Spotlight with Giveaway ~ Once Upon A Grind by Cleo Coyle

GRINDSeries: A Coffeehouse Mystery (Book 14)

Hardcover: 416 pages

Publisher: Berkley Hardcover (December 2, 2014)

Genre: Cozy Mystery

ISBN-10: 0425270858

ISBN-13: 978-0425270851

Pre-Order: Amazon, Kindle, IndieBound, The Book Depository


From the New York Times bestselling author of Billionaire Blend comes an enchanting new entry in the "satisfyingly rich" Coffeehouse Mystery series.

Includes wicked good recipes!

When coffeehouse manager turned amateur sleuth Clare Cosi roasts "magic" beans for a Fairy Tale Fall event, she brews up a vision that leads to a sleeping beauty in Central Park; a big, bad wolf of Wall Street; and an East Side enclave with storybook secrets…

Fairy tale fever has descended on New York City. Broadway fans are flocking to Red Riding Hood: The Musical; museums are exhibiting art inspired by the Brothers Grimm; and Clare Cosi and her merry band of baristas give their coffee truck a "Jack and the Beanstalk" makeover for a Central Park festival. Clare's coffee hunter ex-husband contributes a bag of African beans with alleged magical properties. His octogenarian mother entertains customers with readings of the grinds, but Clare remains skeptical–until she receives a vision that helps her find a young model's body in the park's woods.

The police dismiss "sleeping beauty" as the victim of a drug overdose. Then Clare uncovers evidence that points to a list of suspects–from a New York Giant to quite a few wicked witches–and a cold case murder that reaches back to the Cold War. Now Clare is really in the woods with a dangerous predator on her heels and an investigation that leads from a secret Prince Charming Club right back to her own NYPD detective boyfriend. If she doesn't solve this mystery, those magic beans predict an unhappy ending.

post-divider rightThanks to the publisher, I have one (1) copy of Once Upon a Grind to give away.

Giveaway open to residents of the US only.
Giveaway ends on September 16th

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Winner will have 48 hours, from the time of notification to confirm their win or another winner will be chosen.

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Cleo Coyle is the pseudonym for the New York Times bestselling wife-and-husband writing team of Alice Alfonsi and Marc Cerasini. In addition to their 13 Coffeehouse Mystery novels, their 5 Haunted Bookshop novels (written under the name Alice Kimberly), are popular works of amateur sleuth fiction for Penguin. Their latest release, Billionaire Blend, was honored with a starred review by Kirkus, a Top Pick by RT Book Reviews, and is a Featured Alternate Selection of the Mystery Guild. When not haunting coffeehouses or hunting ghosts, Alice and Marc are bestselling media tie-in writers who have penned properties for Lucasfilm, NBC, Fox, Disney, Imagine, and MGM. Alice is a former journalist and author of children’s and young adult books. Marc is an author of military nonfiction and thrillers. They live and work in New York City. 

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To download mini summaries for each of the 13 Coffeehouse Mystery titles in order, click here.

Haunted Bookshop Mysteries
as Alice Kimberly

Haunted Bookshop Checklist: To download mini summaries for each of the 5 Haunted Bookshop Mysteries in order, click here. 









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  1. Kathleen Costa says:

    I LOVE THIS SERIES!!! Thanks for,posting the cute video and hosting this giveaway. I enjoy your blog tremendously. It is of great help when I'm choosing my next read.

  2. Cynthia E. Blain says:

    The Coffeehouse series is one of my very favorite cozy mystery series.   I look forward to each and every release and try to buy each hard cover for myself and then get another copy to give to my daughter who now loves this series as much as I do.  Keep up the great work Cleo/Alice and Mark; you are a wonderful team and your work is loved by many, me included..


  3. Della Williamson says:

    This is a new writer and a new series. I appreciate the info about the series and author and am hopeful. The books are on my TBR list. Thank you

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