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Latte Trouble (Coffeehouse Mystery Series #3)

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When one of her baristas unwittingly serves a poisonous latte to a prominent figure on the fashion scene, Clare Cosi must uncover some jolting secrets to save her shop.

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When one of her baristas unwittingly serves a poisonous latte to a prominent figure on the fashion scene, Clare Cosi must uncover some jolting secrets to save her shop.

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Greenwich Village coffee shop manager and amateur sleuth Clare Cosi is faced with her most perilous mystery yet in Latte Trouble, the third Coffeehouse Mystery by Cleo Coyle (On What Grounds and Through the Grinder).

It's Fashion Week in New York City -- and Clare's shop, the historic Village Blend, is the location of a prestigious insider's party for loyal customer and iconic designer Lottie Harmon, who is about to launch a collection of coffee-inspired accessories aptly named Java Jewelry. But the event, which is attended by the city's most zealous fashionistas, goes terribly wrong when a customer is poisoned and dies from cyanide in his latte. A barista, who coincidentally was recently dumped by the victim, is arrested and charged with murder. But Clare knows in her heart that her employee is innocent and begins to investigate the people surrounding the enigmatic Lottie Harmon. When Clare uncovers a scheme to blackmail one of Lottie's business partners and then that partner suddenly turns up dead, she knows that there is trouble brewing…

Fans of Laura Childs' popular Tea Shop mysteries (Chamomile Mourning, The Jasmine Moon Murder, The English Breakfast Murder, et al.) who are looking for a comparable series should definitely check out Coyle's Coffeehouse mysteries. In Latte Trouble, readers will not only get an in-depth education in the purchasing and preparing of various coffee concoctions (the recipe for caramel-chocolate latte is wonderful!); they will also be kept guessing until the very end as to the identity of the killer -- a mystery that is, indeed, good to the last drop. Paul Goat Allen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425204450
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/2/2005
  • Series: Coffeehouse Mystery Series , #3
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 188,637
  • Product dimensions: 6.76 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2005

    LIKED IT A LATTE!

    I loved this mystery series, set in a New York City coffeehouse. The characters are well-drawn, the mysteries first-rate. Clare Cosi, the amateur sleuth, is a winning combination of guts, spunk, and humor. She manages the coffeehouse and makes a mean doppio espresso! Pour me another in this intriguing series with tons of twists. It always keeps me guessing until the end. Delicious! Book 1 - On What Grounds (Don't miss this) Book 2 - Through the Grinder (a darker roast but really good) Book 3 - Latte Trouble (fun and fancy) Book 4 - Murder Most Frothy (teased in the back of this book as the next one to be poured.) A piping hot blend you will love! Try it!

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  • Posted May 23, 2014

    Another Delicious Mystery Latte Trouble by Cleo Coyle 5 Stars

    Another Delicious Mystery Latte Trouble by Cleo Coyle 5 Stars

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2014

    Good book

    Good book

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  • Posted December 18, 2013

    I really enjoy these coffee shop mysteries because they have the

    I really enjoy these coffee shop mysteries because they have the fun of cozies with a greater depth of characterization then most cozies, and they are filled with so many interesting facts about coffee, New York, and whatever subject matter that each book is centered around.  In this third in the series, the glamor and competitiveness of the fashion world becomes the center focus.




    The Village Blend coffee shop is hosting a party for Fashion Week near Bryant Park.  All the rich, famous and beautiful people have come to mingle and drink expertly blended coffee.  But when a cup of Clare Cosi's coffee is shared by two men and one drops dead and the other one is rushed to the hospital barely breathing, Clare's friend and favorite barista is arraigned for the murder.  Once again Clare and her ex-husband and business partner go to work to prove his innocence.  In this book, her rich , French mother-in-law is also enlisted by Clare because of her influence in this fashion world business set. 




    The fashion world and entrepreneurs of other businesses all become potential suspects making the mystery interesting right up until the final solution.  Clare and her family also become more familiar and interesting in every book.  This is definitely one of my favorite cozy mystery series!

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    Posted December 7, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2012

    Trouble is brewing

    This has been my favorite thus far in the series. Clare seems to find her way smack dead in the middle of trouble once again! This was an easy, fast paced read and left you with one lingering question, will they or wont they? I can't wait to see if Clare and Matteo brew stronger or grow weak like a bad cup of decaf!!!

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  • Posted September 17, 2011

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    Tight and suspenseful!

    Clare Cosi, who manages the coffee shop the Village Blend, is hosting a party for Fall Fashion week when one of the partygoers dies from a poisoned latte. Her barista, Tucker, is arrested on the suspicion of murder, so Clare sets to work to prove that he is innocent.

    The plot in this third in the coffeehouse mysteries, was tight and suspenseful. The characters were fun to get to know. I was on the edge of my seat because I though I figured it out toward the end, I was still in for some surprises at the end. It was great. I'm going to have to get the next one soon. This is fast becoming one of my favorite series!

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  • Posted March 4, 2011

    good read

    have enjoyed the first two. can't wait to read #3.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2011

    Fun and perky

    I liked all I have read.

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  • Posted May 30, 2009

    Who'd have thought coffee could be so scientific?

    I don't know how I came across this series of books, for this title is one in a series of Coffee house mysteries. I liked reading the book, and was very impressed with how the coffee I get at a local restaurant wouldn't hold a candle to the coffees described in the book. Makes one want to retire from the current job and start up her own bookstore cum coffee shop.

    I plan on reading more of the titles as they are published.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Delightfully percolating and exciting mystery

    Although Clare Cosi and Matteo Allegro have been divorced for years due to his former cocaine habit and his numerous infidelities they are co-managers of the historically famous Village Blend Coffeehouse. Eventually they will buy out then shares owned by Matteo¿s mother and own it outright. Right now business is brisk as they host a party by fashion accessories designer Lottie Harmon who is making a come back after closing down the business in the eighties................... Coffee Barista Tucker Burton is upset that his ex-lover Ricki Flatt is there with another man. He makes a nasty comment that is heard by many of the partners and then has the waitress deliver coffee to Lottie but Ricky and his date drink it instead. They both keel over and Ricky dies, the victim of cyanide poison and his partner is rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Tucker is immediately arrested while Clare vows to investigate until she unmasks the real killer so he can be freed...................... Cleo Coyle follows up the success of her first mystery THROUGH THE GRINDER with another delightfully percolating and exciting mystery. The strength of this series lies in the characters who are drawn true to life so readers find them believable. This enriches the credibility of the storyline. The heroine is amusing of times as she tries to fight her attraction for her ex-husband who she knows will never change................... Harriet Klausner

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