For Clare Cosi,
the holidays
are murder...




Holiday Buzz

 

Now a Top-10 
NY Times 
Bestseller

 

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 Coffeehouse
Mysteries
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Click here to learn about Cleo's Haunted Bookshop Mysteries, written under the name Alice Kimberly

  

HAUNTED BOOKSHOP
MYSTERIES


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For a free checklist of the Coffeehouse Mystery books in order click here.

 

 


 

WHO IS
CLEO
COYLE?

 
To read Cleo's
essay "Brewing
up Murder"

CLICK HERE

 The essay
appeared in
the Quarterly
Issue of Mystery
Readers Journal  


 

 

To read
Cleo Coyle's
WIki Entry
Click Here


 

CONTACT
CLEO COYLE AT


CoffeehouseMystery@
gmail.com

 

  

 Cleo
Interview
here

 

 

 What is a
cozy mystery?
The Cozy
Mystery
List tells you

click here

 

 

 

  

Gumshoe
Review
Interviews
Cleo Here

 

  

LIBRARY
THING

Hosted a chat
with Cleo.

 

Read it by...

CLICKING
HERE

    


Colonial
Cranberries

 

 To read my
HOLIDAY GRIND
guest post
at Fresh Fiction.com
and get 4 of my
holiday recipes,

CLICK HERE.

 

 


A BLOG
POST
FOR
WRITERS:

Read Cleo's
Guest Post at
Mystery Writing
Is Murder

"Genre Blending
and Your Character's
Love Life"

Click here to read.

 

 

 

 

Cozy Murder
Mysteries Blog
Interviews
Cleo

Part 1
click here

Part 2
click here

 

 

 

  

Fun Foodie
Book Resort
Interview
with Cleo
Here.

 

  

 

 

 

 


 

 

How to Clean
Your Drip
Coffee Maker...

Your best tasting
cup of java will
come from a clean
coffee maker!


 


Just for fun, see actor
Al Pacino's coffee
commercial below.
It was shot in New
York's West Village,
the home of
my Clare Cosi's
Village Blend!

 
  


 


 

 

NYPD DET. 
MIKE QUINN'S 
BEAT

   

Click »  NYPD: Official Website for New York's Finest

Click »  NY Crime File (Daily News)

Click »  Police Blotter (NY Post)

 



 

 How to Make
Cuban Coffee

 

 

For more
info on the
Moka Express
stovetop pot
used in the
above video,

Click Here

 

 

 

 



 



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OF...

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about
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SHAMELESS
PLUG!

NOW
IN
PAPERBACK!

 

 National
Mystery
Besteller

  

 *Starred Review*
~Library Journal


 

  

 Read an
excerpt!

Introduced by
the author!

Without lots
of exclams!!!

  
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HERE
TO READ
THE
EXCERPT
(pdf)

    


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or

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How to Make
Coffee in a
French Press


 
 

For more
info on the
French Press pot
click the photo
below...

For more coffee
tips, scroll down
this left column...



 


 

 

 

 

Cleo's Past 
Coffee Pick was...

Kafe Lespwa
"Coffee of Hope"
from Haiti

Read more in
Cleo's archives or

click here to
visit Just Haiti.org

 

See more of
Cleo's past
coffee picks
by scrolling
down the 

right column.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

HOLIDAY
GRIND


Cleo's TOP-9
National
Bestseller in
Hardcover
is

now a

bestseller in
paperback!

 

“Fun and gripping…”
~ Huffington Post

 
 

 "Some of the most
vibrant characters
I've ever read."
~ Mystery Scene


"This one will keep
your cup
piping hot."
~ Kirkus

vif   

  

 

 

 

 
 

To order this very special entry in Cleo's series, click on one of the links below:

 

 


 

 

 

indiebound

 To find an
Independent
Bookstore
near you,

CLICK HERE. 

