ON WHAT GROUNDS is the first book in the Coffeehouse mystery series. It combines two of my favorite things……coffee and mystery! Clare Cosi has just come back to manage The Village Blend coffeehouse at the request of Madame, the wonderful, loving eccentric who just so happens to also be her ex mother-in-law. This is my first time read the writing duo, Cleo Coyle but for sure, it won’t be the last. I can’t wait to dig further into this series!! That I waited so long to finally get started, really annoys me! The mystery in this story is very interesting and kept my attention. I loved the factual information about coffee and how it should be properly prepared. Yes, apparently I don’t know how to make a proper cup of coffee!😲
When Clare arrives, it’s to find the unconscious body of her assistant manager, Annabelle, lying at the bottom of the service stairs. What the police (led by delicious and sexy Detective Quinn) assume is a tragic accident seems to clearly be foul play to Clare, and she sets out, with the help of her ex husband, Matteo, to prove it. Clare must navigate her confusing feelings with her ex husband, her growing attraction to a certain sexy detective, and follow an almost non-existent trail to find a killer. Hang on readers! It’s a wild and fun ride!!
I can’t wait to read the next book in this series! I loved the information on coffee, and I really enjoyed the characters. They are all very relatable and kept me giggling! Recipes are included in the back of the book and on the author’s website. While reading ON WHAT GROUNDS, it’s clear that Clare is a coffee snob, which is kind of funny. We learn how to make a good cup of coffee, in minute detail. Coffee lovers will really love this story.
Introducing a delightful new series featuring Clare Cosi, manager of the historic Village Blend coffeehouse…
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?
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