Cleo Coyle’s Coffeehouse Mysteries

Brewed Awakening by Cleo Coyle

With more than 1 million books sold, New York Times bestselling author Cleo Coyle launched her long-running Coffeehouse Mystery series in September 2003 with ON WHAT GROUNDS. It is now well beyond its 20th printing from Penguin Random House.
Cleo’s books have received starred reviews, have been “Most Wanted” selections of The Mystery Guild, honored with a “Pick of the Month” selection by Library Journal, a “Must Read” mystery pick by Barnes & Noble, and recommended by Booklist as among “the best” in their subgenre for inclusion in library core collections. Cleo is often ranked among Amazon’s Top 100 bestselling mystery authors. Her latest Coffeehouse Mystery, BREWED AWAKENING, the 18th in the series, was honored on 5 Best of Year reviewer lists.
HONEY ROASTED: A Coffeehouse Mystery by Cleo Coyle
Cleo’s 19th Coffeehouse Mystery, HONEY ROASTED, was just released by her longtime publisher (Penguin Random House) in Feb. 2022. 

Cleo’s light amateur sleuth murder mysteries feature a cast of quirky characters who work in a landmark Greenwich Village coffeehouse. Because the books are also culinary mysteries, each includes the added bonus of recipes, many with chatty and informative introductions by Cleo, a former journalist, children’s book editor, bestselling writer of popular fiction, New York Times bestselling media tie-in writer, and longtime food blogger. You can keep in touch with Cleo through her newsletter, facebook page, and twitter feed. 



Cleo’s 17th Coffeehouse Mystery, SHOT IN THE DARK was a Library Journal MYSTERY PICK OF THE MONTH and a “Best of Year” Fresh Fiction Finalist. A national mystery bestseller in hardcover, SHOT IN THE DARK is now available in mass market paperback.*


Cleo’s 16th Coffeehouse Mystery, DEAD COLD BREW, a bestseller in hardcover is now a national bestseller in paperback. The book was also a “Most Wanted” selection of the Mystery Guild, and honored as a “Top 10 Mysteries for Book Clubs” pick.


Cleo’s 15th entry in her series, takes her characters to Washington, DC, to open a second location for their Village Blend coffeehouse. DEAD TO THE LAST DROP  was a smashing success, not only a bestseller in hardcover and paperback, but also honored by three “Best of Year” lists and named a Best Mysteries for Book Clubs. Readers and reviewers praised the excitement, humor, and topical vision of DEAD TO THE LAST DROP. Like all of the Coffeehouse Mysteries it is also brilliantly produced in audio format by Blackstone.

Cleo’s 14th entry in her series, ONCE UPON A GRIND, was honored with a “Top Pick” by RT Book Reviews, a “Fresh Pick” by Fresh Fiction, and a “Best of the Year” reviewer’s choice by KRL magazine. ONCE UPON A GRIND was a Featured Selection of the Mystery Guild. A bestseller in hardcover and newly released in paperback. *

The 13th Coffeehouse Mystery, BILLIONAIRE BLEND, was a bestseller in both hardcover and paperback formats. It spent 6-weeks on the Barnes & Noble paperback mysteries bestseller list, earned a *Starred Review* from Kirkus and a “Top Pick” from RT Book Reviews. The book also earned a Top-10 National Hardcover Mystery Bestseller designation from Baker & Taylor, the largest distributor of books and digital content in the world and was ranked among the Top-3 of Amazon’s Top-Rated culinary mysteries (as chosen by customers).*



“Cleo Coyle is by far one of the best…”

Fresh Fiction 


Download a free Coffeehouse Mysteries
title checklist with mini story summaries
by clicking here or on the image below:

Don’t miss Cleo Coyle’s Top-10 New York Times BestsellerHoliday Buzz, because we all know: “The holiday are murder…”

The Coffeehouse Mysteries
Can coffee and chocolate heat up your love life? For Clare Cosi, the answer may be murder…

Chocolate and coffee become a deadly combination in Cleo’s 10th Coffeehouse Mystery title, MURDER BY MOCHA, now available in a beautiful paperback edition with a red foiled title.


Packed with bonus chocolate recipes, Murder by Mocha is a delicious, fast-paced murder mystery that four reviewers placed on their Best of the Year lists and Bookscan ranked as a Top-10 nationwide paperback mystery bestseller. 



Join our Coffeehouse Mystery community, keep in touch with Cleo, get free recipes, and win free coffee! Sign up for Cleo’s Coffeehouse Mystery Newsletter by… clicking here.



Reading Guides with
Book Club Discussion Questions

*Click the coffee cup above for Free Reading Guides and Book Club Discussion Questions for many of the titles in Cleo’s Coffeehouse Mysteries.

*\This site features mini plots for
each of the 18 Coffeehouse Mystery books.
Begin with Book #1 On What Grounds
by clicking here.



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