 


 

Looking for Cleo's bonus recipes? Sign up for her free newsletter so you don't miss them when she updates her Recipe Page: click here to visit...

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cleo Coyle's
Recipes

 

&  Coffeehouse
Mystery 
Characters

 

 

 

To get Cleo's free 
bonus recipes,
scroll down...

 

 

 

Instantly receive links to even more
of Cleo's recipes by sending an
e-mail that says...

"Sign me up" to...
CoffeehouseMystery@gmail.com

This subscribes you to her 
free E-newsletter via her public mail box.
You will receive a reply with links to 
her past newsletters, which have
bonus recipes included.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
 

 

 

Cleo is baking
up a favorite
recipe...

 

(Low Fat)
Chocolate Ricotta
Muffins



Healthy ricotta cheese adds
moistness, richness, and nutrition.
These muffins are easy to make
and give you amazing results...

 

 
For the recipe,
Click Here
 
 
 

Eat with joy! 

~ Cleo
 

 

To see more of my recipes,
scroll down this page
or visit...
CleoCoyleRecipes.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
Popular
Cleo Recipe

 

Maple Bacon
Muffins 


The taste of 
a pancake breakfast 
in one bite...

You can bake these wonderful 
muffins from scratch or a
pancake mix. 
Get the recipe by...


Clicking Here.

 


~ See you there!

 
Cleo Coyle, author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries
 
 

To see more of my recipes,
scroll down this page...

 
 

 

 


 

 

 
 

 

 

Cleo
Recipe Post!

 

My Writer's Snack:
No-Guilt Mini Pizzas

 

An easy and healthy
little (kid-friendly) snack.
To get the recipe,
read my new post by...

 

Clicking Here.

 

See you there! 
 
~ Cleo Coyle, author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries
 
 
 

 

To see more of my recipes,
scroll down this page...

 
 
 

 

 
 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Popular Cleo
Recipe

 

Cleo Coyle's
Shamrock Green
Pistachio Muffins

(with healthy ricotta)

 

One of my favorite recipes
to make for St. Patrick's Day.

For the recipe and 
a trip to New York's world-famous
St. Patrick's Day Parade...

 

Click Here

 

And check out my 
"Fully Loaded Colcannon"
in the recipe section of 
A Brew to a Kill, an Irish
classic with a twist of
comfort food flavor.

 

 

See you there!
 
 
~ Cleo Coyle, author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries
 
 
 
 

To see more of my recipes,
scroll down this page...

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cleo Recipe
Post...

 

 

The $250 Chocolate
Chip Cookie

 

This is one Urban Legend
that's easy to swallow.
Get the story and the recipe by...

 

Clicking Here. 
 

 
 
 

To see more of my recipes,
scroll down this page...

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Little 
Heart-Shaped 
Quiches

 

Cleo Coyle's
Italian Easter Pie
Palmiers

 

 

My beloved Italian-born
Aunt Mary made Easter Pie
every year. I created this
recipe in her honor.

Learn more
and get the recipe by....

 

Clicking Here


~ Cleo 

 
 
 

To see more of my recipes,
scroll down this page...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

The eight-day holiday of 
Passover is rich in tradition and
food plays an important role...

 

 

 

New Cleo
Recipe!

 

 

Seven Minute
Passover Apple
"Doughnuts"


Like a cross between a
hot apple pie and an
apple croissant...

 

Get the recipe by reading 
my new recipe post, just...

Click Here

 

 
See you there!
 
~ Cleo Coyle, author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries
 
 
 
 

To see more of my recipes,
scroll down this page...

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
Cleo Recipe and
Home Baked Gift...

 
 
 
 
Nutella-Banana
Split Bread
 
 
 
 
This impressive loaf cake makes a
great holiday gift. It's very easy to
make and dirties only one bowl...
 
 
 
 
 
 
To get the recipe...
 
 
 

Eat with joy! 

