Murder Most Frothy (Coffeehouse Mystery Series #4)

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Clare Cosi’s new friend, millionaire David Mintzer, has an offer no New York barista could turn down: an all-expenses-paid summer away from the sticky city. At his Hamptons mansion, she’ll relax, soak up the sun, and, oh yes, train the staff of his new restaurant. So Clare packs up her daughter, her former mother-in-law, and her special recipe for iced coffee—for what she hopes will be one de-latte-ful summer…

Soon, Clare tends the coffee bar at her first Hamptons gala. But the ...

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Overview

Clare Cosi’s new friend, millionaire David Mintzer, has an offer no New York barista could turn down: an all-expenses-paid summer away from the sticky city. At his Hamptons mansion, she’ll relax, soak up the sun, and, oh yes, train the staff of his new restaurant. So Clare packs up her daughter, her former mother-in-law, and her special recipe for iced coffee—for what she hopes will be one de-latte-ful summer…

Soon, Clare tends the coffee bar at her first Hamptons gala. But the festivities come to a bitter end when an employee turns up dead in David’s bathroom—a botched attempt on the millionaire’s life. Thanks to the Fourth of July fireworks no one heard any gunshots, and the police are stuck in holiday traffic. Concerned for everyone’s safety, Clare begins to investigate. What she finds will keep her up at night—and it’s not the java jitters....

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425211137
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/1/2006
  • Series: Coffeehouse Mystery Series , #4
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 301,851
  • Product dimensions: 4.34 (w) x 6.86 (h) x 0.76 (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 20, 2008

    great reading

    this was the first book in this series i read, i've enjoyed it very much.........i'm trying to get the first one

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2006

    Another caffeinated caper!

    I just love this series. This latest is the greatest yet. New Yorker Clare Cosi manages a coffee shop, but this summer she leaves it behind as she heads for the Hamptons¿and perhaps the biggest jolt of her life... Clare Cosi¿s new friend, millionaire David Mintzer, has an offer no New York barista could turn down: an all-expenses- paid summer away from the sticky city. At his Hamptons mansion, she plans to relax, soak up the sun by the sea, and (oh yes!) help train the staff of his new restaurant. So Clare packs up her daughter, her former mother-in-law, and her special recipe for iced coffee¿for what she hopes will be one de-latte- ful summer¿ Soon, Clare tends the coffee bar at her first Hamptons gala. But the festivities come to a bitter end when an employee turns up dead in David¿s bathroom¿a botched attempt on the millionaire¿s life. Thanks to the Fourth of July fireworks, no one heard any gunshots. With the police are on their way, Clare begins to investigate. What she finds will keep her up at night¿and it¿s not the java jitters. Thoroughly enjoyable. A great summer read from start to finish.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Multi-millionaire David Mintzer ¿hires¿ Clare Cosi, manger of the historic Village Blend coffeehouse, to train the staff at his new Long Island restaurant. In return, Clare will spend the summer at his Ottium cum Dignitate mansion in the Hamptons with all her expenses covered. A no brainer, she leaves hotter than a matchstick Manhattan for East Hampton accompanied by her daughter Joy and her former mother-in-law, Madame. --- At David¿s first bash of the season, a Fourth of July gala, Clare works the coffee bar where she whips up her special iced choco latte. Clare goes to find David, but instead sees a corpse whom she initially thought was her employer the victim is employee Treat Mazzelli who easily could be mistaken for his boss because both have similar short body types. While the local police are arriving, Clare does a bit of snooping as her theory is the culprit targeted David. --- The latest Coffeehouse Mystery (see ON WHAT GROUNDS, THROUGH THE GRINDER, and LATTE TROUBLE) is a terrific amateur sleuth tale that showcases the heroine at her best. This time, unlike her previous brews in which the coffee gourmand knows that NYPD Detective Mike Quinn has so much more experience with homicide than her Clare assumes she is the veteran vs. the local cops who she believes do drunks. Still they treat her like an idiot, which only propels Clare to uncover the killer¿s identity before she makes her next latte. --- Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2014

    Great series

    Murder most Frothy is the fourth installment in the coffeehouse mystery series. As usual the installment is loaded with intrigue, a little romance and some very good historical information about the Hamptons.

    My only gripe is the fact that the electronic version from B&N doesn't include the recipes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2014

    Good bok

    Good book

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  • Posted January 1, 2014

    Clare Cozi is taking a vacation from The Village Blend Coffee Ho

    Clare Cozi is taking a vacation from The Village Blend Coffee House to work as a Barista in her rich friend, David, restaurant in the Hamptons.  She's also keeping watch on her daughter's love life with a young man who has a less than stellar reputation.  "Madam", her ex mother in law, and owner of the Village Blend fits right in with this rich society crowd, having a summer fling herself.  




