Shot in the Dark

Shot in the Dark

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A smartphone dating game turns the Village Blend into a hookup hotspot--until a gunshot turns the landmark coffeehouse into a crime scene. As Village Blend manager Clare Cosi fixes a date for her wedding, her ex-husband is making dates through smartphone swipes. Clare has mixed feelings about these match-ups happening in her coffeehouse. Even her octogenarian employer is selecting suitors by screenshot! But business is booming, and Clare works hard to keep the espresso shots flowing. Then one night, another kind of shot leaves a dead body for her to find. The corpse is an entrepreneur who used dating apps with reckless abandon--breaking hearts along the way. The NYPD quickly arrests one of the heartbreaker's recent conquests. But the suspect's sister tearfully swears her sibling was framed. Clare not only finds reason to believe it, she fears the real killer will strike again. Now Clare is "swiping" through suspects in her own shop--with the help of her globetrotting ex-husband, a man who's spent his life hunting for coffee and women. Together they're determined to find justice before another shot rings out.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780451488848
Characteristics: viii, 338 pages ; 24 cm


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BPLAdultLibrarians Aug 19, 2016

Clare Cosi appreciates the boost in business that an online dating app brings to the coffee house she manages. But more is brewing than coffee and love. She does not appreciate the shot that results in a dead body. Book #17. Book #1 is titled "On What Grounds".

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May 07, 2018

Absolutely excellent! This is the 17th book in Cleo Coyle's "Coffeehouse Mystery" series. Unlike many cozy mystery series, that lack something as time goes on, this one is intelligently researched and smartly written. It was an absolute pleasure to read!


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