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DEAD COLD BREW by Cleo Coyle Dead Cold Brew was a fast-paced story and once I got started, I couldn’t put it down. Fans of the series...

by Cleo Coyle

Dead Cold Brew was a fast-paced story and once I got started, I couldn’t put it down. Fans of the series will not be disappointed, and even new readers should be able to pick this one up without feeling lost. ~The Book’s the Thing


Dead Cold Brew (A Coffeehouse Mystery)
16th in Series
Publisher: Berkley (January 10, 2017)
Hardcover: 368 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425276112



From Cleo Coyle, the New York Times bestselling author of Dead to the Last Drop, comes a gripping new entry in the “highly satisfying”* Coffeehouse Mystery series. (*Publishers Weekly)

Coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi sheds tears of joy when her NYPD detective boyfriend surprises her with an engagement ring. But her bridal bliss is put on hold when a chilling mystery brings a wave of deadly danger to those she holds dear…

After everything Clare and Mike have been through, they deserve a little bit of happily ever after. So when Mike decides to put a ring on Clare’s finger, Clare’s eccentric octogenarian employer is there to help. She donates the perfect coffee-colored diamonds to include in the setting and the name of a world-famous jeweler who happens to be an old family friend. But while the engagement is steeped in perfection, the celebration is not long lived.

First, a grim-faced attorney interrupts their party with a mysterious letter bequeathing a strange, hidden treasure to Clare’s daughter. Next, the renowned jeweler who designed Clare’s ring is found poisoned in his shop. Both events appear to be connected to a cold case murder involving a sunken ship, an Italian curse, a suspiciously charming jewel thief, and a shocking family secret. With deadly trouble brewing, Clare must track down clues in some of New York’s most secret places before an old vendetta starts producing fresh corpses.

With recipes to die for, including how to make cold-brew coffee at home!

My Thoughts

Clearly, I have been missing out! DEAD COLD BREW is a delicious blend of food, history, and mystery.

It is the first book I've read in the Coffeehouse Mystery series. I was a little concerned about being so far behind in the series (DEAD COLD BREW is book sixteen of sixteen), but it was not an issue since the storyline and characters are so well-developed.

The set up and writing style make for a fast-paced read - which I love. I especially liked that there are multiple subplots weaved into the fabric of the main story. Things are never this lively at my local coffee shop so it was interesting to follow Clare and her gang as the plots unfolded. It was quite a challenge to try to unravel the clues and determine the real culprit. I was guessing right up to the end.

I look forward to going back and reading the other books in the series. And I can't wait to try making cold-brew coffee.

Be sure to check out the book trailer for DEAD COLD BREW on Cleo's Facebook page.

I received an advance copy of the book in conjunction with this book tour.


About This Author

CLEO COYLE is the pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, writing in collaboration with her husband, Marc Cerasini.  CLEO COYLE grew up in a small town near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After earning scholarships to study writing at Carnegie Mellon and American Universities, she began her career as a cub reporter for The New York Times. Now an author of popular fiction and New York Times bestselling media tie-in writer, Cleo lives and works in New York City, where she collaborates with her husband (also a bestselling author) to pen the Coffeehouse Mysteries for Penguin. Together Cleo and her husband also write the Haunted Bookshop Mysteries under the name Alice Kimberly. When not haunting coffeehouses, hunting ghosts, or rescuing stray cats, Cleo and Marc are bestselling media tie-in writers who have penned properties for NBC, Lucasfilm, Disney, Fox, Imagine, and MGM. In their spare time they cook like crazy and drink a lot of java. You can learn more about Cleo, her husband, and the books they write by visiting

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  1. Love this series. Can't wait to read "Dead Cold Brew".

  2. “Mayor Sonni” – We love your blog! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review our work. Marc and I sincerely appreciate it, and we’re thrilled to know you loved DEAD COLD BREW. We’re especially pleased to hear that this is your first Coffeehouse Mystery and you found it easy to jump in and enjoy it.

    Thanks to Diane Casey for the kind comment, as well. We're lucky to have you as a reader! Good luck in the drawing, and…

    May you always… Read with joy!

    ~ Cleo

  3. Looks like a fun book! Great covers! Thank you for the contest!


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