Who is Cleo Coyle?

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Cleo Coyle Biography & Facts

Cleo Coyle is the pen name for American mystery writers Alice Alfonsi in collaboration with her husband Marc Cerasini, best-known for the Coffeehouse Mysteries (Berkley Prime Crime), a series of cozy mysteries set in and around a fictional coffeehouse in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. Biography Alice Alfonsi and Marc Cerasini both grew up with Italian parents in working-class neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Alfonsi graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Cerasini graduated from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. In New York, Alfonsi worked as a journalist and book author; Cerasini as a magazine editor, literary critic and fiction and nonfiction author. The couple met in Manhattan and married at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas. They live in New York City. Alfonsi was the ghostwriter for Hidden Passions, a novelization of the NBC soap opera Passions, which spent seven weeks on the 2001 New York Times hardcover fiction bestsellers list. Cerasini has written four novels in the 24: Declassified series of original Jack Bauer adventures based on the Fox TV series 24. He also wrote two original novels for Marvel Comics featuring Wolverine. His nonfiction includes The Future of War: The Face of 21st Century Warfare (Alpha Books, 2003). Among their co-authored projects are the Haunted Bookshop mysteries (Penguin Group), originally written under the pen name Alice Kimberly and later published under their Cleo Coyle name. The paranormal cozy mystery series is set in and around an independent bookstore in Rhode Island, and features the ghost of a hardboiled PI from the 1940s who helps the modern-day bookshop owner solve crimes. Novels The Coffeehouse Mystery Series On What Grounds (2003, ISBN 0-425-19213-X) Through the Grinder (2004, ISBN 0-425-19714-X) Latte Trouble (2005, ISBN 0-425-20445-6) Murder Most Frothy (2006, ISBN 0-425-21113-4) Decaffeinated Corpse (2007, ISBN 978-0-425-21638-5) French Pressed (2008, ISBN 978-0-425-22049-8) Espresso Shot (2008, ISBN 978-0-425-22177-8) Holiday Grind (2009, ISBN 978-0-425-23005-3) Roast Mortem (2010, ISBN 978-0-425-23459-4) Murder by Mocha (2011, ISBN 978-0-425-24143-1) A Brew to a Kill (August 2012, ISBN 978-0-425-24787-7) Holiday Buzz (November 2012, ISBN 978-0-425-25535-3) Billionaire Blend (December, 2013, ISBN 978-0-425-25291-8) Once Upon a Grind (December, 2014, ISBN 978-0-425-27085-1) Dead to the Last Drop (December, 2015, ISBN 978-0-425-27609-9) Dead Cold Brew (January, 2017, ISBN 978-0-425-27611-2) Shot In the Dark (April, 2018, ISBN 978-0-451-48884-8) Brewed Awakening (December 2019, ISBN 978-0451488879)The Haunted Bookshop Mystery Series The Ghost and Mrs. McClure The Ghost and the Dead Deb The Ghost and the Dead Man's Library The Ghost and the Femme Fatale The Ghost and the Haunted Mansion The Ghost and the Bogus BestsellerCitations External links Official website Gumshoe Review interview with Alice Alfonsi HarperCollins bio . Discover the Cleo Coyle popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Cleo Coyle books.

Best Seller Cleo Coyle Books of June 2021

The Ghost and Mrs. McClure book summary, reviews and downlod

The Ghost and Mrs. McClure

4/5$7.99

THE FIRST HAUNTED BOOKSHOP MYSTERY FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR CLEO COYLE—WRITING AS ALICE KIMBERLY“Part cozy and part hard-boiled detective novel with t...

Shot in the Dark book summary, reviews and downlod

Shot in the Dark

4.5/5$4.99

From Cleo Coyle, the New York Times bestselling author of Dead Cold Brew, comes a delicious new entry in the "fun and gripping" (The Huffington Post) Coffeehouse Mystery ser...

Dead to the Last Drop book summary, reviews and downlod

Dead to the Last Drop

5/5$7.99

From the New York Times bestselling author of Once Upon a Grind comes an exciting new installment in the "highly satisfying"* Coffeehouse Mystery series.  ...

