Monday, October 6, 2014

Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy this mystery

On What Grounds
by Cleo Coyle

First sentence:
She was a dancer.

Clare arrives at work to discover the assistant manager dead in the back of the store, coffee grounds strewn everywhere. Two detectives investigate. But when they find no sign of forced entry or foul play, they deem it an accident. Still, Clare is not convinced. And after the police leave, Clare can't help wondering...If this was an act of murder, is she in danger?
source: Goodreads

My opinion:
On What Grounds is the first book in the Coffeehouse Mystery series, one of my all-time favourite cozy mysteries out there.

Claire Cozy, manager of her ex-mother-in-law’s New York City’s Village Blend coffee shop, is just moving all her things from her former Jersey home to the apartment over the coffee house when she discovers the body of one of her employee, Anabelle, unconscious and in pretty bad condition on the back stairs of the Blend. Sine there are no signs for forced entry the police does believe it was an accident but Claire is not that sure.

Together with her ex-husband and the Blend’s coffee-buyer Matteo, she starts investigating in Anabelle’s life and discover some pretty sketchy things.

On What Grouds is a phenomenal start to a wonderful and thrilling series full of lovely characters and Madame, the meddling Village Blend owner and Matteo’s mother, who is the heart of the Blend and the story.

Each book not only includes a murder mystery but also coffee- and pastry-recipes, so that you can get baking after finishing the thrilling story.

The books in the Coffeehouse Mystery series are:
  • On What Grounds
  • Through the Grinder
  • Latte Trouble
  • Murder Most Frothy
  • Decaffeinated Corpse
  • French Pressed
  • Espresso Shot
  • Holiday Grind
  • Roat Mortem
  • Murder by Mocha
  • A Brew to a Kill
  • Holiday Buzz
  • Billionaire Blend
  • Once Upon a Grind
For more information about Cleo Coyle visit her Homepage.

1 comment:

  1. I hadn't realized cozy mysteries was a genre until a few days ago, but this one looks interesting. I love how all the titles are centered around coffee.