Saturday, February 21, 2015

Through the Grinder

In the second installment of Cleo Coyle's Coffeehouse Mystery culinary cozy series, Through the Grinder, this was one of the most intense and wild mysteries yet to date. For Clare Cosi, the joint was jumping in the Village Blend Coffeehouse with coffee enthusiasts. But someone had been bumping off her female customers by "pushing" them to their death. When Joy wanted to try online dating, Clare decided to join her and keep an eye on her prospects. From there, she met all sorts of people, including a possible new love interest, and a crazy maniac. When Mike Quinn had his eye on him as a suspect, it was up to Clare and Matteo to clear his name and find the real culprit, when the killer had their eye on their daughter and save her life. The ending was a surprising and shocking twist!

This was another terrific culinary cozy in the Coffeehouse Mystery series. I loved the concept of the online dating/speed-dating scene set in New York City. And at the coffeehouse, it was a perfect place to do it. I didn't like Brooks Newsman. He really gave me the creeps. I loved Clare and Bruce as a couple. But his ex-wife was a jealous nutcase.  I felt the same devastating blow as Clare did it the ending that I don't want to give away. Great drama, great recipes and intense non-stop action for a perfect light read in this storyline for a good mystery.

Don't let this go through the grinder? Pick up a copy today!

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