The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait book summary, reviews and downlod

The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait

4.5/5$7.99

Bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure and her gumshoe ghost team up to solve the stunning mystery at the heart of a madwoman’s self-portrait in this all new installment from New Y...

Honey Roasted book summary, reviews and downlod

Honey Roasted

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Clare Cosi is busy as a bee planning her honeymoon when murder buzzes into the Village Blend in this all-new mystery in the beloved New York Times bestselling Coffeehouse series...

A Brew to a Kill book summary, reviews and downlod

A Brew to a Kill

4.5/5$7.99

"Coyle's Coffeehouse books are superb" (Library Journal), and now the national bestselling author of Murder by Mocha serves up a hot new Coffeehouse Mystery with A Brew to a...

The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller book summary, reviews and downlod

The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller

4.5/5$7.99

Penelope Thornton-McClure and her bookshop's ghost-in-residence Jack Shepard are back on a new case in this delightful paranormal mystery from New York Times bestselling author Cle...

The Ghost and the Dead Deb book summary, reviews and downlod

The Ghost and the Dead Deb

4.5/5$7.99

When a visiting author is murdered, bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure and her ghostly companion must spook out the devious killer in this Haunted Bookshop mystery from Cleo Coyle, ...

The Ghost and the Dead Man's Library book summary, reviews and downlod

The Ghost and the Dead Man's Library

4.5/5$7.99

Bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure and her ghostly companion must solve the case of a literary killer in this Haunted Bookshop mystery from Cleo Coyle, writing as Alice Kimberly.

Dead Cold Brew book summary, reviews and downlod

Dead Cold Brew

4.5/5$7.99

The perfect proposal leads to a chilling cold case in this novel in the New York Times bestselling Coffeehouse Mystery series.After everything Clare and her NYPD de...

On What Grounds book summary, reviews and downlod

On What Grounds

4/5$7.99

The first charming mystery in the New York Times bestselling Coffeehouse Mystery series—where caffeine and crime are always brewing... Clare Cosi used to mana...

Once Upon a Grind book summary, reviews and downlod

Once Upon a Grind

4.5/5$7.99

When coffeehouse manager turned amateur sleuth Clare Cosi roasts “magic” beans for Fairy Tale Week, she brews up a vision that leads to a sleeping beauty in Central Park; a big, bad w...

Prime Crime Holiday Bundle book summary, reviews and downlod

Prime Crime Holiday Bundle

0/5$41.99

Grab a cup of hot chocolate and cozy up with this collection of six holiday themed mysteries!HOLIDAY GRIND: A Coffeehouse Mystery by Cleo CoyleWhen...

Holiday Grind book summary, reviews and downlod

Holiday Grind

4.5/5$7.99

When Village Blend manager Clare Cosi finds a red-suited body in the snow, she adds solving Santa's slaying to her coffeehouse menu, only to discover the jolly old soul had a list that he wa...

Murder by Mocha book summary, reviews and downlod

Murder by Mocha

4.5/5$7.99

The national bestselling author of Roast Mortem serves readers a fresh Coffeehouse mystery. Clare's Village Blend coffee beans are being used to create a new java love po...

Espresso Shot book summary, reviews and downlod

Espresso Shot

4.5/5$7.99

Coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi has been hired to create a gourmet coffee and dessert bar for her ex-husband?s wedding. But her main problem is bridezilla Breanne Summour. When people close t...

French Pressed book summary, reviews and downlod

French Pressed

4.5/5$7.99

Murder takes the plunge in the sixth book in the Coffeehouse mystery series.Clare Cosi's daughter, Joy, is interning--and falling--for a top New York chef when his kitchen turns...

Latte Trouble book summary, reviews and downlod

Latte Trouble

5/5$7.99

When one of her baristas unwittingly serves a poisonous latte to a prominent figure on the fashion scene, Clare Cosi must uncover some jolting secrets to save her shop.

Decaffeinated Corpse book summary, reviews and downlod

Decaffeinated Corpse

4.5/5$7.99

When an old friend of her ex-husband develops the world's first botanically decaffeinated coffee bean and smuggles it into the country, Clare Cosi, manager of Village Blend, believes it's a ...

Holiday Buzz book summary, reviews and downlod

Holiday Buzz

4.5/5$7.99

The New York Times bestselling Coffehouse Mystery includes holiday and cookie recipes! Holiday time is party time in New York City, but after a spa...

