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  • Mass Market Paperback: 370 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime; Reprint edition (6 Aug. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425255506
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425255506
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2.5 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 858,690 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Praise for "A BREW TO A KILL" "

"Coyle is not sitting back with the 11th entry (after "Murder by Mocha") in her popular series. She has taken the coffeehouse on the road, cleverly incorporating the food truck fad and introducing fresh new characters. Newcomers to the series can easily pick up the storyline. A collection of astonishingly varied and drool-inducing recipes is included."--"Library Journal"

"A foodie's delight, packed with information on coffee and desserts, along with appended recipes and a satisfyingly rich mystery."--"Kirkus Reviews"

"Fans of the Coffee House series will savor another serving of Clare's pluck as she deals with her ex-husband, her imperious ex-mother-in-law, and her current beau, a police officer."--"Booklist"

"Coyle... lavishly details an ethnically diverse New York City in her lively 11th coffeehouse mystery featuring Clare Cosi."--"Publishers Weekly "


"Praise for "A BREW TO A KILL" "
"Coyle is not sitting back with the 11th entry (after "Murder by Mocha") in her popular series. She has taken the coffeehouse on the road, cleverly incorporating the food truck fad and introducing fresh new characters. Newcomers to the series can easily pick up the storyline. A collection of astonishingly varied and drool-inducing recipes is included."--"Library Journal"
"A foodie's delight, packed with information on coffee and desserts, along with appended recipes and a satisfyingly rich mystery."--"Kirkus Reviews"
"Fans of the Coffee House series will savor another serving of Clare's pluck as she deals with her ex-husband, her imperious ex-mother-in-law, and her current beau, a police officer."--"Booklist"
"Coyle... lavishly details an ethnically diverse New York City in her lively 11th coffeehouse mystery featuring Clare Cosi."--"Publishers Weekly "


"Praise for "A BREW TO A KILL" "
"Coyle is not sitting back with the 11th entry (after "Murder by Mocha") in her popular series. She has taken the coffeehouse on the road, cleverly incorporating the food truck fad and introducing fresh new characters. Newcomers to the series can easily pick up the storyline. A collection of astonishingly varied and drool-inducing recipes is included." "Library Journal"
"A foodie s delight, packed with information on coffee and desserts, along with appended recipes and a satisfyingly rich mystery." "Kirkus Reviews"
"Fans of the Coffee House series will savor another serving of Clare s pluck as she deals with her ex-husband, her imperious ex-mother-in-law, and her current beau, a police officer." "Booklist"
"Coyle... lavishly details an ethnically diverse New York City in her lively 11th coffeehouse mystery featuring Clare Cosi." "Publishers Weekly ""

About the Author

CLEO COYLE is a pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, writing in collaboration with her husband, Marc Cerasini. Both are" New York Times" bestselling authors of The Coffeehouse Mysteries, now celebrating over ten years in print. Alice and Marc are also bestselling media tie-in writers who have penned properties for Lucasfilm, NBC, Fox, Disney, Imagine, and MGM. They live and work in New York City, where they write independently and together, including the nationally bestselling Haunted Bookshop Mysteries.


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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8c614990) out of 5 stars This Brew Is A Thrill 9 Aug. 2012
By NSoriano - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi is up to her apron in danger when she embarks on a new business venture. Before she can even launch her big idea, Clare has to deal with her imperious mother in law. Matt Allegro, her sexy and contentious business partner and ex-husband, and a crazy rival who's out to stop Clare's Muffin Muse truck before it rolls out of the garage.

But is Kaylie the Kupcake Kween evil enough to run down Clare's new dietary advisor, a young single mother named Lilly Beth? "Mad Max" Buckman, a rogue accident investigator for the NYPD, isn't so sure, and he has questions of his own. Was Clare the real target? Has her passionate relationship with Detective Mike Quinn marked Clare for murder? And what happened during those three missing years in victim Lilly Beth's life?

Clare's investigation involves a dangerous confrontation at a Chinatown bakery, a lavish wedding party in Central Park, a vicious political rivalry, a DEA raid, and the machinations of a mysterious Dragon Lady.

A Brew to a Kill is the best Coffeehouse Mystery yet, and that's saying something. It's exciting, sexy, and more fun than any serious mystery ought to be--and the many wonderful recipes in the back are just the butter cream icing on the ube cake.
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8c6149e4) out of 5 stars One of my Favorites in the series! 9 Aug. 2012
By Tina - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This was one of my favorites in the Coffee House series. There were two mysteries going on and even though I figured out the murderer early on, I still enjoyed reading how Clare would pull it all together. I like how Clare and Matt are able to work together as partners and friends without the bickering and games that Matt has tried to play in the past. I also like how Mike has become secure enough in his relationship with Clare that he isn't jealous when Matt is around. The drug mystery was a great twist and I was anxious to see how that storyline would be resolved. Can't wait for the next one!
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8c614e1c) out of 5 stars Enjoyable and entertaining read 11 Aug. 2012
By Smitten by Books - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
For fans of: Diane Mott Davidson, Laura Childs' Tea Shop Mysteries

Village Blend manager Clare Cosi is determined to keep her beloved Greenwich Village coffeehouse operating in the black, and she's convinced the best way to do that is to expand her customer base with a food truck. The Blend's truck (dubbed the Muffin Muse) will not only serve their signature coffee drinks, but will also offer healthy and delicious baked goods prepared by Clare's good friend Lilly Beth Tanga. Everything's proceeding according to plan, and the truck is actually receiving a fair amount of positive press - until Lilly Beth is run down and nearly killed on the street outside the Blend. Witnesses all say the hit-and-run was no accident - that the driver took careful aim at Lilly Beth and then actually accelerated into her. But who would want to hurt the young single mother, and why?

