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Frothy sums it up,
This review is from: Murder Most Frothy (Coffeehouse Mysteries) (Coffeehouse Mysteries (Berkley Publishing Group)) (Mass Market Paperback)
This is the fourth instalment in the Coffee House mystery series by Cleo Coyle and the first to remove Clare Cosi, the 'detective' of the mystery from her familiar surroundings of a coffee shop in New York to the Hampton's for a summer 'busman holiday' advising millionaire David Mintzer on all things coffee for his new restaurant venture.
The story is the usual frothy cozy romp. Clare, one of fictions most annoying characters - I haven't quite worked out whether this is intentional or not, meddles in everyone's life and lectures whilst being hypocritical with her own, fancying any man that crosses her path whilst scolding her daughter for doing the same.
Mintzer appears to be the victim of a murder attempt and Clare, as her wont decides she is the only person capable of fathering out why. Queue her usual blundering techniques and numerous stereotypical characters (why does every Englishman have to live in a Castle and speak with a plum in his mouth?) in a mystery that is easily readable but not one that holds your attention.