Holiday Grind (Coffee House Mystery) by Cleo Coyle

By Cleo Coyle

There is not anything cozier than a wintry weather night in Greenwich Village. Streetlights shimmer via icy flakes, caf?s glow with welcoming heat, and a layer of snow dusts ancient townhouses like powdered sugar on vacation confections. homicide has no position in this sort of beautiful photo, until eventually now... Coffeehouse supervisor Clare Cosi has grown very keen on Alfred Glockner, the part-time comedian and certainly jolly charity Santa who is been utilizing her Village combination as a spot to hot his mittens. while she unearths him brutally gunned down in a close-by alley, a couple of sophisticated clues persuade her that Alfred's demise used to be anything greater than the tragic results of a random mugging--the end of the police. With Clare's boyfriend, NYPD Detective Mike Quinn, distracted through a chilly case of his personal, and ex-husband Matt investigating this year's vacation underwear catalogs (an annual event), Clare fees forward solo to resolve her liked Santa's slaying. Then a person attempts to ice Clare, and she or he quite will get steamed. yet she'd greater be careful, simply because if she fails to prevent this stone chilly killer, she could get the most important relax of her existence. This very unique vacation access in Cleo Coyle's nationally bestselling secret sequence incorporates a bonus part of scrumptious vacation recipes in addition to a word list of coffeehouse phrases, directions on making espressos and lattes with out a dear desktop, and assistance for developing tasty coffeehouse syrups at domestic.

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Holiday grind / Cleo Coyle. p. cm. eISBN : 978-1-101-15114-3 1. Cosi, Clare (Fictitious character)—Fiction. 2. Coffeehouses—Fiction. 3. Christmas stories. I. Title. com To Alex, Andrew, and Tia Never stop believing in goodness. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I’m often asked what coffeehouses helped inspire me to create the Village Blend. Joe is always at the top of my list—Joe, the Art of Coffee, that is, whose flagship store is located in the heart of Greenwich Village. Joe’s visionary founder, Jonathan Rubinstein, and his sister Gabri ella run Joe’s with the same dedication to quality and the community that I imagine Clare Cosi does.

Any padding between trigger and guard could make life difficult—or death, in this case. So off came the right glove. A bit of anxious sweat on the fingertips slickened the surface of the pocketed weapon. The seasonal weather swiftly solved that glitch. Icy metal. My new best friend . . Impatient now, the shooter moved to finish the job. Then this ridiculous getup could be discarded, replaced with personal outerwear—garments now sitting inside the newly purchased gym bag, which would also be tossed.

Esther said. ” Tucker nodded. ” Esther pressed. Tucker sighed. “The money’s excellent, but when you get right down to it, my job’s essentially—” “Head Elf,” Esther finished with a smirk. Tucker shrugged. ” That’s it, I thought. I can’t take any more. ” I cried. Dead silence ensued. ” Everyone stared. I’d just become Linus in A Charlie Brown Christmas. ” Esther finally said. ” I threw up my hands. “Giving! Selfless giving! That’s what we’re celebrating! The Christ child’s birth is a gift of love to a weary world!

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