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Latte Trouble

(Coffeehouse Mystery #3)

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3.90  ·  Rating details ·  5,766 ratings  ·  358 reviews
Greenwich Village coffee shop manager and amateur sleuth Clare Cosi is faced with her most perilous mystery yet in Latte Trouble, the third Coffeehouse Mystery by Cleo Coyle (On What Grounds and Through the Grinder).


It's Fashion Week in New York City -- and Clare's shop, the historic Village Blend, is the location of a prestigious insider's party for loyal customer and iconic designer Lottie Harmon(On
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Mass Market Paperback, 243 pages
Published August 2nd 2005 by Berkley Prime Crime (first published August 1st 2005)
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Darinda
Jan 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-cozy
The 3rd book in the Coffeehouse mystery series by Cleo Coyle. Clare manages Vintage Blend coffeehouse and sometimes uses her amateur sleuthing skills to solve crimes. The latest mystery is a death by poison at the coffeehouse. One of Clare's employees is accused of the crime, but Clare believes him to be innocent.

A light and entertaining mystery. There is a lot of coffee talk in this book, but I enjoyed that part of the story. Clare's ex-husband needs to take a hike, but otherwise it's a good r
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Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
I'm really digging the Coffeehouse mystery series. Once I got past the almost textbook feel of the first with coffee instructions, the snuck bit of coffee lore keeps me entertained in between awkward situations for the heroine Clare.

This time it involves fashion week, where the most implausible part of the story isn't the murder, but a coffee-lined accessory and clothing trend becoming famous. Clare's amusing and loyal barrista has the finger unreasonably pointed at him by annoying n
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Jennifer
Jan 18, 2009 rated it liked it
The third book in the Coffeehouse Mystery series.

I don't know what it is about these books. I avoid reading them. I like them while I am reading them - but once I finish it I have this aversion to them again. It's really weird. Maybe it's the New York attitude in the books that I find so off puting - I don't know. All I can tell you is that I enjoy them when I read them - but when I go to pick up the next book I seem to put a bunch of other books in front of it and I feel like I am "breaking do
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Amber
Jan 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012
Okay, these books are seriously not good. So many loose ends and horrible character development. The author(s) definitely ignore the writing pro-tip against using stereotypes and for the last time I do not care about Clare's ample bosom. Why do I read these?
Amanda
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
Meh.
Book Concierge
From the book jacket To Clare Cosi’s surprise, this fall’s hottest fashion trend is anything caffeinated – because designer Lottie Harmon, a loyal coffeehouse customer, has just created an ingenious collection of coffee- inspired fashion accessories. So naturally, Lottie chooses the Village Blend as the perfect backdrop for fall Fashion Week insiders to view her new line of “Java Jewelry.” When barista Tucker unwittingly serves a poisonous latte to a prominent figure on the fashion scene, Clare suspec ...more
Sarah Sammis
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I figured it out about 3/4 through but that's okay. Still a fun read.

