French Pressed (Coffeehouse Mystery Series #6)

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Murder takes the plunge in the sixth book in the Coffeehouse mystery series.
Clare Cosi's daughter, Joy, is interning—and falling—for a top New York chef when his kitchen turns cutthroat, and Joy becomes a murder suspect. Clare knows she must catch the real killer—even if it lands her in the hottest water of her life.
 

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Overview

Murder takes the plunge in the sixth book in the Coffeehouse mystery series.
Clare Cosi's daughter, Joy, is interning—and falling—for a top New York chef when his kitchen turns cutthroat, and Joy becomes a murder suspect. Clare knows she must catch the real killer—even if it lands her in the hottest water of her life.
 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780425220498
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Series: Coffeehouse Mystery Series , #6
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 251,199
  • Product dimensions: 4.38 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.81 (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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  • Posted August 29, 2009

    Fun book

    I enjoyed reading this book. It kept my interest through to the end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 14, 2008

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    I WAS IM"PRESSED"

    This is the first Cleo Coyle I've read and really enjoyed it. The characters were well thought out and Clare Cosi is so humorous. If you are a coffee drinker like me you'll love this one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2008

    Cleo Coyle Does it Again!

    I have loved every single Coffeehouse Mystery, and French Pressed, the sixth installment, is no exception. It draws the reader in immediately by starting out from the first person perspective of a killer - a technique which is highly effective and very chilling - a killer who commits murder before the end of the prologue. Tension continues to mount from there. Clare Cosi, manager of the Village Blend coffeehouse in Greenwich Village, and Madame Blanche Dreyfus Allegro Dubois (Madame for short), Clare¿s ex-mother-in-law and owner of the Blend, are enjoying dinner at Solange, the 4-star restaurant in Manhattan where Joy, Clare¿s only child, just happens to be working as part of her culinary school internship. As Cleo Coyle fans already know, Joy is carrying on an inappropriate relationship with Solange¿s much older and married Executive Chef, Tommy Keitel, much to her mother¿s and grandmother¿s consternation. After dinner, which ended with some abysmal coffee, Clare visits the kitchen and witnesses one of the chefs physically threatening her daughter - an act that seems even more ominous when Joy later discovers the body of one of her fellow interns. At the suggestion of Clare¿s friend, Detective Mike Quinn, Clare comes up with a plan that might gain her entree into Solange¿s kitchen so she can try to figure out what¿s going on. Despite Clare and Detective Quinn¿s best efforts, however, the bodies continue to pile up. Also, in addition to the plot dealing with Solange and Clare¿s daughter, Detective Quinn encourages Clare¿s involvement in an investigation of his own. I have to say that in addition to everything else, I¿m VERY pleased with the direction Clare is moving in her personal life. Despite Madame¿s best efforts, Clare is determined to be responsible for her own happiness. You go, girl! The ending is very intriguing, and makes me more than a little anxious to see what will transpire in book seven! Can¿t wait!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    enjoyable caffeine cozy

    Clare Cosi, manager of the famous Village Blend Coffeehouse, is having dinner at Manhattan¿s Solange French cuisine restaurant with her former mother-in-law. Her daughter Joy works as an intern in the kitchen Clare is concerned because Joy is violating the cardinal rule of restaurant employment having an affair with the married chief chef Tommy Keitel, who is also three decades older. To keep a closer eye on her offspring, Clare cuts a coffee deal with Tommy that enables her entrance to the vaunted kitchen. Inside she sees Tommy¿s second in command looking like she wants to kill Joy. Later Joy calls her mom and tells her she found her friend Vinny dead in his apartment with a knife in his back. The police interrogate Joy as they consider her a viable suspect. Later, she becomes the prime suspect in Keitel¿s death because earlier that night he broke their affair publicly and he was dispatching her to another restaurant to complete her internship. Clare who has solved other homicides begins an inquiry into both homicides with the help of her boyfriend Detective Mike Quinn to prove her daughter is innocent. --- French cuisine, specialty caffeine, and cozy lovers will find FRENCH PRESSED a delicious tasty mystery, but do not read on an empty stomach. The whodunit is cleverly constructed so that fans will not only fail to figure out who the culprit is but begin to think Joy did it. Quirky Clare has come a long way since she went THROUGH THE GRINDER and made her first cup of coffee, but remains a strong caring independent woman. She makes this perky series so good that readers can smell the coffee. --- Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2014

    Good book

    Good mystery

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    The series is fun well written and enjoyable. I am trying to make sure I read everyone of the books in the series.

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  • Posted January 30, 2014

    The sixth Village Coffeehouse mystery has Clare delving into the

    The sixth Village Coffeehouse mystery has Clare delving into the world of high class restaurants in Manhatten.  She's been engrossed in running the Village Blend Coffeehouse but, Joy,  her "20 something" daughter's relationship with an executive chef thirty years her senior, sends Clare out to check on this relationship.  Clare's able to use her marketing skills of paring particular excellent coffees with exquisite deserts to talk with the chef.  But soon there after one of his line cooks is found dead---then the executive chef himself is murdered.  When Joy becomes the chief suspect, Clare goes on the search for the real killer.




    Clare's relationship with her sexy detective friend is also warming up.  He knows about Clare's skill in finding previous murderers, so he has her volunteer herself as bait for the killers.  Perhaps this is the only way to save her daughter, so Clare is up for this trickery.




    This series is always top notch excitement mixed with lots of thrilling information about coffee, and in this book, inside information about the restaurant business.  Romantic relationships cause a bit of confusion between the characters, but some of these pairings are heating up nicely.  This series never fails to be enjoyable! 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    Great characters and story - you must check it out!

    Clair really gets herself into trouble in this one. I read this book in one day and could hardly wait to read the next one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Love this series

    An easy read. A book so descriptive of the coffee brewing process in between the murder mystery that you can almost smell the coffee brewing. Keeps you guessing til the last pages. Always love a series where you get to know the characters and look forward to reading what they are up to in the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    6 Great

    Great

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  • Posted January 2, 2012

    It rates a 5 but I don't drink coffee.

    Her stories are all good and I hate waiting for another. they are very enjoyable reads.

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    This is one book in an enjoyable, easy-read series.

    The continuing characters of the series are well-developed and are entertaining. The coffee theme is well done. The plot is fairly simple but very functional for the characters involved. The writing moves the plot along in a well structured manner. It was not a book where I had to skip over parts that were too descriptive or too boring for this type of mystery. I recommend this book and others in the series to anyone who enjoys an uncomplicated mystery with very endearing characters. Also if you enjoy coffee and coffeehouses it is a good read.

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