 

~ Cleo

 

To see more of my recipes,
scroll down this page
or visit...
CleoCoyleRecipes.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free
Recipe PDF!

 

A Brew to a Kill
Bonus!

 

 

A Healthier
Chocolate Fudge
Frosting

 

 

How to make chocolate 
buttercream frosting without
b
utter or cream. What is this
very healthy secret ingredient?
Find out and get the recipe
at my new recipe blog by...

 

Clicking Here.

 

 

Scroll down this page 
to see more of my recipes...

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Free
Recipe PDF!


 

Aphrodisiac
Brownies

 

In Murder by Mocha
coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi 
bakes up these delicious brownies
using three ingredients long 
believed to be aphrodisiacs...

 

To get the free recipe
for Cleo's
Aphrodisiac Brownies


CLICK HERE!

This recipe will appear
as a PDF document that
you can print, save, or share...

 

Scroll down for more
free recipes from
Cleo Coyle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Brew to a Kill 
Bonus Recipe!

 
To download recipe,
click link below...

 

 

Cleo Coyle's 
Cakelets and Cream Sandwiches

 

Tasty, easy, 
and (yes) low fat...

 

 

My lite "Brookies" (brownie cookies) are
one of my favorite coffee break treats. 
In my Cakelets and Cream recipe, 
I'll show you how to make them into
low-fat frozen treats...

To download a free PDF 
of this recipe 
that you can print, save, 
or share, just...

 

CLICK HERE
 

Eat with joy!

~ Cleo

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cleo's
"Chocolate"
Guest Post at...

 

Dying for
Chocolate!

 

Join me at one of my favorite blogs,
Dying for Chocolate, where 
I've been invited to share this recipe...

 

The "Coffeehouse"
Banana Split

 

It's my adult take on the kid's
ice cream classic. Get my recipe by...

 

Clicking Here.

 



See you there!
~ Cleo

 
 

 

To see more of my recipes,
scroll down this page
or visit...
CleoCoyleRecipes.com

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHO IS
CLARE COSI?

 
 

 
 

Clare Cosi
is the sleuth 

in Cleo Coyle's 
bestselling series of 
culinary mysteries. 

 

A single mom in her forties, she manages the Village Blend, a landmark coffeehouse in Greenwich Village, where she often finds herself mixed up in murder...

 

 

 

 

Read more about the murder mysteries
that feature Clare (and her recipes) by visiting 
this site's About the Books page 
here.

Meet more of Cleo Coyle's
Village Blend characters, including...


* Coffee Hunter Matt Allegro
* NYPD Detective Mike Quinn
* Coffeehouse Owner Madame 


CLICK HERE TO MEET
MORE "COFFEEHOUSE"
CHARACTERS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recipe Post

 

Cleo Coyle's
Chocolate-Walnut
Espresso Brownie
Affogato 

 

What is an affogato? 
Find out in my new foodie post 
and get the recipe for this elegant
yet easy-to-make dessert. 

 

To get the recipe...

Click Here

 

 

To see more of my recipes,
scroll down this page...

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Buzz 
Bonus Recipe!

 

 

To download recipe,
click link below...
 
 

Cleo Coyle's
Gingerbread
Snowballs


A kinder, gentler 
Pfeffernusse!

 

To download a free PDF
of this recipe for
Gingerbread Snowballs,
click here.

 

 

To get many more holiday
cookie recipes, drop by my
brand new recipe blog:

 

CleoCoyleRecipes.com

 

And...

scroll down for
more recipes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skinny Pumpkin
Fettuccine Alfredo

 

You can hardly taste the pumpkin
in this delicious dish. 
So why is it in there? 
To cut the fat and calories while also adding
rich creaminess, 
as well as nutrition and fiber. 
To ge this wonderful recipe,

 

Click Here


Eat with
(health and) joy! 

~ Cleo
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

Twilight
Cauliflower


Definitely Anti-Cancer,
Possibly Anti-Vampire.

