Berkley Publishing Group, Hardcover, 9780425252918, 386pp.
Publication Date: December 3, 2013
When a car bomb nearly kills tech whiz Eric Thorner, Clare comes to his aid and receives a priceless thank you. Not only does the billionaire buy her a barista's dream espresso machine, he hires her for an extraordinary project: creating the world's most expensive coffee blend.
The police quickly arrest Eric's alleged attacker, yet death continues to surround the unlucky mogul, leading Clare to question whether a fatal fall and another lethal mishap are premeditated murders or merely freak accidents. Clare's boyfriend, NYPD detective Mike Quinn, has a theory of his own--one Clare refuses to believe.
Meanwhile, Eric jets Clare around the world on a head-spinning search for the very best coffee, and Clare gets to know his world--a mesmerizing circle of money with rivalries that could easily have turned deadly. But is this charming young CEO truly marked for termination? Or is he the one making a killing?
Includes a "wealth "of delicious recipes.
“A highly satisfying mystery.”—Publishers Weekly
"This is one of her best."—Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
Praise for the Coffeehouse Mysteries
“Highly recommended for all mystery collections.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“Sprightly…and engaging.”—Publisher’s Weekly
“Coyle’s coffeehouse series captures the New York experience, from high society parties to gritty backstreet deals…[A] foodie’s delight…and a satisfyingly rich mystery.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Some of the most vibrant characters I’ve ever read.”—Mystery Scene Magazine
“What a pleasure to read a book by this author.”—Portland Book Review
“A delicious mystery!”—Woman’s World
“Clare Cosi is one of my favorite amateur sleuths…An excellent series…If you are not reading the Coffeehouse Mysteries yet, you are seriously missing out.”—Cozy Mystery Book Reviews