On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery Series #1) by Cleo Coyle, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery Series #1)

On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery Series #1)

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by Cleo Coyle
     
 

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Introducing a delightful new series featuring Clare Cosi, manager of the historic Village Blend, where coffee and crime are always brewing...

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Introducing a delightful new series featuring Clare Cosi, manager of the historic Village Blend, where coffee and crime are always brewing...

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After an extended stint in suburbia raising her now-grown daughter, Clare Cosi is ready for a change, but she expects complications when she agrees to take over as manager of the historic Village Blend coffeehouse. After all, her ex-husband is the importer responsible for buying coffee for the shop, and she's been hired to undo the damage caused by a manager who has practically ruined a reputation more than a century old. There aren't many problems Clare doesn't think can be cured by the perfect cup of coffee -- but that theory is about to be tested. When she and her cat, Java, arrive, the shop is locked, the baked goods cases are empty, there's no coffee ready...and the assistant manager who was supposed to be opening the shop and handling the morning rush is sprawled at the bottom of the basement stairs, critically injured. The police want to write it all off as a tragic mishap, but Clare has grounds to believe the trouble brewing at Village Blend is no accident. Coffee lovers will delight in Clare's tips on roasting, grinding, storing, and preparing the perfect cup of coffee (and using the grounds to tell the future). And her luscious recipes and captivating anecdotes about the important role of coffee in the history of civilization are a perfect accent to the rich blend of characters and plot that make On What Grounds such a satisfying mystery. This new series is off to a piping-hot start, and we can't wait to see what new cases the author has percolating! Sue Stone

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101220702
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/02/2003
Series:
Coffeehouse Mystery Series , #1
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
36,387
File size:
510 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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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