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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday - Dead To The Last Drop



This is a weekly event that highlights a book we can't wait to be published.  It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

I love Cleo Coyle's coffeehouse mystery series.  Love it.  The new books usually appear in the winter and what's better than a great cup of coffee or a latte to sip while reading about murder and mayhem in the Village Blend?  This is the 15th book in the series and it's set outside of New York.  We are instead going to Washington D.C. and the Rose Garden - yes, that Rose Garden.  My pick for this week is:




Publication Date:  December 1st

After the White House asks coffeehouse manager and master roaster Clare Cosi to consult on the coffee service for a Rose Garden Wedding, she discovers a historic pot was used as a CIA "dead drop" decades before. Now long-simmering secrets boil over, scalding Clare and the people around her...

Clare's visit to the nation's capital is off to a graceful start. Her octogenarian employer is bunking with her in a charming Georgetown mansion, and she's invited to work with a respected curator on the Smithsonian's culinary salute to coffee in America.

Unfortunately, Clare's new Village Blend DC is struggling to earn a profit--until its second floor jazz club attracts a high-profile fan, the college-age daughter of the U.S. President. Clare's stock rises as the First Lady befriends her, but she soon learns a stark lesson: Washington can be murder.

First a stylish State Department employee suspiciously collapses in her coffeehouse. Then the President's daughter goes missing. Is she a runaway bride or is something more sinister in play? After another deadly twist, Clare is on the run with her NYPD detective boyfriend. Branded an enemy of the state, she must piece together clues and uncover the truth before her life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness come to a bitter end.

20 comments:

  1. I've seen some of your reviews for this series - it looks good and I love the author's name ;-)

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    1. Well, of course you love her name! LOL

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  2. I've only read the first in this series and while I didn't love it like you and Nan, I'm still interested and will probably read more. It must be the coffee thing. :)

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    1. It's partly the coffee thing for me, Les. But not every series is going to work for each of us. If you've tried and it didn't suit, it's just not your thing. :-)

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  3. I must pick up this series again. I read the first 3-4 and enjoyed them. Maybe I'll make this a winter project.

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  4. I've read the first couple in this series, but haven't had time to read more. I do love and want to get back to it.

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    1. I know. I'm a bit behind myself. I need to check and see where I left off.

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  5. This does sound like a good one. I've enjoyed a couple of books from this author...coffee and jazz sound like a great mix.

    Here's mine: “THE GOOD GOODBYE”

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    1. It a fun cozy series, Laurel. Guaranteed to make you want a cup of coffee. LOL

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  6. Interesting, I've not heard of this author. Intriguing. My WoW went all Bond if Bond were a girl... Happy Reading!

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    1. Ah, Bond. I love Mr. Bond. I'll come and check out what you're sharing.

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  7. I've heard of this series, but not read any of them yet. Looks like I have something else to add to my TBR.

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    1. There are so many series, aren't there? You might try and see what you think. :-)

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  8. Looks like I might have a new mystery series to dive into. First I've heard of it, too! Thanks for sharing =D

    Happy reading,
    Wendy (Cupcake Queen)
    My WoW pick: http://acupcakeandlatte.blogspot.ca/2015/08/waiting-on-wednesday-reign-of-shadows.html
    Recent post: Review on Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray http://acupcakeandlatte.blogspot.ca/2015/08/review-lair-of-dreams-by-libba-bray.html

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    1. You might try it. If you like coffee and the treats that go along with a coffeeshop - and there are recipes as well. :-)

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  9. I read the first one of this series like 100 years ago and never revisited it. It sounds like a lot of fun and I do love coffee (though I suspect Claire would disapprove of my Keurig.)

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    1. Yes, Claire is a little judgmental about coffee and how it's prepared isn't she? LOL

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