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November 1, 2014


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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...

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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...

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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 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.



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September 20, 2014


September 18, 2014


...I am wondering if you have given up on Jack and Pen...We haven't had a new book in years now so it feels as though you have abandoned the series...the series is great...

Cleo's reply -

Oh, my goodness, no--Marc and I have not "given up" on Jack and Pen! I agree that it is taking longer for us to get those new entries into your hands than we would have liked, but the reason is a very human one--"life happens" and with my father's death last year *and* Marc's surgery, we had to reconfigure our wrtiting schedule a bit. Not the end of the world, just a delay. But we are very much looking forward to fulfilling our contract and delivering those books to our publisher and into our readers' hands. Stay tuned for more news in the near future. In the meantime, Marc and I hope new readers will continue to find and enjoy our 5 Haunted Bookshop Mysteries shown above. They're a quirky set of books, to be sure, not for eveyrone, but for those who love them, we appreciate it! Again, stay tuned for more from Jack and Pen (including a possible cross-over book with our Coffeehouse characters)!





My "spirited good wishes" to you,

~ Cleo Coyle







September 18, 2014

LOVE your Coffee house books!!

Not long ago I discovered your latest book "Billionaire Blend" in a local Grocery Store! [I had trouble finding your back list in bookstores, but...]

I soon found Amazon has them and I immediately ordered 3 --shortly followed by 3 more...and now have ordered all of your remaining books so I will have the entire coffee house series. I'm sure I will be eagerly awaiting the release of your newest book. 


My Best Wishes,
in North Dakota, USA


Billionaire Blend: 
Coffeehouse Mystery #13
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Now 6 Weeks on the
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Cleo's reply -

Thank you, Yvonne, that's WONDERFUL to hear. I am very impressed at how you tracked down our books. Our back list is usually available in the bookstores of most major urban areas, especially stores in New York City, where our series is set. We have had GREAT support from Barnes & Noble (nationwide) as well as bookstores in other urban areas (Los Angeles and Chicago), and independent stores like Powell's in the Northwest and Tattered Cover in Denver; and (of course!) many indie mystery bookstores across the country. As far as areas like North Dakota, not so much, as you have mentioned! BUT I'm absolutely thrilled to hear that your local grocery store carried us into your life. Cheers to the paperback distributors who still get stories like ours into the hands of readers like you. And any reader should realize that if you walk into a bookstore and don't see our books, all you have to do is ask a staff member to order what you like from Penguin Random House, the largest distributor of books in the English speaking world. I can't imagine any bookstore that would not do that for a customer.

Finally, cheers to readers like you, Yvonne, who make it possible for Marc and I to continue writing. Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to leave a message on our board. We appreciate it!


Warmest java wishes,

~ Cleo Coyle




September 7, 2014

when will your new book

When will you be releasing your new book. It sound really great. I love and have read all of your coffee house books . I am just waiting anxiously for the new one "Once upon a grind"
September 2, 2014

Wishing for Jack

Just re-read the haunted bookshop series, and am definitely in need of another mystery! I want to know how the election went and if Bud beats out the Wicked Witch of the Town Council! Does Seymour the mailman find true love or just another roommate? Will there ever be a Sherlock Holmes reference? :)
August 27, 2014

Come back Jack!

OK I get it the coffee shop series is the most popular, but we the Jack lovers need a fix and soon please.
August 27, 2014

Thank you

So very much for your lovely books, they bring me a lot of joy. Bless you... Nicolle

August 26, 2014

I love the Haunted Bookshop mysteries

I love the Haunted Bookshop mysteries,,,!

A Vermont fan.

August 26, 2014

Haunted bookshop

Keep up the good job. I have read your bookshop series too will ever find out where "Jack" is buried.
August 25, 2014

Coffeehouse Mysteries

I "found" your series after finishing another long running series. With Clare, it took a few chapters to get invested in the characters...but after that there was no stopping me. Thank you so much for releasing your books as e-books! I was able to finish one book then purchase and begin the next without leaving the house! In the last 8 weeks I have read the entire series while learning a great deal about coffee/espresso. I am currently reading the last installation available in the series and looking forward to your release of the next. I have already purchased a French Press and a 6 cup Moki. I realize Clare does not think much of decaffeinated anything, but people how have problems with sleep really have little choice in the matter if they are to enjoy a good night's rest. Sadly we have only chain coffee shops in my area...actually, only one chain, but we do have a very nice specialty coffee bean purveyor. I think of Matteo every time I drive by. I have taken to making my own lattes and cappuccinos to go...I love it and it definitely saves some money, too. Just a tip for the reader looking for espresso powder for baking...check out any Italian or European grocer...they will have it in stock; most likely in the specialty foods aisle rather than the coffee aisle. That was the case for me anyway. I plan to begin the Haunted Bookstore series next. I like that you keep each book under 500 pages. I can finish a book in a couple of days, complete some chores, spend time with the hubby and the dog before I begin the next one. The hubby believes I have an addiction to reading...Clare is my crack? Naomi in Ohio

August 23, 2014


Please do a cookbook...


August 17, 2014

Will there be a wedding in the new book??