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Kelcy
Sep 25, 2019 rated it liked it
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rebecca
Jul 12, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Ashley A
This is the 3rd book in the Coffeehouse Mystery series and, I think, significantly better than the first two. The first volume was trying too hard to be a mystery/romance and the romance bits were slightly over the top and awkward. It felt a bit like it had been composed by committee, so it wasn't much of a surprise to learn that "Cleo Coyle" is the pen name for a husband and wife writing duo. Unlike Clare Cosi, the romantically confused, but endearing main character in the series, the couple wh ...more
Jenene
Oct 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, cozy-mystery
Another mystery solved by Clare Cosi! Love this series!
Debbie
Jul 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoy this series, but a caution....YOU WILL DRINK LOTS OF COFFEE.
Millie Taylor
Sep 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Not gonna lie - I had this one figured out right from the beginning. That's not to say that it wasn't a fun read - it was - it just seemed more predictable than the previous two books. The story - someone was poisoned at the Village Blend during a big event - had promise. Sadly, most of the book was spent with Clare going on and on about Lottie and how she (Clare) REALLY thinks that she knows who did it when, as usual, she was off base. As much as I like her, she reminds me a bit of Daphne from ...more
muhammedallia
Jun 18, 2018 rated it liked it
This book was quaintly dated with the references to a google search with only 1 return. I thought one of the mysterious parts of it was a little bit beyond verisimilitude, and there is a love branch I don't care for but it was still a fun read. Easy, enjoyable setting.
Toni  (T.C.) LoTempio
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG one of the best. I absolutely did not see that twist at the end! Have I said how much i love this series???????????????
Deacon Ted Schreck
I enjoyed the ending. Suspected something close to the resolution but clever surprise. I also like the coffee and dessert recipes at the end. I look forward to trying out one or more recipes.
☆☆Hannah☆☆
This was another good read in the series. I enjoyed the mystery and yet again had no idea who did it. All I did know was that it wasn't Tucker even though they wanted you to believe it was. I was disappointed by the daughter. You would've thought after her dad she would have been smarter.
Leah
Oct 21, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an interesting mystery. I was surprised by the way things played out. I also liked the fashion parts of the story. The coffee parts were still my favorite, though. Also, the characters were more likeable in this book. Except Quinn, but he wasn't often in this book.
Nairabell
Feb 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
To Clare Cosi's surprise the latest must-have fall fashion item is anything coffee themed. After Village Blend regular Lottie Harmon designs a hit range of coffee bean inspired accessories, she decides to host her Fashion Week promo party at the coffeehouse. The "Java Jewellery" quickly proves a hit, but when barista Tucker accidentally serves a poisoned latte to a guest Lottie's party takes a turn for the worst. Now with Tucker in jail, Clare is determined to prove his innocence and find out wh ...more
Amma
Although I enjoy the detailed information about coffee making and the coffee industry, I do not need all the details provided about various New York landmarks (boring).
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Dec 03, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
This is the third book in the Coffeehouse Mystery Series, but the first that I have read. I picked this book up because I needed a book with Latte in the title for a challenge I am in. I am not sure how I feel about this book. I liked it, but parts of it were not what I expected from a cozy. There was way too much information about how to make coffee and how beans are processed. The descriptions in the book were excellent and made you feel like you were there. Parts of the story were almost like ...more
Drebbles
Jun 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2007
After being out of the public eye for several years, fashion designer Lottie Harmon is staging a comeback with a collection of coffee-inspired fashion accessories and chooses the Village Blend Coffeehouse as the perfect place to launch the collection. Claire Cosi, manager of the Village Blend, feels a bit out of place in the fashion world, but is thrilled with the turnout for the event. Thrilled that is, until one of the guests is killed by a poisonous latte and one of her baristas, Tucker, is a ...more
JadeShea
Clare is hosting a big event at her coffee shop, but when someone gets murdered and they blame one of her baristas, well she's now on a mission to find out who the real killer is.
Along the way, she meets a new man, finds out her ex-husband is pulling his old tricks again, and she also has some issues with her daughter.

This book wasn't as good as previous books, but it was still really interesting. I really didn't like the fact that Clare and her ex had a thing in this one. It was beyond annoyi
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Maria (Ri)
Another winner in the coffeehouse mystery series! This one had lots of interesting twists and turns. The love interest bit was not as captivating in this one. I found the coffee information added to the story this time rather than feeling like a know it all friend spouting off as was sometimes the case in the first 2 books. This one was not quite a believable as the other two which is why it garnered slightly lower marks. However, it certainly gave me a hunger for coffeehouse coffees! I stopped ...more
Donna
Apr 18, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery-suspense
I had a medium Kona blend for breakfast this morning. I've switched to medium-roast coffee for the first two cups of the morning because the caffeine content is higher than for dark roasts, which I always drank before. I enjoy the new flavors. In fact, I'm really tasting my coffee these days--not just swallowing it out of habit, like my morning vitamin.

Who says light, "cozy" mysteries can't change your life for the better?
Karen
Mar 05, 2016 added it
Shelves: mystery, romance
#3 in the coffeehouse series... I solved this one 1/2 way through. It was fun to get to the end and have it confirmed.
Claire's barrista is sitting in Rikers Island for a murder he didn't commit. Will Claire solve this one in time???
Angela
Mar 10, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mysteries
These are quick, smart cozies that make this non-coffee-drinker crave a venti-something-or-another! I would love to work in this coffeeshop or have it in my neighborhood to hang out at! The coffee facts are woven in with just the right touch and the recipes in each book have me drooling!
Georgiann Hennelly
Feb 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
When the Village Blend is selected for a fall fashion week party and one of the prominent guests on the fashion scene is served a poisonous Latte. By Tucker one of the Blends Barista,s its up to Clare to prove he is innocent. But can she do it in time.
Kim Galla
Jul 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this one, it had a "who would've thought" twist or two. I wouldn't trust Matteo, either.
Caitlyn
Sep 03, 2017 rated it did not like it
I read more than half of this book today because I couldn't wait to finish it and give it one fucking star. This book was shit.
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Rina
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
So, the actual mystery in this one was decent. I knew who did it and why, but had the other twist partially wrong. That's good enough for me since mysteries rarely have me surprised.

Where the book falls apart, and maybe it is because of the audiobook form, is the cringe-worthy language, pronunciation, and cultural references. Like, why does the driver have to be Indian? And, if he's Indian, why does he have to talk like Apu? Also, how many times do you need to describe the Thai woman as having an "exotic" look
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CLEO COYLE is the New York Times bestselling pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, writing in collaboration with her husband, Marc Cerasini. As Cleo Coyle, they write The Coffeehouse Mysteries. Their 18th book in the series, BREWED AWAKENING will be released Dec. 3rd by their longtime publisher, Penguin Random House. Their 17th entry, SHOT IN THE DARK was awarded a Starred/>CLEO
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