Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Book Review/Giveaway: Dead to the Last Drop by Cleo Coyle
Author: Cleo Coyle
Series: Book 15 Coffeehouse Mystery
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Source: Received for Review from Publisher
Star Rating: 5 out of 5
Reviewed by: Tina
Clare Cosi manages The Village Blend and JazzSpace, having moved to Washington DC. The president's daughter has a big secret she is singing under an assumed name at Jazzspace escaping the clutches of The Secret Service, a demanding mother, and a fiance who's political asperations are stronger than his love for his soon to be bride.
There are shady goings-on with Chef Hopkins in The Village Blends kitchen. Claire soon becomes a "wanted woman" when there is a conspiracy to kidnap The Presidents Daughter when her identity is revealed and a State Department Employee turns up dead as finger prints put the heat on Claire.
NYPD Boyfriend, Mike Quinn helps Claire evade the police and goes along with her for the ride even though her partner at The Village Blend is her ex-husband and The owner is her ex-mother-in-law.
I could almost hear the President's daughter, Abby crooning jazz favorites, naming the selections she sang, it was a memorable part of the story. Lies, intrigue and family secrets, and scandal pulled me in from the first page. One of the best parts for me it was longer than a typical cozy mystery and brilliantly written. Dead to the Last Drop will make you wake up and smell the coffee.
FTC Disclosure: Thank you to the publisher and/or author or Net Galley for providing us with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book are our own.
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