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How to Clean
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Kafe Lespwa
"Coffee of Hope"
from Haiti

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January 22, 2015

Question from Australia - Through the Grinder



I have just discovered your books and I am really enjoying meeting and unfolding the layers to your characters.


Being an Australian and never been to New York (yet!) I am wondering if the house you based Bruce's house on in Through the Grinder is the house at 7 Leroy Street?


Doesn't matter I guess, but, as I am not familiar with your street scapes, using google maps and a little sleuthing of my own, I can see for myself without leaving the comfort of my cozy chair.

Many thanks and regards,

Philippa :)                    
                                                                                        Coffeehouse Mystery #2:
                                                                                           Through the Grinder 

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                                                                                                      or buy.

                                                                                                                                                                              Cleo's reply -

Helloooo, Australia!

Do not be alarmed, Philippa, I sometimes give shout-outs to readers who include their city, state, or country information in their comments, as you have (thank you). Welcome to the world of The Coffeehouse Mysteries! I am delighted to know that you are enjoying my books thus far, especially the characters and their unfolding stories, which is the heart of the series.



In reply to your excellent question...


Yes, you are absolutely correct. The model for
Bruce's house in Through the Grinder
(Coffeehouse Mystery #2) 
was inspired by the one
found at 7 Leroy Street in Greenwich Village.
Very good sleuthing, Philippa!

Below is a photo of this beautiful
landmark townhouse, now protected
under laws for historical preservation in
New York City...

Pictured above is the townhouse at
7 Leroy Street in Greenwich Village,
New York, the model for the townhouse that
Bruce restores in Through the Grinder. 


Do you see the "horse walk" in the photo? Clare Cosi mentions (and admires) this historical detail in Through the Grinder.

Look for the small wooden door at street level. It's positioned to the left of the townhouse's front door. See the little window above? This door and window mark the passageway to an alley that leads to the back of the home where an enclosed courtyard would have held a stable or workshop.


The term "horse walk" comes from the fact that nothing larger than a horse can pass through the alley and into the enclosed back area of the building. By the way, in 2011, this historic building sold for $3.9 million.


Thanks for dropping by, Philippa, I hope you'll keep reading the series...and keep in touch!







~ Cleo Coyle, author of 
The Coffehouse Mysteries


January 22, 2015

BBQ Chipped Ham - Where?

BBQ Chipped Ham. Where is this sandwich?


Cleo's reply: 

Hey, there, thanks for stopping by. Happy to help. See below and be sure to hit the CLICK HERE button. It will take you to my recipe post. Read the post and you will find all the answers you need about this regional favorite. 


~ Cleo


New Cleo
Recipe Post


How to Make a
BBQ "Chipped Ham"


Insanely Easy and 
Shockingly Delicious


My readers may remember this sandwich from
my new culinary mystery Once Upon a Grind.

When Clare was pregnant with her daughter,
she craved it, and Matt had to learn what 
"chipped ham" was so he could order it
properly at the New York deli counter.

Now you can find out how to order it, too, 
and create this regional favorite from Western
Pennsylvania, a sandwich that  Marc and I (and our 
amateur sleuth Clare Cosi)  grew up eating
and loving...


Click Here
for the recipe...


See you there!

~ Cleo 


January 22, 2015

Haunted Bookshop Mystery

The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller -
When is the book coming out? I need it badly. Thanks VaLinda

Cleo's repy - No worries, VaLinda, we're working on it for you! Have you read them all? There are five books published thus far, and if you haven't read them all, you should check out the title list below...

Haunted Bookshop

See the free
title checklist by...


(or on the image at the right)

The checklist includes every
title published thus far in
the Haunted Bookshop 

Mystery series and
includes mini story



Jack Shepard, PI Ghost is the star of 
The Haunted Bookshop Mysteries.

To learn more, click here.



January 21, 2015


I noticed you have a link to your Facebook page, and your Twitter account but not your Pintrest page. Will you be adding that soon?

Cleo's reply - Sounds like a good idea. When I have the time, I'll do that. Thank you for the suggestion. Stay cozy! ~ Cleo

January 18, 2015

Coffeehouse Mystery Series

I purchased one of the books in the Coffeehouse Mystery Series at my local bookstore and I enjoyed it so much, I returned and purchased three more books in the series. Thank you for sharing your talents with the rest of the world. It is such a pleasure to sit down with one of your books and escape from the "daily grind" of my work. I can't wait to read one of the books in the Haunted Bookshop Mysteries.



Cleo's reply - What a wonderful note. You made my week. Thank YOU, Karen!

Wishing you java joy,

~ Cleo



January 13, 2015

Haunted Bookshop Mysteries

Love the series, miss the characters, happy to hear we'll read about them again soon.

