Espresso Shot (Coffeehouse Mystery Series #7)

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Coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi has been hired to create a gourmet coffee and dessert bar for her ex-husband?s wedding. But her main problem is bridezilla Breanne Summour. When people close to Breanne begin to suffer fatal accidents, it?s Clare who may get burned.
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Overview


Coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi has been hired to create a gourmet coffee and dessert bar for her ex-husband?s wedding. But her main problem is bridezilla Breanne Summour. When people close to Breanne begin to suffer fatal accidents, it?s Clare who may get burned.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

The pseudonymous Coyle (a husband-wife team) makes the jump to hardcover with this enjoyable coffeehouse mystery, the seventh in the series to star Clare Cosi, the crime-solving barista of Village Blend (French Pressed, etc.). Breanne Summour, the "disdainer-in-chief" of Manhattan fashion magazine Trend, is engaged to be married to Matteo Allegro, Clare's ex-husband. Sharing a grown daughter, Clare and Matt remain friends and business partners. When a 22-year-old dancer who looks like Breanne is shot after performing at Matt's bachelor party, a frantic Matt believes Breanne was the intended target. Clare agrees to protect Breanne until the posh wedding at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but after the murder of Breanne's former assistant, Clare's life is in jeopardy, too. This mellow-paced cozy includes some surprises for both bride and groom, who must deal with the bitter fruits of their past actions. Recipes and coffee tips are a bonus. (Oct.)

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In this hardcover debut of the popular "Coffeehouse Mystery" series (French Pressed; Decaffeinated Corpse), New York City coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi's ex-husband and business partner is marrying the editor of a scandal magazine. But someone has decided to kill the obnoxious Breanne Summour before the wedding. Having been hired to create a gourmet coffee and dessert bar for the nuptials at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Clare is dragged into protecting the bridezilla. Coyle's "Coffeehouse" books are superb examples of the cozy genre because of their intelligent cast of characters, their subtle wit, and their knowledge of the coffee industry used to add depth and flavor to the stories. Recipes and coffee-making tips are nice pluses. Coyle, a pen name for a married writing team who grew up in Pittsburgh with Italian parents, brings to the series a love of New York City. Highly recommended for all mystery collections.


—Jo Ann Vicarel
Kirkus Reviews
Bridal jitters are the least of the problems for an amateur sleuth trying to smooth a path for her ex-husband's second wedding. Clare Cosi, manager of the Village Blend coffee shop, shares a past and a daughter with Matteo Allegro, who's about to remarry. Despite her misgivings, Clare's been hired to run the gourmet coffee and dessert bar at the high-profile wedding of Matt and Breanne Summour, the tough, beautiful editor of Trend magazine. Breanne doesn't much like Clare, whom she suspects of wanting Matt back. That's something Matt's mother, owner of the Blend, would dearly love to see, but Clare's moved on to NYPD detective Mike Quinn (French Pressed, 2007, etc.). When Breanne is almost run over by an SUV, it seems like an accident, but when a look-alike stripper hired for Matt's bachelor party is shot to death, Clare begins to suspect that someone wants Breanne dead. Breanne's certainly made a lot of enemies, among them a drug-peddling ex-husband, a resentful former boss and several members of her staff, past and present. Clare visits underground restaurants, temples to high fashion and the hotel room of a seductive Italian sculptor in her attempts to keep the wedding plans on track and the bride alive. A realistic depiction of New York City high and low life. The smattering of recipes, romance and caffeine-fueled detection add up to a lively tale. Agent: John Talbot/Talbot Fortune Agency
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425230763
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/6/2009
  • Series: Coffeehouse Mystery Series , #7
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 314,030
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Cleo Coyle is the pen name for a multipublished author who collaborates with her husband to write the nationally bestselling Coffeehouse Mysteries. Although they did not meet until adulthood, Cleo and her husband had very similar upbringings. Both were children of food-loving Italian immigrants, and both grew up in working-class neighborhoods outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before moving to the Big Apple to begin their postcollege careers: Cleo as a journalist and children’s book and media tie-in author; and her husband as a magazine editor and writer. After finally meeting and falling in love, they married at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas. Now they live and work in New York City, where they each write books independently and together, cook like crazy, haunt local coffeehouses, and drink a lot of joe. Among their many coauthored projects are the Haunted Bookshop Mysteries, written under the pen name Alice Kimberly.

