[Reading] ➾ On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery, Book 1) Author Cleo Coyle – Saudionline.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery, Book 1)

  1. says:

    First off, such a freaking brilliant title.Second off, I loved the concept Coffee themed murders Yes Count me in.Third off, I think I liked the title than the actual book Clare Cosi, the manager of the historic Village Blend coffeehouse, is in a bit of a complicated situation There s all the normal stuff she s working under her ex mother in law whom she adores but is sharing a duplex with her husband whom she doesn t adore due to her ex mother in law s meddling And then there s all the not so normal stuff like the attempted murder on her assistant manager The cops thinks it s an accident but she knows differently and one way or another, she will prove it.I loved the premise coffee, murder and mayhem I adore the way the characters talked about coffee Coffee makes a sad man cheerful, a languorous man active, a cold man warm, a warm man glowing. But the actual murder sleuthing left something to be desired Clare s sleuthing was just so over the top and painfully awkward She abides by the whole whole blurt out random questions and conveniently gets all the right right answers.And the mayhem mostly consisted of Clare A thinking about her pillowy chest, B conflicting thoughts about her hawt ex husband is or C day dreaming about the equally hot cop Someone throw this woman in a cold shower.So, it s not that the book was terrible per sayIt just felt like it was trying too hard The Finer Books Club 2018 Reading Challenge A book with a pun in the titleAudiobook CommentsRead by Rebecca Gibel Much like the actual textthe audio felt like it was trying too hard Every character had such exaggerated inflections a pet peeve of mine I.e the New York Coppers were just so very Nue Yahk as they drank their cawfee and tawked abou murdahhh shudders YouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat miranda.reads Happy Reading


  2. says:

    I m sorry but these books are mochas for the mind yes, I DID write that and I LOVE them for the total frothy foam brain fluff that they are OK, seriously I m done.


  3. says:

    Okay, I m sorry, but decaf drinkers annoy me It s fun in a cozy mystery sort of way to read these books dedicated to drinks, foods, or hobbies I m a latte girl myself and thought a fun coffee shop series sounded delish enough to try I can already tell by this first book that I ll be continuing with this long running series for awhile Some mysteries seem focused on themes without teaching the reader much about the subject, but that s certainly not the case here It almost was too textbookish for the first half, as the author paused from the story as the main character mentally filled in techniques, different equipment, and coffee bean jargon for the discerning learner It s clear she has passionate opinions about the right coffee techniques and how important it is to pay attention to pretty much everything when it comes to making a stellar cup of java.I liked the tips really but it was a little too much for awhile Finally that dies down some to let the story shine over the coffee, only keeping quips to show the character s personality and tendency to overdo coffee lore to anyone who dares ask her a question or make a compliment.Example writing of this The thing to remember when adding sugar is to use white granulated it disolves much faster and smoother than cubes or brown sugar Some of my customers even add a bit of frothed milk, but this version of espresso stained with a bit of milk is technically called a caffe macchiato machia being Italian for stain, spot, or speckle The main lure besides that fragrant smell of coffee described so well it makes me crave a cup myself is the small and intimate cozy scene of the well known coffee shop, staffed by quirky characters who come across as convincingly but enjoyably flawed and eccentric It came alive and flourished under the writer s technique Cleo Coyle may write matter of factly when it comes to coffee bean know how, but she puts humor convincingly in her sentences when she s whipping up comedic scenes, tension, or amateur snooping I m not sure how the character can convincingly keep running into murder victims to where it makes sense and doesn t come across as too outlandishbut for this introduction book, it fit The murder connection was realistic enough to work for most of the book they questioned whether it was a murder at all , and there s plenty of incentive for her to do some investigating.The beginning is a little dry but the middle sublime with a darker ending wrap up on the last page Recommended for cozy fans or coffee slurpers The end of the book has a generous amount of recipes, food and coffee related.


  4. says:

    Disappointed I thought from the title that this would be a clever, comedic, fun, fast paced read Instead it tried too hard, had all the cliches, unlikeable characters, wasn t well written, and it was insulting The main character s initials were the same as the author s despite that being a pen name In the book, a dance studio owner said that when one of her dancers was nude dancing, she was debasing herself to a lower crowd of people Hmmm, I think she could have said authors do that too when they use such self absorbed tactics in their writing.Clare, the main character, didn t really seem to fit her character I attribute this to lack of character development, description, and depth due to poor writing I feel like I have to defend the character, like it wasn t her fault It is just hard to bond to a character when you only catch fleeting glimpses of who they really are The storyline of Clare s ex mother in law wanting her to take over part ownership of her coffeeshop was not believeable Also, giving her a million dollar duplex in Manhatten to live in as part of the deal was far fetched as well.I also did not believe that what drove Clare to prove that her employee s accident was really a murder was because Clare had a daughter nearly the same age Clare did not come across as motherly or loving It also was not believeable that Clare and her ex husband found out all the secrets a woman under suspicion had by reading all of her documents, emails, and chats in chat rooms on her laptop in a Hotel room within 5 minutes Clare divorced her husband of 10 years in a note because he was always away from home buying coffee beans and doing who knows what But, all of a sudden, she thinks he has changed no proof offered or attempt to support this with any reasoning and lapses with him The author tried too hard to link everything in life and every lesson to making the perfect cup of joe The cat s name was Java Enough said there.This could have been a better book It would have been better to have skipped this and had a good cup of fresh brewed coffee.


