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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway for Shot in the Dark by Cleo Coyle

Shot in the Dark 

(A Coffeehouse Mystery) 

  by Cleo Coyle

About the Book

Cozy Mystery 17th in Series  
Setting - New York  
Berkley Prime Crime (April 17, 2018) 
Hardcover: 352 pages 
ISBN-13: 978-0451488848 
  Digital ASIN: B07465ZYKT
A new smartphone dating game turns the Village Blend into a hookup hot spot, until one dark night, when a gunshot leaves a dead body behind and the landmark coffeehouse becomes the center of a whole new scene--a crime scene.
As Village Blend manager Clare Cosi attempts to finalize a date for her wedding, her ex-husband becomes addicted to making dates through smartphone swipes. Clare has mixed feelings about these quickie matchups happening in her coffeehouse. Even her octogenarian employer is selecting suitors by screenshot! But business is booming, and Clare works hard to keep the espresso shots flowing. Then one dark night, another kind of shot leaves a dead body for her to find.
The corpse is a successful entrepreneur who became notorious for his "hit it and quit it" behavior: prowling for women on dating apps, then devastating his conquests with morning-after insults. Though the NYPD quickly arrests one of his recent victims, Clare finds reason to believe she's been framed.
Now, with the help of her ex and crew of quirky baristas, Clare starts "swiping" through suspects in her own shop, determined to find the real killer before another shot rings out.
Includes a bang-up menu of tempting recipes.

About the Author

CLEO COYLE is the pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, writing in collaboration with her husband, Marc Cerasini. CLEO COYLE grew up in a small town near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After earning scholarships to study writing at Carnegie Mellon and American Universities, she began her career as a cub reporter for The New York Times. Now an author of popular fiction and New York Times bestselling media tie-in writer, Cleo lives and works in New York City, where she collaborates with her husband (also a bestselling author) to pen the Coffeehouse Mysteries for Penguin. Together Cleo and her husband also write the Haunted Bookshop Mysteries under the name Alice Kimberly. When not haunting coffeehouses, hunting ghosts, or rescuing stray cats, Cleo and Marc are bestselling media tie-in writers who have penned properties for NBC, Lucasfilm, Disney, Fox, Imagine, and MGM. In their spare time, they cook like crazy and drink a lot of java. You can learn more about Cleo, her husband, and the books they write by visiting

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*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

What a great addition to this wonderful series. We follow Clare the very knowledgeable manager of a coffee shop as she gets wraps up in the investigation of murder after a series of strange events that occur. The story really hooks your attention from the very first page and while it may be book 17 in the series there was more then enough detail given that I did not feel like I was missing anything since I did not have time to read the previous installments yet. Full of life, great characters, and an intriguing mystery you will find yourself unable to put the book down once you get going. Not to mention the types of coffee you will want to try as the time passes by and I do not even like coffee. If you are a fan of cozy mysteries then I highly suggest that you give this one a chance. I really enjoyed it so I give it 5/5 stars.

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1 comment:

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