Murder Most Frothy book summary, reviews and downlod

Murder Most Frothy

4.5/5$7.99

Clare Cosi’s new friend, millionaire David Mintzer, has an offer no New York barista could turn down: an all-expenses-paid summer away from the sticky city. At his Hamptons mansion, she’...

Billionaire Blend book summary, reviews and downlod

Billionaire Blend

4.5/5$7.99

Landmark coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi has served her share of New York’s rich and famous, but even she is surprised by her explosive introduction to a mysterious Internet billionai...

Brewed Awakening book summary, reviews and downlod

Brewed Awakening

4.5/5$13.99

From Cleo Coyle, the New York Times bestselling author of Dead Cold Brew, comes a delicious new entry in the “fun and gripping” (Huffington Post) Coffeehouse Mysteries.

The Cozy Cookbook book summary, reviews and downlod

The Cozy Cookbook

0/5$13.99

MORE THAN 100 RECIPES FROMAVERY AAMES/DARYL WOOD GERBERELLERY ADAMSCONNIE ARCHERLESLIE BUDEWITZLAURA CHILDSCLEO COYLEVICTORIA HAMILTONB. B. HA...

Through the Grinder book summary, reviews and downlod

Through the Grinder

4.5/5$7.99

Business is booming at Clare Cosi's Village Blend, until her female customers start to die. Lieutenant Quinn is convinced that someone has an axe to grind, and, unfortunately, his prime susp...

Roast Mortem book summary, reviews and downlod

Roast Mortem

4.5/5$7.99

The national bestselling author brews up another mystery-and this time, it's New York's Bravest that get burned After local firefighters pull Clare out of a blazing café, she h...

Best Seller Cleo Coyle Audio Books of June 2021

Billionaire Blend MP3 Audiobook

Billionaire Blend

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Landmark coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi has served her share of New York’s rich and famous, but even she is surprised by her explosive introduction to a mysterious Internet billionaire...

The Ghost and the Haunted Mansion: The Haunted Bookshop Mysteries, Book 5 MP3 Audiobook

The Ghost and the Haunted Mansion: The Haunted Bookshop Mysteries, Book 5

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When the local mailman inherits a haunted house and demands an exorcism, Pen must act fast to save her favorite ghost in this Haunted Bookshop mystery from New York Times best-sell...

Murder by Mocha MP3 Audiobook

Murder by Mocha

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Clare’s Village Blend coffee beans are being used to create a new java love potion, a “Mocha Magic Coffee,” billed as an aphrodisiac. The product, expected to rake in millions, will be...

A Brew to a Kill MP3 Audiobook

A Brew to a Kill

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A shocking hit-and-run in front of her Village Blend coffeehouse spurs Clare Cosi into action. A divorced, single mom, Clare is also a dedicated sleuth, and she's determined to track down th...

On What Grounds MP3 Audiobook

On What Grounds

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Clare Cosi used to manage the historic Village Blend coffeehouse … until she opted for quieter pastures and a more suburban life. But after ten years and a little friendly cajoling from th...

The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait MP3 Audiobook

The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait

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Bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure and her gumshoe ghost team up to solve the stunning mystery at the heart of a so-called "madwoman's" self-portrait in this all-new installment fr...

Dead to the Last Drop MP3 Audiobook

Dead to the Last Drop

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Once upon a Grind comes an exciting new installment in the Coffeehouse Mystery series. Clare’s visit to the nation...

Decaffeinated Corpse: A Coffeehouse Mystery MP3 Audiobook

Decaffeinated Corpse: A Coffeehouse Mystery

Mysteries & Thrillers$16.99

At the Village Blend, Clare Cosi realizes her best baristas may refer to a decaffeinated espresso as a “why bother?” but knows that a good percentage of her customers prefer the neutered...

Holiday Grind: A Coffeehouse Mystery, Book 8 MP3 Audiobook

Holiday Grind: A Coffeehouse Mystery, Book 8

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Clare’s grown very fond of Alfred Glockner, the part-time comic and genuinely jolly charity Santa who’s been using her coffeehouse as a place to warm his mittens. When she fi...

