Book Reviews of Through the Grinder (Coffeehouse, Bk 2)

Through the Grinder (Coffeehouse, Bk 2)
Through the Grinder - Coffeehouse, Bk 2
Author: Cleo Coyle
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425197141
ISBN-10: 042519714X
Publication Date: 10/5/2004
Pages: 270
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 374 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Through the Grinder (Coffeehouse, Bk 2) on + 30 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
I enjoyed this one even more than the first in the series! All the red herrings keep you guessing until the very end. I must have changed my mind about who did it 4 or 5 times! I liked the new love interest and the discussion of online and speed dating. As with the first one though, there was a bit too much about coffee. Every character seemed to have their own personal favorite bean and talk about it! Still, I did like this one so much that I started Latte Trouble, the 3rd in the series immediately after finishing this one!
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Helpful Score: 8
I wish I had read the first one first -- but this is such a delightful series, and I'm so glad I discovered it. It does have an unexpected twist in it that made me sad. My only quibble is that people just do NOT talk about coffee quite THIS much in everyday conversation. Maybe in her coffeehouse, yes. But a suspect (who happened to have killed his wife and her lover when he was younger; not a spoiler) rave about the quality of certain beans for no good reason (the conversation was in his artist's studio) was just annoying (and, I admit, made me laugh when I don't think I was supposed to). Loved the recipes, though!
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Helpful Score: 7
2nd in a series of very well written mysteries.
Ms. Coyle writes books that don't treat us like we are on a 6th grade level. She throws in some very interesting details on the history of the different items she uses as backdrops in her stories yet she keeps it light enough to still be the"cozy" books that so many of us love so well.
This one has enough twists,turns,and red herrings to keep the book interesting right up untill the end...which by the way is totally unexpected.
I have the next two in the series and I will be posting them soon.
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Helpful Score: 4
2nd book in the Coffeehouse Series. Clare has a new man in her life but the women in his life keep turning up dead. Includes yummy recipes including marinating steak in coffee.
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Helpful Score: 4
Fun murder mystery series with a coffee theme. Perfect book when you want something that grabs your attention. It even has coffee recipes and techniques.
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Helpful Score: 3
Great read. Very fast. Will keep you guessing to the end.
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Helpful Score: 3
I really enjoy this series; great chemistry with Clare, her ex and Detective Quinn; wish there was a bit less "coffee talk," as I think it distracts from (or at least doesn't add to) the mystery. Keep the coffee in the coffeehouse!
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Helpful Score: 3
Really enjoy this 2nd book in the series. A bit more sexual tension then the 1st. Love it :-)
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Helpful Score: 3
This was the first one I read in the series, and I didn't like it. I was expecting a cozy, and this came off much harder, and less lighthearted.
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Helpful Score: 3
I actually liked this one better than the first. Except for her over use of "as" and "like". The female customers of the Village Blend are being murdered and Clare and Matteo set out to find the killer even though Quinn is convinced that it is the new boyfriend - the very desirable Bruce Bowman.
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Helpful Score: 1
Fun read! Great coffee tips and excellent recipes!
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Helpful Score: 1
Although I found this particular book a little darker than your usual cozy mystery, it was a great book, and, like another reviewer, I enjoyed the addition of a second love interest.

I did guess the killer before the end, but not the additional twist to the plot.

Well-written (even for those of us who are not coffee drinkers) !
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Helpful Score: 1
Really enjoying this series. Love the chemistry between the main character and the detective. Fast and easy read.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this book - more than I thought I would. I read the first book and it kept me guessing until the end and so did this one. A good, fun (if you can call a murder mystery fun) read.
I will read more of this series and I even learned something about coffee!
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Helpful Score: 1
2nd in the series and a really good mystery!
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Helpful Score: 1
a good read, with lots of fun coffee facts.
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Helpful Score: 1
2nd in series. Wonderful fast pace mystery with loveable characters. This is a great book to read while enjoying a cup of coffee.
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Helpful Score: 1
A lot of coffee information overwhelms this cozy, but I still did not guess the killer till close to the end.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another coffeehouse mystery with an engaging plot and some bonus coffee recipes at the end. Nice integration of familiar characters with current events.
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I enjoyed this book and the main character. It kept me guessing to the end, although I was suspicious of several of the characters. The romance is nicely done and I'll admit I cried quite a bit towards the end. As a coffee lover myself, I also enjoyed all the coffee lore sprinkled throughout.
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This book was EXCELLENT! You do not have to drink coffee to enjoy this mystery set in a coffee shop, The Village Blend, in the city Manhattan. Could not but it down.....
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Great second book in the series. Enjoyed it very much.
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this book was a great continuation from the first. I really enjoyed reading it and the recipes in the back are wonderful!
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Trough The Grinder was a great read. Very suspenseful! Clear imagery, great characters! Would recommend to any one who loves a good mystery!
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I liked this one, once it got going I had a hard time putting it down.
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This is a quick read - a cozy mystery - and well worth sitting down with your favorite cup of coffee, while you dscover the latest happenings in the Village Blend.

