May 17 2009

Espresso Shot

Published by at 5:26 am under Books

by Cleo Coyle

The latest book in a series called the “Coffeehouse Mysteries” all of which have coffee related puns in the title and the key sleuth of which is a manager of a Manhattan coffeehouse called the Village Blend. As you’d expect, the ambiance provided for the story is coffee and food. Especially, Italian food and recipes for the dishes mentioned are provided at the back of the book.
I don’t read many mysteries so I can’t really compare this to other books but it was a quick fun read. A large number of possible suspects and motives were introduced, though it was disappointing that the criminal was a minor character who didn’t appear till 3/4 of the story was over. Good for an airplane trip or a day at the beach. I’d read another, but the library doesn’t have to have any of the earlier books. One called “French Pressed” seems to have bee the most successful.

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