  5. says:

    2 stars I preferred all the coffee jargon then everything got all murder y and I got bored But it was simple read which is what I needed at the time.Review to Come.


  6. says:

    I quit reading this after two chapters I found it completely boring and unexciting The language used very dry and the way too indepth information about brewing coffee did me in Yuck


  7. says:

    Yet another book that I wanted to like, but ultimately couldn t I love cozy mysteries, but I wouldn t consider this a cozy mystery Sure, there s a mystery buried in there somewhere But I couldn t get past the coffee info dump to get to the mystery And it truly is an info dump As Clare is being interviewed about the accident, she s off on a tangent in her head about coffee and storing coffee and preparing coffee and waxing poetic about how she ll convert some coffee drinker to really, really good coffee because she s the coffee queen No really She makes Greek coffee as good as a Greek mother would, even though she s gasp not Greek Also, in the middle of the above she tells us all about her life in suburbia, why she moved back to the coffee shop and back to New York It seems that the Prologue completely pointless would ve been better served giving us that information rather than telling us that the assistant manager really was murdered and it wasn t just an accident You know, keep some of the meagre amount of mystery offered.She also displays her amazing detecting abilities while being questioned by the homicide detective Really No Really You ve just sent your employee away in an ambulance And all you can think about is coffee and the homicide detectives children Who appear to be spoiled rotten if they grab at Daddy s coat pocket with chocolate covered fingers EVERY night when he gets home Give me a break.And finally, oddly enough the prologue Pointless.Also, the whole love triangle thing I m over it There are other, better ways to create conflict Especially when dealing with murder and mayhem.


  8. says:

    Book 1 Pretty sophomoric writing Way, way, way too much how to make coffee detail and over explaining of main character s feelings HInts at romance with detective but nothing Want to like this series and will try next in series but . Clare Cosi used to manage the historic Village Blend coffeehouseuntil she opted for quieter pastures and a suburban life But after ten years and a little friendly cajoling from the owner a fresh pot of Jamaican Blue Mountain was all it took , she s back to the grind With a sprawling rent free apartment directly above the Village Blend, her cat Java by her side, and plenty of coffeehouse redecorating ideas, Clare is thrilled to return to work Until she discovers the assistant manager unconscious in the back of the store, coffee grounds strewn everywhere Police arrive on the scene to investigate But when they find no sign of forced entry or foul play, they deem it an accident Case closed But Clare is not convinced And after the police leave, there are a few things she just can t get out of her mind Why was the trash bin in the wrong place If this wasn t an accident, is Clare in danger And are all detectives this handsome


  9. says:

    AN UNEVEN BOOK AT TIMES I LIKED IT AND FELT THE STORY WAS INTERESTING, AND AT TIMES I DISLIKED HOW SHE TALKED AT SUCH LENGTH ABOUT THE INTRICACIES OF COFFEE AND THE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF DIFFERENT TEXTURE ATMOSPHERE THINGS IN NEW YORK CITY AND SO ON A LITTLE WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE, BUT I FELT LIKE A FIFTH OF THE BOOK WAS DEVOTED TO THIS EXCESSIVE DESCRIPTION LIKE HOW VARIOUS SPECIALTY COFFEES ARE MADE WHEN SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN GETTING ON WITH THE STORY I ALSO REALLY DISLIKED HOW SHE KEEPS TALKING ABOUT HOW ATTRACTIVE HER EX HUSBAND IS AND HOW ATTRACTED SHE IS TO HIS HUNKY BODY, DESPITE THAT THEY HAVE BEEN DIVORCED FOR 10 YEARS, HE WAS A SERIAL CHEATER, AND PRETTY MUCH LET HER RAISE THEIR DAUGHTER ALONE GIVE ME A BREAK BY THE TIME YOU REACH 40 YOU AREN T SWAYED BY GOOD PECS WHEN SOMEONE DOES THAT TO YOU AND I REALLY DISLIKED THAT THE EX HUSBAND IS SO UPSET WHEN VARIOUS MEN PAY ATTENTION TO HER A LITTLE JEALOUS, MAYBE, BUT NOT THE EXCESSIVE WAY HE WAS I ALSO DIDN T LIKE THE PLOT DEVISE THAT HER EX MOTHER IN LAW WHO OWNS THE COFFEE SHOP AND HAS ASKED CLARE TO COME BACK TO MANAGE IT AGAIN , SNEAKILY GETS HER SON AND CLARE BACK IN THE SAME CIRCLE BY PROMISING BOTH OF THEM USE OF THE APARTMENT ABOVE THE COFFEE SHOP YES, IT S HIGHLY POSSIBLE THAT COULD HAPPEN, BUT I STILL DON T LIKE THAT STORY LINE THE MURDER MYSTERY ITSELF WAS INTERESTING AND HAD GOOD TWISTS, BUT OVERALL I WOULDN T RECOMMEND IT.


  10. says:

    I really enjoyed this one by a new 2 me author It was well written, fast paced, and held my attention through out It conveyed the ambiance of a Greenwich Village coffee house And I learned a few things about coffee There is the obligatory love interest triangle, but it wasn t over the top and even that had a nice twist I ll definitely continue the series.P.S It also satisfied several challenges, namely CaroB s frustrating double decker since the author s first and last name starts with C a challenge which has to be read in alphabetical order


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