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Through the Grinder (Coffeehouse, Bk 2)
Through the Grinder - Coffeehouse, Bk 2
Author: Cleo Coyle
Clare Cosi has coffee in her veins. That's why she jumped at the chance to return to New York City as manager of the historic Village Blend coffeehouse. And her new life is a pretty flavorful blend too -- with her daughter close by, her ex-husband even closer, and a double-tall drink of water named Detective Quinn needing help with the occas...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425197141
ISBN-10: 042519714X
Publication Date: 10/5/2004
Pages: 270
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 382 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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ri avatar reviewed Through the Grinder (Coffeehouse, Bk 2) on + 30 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
I enjoyed this one even more than the first in the series! All the red herrings keep you guessing until the very end. I must have changed my mind about who did it 4 or 5 times! I liked the new love interest and the discussion of online and speed dating. As with the first one though, there was a bit too much about coffee. Every character seemed to have their own personal favorite bean and talk about it! Still, I did like this one so much that I started Latte Trouble, the 3rd in the series immediately after finishing this one!
ccwriter avatar reviewed Through the Grinder (Coffeehouse, Bk 2) on + 186 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
I wish I had read the first one first -- but this is such a delightful series, and I'm so glad I discovered it. It does have an unexpected twist in it that made me sad. My only quibble is that people just do NOT talk about coffee quite THIS much in everyday conversation. Maybe in her coffeehouse, yes. But a suspect (who happened to have killed his wife and her lover when he was younger; not a spoiler) rave about the quality of certain beans for no good reason (the conversation was in his artist's studio) was just annoying (and, I admit, made me laugh when I don't think I was supposed to). Loved the recipes, though!
kattkatt99 avatar reviewed Through the Grinder (Coffeehouse, Bk 2) on + 119 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
2nd in a series of very well written mysteries.
Ms. Coyle writes books that don't treat us like we are on a 6th grade level. She throws in some very interesting details on the history of the different items she uses as backdrops in her stories yet she keeps it light enough to still be the"cozy" books that so many of us love so well.
This one has enough twists,turns,and red herrings to keep the book interesting right up untill the end...which by the way is totally unexpected.
I have the next two in the series and I will be posting them soon.
reviewed Through the Grinder (Coffeehouse, Bk 2) on + 52 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Fun murder mystery series with a coffee theme. Perfect book when you want something that grabs your attention. It even has coffee recipes and techniques.
reviewed Through the Grinder (Coffeehouse, Bk 2) on + 155 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
2nd book in the Coffeehouse Series. Clare has a new man in her life but the women in his life keep turning up dead. Includes yummy recipes including marinating steak in coffee.
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starknits avatar reviewed Through the Grinder (Coffeehouse, Bk 2) on + 15 more book reviews
this book was a great continuation from the first. I really enjoyed reading it and the recipes in the back are wonderful!
reviewed Through the Grinder (Coffeehouse, Bk 2) on + 11 more book reviews
Trough The Grinder was a great read. Very suspenseful! Clear imagery, great characters! Would recommend to any one who loves a good mystery!
TakingTime avatar reviewed Through the Grinder (Coffeehouse, Bk 2) on + 1072 more book reviews
This is a quick read - a cozy mystery - and well worth sitting down with your favorite cup of coffee, while you dscover the latest happenings in the Village Blend.

Second in the Coffee House Mysteries - Clare is back trying once again to solve another mysterious death - or should I say 3 deaths? Matteo - her ex-husband is her accomplice. Detective Quinn enters the picture as does Clares daughter Joy. The immergence of Bruce Bowman - the new man in Clares life - brings many many question with him.