Holiday Buzz by Cleo Coyle
(A Coffeehouse Mystery)

83%

6 Critic Reviews

The food, the snow, and the likeable character are as delightful as Nat King Cole crooning “The Christmas Song.” If you’re a sucker for all things Christmas, this book is for you.
-NY Journal of Books

Synopsis

Cleo Coyle writes "a foodie's delight...and a satisfyingly rich mystery" (Kirkus), and now the New York Times bestselling author of  A BREW TO A KILL serves up a yuletide treat in her new Coffeehouse Mystery HOLIDAY BUZZ. 
Holiday time is party time in New York City, but after a sparkling winter bash ends with a murder, Village Blend coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi vows to put the killer on ice... At the Great New York Cookie Swap, pastry chefs bake up their very best for charity. Clare is in charge of the beverage service, and her famous Fa-la-la-la Lattes make the gathering even merrier. But her high spirits come crashing down to earth when she discovers the battered body of a hard-working baker's assistant. Police suspect a serial attacker whose escalating crimes have become known as "The Christmas Stalkings." Clare's boyfriend, NYPD detective Mike Quinn, finds reason to believe even more sinister forces are involved. Clare isn't so sure, until she finds a second bludgeoned baker and becomes a target herself. Now Clare must investigate "Saint Nick," crash a pro-hockey party, and dodge a pair of reality TV divas--because she's not going to rest until justice is served.
Includes holiday and cookie recipes!
 

About Cleo Coyle

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Cleo Coyle is a pen name for an author who not only lives and works in New York City, but also does much of her writing in coffeehouses.
 
Published December 4, 2012 by Berkley. 386 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Holiday Buzz
All: 6 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 0

Kirkus

Above average
on Oct 22 2012

Coyle’s coffeehouse series...captures the New York experience, from high-society parties to gritty back-street deals.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Oct 15 2012

The lead doesn’t always use common sense, but her pluckiness and overall good spirit make her engaging company.

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Blog Critics

Excellent
Reviewed by Diane Morasco on Dec 07 2012

Holiday Buzz is the best treat to warm you on a chilly winter’s eve. So, grab the covers, cocoa, marshmallows, and enjoy! As always, this installment includes cookie and holiday recipes!

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Examiner

Good
Reviewed by John Valeri on Dec 28 2012

Holiday Buzz is both a percolating mystery and a charming seasonal tale.

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NY Journal of Books

Excellent
Reviewed by Kathleen Hennrikus on Dec 04 2012

The food, the snow, and the likeable character are as delightful as Nat King Cole crooning “The Christmas Song.” If you’re a sucker for all things Christmas, this book is for you.

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Kings River Life

Good
Reviewed by Lorie Lewis Ham on Dec 15 2012

...just plain fun–filled with great characters, a wonderful setting, a good mystery...Coyle does such a wonderful job of bringing the Village Blend to life in each book that I can almost smell the coffee.

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