March 25, 2012 | by jbviau
These do sound fun. Are the coffee tidbits on the mark, or does all that take a back seat to the plot?
I haven't read a book in a
I haven't read a book in a very long time, must be years. This post may have just inspired me to get a kindle and start reading!
Coffee inspired books/music
The books are light mysteries. All have coffee themes or associations with coffee.
Here is a description of the first book (courtesy of Barnes and Noble) called "On What Grounds":
After an extended stint in suburbia raising her now-grown daughter, Clare Cosi is ready for a change, but she expects complications when she agrees to take over as manager of the historic Village Blend coffeehouse. After all, her ex-husband is the importer responsible for buying coffee for the shop, and she's been hired to undo the damage caused by a manager who has practically ruined a reputation more than a century old. There aren't many problems Clare doesn't think can be cured by the perfect cup of coffee -- but that theory is about to be tested. When she and her cat, Java, arrive, the shop is locked, the baked goods cases are empty, there's no coffee ready...and the assistant manager who was supposed to be opening the shop and handling the morning rush is sprawled at the bottom of the basement stairs, critically injured. The police want to write it all off as a tragic mishap, but Clare has grounds to believe the trouble brewing at Village Blend is no accident. Coffee lovers will delight in Clare's tips on roasting, grinding, storing, and preparing the perfect cup of coffee (and using the grounds to tell the future). And her luscious recipes and captivating anecdotes about the important role of coffee in the history of civilization are a perfect accent to the rich blend of characters and plot that make On What Grounds such a satisfying mystery. This new series is off to a piping-hot start, and we can't wait to see what new cases the author has percolating!
I haven't read any of the
March 24, 2012 | by Karrde
I haven't read any of the books is it your typical mystery genre stuff, or what?
I've been meaning to read these
March 24, 2012 | by Chamie
I've got Cleo Coyle on my "must download soon" list for my Kindle, but I've been filling up on free Kindle books. I'm glad you pointed out the website, though -- there's a lot of good stuff there. It also looks like Cleo -- who are a husband-and-wife writing team -- are into their coffee. They feature small specialty roasters on their site every month. Nice!
thanks for the tip, i think
thanks for the tip, i think i remember you mentioning this one before. do any of the stories involve coffee or just the setting of the book?