Mar 13 2018

Blog Tour & Review: Dead Cold Brew by Cleo Coyle

Posted by Jennifer in 5 Stars, Blog Tour, Cozy Mystery, Mystery, Review / Leave a Comment

Coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi sheds tears of joy when her NYPD detective boyfriend surprises her with an engagement ring. But her bridal bliss is put on hold when a chilling mystery brings a wave of deadly danger to those she holds dear…

After everything Clare and Mike have been through, they deserve a little bit of happily ever after. So when Mike decides to put a ring on Clare’s finger, Clare’s eccentric octogenarian employer is there to help. She donates the perfect coffee-colored diamonds to include in the setting and the name of a world-famous jeweler who happens to be an old family friend. But while the engagement is steeped in perfection, the celebration is not long lived.

First, a grim-faced attorney interrupts their party with a mysterious letter bequeathing a strange, hidden treasure to Clare’s daughter. Next, the renowned jeweler who designed Clare’s ring is found poisoned in his shop. Both events appear to be connected to a cold case murder involving a sunken ship, an Italian curse, a suspiciously charming jewel thief, and a shocking family secret. With deadly trouble brewing, Clare must track down clues in some of New York’s most secret places before an old vendetta starts producing fresh corpses.


About the Authors

Cleo Coyle is a pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, who writes popular fiction in collaboration with her husband, Marc Cerasini. Like their 15 Coffeehouse Mystery novels, their 5 Haunted Bookshop Mysteries (first released under the name Alice Kimberly), are bestselling works of amateur sleuth fiction published by Penguin Random House. When not haunting coffeehouses, hunting ghosts, or rescuing stray cats, Alice and Marc are New York Times bestselling media tie-in authors who have penned properties for Lucasfilm, NBC, Fox, Disney, Imagine, and MGM. To find out more, visit their online coffeehouse at

Review of Dead Cold Brew

Review (5 Stars): Dead Cold Brew is an entertaining and suspenseful mystery that will have you coming back for more. In this mystery, Clare is on the hunt for a sniper that is targeting New York’s finest while coming up with a brew for the maiden voyage of a new cruise liner. When Mike decides to pop the question during all the drama and an old friend designs Clare’s ring, Clare truly believes that she is finally getting her happy ending. But when her beloved friend ends up dead and everything is linked to a sixty year old mystery, Clare may have her hands full and she needs to find a killer before it is too late.


This is one of my absolute favorite mystery series and I love each new installment. Clare is a delightful character and I always find myself drawn into each story by the end of the first character. I loved the mystery and trying to figure out the secrets that were being kept with the mysterious sunken cruise liner and how those events haunted these characters sixty-years later. An amazing read and can’t wait to read number seventeen in the series.

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