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Latte Trouble (Coffeehouse Mysteries, No. 3) (A Coffeehouse Mystery) Kindle Edition
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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.
These books are the put-your-brain-in-neutral light romance novels so beloved of Mills & Boon. If you want coffee recipes they are amusing but if you want a good detective story, where you can't guess the bad guy in the first three chapters, forget it.
Initially i found the the setting of the stories interesting - i love real coffee - but main character rather spiritless as she allows her old mentor and mother-in-law to manipulate her [willingly] and her over-macho, cheating ex-husband [unwillingly but unresistingly]. i wanted to shake her saying, 'Grow a spine, woman, and kick the sponger out!' Our heroine is, of course, beautiful, slim and as docile as a well-trained dog; no wonder the men find her so irrisistible!
i donated my copies to the Library.
Author Cleo Coyle had a real brainstorm when she created this series. Who doesn't like their coffee served up with a good mystery, a few recipes and lots of cream and sugar ... served one cup at a time? And with the dessert being an intriguing love triangle that promises more ahead.
I haven't read the first books in this series, but I'm going to read them all while awaiting the next book.
Once I started reading Latte Trouble, I couldn't put it down. I hope you enjoy it too.
This is the third Coffeehouse Mystery (after On What Grounds and Through the Grinder) and I must say I love this series. This time the focus is put on the fashion world, not as weird a pairing as it sounds as it focuses on a jewellery designer who designed her jewellery at the Blend. Clare's faithful barista Tucker ends up accused of murder in this book, so again Clare gets involved to clear his name.
Plot-wise the mystery is at the same level I've come to expect from these books and has lots of little twists and turns, not to mention red herrings. I did figure out a connection between a character and the mystery, although I didn't see the ending coming at all. Sadly the killer's point of view has been restricted back to a tiny prologue, and I must say I missed having little snippets throughout the book like in Through the Grinder.
Detective Quinn is mostly absent for this book, and it appears Clare's ex Matteo is going back to his old womanising ways so this book has a low romance count. There was also no mention of Clare's love interest Bruce from the previous book, although it is stated that this book is set a year after the first so there could have been a lot of time between the two. Clare's daughter Joy seems to be going off the rails, and at last Madame takes a bigger role which is brilliant and leads to some great scenes.
In terms of recipes this book includes the following The Village Blend's Caramel-Chocolate Latte, Clare's Foolproof Homemade Caramel-Chocolate Syrup, Cafe Brulee, Clare's Basic Biscotti (with variations for almond, anise and pistachio) and Ricciardelli, with The Village Blend's Guide to Roasting Terms.
All in all, this is a fun cozy read and I'm looking forward to reading Murder Most Frothy.
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