Genre: Cozy Mystery
Subject: mistaken identity, greed, embezzlement
Setting: The Hamptons, NY
Main Characters: Clare Cosi
Series: yes, #4 Coffeehouse mysteries
Dates Read: April 20 - April 23
Number of pages: 257
Off the Shelf (pre-2012)? Source?: yes
Category for 12 in 12 challenge: Math class
Clare Cosi is the manager of the Village Blend Coffeehouse in Greenwich Village and because of the success she has, a friend, David Mintzer, an entrepreneur, wants her assistance in his new restaurant in the Hamptons. So Clare takes on the position of Coffee steward at David's new restaurant. While "catering" his 4th of July party, one of the staff members appears to be accidently murdered because of his resemblance to David.
Trying to convince David and the local police that the entrepreneur is the actual target and being unsuccessful, Clare sets out to find the killer herself. Along the way, Clare finds herself in several uncomfortable situations.
This fourth installment of the Coffeehouse series is a bit light on plot but with the familiar supporting characters (Madame Dubois, Joy, and Matt) following Clare's adventures is still fun.