Then, to make matters worse, Clare discovers the Blend's most recent shipment of coffee beans contains at least as much Brazilian crack cocaine as it does coffee. Clare's vowed to do everything in her power to help the police catch her friend's assailant, but she won't be of use to anyone if the DEA hauls her off to prison. Clare's solved a lot of crimes in her day, but this time around, even she's forced to admit that she may have a bit more on her plate than she can handle...

A Brew to a Kill is the eleventh installment in Cleo Coyle's Coffeehouse Mystery series, and on the balance, it's an enjoyable and entertaining read. While a few of Coyle's characters are a bit cartoonish (Village Blend baristas Nancy and Esther and Kupkake Kween Kaylie Crimini, I'm looking in your direction), the key players in A Brew to a Kill are remarkably well developed. As always, Clare makes for a likable and engaging heroine, and her rather complicated relationships with her boyfriend, Detective Mike Quinn, and her ex-husband and business partner, Matteo Allegro, are realistic and nuanced and grow more compelling with each and every book. Mike and Matteo are fantastic characters in their own rights, and I particularly enjoyed watching their dynamic change over the course of this story. Detective Max Buckman is at once sweet and funny and brusque and prickly and adds both humor and heart to Coyle's tale. Madame Allegro is witty, wise, elegant, and charming (as per her usual). And Detective Emmanuel Franco continues to evolve from a character I once called "patently ridiculous" into a winsome and amusing series regular.

Coyle's dialogue is sharp and witty, and every single line both rings true and carries with it the essence of the character doing the speaking. Her prose is occasionally a little too flowery for my taste, and this particular book contains too many digressions regarding the different neighborhoods of New York and their respective histories and cultures, but those complaints aside, Coyle successfully uses her words to paint vivid descriptions. She does an especially great job of bringing the Blend to life on the page, giving it an energy and warmth that's almost palpable.

The plot is solid overall, but while the central mystery surrounding Lilly Beth's accident is rather elegantly established, the solution left me wanting. Much more interesting (and satisfying) is the B-story involving Matteo's accidental foray into drug smuggling and the ensuing aftermath; this storyline is nothing short of thrilling, and the ramifications of what transpires will doubtless be felt for books to come.

Reviewed by Kat N.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8c617204) out of 5 stars Food Trucks, Intrigue, Coffee and Murder 2 Sept. 2012
By Rachel Kramer Bussel - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I'm a relatively new reader of Cleo Coyle's coffeeshop series, but it has everything I like about cozy mysteries: family, romance, small business, food and smart investigation. It also has plenty of coffee trivia and New York City ambience and in this case, food trucks, along with a dose of city politics and rivalry! The Village Blend decides to branch out with a coffee and dessert truck, which causes internal strife before Clare and her ex-husband Matteo, as well as external strife when her rival sees her as stiff competition. When her friend gets run over outside the Village Blend, it gets personal and Clare takes on a new mission to hunt down the hit and run driver, which includes posing as a wedding cake buyer. Once again, this series stays extremely current while also giving us insight into the Village Blend's and New York City's past, and ups the intrigue and personal drama between Clare, Matteo and Clare's partner Mike Quinn, when the three have to share living space. This is a fast-paced mystery with an amateur sleuth who proves she's tough but also has quite a heart, one that foodies especially will enjoy.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8c6172e8) out of 5 stars One of the best cozy series 6 Sept. 2012
By Holly - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I am a fan of cozy mysteries and this series in particular. I started with the first one years ago and haven't missed an installment yet. This series and the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Child are the two that I read faithfully and have yet to be disappointed. Some I like better than others, usually based upon the focus of the story, but each one has been good and well worth a read.

This eleventh installment finds us back at The Village Blend which is a small, independent coffee shop in the heart of Greenwich Village. Clare Cosi is the manager/operator of the coffee house owned by her ex-mother-in-law, Madame. Her ex-husband, Matt, is the coffee buyer so there is lots of opportunity for interesting story lines involving these three. Clare has launched a new food truck in an effort to stay competitive in the marketplace but Matt is concerned about the risk and as the book moves along, we better understand his concerns. Food trucks are popular and one of her competitors is very aggressive in marketing her wares and actively pursues Clare's customers. When someone is hit by a truck on the street in front of the Village Blend and severely injured, it is not clear whether this is an accident or intentional. Clare feels a strong need to protect her business, co-workers, and friends so she steps up to the challenge of trying to unravel the mystery of exactly what happened that evening. There are several sub-plots as well as this main theme which keep the reader interested but doesn't go overboard.

As with all of these Coffeehouse books, I found myself enjoying it and pleased that the quality of the books has continued to be high when most series have deteriorated by this point. The mystery was plausible, the characters well-developed, and the setting is strong. Actually, for the first time I think the setting may have been slightly over-done and that is where the book loses 1-star from me. There were a few times as I was reading that I felt like I was on a tour of the city with a tour guide telling me the highlights --- it was enough that it broke the flow of the narrative versus just blending in as I read along. Not a huge problem by any means, but I found it to be a bit distracting rather than adding to the book.

That being said, I am still eager to read the next one since this was a fun read. I have already pre-ordered it for my Kindle!
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