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Subject: Coffeehouse series by Cleo Coyle
Date Posted: 7/14/2007 5:24 PM ET
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These are very good,if you like coffee.

ON WHAT GROUNDS

THROUHG THE GRINDER

LATTE TROUBLE

MURDER MOST FROTHY

DECAFFEINATED CORPS

I love these, AmyC........................

 

Date Posted: 7/14/2007 5:44 PM ET
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I have wanted to try this series, but just haven't got to it yet.  Fairly clean writing are they?  From your comments on the Tea Shop series on my topic I take it they are.  The knitting series by Maggie Sefton is very good too!

Date Posted: 7/14/2007 9:44 PM ET
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Joy they are much more dark than the Tea SHop series. She has whole chapters where you see things through the killer's eyes... not too pleasant to read, BUT the first 2 were good, couldnt get past chapter 2 on the third and have since given 3&4 away, cause I just couldn't get into them :)

Date Posted: 7/15/2007 8:41 AM ET
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I agree with Sam. The Coffee House series isn't a light cozy read, regardless that many people consider them a cozy. They are darker and more intense than the Tea series. I didn't care for them at all but many people think they're great.

Date Posted: 7/15/2007 10:46 AM ET
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I love this series!! I have only read the first 2 so far and am on wish list for the others!

Date Posted: 7/15/2007 11:00 AM ET
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okey dokey..I already have 1 or 2 of these ordered so guess if they're too dark they're gonna get posted!  I like 'light' but sometimes can handle darker I guess..just have to see!

Date Posted: 7/15/2007 7:40 PM ET
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Thanks alot for the heads up! 

Date Posted: 7/17/2007 1:42 PM ET
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Jst an FYI - I believe Ms. Coyle also writes the Haunted Bookshop series under the name of Alice Kimberly - young widow returns to her Rhode Island hometown, opens a bookshop where she's the only one who can hear the resident ghost of a New York City P. I. who was murdered there in the 1940's.

Date Posted: 7/25/2007 9:42 AM ET
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Vintage joy,

I dont think they are dark at all...........I enjoyed them alot. I have yet to read the teahouse series,but will soon........AmyC

Date Posted: 7/30/2007 12:34 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/30/2007 10:59 PM ET
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I've enjoyed this series.  I am not into really dark mysteries, but this series struck a good balance for me.



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Date Posted: 7/31/2007 2:49 AM ET
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whew that's good Kristen! I don't like really scary stuff either but a nice balance would be nice for some variety! I have the first in the series but haven't started it yetsine i have like a million books in my tbr pile...sigh...

Date Posted: 8/5/2007 12:41 PM ET
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I haven't been able to get into most cozy series, but I do enjoy this one.  (Funny that I wasn't crazy over her Haunted Bookshop ones either!)  I do have a slightly damaged copy of Murder Most Frothy as part of my deals here (link following).  I know it has a pretty good WL going. 

http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/view_topic.php?t=63793