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“Read with joy!”
Cleo Coyle
“Real gold doesn't start its journey in a display window at Tiffany. It's dug out of the dirty earth. Sometimes true gold doesn't glitter. It may need a little polishing, but don't let that bit of needed patience or effort trick you into discarding what could be the greatest treasure of your life.”
Cleo Coyle, Billionaire Blend
“The perfectly measured burr of a dispassionate detective had suddenly changed into the explosive boom of a take-no-shit street cop.
Suffice it to say, I froze.”
Cleo Coyle, On What Grounds
“Annabelle, I'm going to kill you!" I cried, frowning at the mess. Then I glanced down the stairway and gasped.

It looked like someone had beaten me to it.”
Cleo Coyle
“There comes an age in life when you realize that blaming and regretting are a waste of precious time.”
Cleo Coyle, Murder Most Frothy
“Survive everything. And do it with style.”
Cleo Coyle, Murder by Mocha
“Coffee makes a sad man cheerful, a languorous man active, a cold man warm, a warm man glowing. It awakens mental powers thought to be dead, and when left in a sick room, it fills the room with a fragrance…. The very smell of coffee terrorizes death.”
Cleo Coyle, On What Grounds
“We all have threads in our lives, continuous strands that reach back years, decades, entire lifetimes. The threads are what help define who we are.”
Cleo Coyle, Espresso Shot
“Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. —Will Rogers”
Cleo Coyle, The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller
“If a woman's going into battle, she's got to have the proper footwear.”
Cleo Coyle, Once Upon a Grind
“(an inevitable truth of life: Not every foodie memory is a good foodie memory).”
Cleo Coyle, Holiday Grind
“Blackness was not the whole of it. “There are bright points of light—so many!—between the dark places. This is what’s important. This is where life is.”
Cleo Coyle, Once Upon a Grind
“As the 1902 coffee almanac put it, 'When coffee is bad it is the wickedest thing in town; when good, the most glorious.”
Cleo Coyle, On What Grounds
“Cold rain streaked the dark gray stone, trickling like tears down its smooth blank face.”
Cleo Coyle, On What Grounds
“freeway”
Cleo Coyle, On What Grounds
“Oh, chocolate fudge I’ll eat. What I can’t swallow is fudging, as in fudging statistics, fudging results, fudging the truth. Mathematicians call it a fudge factor—putting an extra calculation into an equation just so it will work out as expected....It’s what we law enforcement types call a scam.”
Cleo Coyle, Murder by Mocha
“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave. —Mo Willems, Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs”
Cleo Coyle, Once Upon a Grind
“And even Andy would agree. Trendy glasses and a few short years of college are a poor replacement for a lifetime of experience and decent manners. Good day.” Before”
Cleo Coyle, Dead Cold Brew
“Survive everything. And do it with style."
~ Cleo Coyle”
Cleo Coyle, Murder by Mocha
“already know. It’s like finding a needle in a haystack—”
Cleo Coyle, Once Upon a Grind
“I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.” —T. S. ELIOT, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”
Cleo Coyle, On What Grounds
“FUBAR.” During our exchange, his leg jerked”
Cleo Coyle, Dead to the Last Drop
“Nocciuola, which is Italian for hazelnut, was basically a latte with the addition of hazelnut-flavored syrup. (We didn’t have a liquor license, but I did keep a bottle of Frangelico, a lovely Italian hazelnut liqueur, hidden under the counter for the occasional spike—for a few very special customers upon request.”
Cleo Coyle, Through the Grinder
“No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. There is no place like home. —L. FRANK BAUM, THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ”
Cleo Coyle, Dead to the Last Drop
“Here, Clare, Clare, Clare . . . Come to Papa!”
Cleo Coyle, Once Upon a Grind


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On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery, #1) On What Grounds
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Through the Grinder (Coffeehouse Mystery, #2) Through the Grinder
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