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October 5, 2015

Haunted Bookshop

My Mom and I loved this series and look forward to new additions. Thank you!
September 22, 2015

So bummed I'm done!

I finished book 14 yesterday....having caffeine withdrawals already. From the first book to the 14th, I had them playing in my car on Audible.com Is there going to be a #15?
September 15, 2015

What's Next?

I just finished Book 11. I have read them continuously since I discovered then a short time ago. I eagerly await what is in store for Clare in D.C. as well as what happens with Joy and Franco. Thanks for giving me a series I look forward to continuing.
September 6, 2015

Newly Addicted


I began with "On What Grounds" (book 1) in May, and I've just started "Holiday Buzz" (book 12). I am having such a great time reading this wonderful series.

In the future, I am hoping that Joy will open a restaurant that will only serve delicious healthy meals, so that every choice will be the right choice. I can't find such a place in real life so I hope to enjoy it vicariously with a good mystery.


Cleo's reply:

Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to drop by my message board and let me know that you are enjoying my books. I truly appreciate it!

As for Joy, there is an important development in her life, which you'll read about in my upcoming Coffeehouse Mystery #15, DEAD TO THE LAST DROP, publishing this December. Click here to learn more about the new entry. 

Drop back again and let me know. In the meantime, I hope you'll keep reading...and keep in touch. 


Wishing you java joy,

~ Cleo





August 6, 2015

The Ghost and the Bogus Bookseller

I love this series and have been waiting for this book. Do you know when it will be published? Thank you.

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August 6, 2015


I miss your newsletters! When is the next one coming out?
July 1, 2015

When is the next book coming out?

Really in the mood for one of your books so I reread one which lead on to two and before I knew it I'd reread four of your books. Please tell me a new will be coming out soon. Big Fan Sue Muhawes
June 25, 2015

Thanks for writing such entertaining books

I downloaded Billionaire Blend and loved it. Since it was further along in the series, I decided to take a chance and go all the way back to book #1, On What Ground. I am so glad I did. It answers many questions I had about the back story of the characters. I am loving your writing, your characters, and setting. Now I am on book #3 - Latte Trouble, and loving that one, too. The stories are entertaining and the mysteries are intriguing. I hope you keep writing! Beth E.

May 28, 2015

I LOVE CoffeHouse Mysteries!

Unfortunately, I started with Once Upon a Grind. I saw it on display at my local library, read the summary, and thought, "This sounds fun!" Then I realized that it part of a series... which always gets me excited. I still chose to read Once Upon a Grind first... now I can't wait to read the rest of the series... started with book 1 of course! Thanks Cleo for writing such fun books!
May 26, 2015

Haunted Bookshop?

When will we see the next Haunted Bookshop mystery?...


Cleo's reply - We are under contract with our longtime publisher for several more in this popular series, and Marc and I are very much looking forward to delivering the manuscripts and getting Jack and Pen back to work on a new case.

Thanks to you and all of our readers for your very kind patience.

Best wishes always,

- Cleo (Alice)


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May 14, 2015

Love your work

I just enjoyed my second read from this series. Once Upon A Grind. Very enjoyable and I plan to mention it in my blog " Creek Side Musings" Susan Williamson
May 8, 2015


Thanks for the wonderful books and fantastic recipes. I look forest to each new book, and love trying all the recipes that are included!!! Keep the books coming and I will continue to make them a part of my day.
May 8, 2015

Cleo Coyle Books are a Wonderful Mystery Series of Books

I have read all the Cleo Coyle books. I can't wait for number 15 coming out in December. It is the best mystery series I have ever read. I am a true fan of all the books in this series! I hope you continue to keep the series going for a long time. I think quite a few of the books would make great movies! Maybe a series of movies...hint...hint. I am sure they would be a hit! Keep up the great work! I can't wait for book number 15!!!
May 7, 2015

Love your books and recipes

I am currently getting ready to move and I have been stock piling your recipes so I can relax in my new kitchen and hopefully amaze my family with my new culinary skills! I guess if I don't wow them I could just lose myself in one of your delightful mysteries instead! Looks like a win win situation for me!
May 6, 2015

Visit Portland OR - coffee town

How about coming to Portland OR checking out our coffee and maybe getting an idea for a mystery on the West Coast. Maybe Clare could take a vacation and a murder happens. Thanks for the fun reads
April 29, 2015

Haunted Bookshop...

When are we going to see a new Haunted Bookshop mystery?
April 6, 2015

I need a new coffee house mystery!

When can we expect a new mystery?
April 2, 2015

Burr Coffee Grinder

My sisters and I love the Coffee House Mystery books, and we have tried so many recipes which all turn out wonderfully! Can you recommend a burr coffee grinder? My sister's birthday is coming up and she really wants one so I want to surprise her. Thank You! Mary in Ontario, Canada
March 20, 2015

Once Upon a Grind

I absolutely loved Once Upon a Grind, Cleo, your writing is magic, and the ending was amazing. Now I can't wait to see what happens next! Thank you for so many hours of reading pleasure, and I also wanted to tell you that I enjoyed the Central Park walking tour you posted. I'm looking forward to visiting New York one day and I will not miss the park. I enjoyed how you used it in your mystery, too. Charlene in Ohio

