Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #62 - Once Upon a Grind by Cleo Coyle

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.

Expected publication: December 2nd 2014
by Berkley Hardcover

I've not read anything by Cleo Coyle before, but apparently this is part of a series where the amateur sleuth owns a coffee shop. What piqued my interest about this one was the fairy tale themes that appear to be throughout the story. Once Upon a Grind is #14 in the Coffeehouse mystery series. 

The blurb from Goodreads: 

Fairy tale fever has descended on New York City. Broadway fans are flocking to Red Riding Hood: The Musical; museums are exhibiting art inspired by the Brothers Grimm; and Clare Cosi gives her coffee truck a "Jack and the Beanstalk” makeover for a Central Park festival.

Clare’s coffee hunter ex-husband contributes a bag of African beans with alleged magical properties. His octogenarian mother entertains customers with readings of the grinds, but Clare remains skeptical—until she receives a vision that helps her find a young model’s body in the park’s woods.

The police dismiss "sleeping beauty” as the victim of a drug overdose. Then Clare uncovers evidence that points to a roster of suspects, from a wolf of Wall Street to a New York Giant and a wicked witch of the West Side.

Now Clare is really in the woods—with a dangerous predator on her heels and an investigation that leads from a secret Prince Charming club right back to her own NYPD detective boyfriend. If she doesn’t solve this mystery, those magic beans predict an unhappy ending.

Includes wicked good recipes!

So, what book are you waiting on this week? Share it in the comments or a link to your post.
Thanks for coming by!


  1. Sounds good! Might have to pick this up when it comes out :)

    Here's my WoW

    Xoxo. Alexis @ Lexi Swoons

    1. Thanks for coming by! Your WoW is interesting. A boy who knits has got to be an interesting character.

  2. I actually read and enjoyed one of this author's books in this series...and I love anything coffeehouse related. Enjoy!

    Here's mine: “NIGHT NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT”

    1. Glad to know she is enjoyable. I love coffeehouse stuff too, especially visiting them. Your book sounds like a great suspense title. Thanks for sharing it!

  3. Sounds like a book I want to read :)

    1. Glad to hear it. What makes you want to read it? And thanks for coming by!