Dead Cold Brew MP3 Audiobook

Dead Cold Brew

Mysteries & Thrillers$19.99

From Cleo Coyle, the New York Times bestselling author of Dead to the Last Drop, comes a gripping new entry in the Coffeehouse Mystery series.The perfect proposa...

Espresso Shot: A Coffeehouse Mystery MP3 Audiobook

Espresso Shot: A Coffeehouse Mystery

Mysteries & Thrillers$22.99

Clare’s been hired to create a gourmet coffee and dessert bar for a New York wedding to be held at the world-renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art. Famous chefs will be there, celebrities, m...

Through the Grinder MP3 Audiobook

Through the Grinder

Mysteries & Thrillers$16.99

There’s trouble brewing at the Village Blend. Business is booming—but Clare’s customers are starting to die. Soon after stopping at the coffeehouse, a regular jumps to her death in the...

Brewed Awakening MP3 Audiobook

Brewed Awakening

Mysteries & Thrillers$16.99

From Cleo Coyle, the New York Times best-selling author of Shot in the Dark and Dead Cold Brew, comes another delicious entry in the "fun and gripping" (The Huffin...

Roast Mortem MP3 Audiobook

Roast Mortem

Mysteries & Thrillers$22.99

When the firefighters of Ladder Company 189 pull Clare’s friends out of a blazing café, she happily comes to their rescue. As a favor to the men, she visits their firehouse ki...

Murder Most Frothy MP3 Audiobook

Murder Most Frothy

Mysteries & Thrillers$16.99

Clare Cosi’s new friend, millionaire David Mintzer, has an offer no New York barista could turn down: an all-expenses-paid summer away from the sticky city. At his Hamptons mansion, she wi...

Holiday Buzz MP3 Audiobook

Holiday Buzz

Mysteries & Thrillers$19.99

Cleo Coyle serves up a yuletide treat in her Coffeehouse Mystery novel Holiday Buzz, a New York Times bestseller.Holiday time is party time in New York City, but af...

French Pressed MP3 Audiobook

French Pressed

Mysteries & Thrillers$19.99

Clare’s daughter, Joy, is immersing herself in the foodie culture with an internship at Solange, one of New York’s hottest French restaurants—and she’s getting pretty intimate with t...

The Ghost and the Dead Man's Library: A Haunted Bookshop Mystery MP3 Audiobook

The Ghost and the Dead Man's Library: A Haunted Bookshop Mystery

Mysteries & Thrillers$16.99

Bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure and her ghostly companion must solve the case of a literary killer in this Haunted Bookshop mystery from Cleo Coyle, writing as Alice Kimberly.

Once upon a Grind MP3 Audiobook

Once upon a Grind

Mysteries & Thrillers$16.99

When coffeehouse manager turned amateur sleuth Clare Cosi roasts “magic” beans for Fairy Tale Week, she brews up a vision that leads to a sleeping beauty in Central Park; a big, bad wolf...

The Ghost and the Femme Fatale: A Haunted Bookshop Mystery MP3 Audiobook

The Ghost and the Femme Fatale: A Haunted Bookshop Mystery

Mysteries & Thrillers$16.99

A film festival gone noir gives bookshop owner Penelope Thornton-McClure and her ghostly companion a big screen caper to solve in this Haunted Bookshop mystery from Cleo Coyle, writing as Al...

Latte Trouble: A Coffeehouse Mystery MP3 Audiobook

Latte Trouble: A Coffeehouse Mystery

Mysteries & Thrillers$16.99

To Clare Cosi’s surprise, this fall’s hottest fashion trend is anything caffeinated—because designer Lottie Harmon, a loyal coffeehouse customer, has just created an ingenious collecti...

Shot In the Dark MP3 Audiobook

Shot In the Dark

Mysteries & Thrillers$19.99

From Cleo Coyle, the New York Times bestselling author of Dead Cold Brew, comes a delicious new entry in the "fun and gripping" (The Huffington Post) Coffeehouse Mystery ser...

The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller MP3 Audiobook

The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller

Mysteries & Thrillers$16.99

Penelope Thornton-McClure and her bookshop's ghost-in-residence, Jack Shepard, are back on a new case in this delightful paranormal mystery from New York Times bestselling author Cleo...

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