March 20, 2015

Once Upon a Grind

have enjoyed all your books and characters

March 19, 2015

Re: Lime Chicken

Made the Lime Chicken recipe and LOVE it! The Rosemary/Lime Slurry is wonderful. Thank you for sharing this - it is a definite keeper. Also, made the Chocolate Ricotta muffins and did have to add some cinnamon to it as really like a chocolate/cinnamon flavor. Made these many times and all who partook - loved. Thanks again. Jan from Illinois
March 4, 2015

Thank you

This is wonderful advice and just a really great addition to their scrapbooks !!! Thanks so much again!!! JoLynn
February 24, 2015

Sweet 16 Messages for Abby and Melissa

4 years ago you wrote a beautiful message for my daughter Olivia's 16th birthday. It is now a special part of her scrapbook. My daughter Abby turned 16 2 years ago and my daughter Melissa will turn 16 in April. Would you consider doing a message for each of their books? It does not have to be as long OR you could cut and paste the one you did for Olivia. It was such great advice!! Melissa is my youngest so this is the last time I will ask and thanks so much!!

~ JoLynn Webster


Cleo's reply:

Dear JoLynn,

If I knew nothing else about you (and I don't), I'd know this: Your quest to put together scrapbooks for your daughters clearly shows you to be one amazing mom. I am tremendously flattered that you would like to include me in this endeavor and I'm more than happy to oblige...


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Dear Abby and Melissa,

First of all, I hope you know how special your mother is for putting together these scrapbooks for your 16th birthdays. While many mothers love their children, far too few consider how to give them something beyond the concrete: food, shelter, clothing, trinkets.

     These special "things" we receive in life (rings, watches, trophies, diplomas, medals) are only valuable when they are vested with some kind of meaning. Your mom has so much imagination and foresight that she has jumped past the concrete and right to the meaning. And that is why, whether you realize it at this age or not, your mom is a very special woman indeed, which means you are very lucky daughters.

     And now for my own message to you on this very important birthday...

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Printed out on a piece of paper, hanging above the desk where I write is a quote from the poet and novelist Sylvia Plath.


 "The worst enemy to 

creativity is self-doubt." 


     That saying is easy enough to understand on the face of it. But there is more in that warning than many people realize.

      You see, doubting oneself can happen at any juncture in life and it can poison anything, not just creativity. And here's the real kicker: Self-doubt doesn't always begin with the self.

     This may seem a terribly odd message to give you on your birthday, but it's one that I wish I had received at your age. It's a message that teachers and parents may find far too difficult or uncomfortable to give. But it's a message that might just become your flotation device one day in the future. And so, with a deep breath (and a reminder to all how very difficult growing up can be), here is my message...

     Beware of friends, family, teachers, bosses, co-workers, or fellow students -- in short, beware of anyone whose words or actions toward you are tinged with the ugly goal of making you trip, fumble, or doubt yourself.

     Oh, sure, we all need to be aware of our shortcomings. We need to be self-reflective, admit that we aren't perfect and own up to our faults and mistakes. If someone is honestly trying to help you become a better person, then three cheers for him (or her). But if someone is using criticism (warranted or unwarranted) just to tear you down, well then, I say: Get tough, Abby and Melissa. Be brave, be strong, and don't let that person succeed in undercutting you.

     In your bones you'll know the difference between the people who mean you well and the ones who mean you harm. There will be situations where people who should be expressing joy for you do not. Instead, they will say things that undermine you, make you feel bad, make you wonder if you are wrong or did something wrong. They may not even say a thing to you. They may ignore you and that's the way they'll hurt you. Or they may not be subtle at all and say something that outwardly belittles you. What then?

     One of the strongest pieces of armor you can forge for yourself in this crazy world is not armor at all—it's an antennae. Learn how to listen for the truth behind what people say. Learn how to ask the question: Is this how I would treat someone? Is this what I would say in the same situation? If not, then you must condemn (and ultimately forgive) them. What you must not do is internalize their harm and allow it to make you doubt yourself and your progress in your life and work. Only then will you be able to give yourself the best chance to produce something that's truly yours and truly amazing.

     Finally, fear (I believe) is the one thing that holds most people back in life. Overcome fear and you will find joy.


Happy Birthday,
Abby and Melissa!


Dream wonderful dreams
then dig in and do the work
that makes them come true...


With love,
~ Cleo Coyle



February 23, 2015

When is your next book coming out?

Hello Cleo, I have read all of the Clare books so far and can't put them down once I have started. I want to know when will the next book come out with Clare in DC with new adventures and what is Mike needing her for? Alta Smith 

Cleo's reply - Thank you for the kind note, Alta, I'm so pleased to know that you're enjoying my Coffeehouse Mysteries. The next book in the series (#15) is scheduled for release in December of this year (2015). I'll speak more about it in the coming months. I have subscribed you to my newsletter so you won't miss out on the news, early excerpts, and bonus recipes that I share with my readers. Thanks again, Alta, take care and...


May reading always bring you joy.
~ Cleo



February 17, 2015

Would like Russian recipe

..mentioned in Once Upon A grind. Unfortunately, it's not in the back of the book or on this website or your foodie blog!

Cleo's reply - Bonus recipes are posted as part of my foodie blogging. Many bonus recipes are freely available to you now, and I hope you enjoy them! The recipe you asked about is scheduled to go live later this year. In the mentime, stay subscried to my newsletter so you don't miss it and enjoy the free recipes now posted. Warmest wishes and keep in touch!

~ Cleo

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