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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

DEAD TO THE LAST DROP by Cleo Coyle_Tour

dead to the last dropDead to the Last Drop:
A Coffeehouse Mystery

Series: A Coffeehouse Mystery (Book 15)
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Berkley (December 1, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-0425276099


From the New York Times bestselling author of Once Upon a Grind comes an exciting new installment in the “highly satisfying”* Coffeehouse Mystery series. *Publishers Weekly

After the White House asks coffeehouse manager and master roaster Clare Cosi to consult on the coffee service for a Rose Garden Wedding, she discovers a historic pot was used as a CIA “dead drop” decades before. Now long-simmering secrets boil over, scalding Clare and the people around her…

Clare’s visit to the nation’s capital is off to a graceful start. Her octogenarian employer is bunking with her in a charming Georgetown mansion, and she’s invited to work with a respected curator on the Smithsonian’s culinary salute to coffee in America.

Unfortunately, Clare’s new Village Blend DC is struggling to earn a profit–until its second floor jazz club attracts a high-profile fan, the college-age daughter of the U.S. President. Clare’s stock rises as the First Lady befriends her, but she soon learns a stark lesson: Washington can be murder.

First a stylish State Department employee suspiciously collapses in her coffeehouse. Then the President’s daughter goes missing. Is she a runaway bride or is something more sinister in play? After another deadly twist, Clare is on the run with her NYPD detective boyfriend. Branded an enemy of the state, she must piece together clues and uncover the truth before her life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness come to a bitter end.

Includes great American recipes!



About This Author

CLEO COYLE is the pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, writing in collaboration with her husband, Marc Cerasini.  CLEO COYLE grew up in a small town near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After earning scholarships to study writing at Carnegie Mellon and American Universities, she began her career as a cub reporter for The New York Times. Now an author of popular fiction and New York Times bestselling media tie-in writer, Cleo lives and works in New York City, where she collaborates with her husband (also a bestselling author) to pen the Coffeehouse Mysteries for Penguin. Together Cleo and her husband also write the Haunted Bookshop Mysteries under the name Alice Kimberly. When not haunting coffeehouses, hunting ghosts, or rescuing stray cats, Cleo and Marc are bestselling media tie-in writers who have penned properties for NBC, Lucasfilm, Disney, Fox, Imagine, and MGM. In their spare time they cook like crazy and drink a lot of java. You can learn more about Cleo, her husband, and the books they write by visiting


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Review: DEAD TO THE LAST DROP by Cleo Coyle

Cleo Coyle's COFFEEHOUSE HOUSE MYSTERY Series is both popular and well-received, and with good reason. DEAD TO THE LAST DROP is the series' 15th, and so exciting that I plan to start the series and read it through. It's cozy mystery in combination with suspenseful, edgy, thriller, interlaced with the romantic complications of Clare and boyfriend-heartthrob Mike, long-time NYPD detective on loan to DC for operations not revealed. 

Clare has installed a new coffeehouse plus jazz club, the Village Blend DC, in the District, partially as an expansion of her employer-mentor's widely popular New York City establishment; partially to be closer to Mike. The new shop is not taking off, though, and Clare can't figure out why. The one high point is the jazz club and its new exceptional pianist-who just happens to be the university student daughter of the President.


  1. You'll definitely fall in love with this series. Can't wait to catch up with Clare's adventures!

  2. Mallory - Thank you so much for taking the time to read our new Coffeehouse Mystery. Marc and I enjoyed your review, and we were especially delighted to learn that DEAD TO THE LAST DROP was the book that opened the door for you to our coffeehouse world and the quirky characters who inhabit it. We hope you’ll become a regular visitor to our beloved Village Blend. The readers in our community have been wonderful and we have many more exciting stories and plot lines to unfurl in the coming years. Thank you again and...

    May you always read with joy!

    ~ Cleo Coffeehouse
    “Where coffee and crime are always brewing…”
    Cleo Coyle on Twitter

    P.S. Because DEAD TO THE LAST DROP is a culinary mystery, we recently finished an illustrated guide to its recipe section. If you'd like to see it, just click here for the free PDF that you can print, save, or share...and may you have a delicious holiday season!

  3. I have read a few of Cleo Coyles books and I just love them. I can't wait to read this one!