Dead to the Last Drop

Dead to the Last Drop

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"After the White House asks coffeehouse manager and master roaster Clare Cosi to consult on the coffee service for a Rose Garden Wedding, she discovers a historic pot was used as a CIA odead dropo decades before. Now long-simmering secrets boil over, scalding Clare and the people around her . . . Clare's visit to the nation's capital is off to a graceful start. Her octogenarian employer lands her a housesitting job in a charming Georgetown mansion, and she's invited to work with a respected curator on the Smithsonian's culinary salute to coffee in America. Unfortunately, Clare's new Village Blend DC is struggling to earn a profit, until its second floor Jazz Space attracts a high-profile fan-the college-age daughter of the U.S. President. Clare's stock rises as the First Lady befriends her, but she soon learns a stark lesson- Washington can be murder. First a stylish State Department employee suspiciously collapses in her coffeehouse. Then the President's daughter goes missing. Is she a runaway bride or is something more sinister in play? After another deadly twist, Clare is on the run with her NYPD detective boyfriend. Branded an enemy of the state, she must piece together clues and uncover the truth before her life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness come to a bitter end. Includes great American recipes!"
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2016.
ISBN: 9780425276105
Branch Call Number: PB Coyle
Characteristics: viii, 464 pages ; 18 cm.


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Jan 27, 2016

Not my favourite addition to the series. I enjoy this cozy mystery author, but all the elements I enjoyed were not present in this installment. There was very little Madame or Matt and I didn't like the new location. Overall, I will rate this book a snore.

Jan 05, 2016

I absolutely LOVED it. This was by far my favorite volume of the series. The extremely engaging writing style was a bit different that the others. When I began the book, I was heading to bed, far too late than I should have been, so as each chapter was only 2-4 pages, I "thought" I'd be able to just get it started with a chapter or 2 and then head to bed. However, after reading a chapter I was so absorbed that I'd tell my self, "just 3 more pages". Consequently, I "3 more paged" myself until 4:30am when I finally had to force myself to close the book and go to sleep! All that being said, if you are totally turned off by politics and the way governmental agencies work, you may not appreciate this issue (I'm a political nerd so I especially loved it). In summary, the writing style was superb; however, the subject of the storyline if definitely a love it or hate it one.

Dec 24, 2015

Not a good addition to this series. I didn't even finish it because it's boring and what I did read didn't have much to do with coffee. Maybe it's time for a different series. Oh wait. ...

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