entertains customers with readings of the grinds. But Clare remains
skeptical—until she receives a vision that helps her find the body of a young model in the park’s woods.
The police dismiss the “sleeping beauty” as the victim of a drug
overdose. Then Clare uncovers evidence that points to a roster of suspects,
from a wolf of Wall Street to a New York Giant and a wicked witch of the West
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. Download and start listening now!