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:
by Cleo Coyle
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.