Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Book Review/Giveaway: Dead to the Last Drop by Cleo Coyle



 Title: Dead to the Last Drop
 Author: Cleo Coyle
 Series: Book 15 Coffeehouse Mystery
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for  Review from Publisher
 Star Rating: 5 out of 5
 Reviewed by: Tina

Dead to the last drop made me regret not reading a book from the Coffeehouse Mysteries sooner. It had political secrets, being a fan of White House mysteries , it was reminiscent  of Julie Hyzy's White House Chef Mystery Series that I'm a fan of. Edge of your seat thrills, romance, murder and best of all coffee for the coffee fan, just because I don't drink coffee didn't sway my opinion in the least and food for the foodie among us.

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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37 comments:

  1. One of my favorite authors; thanks for the chance
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  2. Looking forward to their adventures in DC!!

    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  3. Love this series and all the wonderful recipes that she includes.
    yellowwyytch@yahoo.com

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  4. Great series. Count me in. grammyd01@comcast.net

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  5. One of my favorite series and authors. Thanks for the chance can't wait to read this one.
    lhxp73@yahoo.com

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  6. One of my favorite series and authors. Thanks for the chance can't wait to read this one.
    lhxp73@yahoo.com

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  7. Wonderful series , Can't wait to read this one

    debbiec1313@yahoo.com

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  8. This sounds like a great series! I'd love to start reading it! Thank you!

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  9. Great series. Haven't read this book yet. Thanks for the giveaway.
    bah195@yahoo.com

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  10. haven't read this series. Sounds good though.
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  11. Please don't say "Dead to the Last Drop will make you wake up and smell the coffee." Can't stand the smell of coffee. LOL!! My son has been here for the past 4 months. He LOVES coffee. He said there are over 450 different varieties, flavors of coffee and he intends to master everyone of them. Ugh! That said. I have yet to read this author. Her books are on my TBR and like this one the synopsis on them has been most intriguing. Appreciate the heads up about this book. Political intrigue happens to be one of my main interests, plus any story with animals. Why I love cozies. And of course their punny titles. So hope this will be a beginning on reading a Cleo Coyle book. Wish I could afford an ereader I would have most of the books already with KU. But then. I do prefer a hardcopy for many reasons. But when I read such intriguing synopsis like this one I wish I owned one. Thank you for a chance to get one of Coyle's books sooner. Rather than later. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  12. Just dropping in to thank everyone for their kind comments, and to sincerely thank Tina and "A Cozy Girl Reads" for taking the time to thoughtfully review Dead to the Last Drop. This review is beautifully written, and I'm sending it to my publisher!

    Cheers for the work you do in creating community between writers and readers. It's so important, and we truly appreciate it.

    --Cleo Coyle, author of
    The Coffeehouse Mysteries and
    Haunted Bookshop Mysteries

    P.S. For any readers who would like an illustrated recipe guide to Dead to the Last Drop, simply click here for the free PDF. May you read (and eat) with joy!

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  13. This sounds like a great series! Thank you for the chance to win a copy of Dead to the Last Drop!
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  14. Nice review. Sounds intriguing.
    Thank you.
    Carol Smith
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  15. I love this series. One of these books and a great cup of coffee.....Now that's a good day!
    grayengser@gmail.com

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  16. I own almost the entire series, mostly on audiobook . The narrator is excellent , she really brings the characters to life ! Thank you so much for a chance to win . kathambre@yahoo.com

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  17. I love this series! If I had one request, it would be that the pages of the book would be coffee scented...LOL. Thanks for the giveaway. kuzlin at aol.com

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  18. Love this series with or without a cup of coffee. bobbipad@gmail.com

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  19. Coffee is such a popular item now and Cleo Coyle has made the right move in writing her books around it. I would love to win the giveaway and add her book to my collection. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  20. This series is fantastic! Love it and glad it keeps continuing. anajs95 at gmail dot com

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  21. i love your books. thanks for the chance. janngrogan@yahoo.com

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  22. Wonderful series and great giveaway. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. This series is enjoyable and special. Thanks for this fabulous feature and giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  24. I haven't tried this series. Looks interesting!
    CocoIhle(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. My FAVORITE SERIESl!!!!!! And the recipes are wonderful!!!#!!! Italian lemon cookies are the best!!!!_
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  26. Can't wait to read this!
    Dawnm89@yahoo.com

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  27. Having lived in Washington, D.C., I can't wait to read this book, and hopefully visit some old haunts. I love Cleo Coyle's books and appreciate the chance to win this book! Thanks so much! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  28. I LOVE THE COFFEEHOUSE MYSTERIES!!! This series is engaging with delightful characters, interactions, humor, and coffee!
    kat8762(at)aol(dot)com

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  29. I love this series and can't wait for each and every release. I hope it never ends!
    scarletbegonia5858@gmail.com

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  30. What a great review! Thanks so much for the chance to win this book!
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  31. Great review. Thanks for the chance. sclickner@juno.com

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  32. Really looking forward to reading "Dead to the Last Drop". Great review for a great book. Can't wait to read.
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  33. Enjoyed your review. Love this series. Thanks for the chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  34. Not sure if I am too late but I've never read anything in this series and would love to start! Thanks for the review and opportunity to win.. salvatoresmom71(at) yahoo (dot) com.

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  35. would love this aelinderman@sbcglobal.net Amy (Guillaume) Linderman

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