 

Download my free recipe PDF
by clicking the link below and eat 
with fang-free joy--whether it's midnight 
where you are...or "Breaking Dawn." :)

 

Click Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Through the Grinder 
Bonus Recipe!

 
 
 
To download recipe,
click link below...
 
 

 

Cleo Coyle's
Coffee-Marinated
Steak

 

Did you know coffee can help
you grill a great steak, even
with an inexpensive cut of meat?

 

 

 Download a free PDF of 
one of my most popular (and simple) 
recipes: Coffee-Marinated Steak. 


Visit my new
recipe blog by... 

 

CLICKING
HERE.

 

Grill with joy!

~ Cleo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

More Bonus
Recipes!

 

 

Visit Cleo's new recipe blog:
CleoCoyleRecipes.com to get
her bonus recipes.

Every week, Cleo uploads
new bonus recipes.
Sign up for her newsletter 
so you don't miss her new ones.

 

 

 

 

 

Direct links to a few
of these recipes:


Oatmeal Cookie Brittle 

Pfeffernusse 

Eggnog Shortbread


Cleo's recipe page

Step-by-Step Photos
to her Holiday Buzz
Recipe for Pumpkin Cake
with Surprise
Cream Cheese Swirl

 

More to come soon,
check back!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Free
Recipe PDF!

 

 

The Best Salsa
I Ever Tasted. 
Yes, EVER...

Download a free recipe PDF 
for the best salsa I ever tasted, 
courtesy of a longtime reader 
of my Coffeehouse Mysteries,  
Nurse Judy Mac...

 

Click here for
the Keeper PDF!

 

Eat with joy!

~ Cleo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
Roast Mortem
Bonus Recipe!

 

 

 
To download recipe,
click link below...
 

 

Cleo Coyle's 
Coffee Shop 
Doughnut Muffins

 


 


Tender and sweet, these
cinnamon-sugar dusted muffins
taste like old-fashioned
cake doughnuts, the kind you might 
order at a diner counter with a fresh,
hot cuppa joe...  

 

 

 

My amateur sleuth, Clare Cosi,
bakes these babies in
my Coffeehouse Mystery,

 
Roast Mortem, 

now an official national
bestseller in paperback... 

To download a free PDF
of my recipe, just...

 

CLICK HERE
 

Bake with joy! 
~ Cleo


 

Firehouse 
Favorites 

To see more recipes 
featured in
Roast Mortem
click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder by Mocha
Bonus Post!

 

 

Brooklyn
Blackout Cake


What is a true Blackout
Cake and why is it
from Brooklyn?

 

Cleo Coyle tells you and cuts
this amazing Blackout Cake 
in her blog post.

Read it by...

 

CLICKING
HERE

 

Note:

The above post is about the
Brooklyn Blackout Cake's 
history and my work to research
the recipe.

My final version of this recipe
will post on my new blog soon.

Stay tuned for the link!

~ Cleo Coyle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Free 
Recipe PDF!

 

 

Cleo Coyle's
"Cake Pan"

Dutch Babies


 

Forget the cast iron skillet. Cleo will show you how to make this classic, giant, popover pancake in a cake pan. Recipes included for classic lemon-sugar and my own cocoa-cappuccino variation.

 

 TO GET THE
RECIPE,
CLICK HERE

   

 

 

 




 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murder by Mocha
Bonus Recipe!

 

 

Featured by
New Jersey Family
magazine!

 

Chocolate-Stuffed
Peanut Butter 
Cookies!

To download a free PDF of
these Coffeehoues-style cookies

CLICK HERE

 

 

Pssst...


Even more delicious recipes are
featured in the recipe section
of my new culinary mystery,
Murder by Mocha

 

To see these recipes,
simply download the free PDF
that 
you see below by...

 

CLICKING
HERE!



Eat with joy!

