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Latte Trouble (Coffeehouse Mysteries, No. 3) Mass Market Paperback – August 2, 2005
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Anyone who loves coffee and a good mystery will love this story. Rating: Outstanding. -- Mysterious Corner
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As someone who prefers the taste of hot chocolate to an eight-dollar latte, it surprises me that Cleo Coyle's COFFEHOUSE MYSTERIES appeal to me so much.Read more ›
Not to mention the luscious coffee recipes & trivia and the intriguing recurring characters. You can practically smell the coffee brewing in the Village Blend coffee shop as you read the book, it's that good. I had no idea that Breakfast Blend coffee (which is a light roast) has more caffeine than the darker Espresso blend. That's just one tidbit of trivia I picked up in this story.
If you love a good, fast-paced mystery with entertaining characters, then this is the series for you. I can't wait for the next one in August!!!!
Latte Trouble is by turns entertaining, humorous, touching, and suspenseful.
I adore Clare Cosi, the main character. She's a lovely combination of strength and tender-heartedness, self-consciousness and grit. I also love that she's closer to 40 than to 20 and so knowledgeable about coffee and running a coffeehouse (one of my fantasies is to open my own too!).
The writing has an impressive realism to it with depth of character not usually seen in this genre. The humor is deftly handled, and I just adored reading about the three generations of women trying to get through their tumultuous lives (Clare Cosi; her college-age daughter, Joy; and Clare's elegant, elderly French-born mother-in-law).
I also enjoyed the coffee trivia--I thought I already knew about making coffee, but this series is educating me quite a bit!
I highly recommend anything written by Ms. Cleo Coyle!
Cleo Coyle's writing continues to be reliably entertaining, and her characters do manage to grow-and-change without turning the story into Deep Inner Significance. (That's not what I want from a story like this.) The mystery is a decent one; even though I figured out Whodunnit well before I wanted to, I definitely enjoyed the book. And, of course, the coffee theme is a constant source of education.
If you're looking for an enjoyable few hours, lost in someone else's world, Latte Trouble will be an enjoyable escape.
Clare Cosi owns the Village Blend coffeehouse in downtown New York City. Throughout the book the reader is treated to glimpses of life in the Big Apple that add to the book's appeal. Clare's ex-husband, hunky Matteo (Matt) Allegro, is now partnered with her in the business. Matt's mother, Blanche Dreyfus Allegro Dubois, more commonly known as Madame, has made this arrangement. In her heart she would like nothing better than to see her son and her former daughter-in-law get back together. She and Clare are fast friends. Matt's roving eye was part of the reason for the breakup and Clare is skiddish about any rekindling of the embers that still burn inside her. They have a daughter, Joy, who, while mentioned here and there in the book is not a major player. However, that may change in another "episode."
On the evening of an important pre-Fashion Week event at the Village Blend, two men are poisoned. One of them dies. But was he the intended victim? Several people seem to think so. One of Clare's baristas, Tucker Burton, is arrested for murder as he and the man who died had a previous relationship and Tucker is royally p____-off at his ex-lover's recent treatment of him. Clare, who has gotten herself involved in solving mysteries before, latches onto this one to clear Tucker and get him out of Rikers.Read more ›
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Why not even one mention of the man who died in the previous book. She supposedly was so heartbroken when he died and now, nothing.
As always I'm waiting to read the next book in the Coffeehouse Mysteries!!!Published 1 month ago by JD1970
I loved the main character of Claire trying to solve a murder mystery, being as she is only a coffee shop owner. Reminds me a lot of Goldie in the Diane Mott Davidson's series. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Brenda Wolfe
This 3rd book in the Coffee House Mystery series was great fun and a wander through memory lane on my life in Manhattan and the surprises that awaited me around every corner of... Read morePublished 6 months ago by GLThaler