Espresso Shot: A Coffeehouse Mystery
by Cleo Coyle
Review by Gayle Surrette
Berkley Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780425221778
Date: 01 October 2008 List Price $22.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Clare Cosi seems to have everything back under control. Her daughter Joy, is now working in France and continuing her culinary training. The Village Blend will be doing the coffee and dessert for the wedding of Matteo Allegro (Clare's ex) and Breanne Summour. The only fly in the ointment is that Matteo has moved back into the apartment with Clare until the wedding. At least that was the only fly until Clare and Matteo are walking back to the Blend with the girl hired for the bachelor party, when suddenly the girl drops to the ground -- dead. From official release/information:
Product Description: Manager and head barista of the bustling New York coffeehouse The Village Blend, Clare Cosi's been hired to create a gourmet coffee and dessert bar for a swanky wedding. Clare should be thrilled at this chance to shine, but it's Matteo Allegro, her ex-husband and current business partner, who's tying the knot—to Trend magazine editor Breanne Summour, who's in full-blown bridezilla mode. Claire's got to put her misgivings aside and focus on business, but since she's a successful amateur sleuth, murder is Clare's business, too. And when fatal accidents begin befalling people close to Breanne, Clare becomes suspicious. But what she unveils, amid melted chocolate and steaming mochaccinos, may just get her burned...