HOLIDAY GRIND by Cleo Coyle
Read: Dec 15 - Dec 21
Source: Website www.CoffeehouseMystery.com for review
Category: Overflow - Followers
I started the Coffeehouse mystery series earlier this year and when I got the chance to read the latest and get a signed copy from the author I had to jump on it. I was not disappointed.
The downturn in the economy has Claire Cosi trying to come up with new ideas that will draw customers into the Village Blend coffeehouse so when a Traveling Santa, a frequent customer, suggests the Fl-la-la-la Lattes, Claire is happy to incorporate the idea into their holiday menu. On the night that the new lattes are to be taste-tested, Claire invites the Santa to join the party and when he is a no show, goes out into a snow storm to find him. What she finds is his body and carafes of trouble.
The police think it is a random mugging, but Claire sets out to prove it was murder.
As she follows the clues, Claire's investigation becomes a sleigh ride of mishaps which eventually land her in some cold water as the trail gets hotter.
The story is entertaining and will hold your interest until the end. Definitely a great addition to this series.