The third in the highly compulsive 'Coffee House' mystery series by Cleo Coyle, and they really are just becoming even more addictive!
This book revolves around New York's Fall Fashion Week, where local designer Lottie has designed a range of 'Java Jewellery' and thus wants to have her fashion show at the Village Blend, Greenwich Village's premier coffee house which is managed by Clare Cosi. Fashion AND coffee? Sounds like a winning combination.
Certainly so... until a model is apparantly poisoned by a latte and keels over and dies right on the shop floor. The suspect? Clare's flamboyant barrista (and friend) Tucker. Uh oh...
Clare, with the aid of her former mother in law (and Blend owner) Madame, sets out to prove Tucker's innocence. The question is: will she succeed?
All the regular Blend characters are back in this novel, including Clare's sexy ex-husband Matteo, daughter Joy and the gruff detective Mike Quinn. Whilst the novel isn't too taxing in itself, it's always fun to narrow down the list of suspects and as a reader try and solve the mystery. A fantastic way to spend a couple of hours, and as ever the coffee making recipes sound scrumptious and the tips very useful!
Definitely buy this book, but not until you've read the others in the series- you need to get to know the characters and their background up until this point first. Highly recommended.