~ Cleo Coyle 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cleo
Recipe Post

 

 

A MAD MEN
Comfort Food Dinner
from Cleo Coyle

 

Get my special recipe for 
perfect Breaded Pork Chops 
and revisit the era of beehives and
rotary dial phones in my 
blog post...

 

CLICK HERE
TO GET MY RECIPE.

 

See you there! 

~ Cleo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 



Special
Recipe Blog Post

 

A HEALTHIER
CHICKEN

PARMESAN


This easy casserole
has all the taste
of the popular Italian dish

without the frying...

 




To get a free PDF
of this recipe...

 

CLICK HERE 

 

 

 


 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  The best time for
planning a book is
when you're doing
the dishes . . .

 

~ Agatha Christie

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are these?

 

 

Chocolate Chip
Cookie Dough
Bites!



You will find this recipe
in the Recipe Section of
Murder by Mocha


The eyes eat first!
~ Italian proverb!


If that's true, then Cleo invites
you to *feast* on her special
slideshow of foodie photos from
Murder by Mocha...


CLICK HERE TO SEE
THE SHOW!

 

 Cleo's free
Murder by Mocha
Recipe Guide!

This free guide illustrates
the recipe section of
Murder by Mocha...


CLICK HERE
TO DOWNLOAD
FOR FREE
 

 This document has several photos
and may take a few moments to load.
Please be patient.


Print out this PDF and tuck it into
your copy of Murder by Mocha
and you will have an instant illustrated
recipe section!

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 "The only real
stumbling block is
fear of failure..."

 

"In cooking
you've got to have
a what-the-hell

attitude."


~ Julia Child

 

 


To Read "3 Things Julia Taught Me"
by Barbara Fairchild, Editor-in-Chief
of Bon Appétit...
 
click here.

 


 

 

 

  


 
 

 


 

 




Guess What
Julia Child Loved
To Do?

 

 


   To find out, click the arrow
in the window below...

 

 

 

AND....

 

   

Get Cleo Coyle's
recipe for...

Corn Muffin Tops
"a la Julia Child"

 

By

Clicking Here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Roast Mortem
Bonus Recipe!
 

 

 

 

Cleo's Amazing
Blueberries 'n' Cream
Coffee Cake Pie!



Takes 5 minutes
to mix together.
Impressive to serve...



 
  
For a peek at this and
some of the other
"must-make!" recipes
featured in Cleo's 9th
Coffeehoue Mystery,
Roast Mortem, a
"Favorite Book of the
Year" Reviewer's Pick of Bookreporter.com...


 Click Here!



Because the above recipe is already
published in Roast Mortem, it will not
be posted here, but keep scrolling down
to get more of Cleo's free bonus recipes....

 

 

To purchase Roast Mortem, in which 
Clare Cosi takes on the mystery of 
death by arson and even investigates 
suspicious members of the FDNY 
(New York City's Bravest), 
click on one of the links below....



      

 

   

       

CLICK HERE
to Read
Roast Mortem's
Prologue &
First Chapter!

 

 
 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Murder by Mocha
Bonus Recipe!

 

Cleo Coyle’s
Sensuous as Sin
Chocolate-Dipped
Cinnamon Sticks


Guilt-free
Chocolate Bliss!


 Download a free PDF of Cleo's recipe
for this easy yet elegant and
sensuous dessert by,


CLICKING HERE
  

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 


 

 

 

 

 

Espresso Shot
Bonus Recipe!
 

 

 

Lomo Saltado

A delicous, easy main dish
from one of Matteo's
favorite South American
destinations for
coffee buying...Peru!


  Click here

 to read Cleo's recipe post at
"Vintage Cookbooks,"
a blog run by a librarian
who collects and writes about retro,
out-of-print cookbooks and is a
great fan of mysteries!



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

  

 Part of my reseach for my culinary mystery,
Murder by Mocha,
included persuading Jason,
a coffee pro and top barista,
to share his prize-winning
mocha recipe... 

