Decaffeinated Corpse by Cleo Coyle

Cover Decaffeinated corpse by Cleo CoyleDecaf is not for the faint of heart.

In a nutshell:

Short synopsis:

An old friend of Matt and Clare comes up with a decaf coffee plant. Are others after it and stick at nothing to get it?

Language I read the book in: English

Did I like it? Yes

For people who: like cosy mysteries, a down to earth heroine, a slowly developing love affair.

My thoughts: 

Birgit was right when she said the books get better, as opposed to a lot of other cosy mystery series. I am slowly coming to like Matt, Clare’s ex husband, as well as her ex-mother in law who plays quote a bit part in this story again. I particularly liked her drug deal and how cool-headed she is.

Clare is the typical busybody amateur sleuth. Always suspecting something, always sniffing around in people’s lives and asking indiscrete questions. I don’t know how people put up with that. Also she is so persistent when questioning people (with no right to do so, mind) she doesn’t seem to have any sense of shame or embarrassment inside her.

The obsession with coffee in this series is still slightly over the top. OK, people work in a coffee shop but that doesn’t necessarily mean they HAVE to be fanatical coffee aficionados who place a well made coffee above everything else. Sometimes I get the feeling that, as long as the coffee is perfect, life is as well. If it was just that easy.

All in all, another nice, cosy read. I still have one book to go from Birgit’s batch, after that, I will have to look around for some more.

Location: Mostly Greenwich Village, NYC, NY, USA. Around Halloween

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Product info and buy link :

Title Decaffeinated Corpse
Author Cleo Coyle
Publisher Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN 9780425216385
I got this book from I won it from Birgit at The Book Garden
Buy link Buy Decoffeinated Corpse
More info The Coffeehouse mysteries series
Even more info Cleo Coyle’s Internet coffeehouse

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Have you read this book? What did you think of it? I would love to hear other opinions.

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    • Actually I think there was, and again in the book I am reading now. But I stopped mentioning it because Cleo Coyle is probably not reading my posts. And my readers know by now that the guy is spelled Pollock, :).


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