Once Upon a Grind (A Coffeehouse Mystery)

Once Upon a Grind (A Coffeehouse Mystery)

Cleo Coyle

Language: English

Pages: 464

ISBN: 0425270866

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Once Upon a Grind (A Coffeehouse Mystery)

Cleo Coyle

Language: English

Pages: 464

ISBN: 0425270866

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Fresh Pick - Fresh Fiction 
Top Pick - RT Book Reviews
A Best Books of the Year Pick - Kings River Life Magazine

From Cleo Coyle, the New York Times bestselling author of Billionaire Blend, comes an enchanting new entry in the "satisfyingly rich"* Coffeehouse Mystery series. (*Kirkus)
 
Includes wicked good recipes. When coffeehouse manager turned amateur sleuth Clare Cosi serves "magic" beans for a Fairy Tale Fall event, she brews up a vision that leads to a sleeping beauty in Central Park; a big, bad wolf of Wall Street; and an East Side enclave with storybook secrets...
Fairy tale fever has descended on New York City. Broadway fans are flocking to Red Riding Hood: The Musical; museums are exhibiting art inspired by the Brothers Grimm; and Clare Cosi and her merry band of baristas give their coffee truck a "Jack and the Beanstalk" makeover for a Central Park festival. Clare's coffee hunter ex-husband contributes a bag of African beans with alleged magical properties. His octogenarian mother entertains customers with readings of the grinds, but Clare remains skeptical--until she receives a vision that helps her find a young model's body in the park's woods.
 
The police dismiss "sleeping beauty" as the victim of a drug overdose. Then Clare uncovers evidence that points to a list of suspects--from a New York Giant to quite a few wicked witches--and a cold case murder that reaches back to the Cold War. Now Clare is really in the woods with a dangerous predator on her heels and an investigation that leads from a secret Prince Charming Club right back to her own NYPD detective boyfriend. If she doesn't solve this mystery, those magic beans predict an unhappy ending.

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having to risk his safety, maybe even his life? With hope, I texted back— Coming right now. Don’t leave the apartment. And don’t tell your mother! Jeremy’s reply was immediate— Mom shopping. Will leave front door unlocked. Hurry! *   *   * MY body was still bone-tired, my nerves frayed, but I was on the edge of the cab seat all the way uptown. Thunder cracked open the sky as I raced into Leila’s Park Avenue lobby. Shaking off the rain, I greeted the doorman, and hurried into the elevator.

or a sturdy counter surface and use your original slicing lines as a guide. (The pizza cutter will make quick work of it.) Allow the cookie sticks to cool before handling or they may break. Step 7—Glaze or dip and garnish. Once cool, you can serve as is, dust with powdered sugar, or dip the top half of the sticks in Clare’s Vanilla Glaze (see the recipe below) or try melted chocolate (white, milk, or dark). To make the cookie sticks even more festive, roll dipped cookies in fun finishers such as

years maybe. No one knows much about her. Some say Anya’s mother and Red’s mother were friends. That’s all I can find out.” “Well, Red is the only one with answers because right now Anya is lying unconscious in a hospital. And she may die.” “That’s why I am scared—for Red and for my Esther. We must find them.” “You agree then. They’re in trouble?” “The Russian phrase Red used when speaking of Anya: Ya budu ryadom! Ya budu ryadom! You know what phrase means?” I shook my head. “I will be

shared divorce lawyer. Was it Van Loon? I took a chance— “Oh, I’m not surprised”—I casually waved a hand—“you handled Samantha Peel’s divorce and Leila Quinn Reynolds’s, didn’t you?” “Yes, two of many. And my firm does handle some civil actions for our clients, as well, but not criminal. Tell you what. Call my office in the morning. My assistant will provide a short list of referrals, in accordance with your . . . well, your resources, as limited as they no doubt are. Now if you’ll excuse

good reason. As part of Barbara’s staff, he’d been taught to police bad behavior. “If you want to know the details, you’ll have to speak with Anya’s lawyer. Lucky for you, Harrison Van Loon is having lunch right here in the restaurant.” “Point the way,” I said, rising. EIGHTY-FOUR HARRISON Van Loon was in preppie mode today. His staid wool suit was accompanied by a sprightly vest of red plaid, his salt-and-pepper hair and beard were nicely styled. But what really gave the lawyer his Ivy

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