To get Jason’s $1500
prize-winning recipe for the 

 

MOCHA
CHALLENGE


Click here and read
his guest blog post... 


Wishing you java joy, 
~ Cleo

 

   

 

 

 

 








 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Roast Mortem
Bonus Recipe!
 

 

 

Cleo's "Pernil"

Puerto Rican-Style
Roasted Pork Shoulder


 

  

  

To get Cleo's free recipe,
click here

 

The document will appear in PDF format
(Adobe Reader). Simply print out the recipe
or save it on your computer.

 

 

 

 

 

 




 


 

    

 

 

 



Scroll down to meet

the fictional characters who

populate Cleo's

Nationally Bestselling

Coffeehouse Mystery

book series...

 

  

 

 

Meet the
Village Blend
Staff

 

  

 

 

 Meet
Clare Cosi...

 

 

Name: Clare Cosi
Job: Village Blend Manager & Head Barista
Internet handle: "The Coffee Lady"
Gender: Female
Age: 39
Residence: Greenwich Village, New York
Originally from: Western Pennsylvania

About Me: When I’m not making espresssos or supervising our barista staff, I’m creating and roasting new blends from the beans brought in by our coffee buyer. I’m divorced with one grown daughter (Joy), who is now in culinary school. Oh, and that coffee buyer I mentioned? He also happens to be Matteo Allegro, my ex-husband. So far, Matt and I are working together without too much drama, but all the issues that originally broke us up do occasionally rear their ugly, hydra-like heads. And then there’s my little habit of getting mixed up in murder. Don’t ask. It would take too long to explain, and Matt thinks I’m just seeking the thrills I missed while he was off cliff-diving in Hawaii, and I was home alone, raising our daughter. Anyway, bottom line: love me, love the bean. Decaf drinkers, move along. These aren't the droids you're looking for. Mm'kay?

What My Avatar Says About Me: Coffee is love. There's not much a good cuppa Joe can't make a little bit better.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet
Matt Allegro...

 

 

Name: Matteo “Matt” Allegro

Job: Village Blend Coffee Buyer, International Coffee Broker

Internet handle: "Coffee Hunter"

Gender: Male

Age: 42

Residence: Changes weekly

Originally from: Greenwich Village, NYC
 

About Me: Okay, I admit it. I’m an adventure junkie. When I was younger, my addictive personality was channeled into extreme sports. Now I travel the world in search of the best beans on the planet. There’s nowhere I won’t go--from the Costa Rican mountains to the Brazilian rainforests; from the islands of Indonesia to the muddy tracks of Uganda’s Mount Elgon (used by the Bagisu tribesman who’ve become experts at coffee farming). I’ve seen it and done it all; and although my ex-wife Clare believes I’ve also “done” every woman in every country I’ve visited, my extra-curricular activities have been nowhere near that egregious. Actually, despite my straying during our ten year marriage, she and I have managed to remain on pretty good terms. My elderly mother owns the Village Blend Coffeehouse, but she’s turned its operation over to me and Clare. I think we still make a good team, even if it’s no longer as man and wife. Bottom line: I’ve always been a thrill seeker, but at this age, I’m beginning to consider limiting my extreme sports to the bedroom.

 

What my Avatar says about me: Happiness is...trekking the globe, hunting for the world’s choicest cherries (coffee cherries, I mean).

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


   

 

 

 

 

 

Meet
Madame...

 

 

Name: Madame Dreyfus Allegro Dubois
Job: Village Blend Owner
Internet handle: "Coffee Queen"
Gender: Female
Age: 79 (and counting)
Residence: Greenwich Village, New York 
Originally from: Paris, France

About Me: Hello! My granddaughter, Joy, claims this virtual world is the way of the future, so she's typing this up for me. Well, what can I tell you about myself? I've been through so much in this long life. I was born in Paris, and came to New York during World War II. At eighteen, I met my first husband, Antonio Allegro, and fell madly in love. He was so virile, so handsome, so passionate; and after he inherited the Village Blend from his father, he and I ran it together for years. We also traveled the world and had wonderful adventures!