Cleo enjoys hearing from readers. Visit her virtual Village Blend coffeehouse, where she also posts recipes and coffee industry news…

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2008

    Cleo Coyle creates mysteries that fans will appreciate

    Her ex-husband Matteo Allegro is getting married and Clare Cosi, head barista of The Village Blend coffeehouse, is responsible for the desserts and coffee bar. Clare dislikes Matteo¿s soon to be bride, Trend magazine editor Breanne Summour because the woman is mean and nasty lacking any kindness in her personality.------------- A car almost hits Breanne Matteo pulls her to safety. At his bachelor party a stripper who looks like the bride to be is murdered by a sniper while she walked on the street with Matteo and Clare. Matteo asks Clare, who has conducted several successful investigations, to look into the stripper¿s death he believes someone wants Breanne dead. Clare knows Breanne has many enemies and few if any friends however she doubts anyone would loath the woman enough to kill her even the wedding help dealing with this odious Bridezilla. Her opinion changes after spending a day with Breanne besides Clare wanting to kill Ms. Mean, Clare overhears Monica, a worker, talking suspiciously on a phone and not much later Monica is found dead in her office. Although the world wants Breanne dead, Clare has to figure out who is willing to actually kill her.------------- ESPRESSO SHOT is one of the best whodunits in the Coffeehouse Mysteries. Matteo comes across as a caring person who has given up his hope that one day soon Clare will remarry him he has found another woman to love. His feelings for both women affirm he is a tender compassionate man with a big heart even if his request places his beloved in danger as he is confident of her skills. The mystery is a wonderful amateur sleuth tale filled with chilling incidents (besides spending a day with Bridezilla) Clare is almost robbed, shot at and attacked. Cleo Coyle creates mysteries that fans will appreciate while drinking coffee.-------------- Harriet Klausner

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

    Cleo Coyle's Claire Cosi is light entertainment at it's best!

    I can't wait for the next Cleo Coyle book to come out. I have never been to New York, but Cleo Coyle paints a picture that I can't resist. I may have to go there and check it out! I love the characters and the humor.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 15, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    Witty Culinary Cozy

    I loved Espresso Shot! Clare Cosi, the single-mom/barista sleuth of this "cozy" Coffeehouse Mystery series, gets roped into finding out out who wants to kill her ex-husband's bride-to-be. The trouble is Breanne is a snobby witch who has made dozens of enemies. Can Clare unmask the killer before the wedding day (without strangling bridezilla herself!)? Well-done plot, clever writing. Great read! Looking forward to next in series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2014

    Good book

    Good book

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2012

    Loved this!

    I so love this series! This was the best one yet.

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  • Posted January 25, 2012

    Pure Fun

    All of Coyle's Coffeehouse books are pure fun but this one has a new twist with Clare trying to protect her ex-husband's bride-to-be, Breanne. With no love loss between them, the beautiful, successful Breanne grudgingly agrees to accept Clare's investigative expertise in connection with the string of deaths involving individuals connected with Breanne.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Ok, it's plain fun

    I started with this one and worked my way back and have read all of them but most recent. I'm a coffee nut so appreciate all the fun side-bars

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    cute

    fluffy but fun

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  • Posted December 15, 2009

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    Cleo Coyle hits another one out of the park

    I loved this one just as much as the others. Really good light reads.

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  • Posted June 21, 2009

    A Fun Read

    I bought this book because I had read the other books in the series and really liked them. It reads quickly and is a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon. I like the recipes and love the coffee anecdotes!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2009

    My guilty pleasure!

    I LOVE Cleo Coyle's Coffeehouse Mysteries. The combination of New York, coffee, and intrigue... It's addictive! I've read all her books and always anticipate the next. Very enjoyable, fast reads.

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

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    Recommended for a light read.

    I own all the Coffee House Mysteries and they are perfect for someone who wants to read a well written novel but not get hung up on technical mumbo jumbo. Easy to read and light hearted. I would recommend reading this series if you like mysteries but want characters you can relate to.

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  • Posted December 14, 2008

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    NOT AS GOOD AS FRENCH PRESSED

    I enjoyed French Pressed more than this one. There was no mystery in this book and thought the characters were weaker than usual. I hope her others that I haven't read are better.

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