Showing posts with label chicken mole. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chicken mole. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Former Mystery Bookstore Owner Reviews Murder by Mocha and Its Guinness Mole Mashup

"While I am sure many people will file this as a
cozy, in fact, Cleo writes in a fast paced manor, plenty of action, plenty of suspense and drama and just enough whimsy to lighten the mood. Think early Lawrence Block has coffee
with Donald Westlake and the best of both pops out."

~ Dave Scott,
mystery bookstore owner
turned fervent foodie blogger,
on Murder by Mocha

Many of you already know Dave. He has a passion for cooking, food, and foodie blogging, and he often comments on our posts. But did you know he once owned a mystery bookstore? 

This is just one reason why we are always delighted when Dave takes the time to review our culinary mysteries. Sometimes, if we're lucky, Dave will even whip up a recipe or two from our published books. 

That's what he did yesterday with my new Coffeehouse Mystery MURDER BY MOCHA. That's why I'm interrupting my regularly scheduled post to entice you over to Dave's online Kitchen and check out his fun, funny, and frank review, which includes a review of the book's...



Dave cooks up an adaptation of my original recipe, which blends Mexican, Italian, and Irish flavors. "What?" I hear you gasping. "You cooked a mole mashup?!" Indeed, I did...

My series has always carried the theme of blending, including blending cultures, families, and flavors. The fictional approach itself is a hybrid, and the coffeehouse is named Village Blend.  If you've read Murder by Mocha, you also know that "blending in" is even a key to the murder mystery plot.    

Comment on Dave's Post
to Win the Book!

Heads up - Dave is also giving away a copy of my (now official) bestselling hardcover. Read his post to learn the "magic words" you need to say in the comment, and you are entered for his drawing later this week. 

Click here to jump there, 
get the recipe, read the review,
and maybe win a book.  

Have a great time
with Dave!

A few more links "To Go"...

$25.00 Online Bookstore 
Gift Card Contest!

YES! This is a sweet contest for readers. Jump to Fresh's Murder by Mocha contest by CLICKING HERE. Prize package includes $25.00 gift card to your favorite online bookstore. (Entering is free and easy.)

If you missed my Chocolate-Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies post, this past Sunday, you can get the recipe by clicking here. (I've replied to comments by now and thank you for your patience with me on that!)

The post also tells you about my new audio books, now in production by AudioGo (BBC America Audiobooks) for release to iTunes,, and other outlets. I'll post more about this again soon.

Finally, if you own Murder by Mocha (or are considering picking it up), I put together a free guide for you on the book's 18 featured recipes, including the No-bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites that you see pictured below. 

If you print this PDF document by clicking here, you can then tuck it into your copy of my book and, voila, you have an illustrated recipe section to help you see what the finished recipes should look like...

Click here to download my illustrated
guide to Murder by Mocha's recipe section. 
This doc is a PDF with several color photos, it may take a moment to load.
Please be patient.

One last thing... 

(I know, I said "finally" already, but this really is the last one.) For our mystery lovers, you have got to see these Nancy Drew earrings. They were designed by a frequent follower of this blog...

Pattie Tierney, 
these are fantastic!

To read Pattie's profile and learn how you can get these for your own little lobes, click this link:

OK. Now I'm done.

Eat (and read) 
with joy!

~ Cleo Coyle, author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries

To get more of my recipes,
sign up to win free coffee or
learn more about my two national
bestselling mystery series,
visit my online coffeehouse at...