     From a very young age, our son Matt was steeped in coffee; and after Antonio passed, Matt took over purchasing coffee for the Blend and began brokering coffee for international clients. The Village Blend has always been a family business—and I'm determined to keep it that way. That's why it broke my heart when Matt and his adorable wife, Clare, divorced.

     Clare is the best barista I've ever met, and I've always considered her the daughter I never had—the divorce didn't change that. (What's a silly piece of legal paper against a lifetime of caring?) That's why I was thrilled when she finally agreed to come back to my Blend and run it for me. It will be half hers one day, too. My will makes it official. And now I know that when I die, my beloved Blend will be in the very best hands.

     As for me, I've got a lot of life yet to live, and I'm always up for adventure—just ask Clare! New York is quite a bubbling cauldron. Passions run high in my city and every so often, it seems my former daughter-in-law finds herself embroiled in the most interesting cases of murder. That's when I offer my services. While I may no longer be a spring guinea hen, I'm nobody's fool. And Clares knows better than to turn down the wisdom of a woman who's been around more than a few blocks!

 

What My Avatar Says About Me:  Welcome to my coffeehouse! It is my hope you'll think of it as a second living room—where (of course) freshly roasted coffee is always brewing!

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Meet
Joy Allegro...

 

 

Name: Joy Allegro
Job: Culinary Student (and part-time barista)
Internet handle: "One Hot Cookie!"
Gender: Female
Age: 19
Residence: Greenwich Village, New York 
Raised in: (mostly) suburbs of New Jersey
 

About Me: I'm currently studying to become a professional chef. My goal (eventually) is to have my own restaurant, but until then I'm totally determined to apprentice under a top chef. I love cooking food, hanging with my friends, and my family. My grandmother is the coolest, and even though my parents are divorced, they're working pretty well together. Mom and Dad have been big boosters for me, and I seriously appreciate that--even though Mom's way too snoopy. I don't mean she asks too many questions. I'm talking Defcon 1 Snoop Level here. It's a real pain. A girl needs her privacy, you know? So, okay, I have this thing for older men that freaks Mom out a little. But I can’t help it if guys keep hitting on me. And the drug thing was no biggee. My partying is totally under control--the coke was just recreational! Anyway, I'm really a nice girl who works hard and is totally mature enough to run her own life. Totally.

What My Avatar Says About Me: Cooking Like Crazy rules! And so does The Frying Pan, which seriously beats falling into the fire!

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Meet 
Mike Quinn, 
NYPD...

 

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Name: Michael Ryan Francis Quinn
Job: Detective Lieutenant, New York Police Department 
Internet handle: I don't do cute
Gender: Male 
Age: 44 
Residence: East Village, Manhattan 
Originally from: Brooklyn, New York 

 

About Me: A good day for me is when I take someone bad off the street. I’m a real New Yorker. Born and raised in Brooklyn. Mom taught school. Dad was a fire chief. The FDNY was supposed to be my future, too, until an incident in high school turned the wheel, steered me to The Job. I like being a cop and lucky for me, I’m good at it. My task force is based at the Sixth, so I take downtime at the Village Blend. If you need more, leave a message on my cell to schedule a face-to-face there. I don’t blog. I don't tweet. I don't google, facebook, or do anything personal in public. In my profession, touchy-feely can land you in a world of hurt.

 

What My Avatar Says About Me: Trouble is my job. And I love my job.

 

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Come back again to meet 
more staff members

 

Village Blend Barista: Esther Best

Village Blend Barista: Tucker Burton

Village Blend Barista: Dante Silva

More NYPD Customers:
Sergeant Emmanuel Franco

The Fish Squad




 

 

 

 


 
 

 

 

 

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