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On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mysteries)
by Cleo Coyle

Published: 2003-09-02
Mass Market Paperback : 288 pages
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Book #1 in New York Times bestselling author Cleo Coyle's Coffeehouse Mystery series..."The perfect cup of coffee is a mystifying thing. To many of my customers, the entire process seems like some sort of alchemy they dare not try at home...."

Ten years ago, Clare Cosi left an unhappy ...
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Book #1 in New York Times bestselling author Cleo Coyle's Coffeehouse Mystery series...

"The perfect cup of coffee is a mystifying thing. To many of my customers, the entire process seems like some sort of alchemy they dare not try at home...."

Ten years ago, Clare Cosi left an unhappy marriage along with a job she loved: managing the historic Village Blend coffeehouse in New York's Greenwich Village. For a decade, she was happy raising her daughter in the quiet suburbs of New Jersey; but now that Joy is grown and gone, life has gotten way too quiet for Clare. With a little cajoling from Madame, the Blend's flamboyant, elderly owner, Clare agrees to return to her old job, and right from the start she gets one heck of a jolt. On her first morning back as Village Blend manager, Clare unlocks the front door to find her beautiful, young assistant manager unconscious in the back of the store, coffee grounds strewn everywhere. As Anabelle is rushed to the hospital, police arrive to investigate, but Detective Mike Quinn finds no sign of forced entry or foul play, and he deems it an accident. Clare disagrees; and after Quinn leaves, there are a few questions she just can't get out of her mind, like why was the trash bin in the wrong place? If this wasn't an accident, are her other baristas in danger? And are all NYPD detectives this attractive?

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  "cozy mystery"by msharry (see profile) 09/06/12

I enjoyed this one. Clare is mature enough not to be silly except when dealing with Matt. Good mystery with somewhat predictable ending.

 
  "No better combination: coffee & mysteries"by Kathy E. (see profile) 09/01/08

I read this on my own because I love coffee and mysteries. There is no better combination. I have learned ablot of new information about coffee and I love the characters. I am now reading the other books... (read more)

 
  "interesting main character; good first book in a seriew"by PghBookLover (see profile) 08/30/08

a little heavy on coffee info and teaching. i expec that to be less in future books.

 
  "Enjoyable read!!"by mcdotreader (see profile) 06/03/08

 
  "a book about friends and coffee and murder"by dollytuck (see profile) 06/02/08

I really enjoyed this book it was new for me in the series and I would like to read the next one. It started with something that would keep you wanting to read the next chapter. I think anyone who like... (read more)

 
  "lighthearted Suspense"by pennyslager (see profile) 05/31/08

Well written, fun, mystery series. A good choice for summer reads. Maybe not a lot to discuss, but a fun read nonetheless

 
  "lighthearted suspense novel. Makes you love coffee and the coffehouse experience!"by ellentambo (see profile) 04/04/08

 
  "A delightful read!"by cdlooney (see profile) 10/19/07

I love this new series! I love the mystery novel mixed in with some romance and humor! I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys a some lighthearted suspense!

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