I am on the Billionaire Blend last in your series right now. I absolutely love all of your books and love getting to know all the characters. I am a cozy mystery fanatic and I think your series by far is the best I have read and I have read a lot. I was wondering if either Joy or Clare may hear wedding bells in your new book. Anxiously awaiting the new book Sandy from Glendora, NJ
August 15, 2014

Haunted Bookshop Mysteries

I am a huge fan of the Coffeehouse Mystery series. I have all but Billionaire Blend and I can't wait to read it. I also have the Haunted Bookshop series, and may I say that it is just as amazing. I can't wait for the The Ghost and the Bogus Bookseller. (I have read this series twice) ;-) Keep up the good work! A fan in New Mexico
August 15, 2014

Tom and Jerry

Earlier today I was watching a recently, modern new episode of Tom and Jerry. In this episode, after closing time, they both play PIs and their client (a mouse) comes into the office and asks that he'd like to hire Tom and Jerry for a case. The client says that the house the client lives in is haunted and immediately after Tom and Jerry start laughing in disbelief. It made me laugh because it reminded me of Jack when he was human and didn't believe in ghosts. In a state of irony, in the Tom and Jerry episode, the client turned out to be a ghost himself, and, of course, Jack became one after death to haunt Penelope. :D -Rosa
August 14, 2014

Question about your next Coffeehouse Mystery

Hi. I am a loyal fan of yours. Indeed, you are one of my top three cozy authors (and I've read a bunch!) I'm wondering...about...ONCE UPON A GRIND....

I will be pre-ordering ONCE UPON A GRIND as soon as I can and look forward to it as I do every one of your great books. I'd love to know about the...question if you have a chance!

Regards from Minnesota :-)


Cleo's reply I am happy to assure you that if you have been reading the Coffeehouse Mysteris series, you will enjoy ONCE, too.

As to your question, that's easy: The book's theme is the power of fairty tales (the power of story) and the importance of narrative in shaping our lives and in solving crimes. So no worries!

I have no doubt that fans who have been reading our series will enjoy this book. Clare Cosi is put through mental and physical challenges she's never before faced, and the ending brings big changes to her life.The book is also packed with action and humor, and I hope you enjoy the ride...and the beautiful cover (pictured above).

Cheers, thanks for stopping by my message board, and thanks most of all for reading my books. I can't thank you enough for that. 


Warmest java wishes,

~ Cleo 





August 13, 2014

Just Discovered The Coffeehouse Mysteries


I love it when I stumble upon a new series that ialready in progress, so I can jump right in and read them without having to wait for more to be written. Already read book 1, and have ordered 2 and 3! Loving the recipes as well!


Cleo's reply - Thank you kindly for the sweet note, and welcome to the Coffeehouse Mystery community!

I hope you continue to enjoy the books...and the food. :) I post recipes every week at this site, and I love hearing from readers.

Come on back now, y'hear?

~ Cleo



August 11, 2014


Has Clare ever thought of writing a cookbook to sell in the Village Blend?


Cleo's reply -

That's a fun question. As you know, starting with book #1, ON WHAT GRONDS, Clare Cosi let readers know that her background included writing a column for a local paper called "In the Kitchen with Clare," and it included recipes. A cookbook or a collection of her columns might be something she would publish. Stay tuned, you may see that yet!

~ Cleo


August 9, 2014

I have binged on books 1-10 this year


I started listening to your audio books early this year and have really enjoyed them. However I do have a pet peeve, you allow Matteo to have a drink in some of the books. I know it is fiction however, if he really is an ex-drug addict who is clean would never drink. I do not want to see Matteo relapse.


Cleo's reply - First of all, thank you kindly for reading my books, and thanks also for taking the time and effort to leave a message on my board. I appreciate it!

While readers often want to see characters do the exact right thing, the truth is we (as humans) often fail to do the right thing. We are flawed creatures. We make mistakes. We bend rules, and we make excuses.

Matteo, like many cast members of the Coffeehouse Mystery series, is a flawed character, and the note you've made is one of those flaws. Will Matt slide into using drugs again? I doubt it. Then again, it's a possibility for him, as it is for any addict. Thus far, in the published books, Matt has stayed on the straight and narrow, where the drug issue is concerned, but you never know. Thanks again for your note, and I hope you continue to enjoy the books!

Warmest java wishes,

~ Cleo Coyle



August 5, 2014

espresso powder


What is espresso powder and where can I find it for use in your recipes? I live near Carson City, NV. 




Cleo's reply - Espresso powder is like instant coffee. It is freeze-dried espresso. In other words, it does not consist of ground up coffee beans. Espresso powder, when mixed with hot water, creates an instant espresso for you. I don't suggest you drink espresso this way, but I strongly suggest you use it in recipe instead of instant coffee (when this flavoring is called for). Espresso powder has a much better flavor.

To shop for espresso powder, click here to see many ways you can purchase it online. Look for it in your grocery store's instant coffee aisle or ask a store employee to help you find it. Most super markets carry it. Otherwise, use the link I provided and shop online. Whatever recipe you're making, I hope you enjoy it!

~ Cleo





August 2, 2014

Blueberry Blondies

I can't find the recipe Blueberry Blondies on your site (Billionaire Blend).



Cleo's reply:

You can find that recipe, along with many more bonus recipes, at my new recipe blog:

My Blueberry Blondies
are low in fat and easy to make.
I hope you enjoy them!

To get the recipe, which includes
a free downloadable PDF that
you can print, save, or share,
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See you there!
~ Cleo Coyle, author of ...


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