Espresso Shot (Coffeehouse Mystery Series #7)

Espresso Shot (Coffeehouse Mystery Series #7)

by Cleo Coyle

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425230763
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Series: Coffeehouse Mystery Series , #7
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 150,996
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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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Espresso Shot (Coffeehouse Mystery Series #7) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
tanyami More than 1 year ago
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.
Reading2day More than 1 year ago
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.
Joycepa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Seventh in the Coffeehouse Mystery series.Matt has given up the idea--finally--that he and Claire are going to get back together. So, he has proposed to Breanne Summour, beautiful (and predatory) editor-in-chief of Trend magazine, a style-setting publication. Matt¿s mother, Madame Dubois, is dead-set against the idea and has performed a number of not-so-subtle and unsuccessful actions to try to get the wedding called off. But someone else seems averse to the marriage--so much so that he or she is trying to kill Breanne before the wedding.Thus the plot of this solid amateur sleuth/police procedural; it has some nice twists. While her plotting gets better, book by book, the real strength of the series is in the cast of characters and the depth of the characterizations. Madame Dubois, Claire herself, and the fabulous baristas of The Village Blend Coffeehouse--Taylor, Esther, Graham and others--really give muscle to the books. Esther in particular has certainly come into her own with her Russian rapper BB Gun, but all the gang are here and performing to the high standards of the Blend.For me, an extremely pleasant surprise was the mention of Hacienda Esmeralda¿s prize coffee, from accidentally discovered geisha trees on a small part of the plantation, which are highly sought after in the premium coffee market. Since the Peterson farms are here in Panama, in the province where I live (Chiriquí), it was an unlooked-for bonus in the book.As usual, the reader gets a bit of New York history, especially of the West Village. The famous White Horse tavern, which opened in 1880, is featured this time--the haunt of dylan Thomas, Norman Mailer, and other literary and artistic figures. The old Sixth Precinct headquarters on Charles Street gets its moment in the sun as does restoration in mid-town Manhattan of old buildings by the likes of Cartier and Versace. Teh denouement of the book takes place in one of my favorite Manhattan locales, the Metropolitan Museum of Art.For those, like me, who eagerly await new recipes, Espresso Shot doesn¿t disappoint. Wonderful cookie recipes and a paella as well as coffee tips and recipes fill up a solid appendix.The series continues to be a multi-level treat. Highly recommended.
BarbsReviews on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love this series. I never know what is going to happen and I always want to know what Clare is up to or what she is investiagting.
averitasm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I liked this series so far I have read all that have been published, A nice cozy mystery, with coffee tips and romance a bit. Does get slightly repetitive when you hit the middle of the series but I always learned something new about coffee and recipes in the back. I would recommend for anyone who likes cozy's. This one Is a little more interesting, I like the character interactions.
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Good book
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RonnaL More than 1 year ago
Potter books Mattie Spencer--Sandra Dallas Ireland---Frank Delaney  a Murder at Rosamund's Gate----Susanna Calkins Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star---Susan Wittig Alberts
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I so love this series! This was the best one yet.
VisionaryMaverick More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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