Cleo Coyle is the New York Times bestselling pseudonym for author Alice Alfonsi, writing popular fiction in collaboration with her husband, Marc Cerasini. .

.With more than 1 million books sold, their 19 Coffeehouse Mystery novels, along with their 8 Haunted Bookshop Mysteries (originally written under the name Alice Kimberly), are bestselling works of amateur sleuth fiction published by Penguin Random House. Cleo’s books have earned starred reviews from Library Journal and Kirkus, “Best of Year” selection honors from reviewers, and have been recommended by Booklist as among the best culinary mysteries for core library mystery collections.

.* Don’t miss Cleo’s 7th Haunted Bookshop Mystery The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait, named an Aunt Agatha’s and KRL Best of Year pick. And…

* Cleo’s 8th Haunted Bookshop title (Just Released!)The Ghost and the Stolen Tears, praised by Kirkus as “A GEM OF A STORY” and Fresh Fiction as “A THRILLING RIDE.”

And don’t miss Cleo’s newest Coffeehouse Mystery (#19) Honey Roasted, praised by Kirkus as “A HONEY OF A TALE”!


When not haunting coffeehouses or hunting ghosts, Alice and Marc are New York Times bestselling media tie-in writers who have penned properties for Lucasfilm, NBC, Fox, Disney, Imagine, Toho, and MGM.

Alice is a former journalist and author of children’s books and popular fiction. Marc is an author of military nonfiction and thrillers. They live and work in New York City where they cook like crazy, rescue stray cats, haunt coffeehouses, and hunt ghosts. To learn more, visit their online coffeehouse at CoffeehouseMystery.com


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Did you know Cleo Coyle was the subject 
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Alice Alfonsi and Marc Cerasini,
who write as Cleo Coyle