    Everything is going great until death hits David's Fourth of July party.  Though the victim is an employee of David's, Clare disagrees with the police as to whom the intended victim was meant to be. 




    I love these mysteries, as they're filled with coffee facts that are detailed and thoroughly engaging reading.  In this book, there are also fun facts about the Hamptons with the rich and famous.  Once again, the mystery is exciting and full of red herrings.  "Madam's" role in this book is greater, with this spunky 80 something character, who is just endearing.  One of the best cozy series around! 

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  • Posted July 3, 2013

    Highly recommended

    Excellent book! The Coffeehouse mysteries keep me guessing until the very end! I can't wait to read the next ne.

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  • Posted June 9, 2013

    I don¿t know, there¿s something about this series that just kee

    I don’t know, there’s something about this series that just keeps drawing me back. While I don’t get overly excited reading each book, I do enjoy the mysteries and characters that the author has developed.


    At first I didn’t know if I would like the setting being about from the coffee house, but it did allow for some growth in the characters. Sometimes I feel that Clare is a little old, but in this book did find her a little less stuffy. The location was beautifully described with many different settings bringing appeal to the mystery. New characters were introduced which after finishing the book I wonder if we will see them back in the city.


    The mystery was clever and had me guessing up to the end. I loved the spin on the outcome. I would recommend this book to readers of cozy mystery. Definitely could be read out of order as there is not a lot that ties it to previous installments.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    4

    Great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2012

    Highly recommend this series. It's GREAT!

    WOW! I love this series. It has everything--family, love, sorrow, characters, mystery and suspense. Recommend reading in order so you know who's who as the story line with characters progresses as you read. I'm in the middle of #10 and kinda wish Matt & Clare get back together as he always seems to be there for her and especially after Madamme reveals the secret about her own Clare. Also hope Joy and Manny get together as Manny would make a great coffee bean buyer when Matt decides to stop doing it. Like Lt. Mike but he really is married to the force. Each book gets better than the last and I don't want the series to stop but I'm always there. Great read, keep 'em coming.

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  • Posted August 24, 2012

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    Murder Most Frothy Coffeehouse Mystery Series Book Two By Cleo C

    Murder Most Frothy Coffeehouse Mystery Series Book Two By Cleo Coyle
    Clare Cosi lives for coffee, ever since she was a child, so it is no
    surprise that she is a highly successful New York barista. Her
    millionaire friend David has asked her down to the Hamptons for the
    summer to train his staff at his new restaurant with all expenses paid
    for her and her daughter it is an offer she cannot refuse, but during a
    Fourth of July party she is catering she stumbles upon the dead body of
    one of her employees she takes it upon herself to find out who killed
    this man and if their attempts weren’t actually meant for someone else.
    This was a great cozy, the first book I have read from the Coffeehouse
    Mystery Series and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This book is witty and
    humorous fulfilling much of what I expect when I read a cozy mystery.
    The Author did a wonderful job in describing the coffee that even for
    someone like me, who doesn’t particularly like it; I wanted to taste the
    delectable creations that Cleo Coyle describes. The coffee isn’t the
    only thing that the author was able to create brilliantly; her scenes
    were able to draw you in so that you were able to fully take in what was
    happening, also the relationships that the author has created make you
    curious as to what has taken place in the past and what will become of
    the menagerie of characters. The mystery itself, though not intense
    since it is a cozy, will keep you guessing until the very last minute
    and the author does a remarkable job of tying up any “loose ends” that
    some mystery authors tend to overlook.

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  • Posted August 11, 2011

    Excellent Book

    Wonderful book kept my interest through the whole book. I have read many of Cleo Coyle's coffee mysteries and I think this is my favorite

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  • Posted January 13, 2011

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    Good beach read

    Nice for Clare to get away from the city. This fourth book in the series had me guessing all the way through. My only complaint is the cover of the ebook clearly says 'Includes recipes and & coffee making tips'. Too bad it just ends after the epilogue. The first three books in the series have an extra 10 pages or so of delicious sounding recipes. The pages are clearly missing from the ebook.

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  • Posted December 27, 2010

    A must read! An on the run bonbon eating type of book.

    With my busy life, i don't get much time to read many books. This collection i just can't put down. It's like i'm right there. I really get into these books. They are not complicated reading.

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

    mystery

    i do not have the desire to write a review for this book, since it did not excite me either way. it was a good read on that snowy december evening, but not on a hot summer day @ the beach

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    A coffe lovers' mystery

    I enjoy the series and the characters. The plots are a bit too pat, and there is a bit too much informaion about coffee, but the books are enjoyable nonetheless.

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Great read.

    I enjoyed the first book and this one is just as good. Fun to read and the recipes I've tried so far are great!

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