Cleo's reply - Thank you for your very kind note and for your saintly patience. We know fans of the series have been waiting a long time for the new book, and we truly are working on it. Soon enough we will have Jack solving crimes again in his after life with his favorite "dame" - bookseller Penelope McClure. Cheers and thanks again for dropping by...

~ Cleo (Alice)


January 12, 2015

The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller

Is this going to be published? And if so, when? Love the series!


Cleo's reply -

We're absolutely working on it, and we're glad you've enjoyed the first 5 books in the Haunted Bookshop Mysteries. For anyone who would like to learn more about these books, visit our Haunted Bookshop page by clicking here.

Book #1 - The Ghost and Mrs. McClure
Book #2 - The Ghost and the Dead Deb
Book #3 - The Ghost and the Dead Man's Library
Book #4 - The Ghost and the Femme Fatale
Book #5 The Ghost and the Haunted Mansion

Learn more by

And may you read with spirited joy!

~ Cleo (Alice)






January 6, 2015

Coffeehouse Books

I have read all the coffeehouse mystery books and enjoyed all of them. They are never long enough I read them so fast.

Cleo's reply -

Thank you! It's always a pleasure to hear from readers like you. Marc and I often hear that lovely compliment from readers. They often tell us that they wish we could write them as fast as they can read them. A nice thought, but that's one wish that won't come true! Good work takes time, and we do try to give you good work. We hope you enjoy the next Coffeehouse Mystery, which is now scheduled for December 2015. In the meantime, watch our newsletters for fun news, recipes, and contests, and keep in touch.

May you eat (and read) with joy!

~ Cleo




January 2, 2015

coffee house mysteries

I love the Coffeehouse Mysteries! I have read them all and am wondering if there is a new one in the making? It has also gotten me very interested in coffee making and grinding and I am learning things from these books!

Cleo's reply -

Thank you and, yes, we are working on the next Coffeehouse Mystery now. For anyone new to our work, our last few titles were...




#10 Murder by Mocha - Coffee + Chocolate = Murder, a great read for Valentine's month, with mouthwatering chocolate recipes.)






#11 A Brew to a Kill - A funny food truck war turns deadly in NYC, featuring muffin, coffee cake, and delicious international recipes... 




#12 Holiday Buzz - In New York City, the holidays are murder, featuring lovely holiday recipes.






#13 Billionaire Blend - A billionaire hires Clare to create the most expensive and exclusive coffee blend in the world - with deadly results, featuring a wealth of incredibly delicious recipes - don't miss the Baileys Irish Cream Fudge!





...and the latest, just published...

#14 ONCE UPON A GRIND - During a fairytale festival, Clare finds a body in the spookiest section of Central Park's woods, a sleeping beauty with an incredible story that will open secret doors uptown and down, showing you a world you've never seen before. Join Clare as she tracks down a ruthless killer...








The next book is #15 title to be revealed soon. It is due to be published next December (2015).

Thanks for asking and thanks especially for reading our books.

Caffeinated kisses,

~ Cleo



December 31, 2014

Love the Series!!

I have listened to the first three on Audible and I've fell in love with them from the first moment, I've even listened to them again. I look forward to every new book I come across. I plan on reading/listening to every one in the series.


Cleo's reply -

Thank you! I hope you continue to enjoy the stories. Blackstone Audio is doing a wonderful job distributing the books in both digital and CD format. And we love Audible.com. They were kind enough to make our first book ON WHAT GROUNDS a "Daily Deal" last fall.

Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to drop by our message board and let us know that you're enjoying our Coffeehouse Mysteries. It means a lot to me and my husband (and partner in crime-writing), and we sincerely appreciate it.

Cheers to you, happy reading (and listeing),
and keep in touch!

~ Cleo


December 12, 2014

Coffeehouse Mysteries on Audio

Last three titles available on audio?

I too am an audio book "reader" and have been checking availability locally w/public library. Funding is always critical so my guess is that's the reason the new books are difficult to get.


Cleo's reply -

For those of you stopping by here who are new to my work, I am an author of two mystery series: The Coffeehouse Mysteries and Haunted Bookshop Mysteries. These works are published in book and digital e-book form by Penguin's Berkly imprint.



You can download a free 2-page Title Checklist, which includes mini summaries off all 14 entries in my Coffeehouse Mystery series. See it now by CLICKING HERE.

You can also download a 1-page Title Checklist for my Haunted Bookshop series. It also includes mini summaries of every book. See it now by CLICKING HERE.





My Coffeehouse Mysteries are also available on audio, and I'm very happy to inform everyone (including the person querying about the last three titles) that our audio publisher, Blackstone Audio, has made our entire list of 14 Coffeehouse Mystery titles available in both CD format (for libraries and collectors) and Digital Download, including the last three books: Holiday Buzz (#12 in the series), Billionaire Blend (#13), and my brand new Coffeehouse Mystery, Once Upon a Grind.

