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On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mysteries, No. 1) Mass Market Paperback – September 2, 2003
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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
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First off, let me say, I am NOT a coffee drinker. In fact, I can't even stand the taste or smell of the stuff. However, I adored this mystery. It was interesting to read about all of the preparations that you have to go through to make a great cup of coffee, and Cleo Coyle informed us in ON WHAT GROUNDS in a very fun way. Clare is a fun character, who is spunky and nosy, and will capture the hearts of cozy mystery lovers everywhere. Her outlook on life that coffee makes any problem better is hilarious, as are the various quotes about coffee scattered throughout the book. The bottom line: Whether you're a coffee lover or not, you'll love this story. I can't wait for the next one, THROUGH THE GRINDER. Oh, and for those who do love coffee, there are various recipes in the back of the book for different coffees and desserts.
Personally, I loved the coffee-trivia even though some other reviewers complained; I like cosies where you learn something.
The plot was good, many different possibilities as the killer and some good "relationship" issues going on.
The only problem is, I've been yearning for a GOOD cuppa since I finished the book (in a day -quick read)!!
Not only is this a mystery that keeps you guessing, it has profound passages and reflections about life, September 11th, and living in New York.
If you like coffee, make yourself a pot because this book will keep you up late reading.
I thought this was a great little mystery with a lot of good coffee tips as well. It flowed quite nicely, and was a quick read. I look forward to continuing with this series.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
i liked the coffee references.i enjoy cozy mysteries for their easy and quick reading and not complicated.Published 2 months ago by Ann Arsenault
I'm really glad I finally read this book, I really liked it. It's a fast paced, well plotted story with great characters. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Loves to Read (A Cozy Booknook)
I was so excited about the concept that I didn't care beyond that when I ordered. I am so glad I did order. This book is human, sweet, and has a few twists to it to keep interest. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I sort of liked this book but never really got into it; seemed to me the author did not really get into it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Clare O'Beara
What a vanity book - take out how the author knows all about coffee and NYC and it's a poorly done, very short storyPublished 6 months ago by Bill
Perfect amount of everything people look for in a cozy! Can't wait to devour the series!Published 6 months ago by Kelly Meckling