Through the Grinder

Friday, September 29, 2017
Cleo Coyle
Through the Grinder

In honor of National Coffee Day, I'm posting a recent blog on Through the Grinder by Cleo Coyle.  I recently went to Costa Rica and decided a cozy mystery about coffee seemed like the perfect reading material.  I started Ms. Coyle's Coffeehouse Mystery series with book 1, On What Grounds which I personally owned. (The library does not currently have a copy but it can be requested through MeL).  It was fairly well done and I decided to continue on with Through the Grinder which is in the HCDL collection.  The second book continues with the story of Clare Cosi who has recently moved back to New York City to manage the Village Blend Coffee Shop in SoHo.  When her nineteen-year old daughter decides to try some dating sites, Clare, who is divorced, decides she will register too in order to screen some of the applicants.  Clare meets a number of people associated with the sites and finds that many of them have some quirky traits.  Clare makes a personal romantic connection with one special man and is dismayed when he is identified as a prominent suspect in the deaths of several women. The deaths have been ruled suicides but seem suspicious. She is determined to prove that he isn't a heartless killer and enlists the help of her ex-husband to track down potential suspects.  The ending comes together at a frantic pace as they race to find their daughter who seems to be directly in the killer's sights.  Ms. Coyle does an admirable job in casting red herrings and providing multiple suspects.

There are many coffee tips sprinkled throughout the book and some tasty sounding recipes included at the end.  I certainly found myself craving coffee!  Ms. Coyle's series continues with Latte Trouble which is available at HCDL on audiobook. Check our catalog

Dana A., Admin

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