You do have to read or listen to my titles in order. Any book can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story, based on the theme and plotline that appeal to you. If you enjoy your first book, then you have 13 more titles to choose from.



These audio CDs can be purchased
on Amazon by clicking this link:
Audio CD on Amazon


You can also purchase them directly
from Blackstone by
clicking here.


May you listen with joy!

~ Cleo


December 11, 2014

Audio books

I LOVE listening to your books at work. It makes the day go by faster. Your last 3 books are not available thru our library. Were they recorded?

Cleo's reply - Yes! They were beautifully produced by AudioGo, narrated by actress/narrator Rebecca Gibel and are now available through our audiobook publisher Blackstone Audio.

Please see my full reply to this question with links on where to purchase by clicking here.

December 9, 2014

Enjoyed your latest coffeehouse mystery

Hi Cleo, I finished reading once upon a grind and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to reading more in the future.
December 8, 2014

One More Thing

Dear Cleo, Please check the last two emails that I sent via CoffeehouseMystery@gmail.com. They are both important. Many thanks! vweseloh@pobox.com
December 8, 2014


Just tried the biscotti recipe in the back of Latte Trouble. Wow, it is great! Thanks! P.S. I added chopped dried cranberries & chopped pecans.
December 7, 2014


(E-message received) - Thanks for keeping this series going. We have read all of the coffeehouse mysteries! vweseloh@pobox.com

Reply - Got your message. Thank you so much!



December 7, 2014

thank you!

I started reading your coffee books after my hand operation and it was a wonderful distraction and entertainment. Thank you so much. I really like your books and hope there will be many more! The idea with the information about coffee and coffee brewing... woven in your stories is super and your recipes sounding so delicious, I cannot wait to try some of them. Best wishes from Germany, Anny p.s. Is there a chance that your books will be translated in German, because my mother (and her coffeeloving friends) would love your books, but her English is not so good...?
November 28, 2014

Pecan bars

These sound divine! I look forward to tasting them. thanks for including the extra tips to help avoid disasters.
November 23, 2014

Vicki Glockner?

Which CH Mysteries is she in, besides Roast Mortem?
November 22, 2014

Coffee grinder advice

My husband loves coffee and I love your books! I hate the coffee grinder we have and hope you will recommend a few. I prefer one with a removable cup but seek your advice on the best non- bruising, yet affordable, grinder out there.
November 1, 2014


Is the mug available for purchase?
November 1, 2014

What scares me

Besides spiders and bugs, the all-time well known movie, "Psycho" still scares me and I will scream every time!!

Cleo's reply - Wonderful! Thanks for answering my Newsletter Question. If you would like to be entered in the SCREAM POLL drawing, be sure to leave a comment on my blog post, too, and sign your entry so that I can contact you...

Click Here to enter the drawing for
my Halloween Weekend prize
package that includes this
custom-made Coffeehouse Mystery
mug featuring one of Madame's
favorite sayings...

Drink with joy!
~ Cleo


November 1, 2014

what scares me

I live in an older building and as I am enjoying a cup of coffee, coffeehouse newsletter and mystery book I notice a creepy spider inching its way toward my chair. I, of course, scream loud enough for the neighbors to hear.

Cleo's reply - Now that is one great scream (I think I can hear it!) Thanks sincerely for answering my Newsletter Question. If you would like to be entered in the SCREAM POLL drawing, however, be sure to leave a comment on my blog post, too, and sign your entry so that I can contact you...

Click Here to enter the drawing for
my Halloween Weekend prize
package that includes this
custom-made Coffeehouse Mystery
mug featuring one of Madame's
favorite sayings...

Drink with joy!
~ Cleo

October 23, 2014

whats next to read (audio)

listening to the last book. billionaire. loved this series and have to wait for December for the next book. What should be next on my list?
October 9, 2014

Haunted Bookshop Mysteries

Big fan, but why Barnes @ Noble does not have #6 The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller?...Thank You


REPLY - Thank you for stopping by the CoffeehouseMystery.com message board!

Be sure to check out Cleo's personal note to a fan here, which explains the delay in putting out new books. In short, "Life Happens" and Cleo and her husband are looking forward to getting more Jack and Pen Haunted Bookshop Mysteries into readers' hands soon.

On your question about The Ghost and the Bogus Besteller. Despite what you might read or see to the contrary, that book has not been published yet. You can read more about this book *and* get a free title checklist for all the Haunted Bookshop Mysteries, by clicking this link.



To download this free
Title Checklist,

click here.


And read with spirited joy!




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