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Murder Most Frothy: 04/18/18
Murder Most Frothy by Cleo Coyle is the fourth book in the Coffeehouse Mystery series. It's also a chance of location and the first big test of the set up and character dynamics.
Clare Cosi, her former mother in law, and her daughter are guests at the home of a restauranteur. Clare is working part time as his barista during her stay while David gets his exclusive new restaurant opened in the Hamptons. Now apparently getting anything bought or sold or opened or changed in that exclusive bit of Long Island takes a miracle or a blood sacrifice. Somehow, though, David has pulled it off.
On the night of his big party, though, the host is absent from his own party — suffering from a migraine. There's a commotion and another guest (one who looks just like David) ends up dead. Claire believes the shooter came in off the water and left the same way.
The mystery here is one that isn't dependent on Soho's history or on Claire's extensive knowledge of coffee. It's a chance for her to take what she's learned and apply it to a completely new situation. That means more red herrings and derring-do. It makes for a fun read.
Book five is Decaffeinated Corpse, which I just finished reading.
Comment #1: Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 15:01:57
That does sound like a fun read. I like the title, too :)
Comment #2: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 10:55:00
It is a fun series. These ones though there is an arc plot can be read out of order as the author is good at filling in missing details.