Summer

22 November 2010

MURDER MOST FROTHY: Coffeehouse Mystery #4 - Cleo Coyle

From the back of the book: Endless Summer, Bottomless Cups
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 Hampton 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 no the java jitters......
Includes recipes and coffee-making tips!!!
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I do like how Clare gets involved in the solving of the murders that occur around her. She's taken it out of NYC this time..seems thar's murder in them thar Hamptons among the rich and big housed.
Clare takes her time and sees all varieties of suspects, all viable and up to something that could have included committing murder. She's not always right, but that doesn't keep her from continuing on the hunt and trying to get the police to listen.
Clare has to deal with her headstrong daugther, headstrong ex-mother-in-law and her headstrong ex-husband along the way....as well as the headstrong rich friend she's trying to help.
I love love love this series. It makes me want to go buy a foo-foo coffee and solve a mystery.
Five foo-foo coffee beans...

6 comments:

Mary said...

I've only read one book in this series but I really enjoyed it. I hope to get around to reading the rest of the books eventually. Happy Thanksgiving, Vickie!

Pam said...

Oh, I haven't read any in this series, yet, but it looks like so much fun!

Sherri said...

Vickie, I read this book and loved it too! I love this series!!

Vickie said...

Mary: The series just gets better with each book.

Pam: Give one a try, they are all good.

Sherri: It's one of my favorite series,too.

Bonnie said...

I have only read the first book in this series and need to read more. I'm glad to hear that it's a series that gets better with each book!

Vickie said...

Bonnie: The first book in just about any series is usually weak, the first Coffeehouse was such. The next book was better and each one was better still. Give another a chance.