Wednesday, July 7, 2010

On What Grounds

 In On What Grounds, the first installment in Cleo Coyle's Coffeehouse Mystery cozy series, Clare Cosi returned to the Coffeehouse she used to own and manage in New York, when she discovered one of her baristas had been assaulted. When the police arrived, she told them her story on how she'd found Anabelle Hart, which they had deemed an "incident." To make matters worse, Clare was out to prove them wrong, when her ex-husbands returned, who was jealous of handsome Detective Michael Quinn, in which Clare was attracted to, a meddling ex-mother-in-law who was matchmaking again, and her daughter Joy's surprise visit with her boyfriend. Plus, there was a secret third party, who wanted to run the Village Blend to the ground. A great new cozy series set in New York with good coffee info and delightful coffee recipes.

This was a terrific new cozy mystery series that featured a coffeehouse with some coffee recipes.  I cared for Clare and could see the chemistry between her and Mike brewing like fresh ground coffee. I also liked her daughter Joy and felt sorrow for poor Anabelle. This would make you mind percolate of some ideas on who wanted to harm Anabelle and run Clare's coffeehouse to the ground. I love the central New York City theme for the location and the Village Blend for the settings. Great drama, excellent non-stop action, and plenty of great intrigue for this powerhouse of a cozy.

Go on and check out On What Grounds today!

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