#1 Paperback Bestseller, September 2003 -- Independent Mystery Booksellers Association
A great beginning to a new series...Clare is a well-conceived character...and [her] investigation is very methodical. A fast, one-sitting read... -- The Mystery Reader
A hilarious blend of amateur detecting with some romance thrown in the mix...I can't wait to read the [entire] series. -- Cozy Library
The setting is wonderful...Clare is a character [who is] honest but never brutal and her intelligence is what shines through. -- Cozies, Capers & Crimes
From the Publisher
Introducing a delightful new series featuring Clare Cosi, manager of the landmark Village Blend coffeehouse...