Second in the Coffee House Mysteries - Clare is back trying once again to solve another mysterious death - or should I say 3 deaths? Matteo - her ex-husband is her accomplice. Detective Quinn enters the picture as does Clares daughter Joy. The immergence of Bruce Bowman - the new man in Clares life - brings many many question with him.
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Really a good cozy mystery series. It's very enjoyable to read and keeps you coming back for more.
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Great story! Perfect balance of murder and romance...and coffee.
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Another great coffee house mystery!
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In this book Clare realizes that some recent suicides are somehow linked to the Village Blend. She decides to investigate and thinks it has something to do with a single group that meets there. With her daughter, Joy, deciding to join the singles group, Clare does as well, in order to screen men that might want to date Joy. And to follow up on the leads. In doing so she meets a man for herself.

Oh, and I cannot wait to try some of the coffee recipes which are included. This one has coffee marinated steak which I am definitely trying - soon!
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I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Admittedly, it had been a while since I had read the first one and had forgotten a lot about the characters, it didn't take me long to remember them when I started reading this one. And while I love coffee, I don't exactly love hearing about it in every conversation, so that's a bit over the top for me. That is the only negative thing I can say about the book. Overall, I loved the book and am getting ready to start the next one in the series!
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Love the Series. Can't wait to read the next one.
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This is second in the coffeehouse series. It takes place in NYC and is a fairly good read.
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Book #2 in series. Clare Cosi has coffee in her veins. That's why she jumped at the chance to return to NYC as manager of the historic Village Blend coffeehouse. And her new life is a pretty flavorful blend too-with her daughter close at hand, and her ex-husband even closer, and a double-tall drink of water named Det. Quinn needing help with the occasional cup a crime.
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# 2 in the Coffeehouse mystery series by Cleo Coyle
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When the new man in Clare's life becomes the prime suspect in a serious of murders, it is up to Clare to rist her heart..and her life...to find the real killer.
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good interesting series
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Another really good book by Cleo Coyle! I really enjoyed it and had a hard time putting it down.
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Fun 2nd entry into this coffeehouse series. Clare has a new man to date (much to her ex-husband Matt's and Detective Mike Quinn's dismay) but there is one problem, he is a suspect in 3 murders. Drama ensues.
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There's trouble brewing at the Village Blend. Business is booming - but Claire's customers are starting to die. 3 stars.
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This book is darker than the traditional cozy mystery. The writing has improved from the first book and the character depictions have developed further. I doubt I'll read any more of the series though. They have a harshness to them that I just don't care for.
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I like the book and the characters. They are fast reads so good for when you just want to read and enjoy.
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Fun series to read.
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2nd book in the coffeehouse mysteries series.Enjoyed this book even more than the 1st!Includes coffee making tips & recipes.
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Very good read, made me want to try new coffee varirties!
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Good read!
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Number two in this series I think. I love the characters....
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I enjoyed this book, quick fix. Easy read.
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very cute read!
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Another great story by Cleo Coyle!
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A cozy mystery brewed to perfection. Cleo Coyle gives the cozy genre a wonderful burst of energy with the coffeehouse mystery series featuring Clare Cosi, manager of the Blend. Intriguing characters mixed with a cleverly crafted mystery gives the mystery reader a new heroine and series to read. Looking forward to additional installments in this series.
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New series about the owner of a New York City coffee bar.
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Suspense in the coffehouse
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Clare Cosi is again serving up her coffee along with her investigative know-how. Good, entertaining, quick read.
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In this book, Joy has broken up with her boyfriend and is talking about using an on-line dating service, and Clare agrees to try it out also. Mike Quinn is now a regular at the Blend and
learns that one of the Blends customers has committed suicide. Quinn doesn't believe it is suicide but can't go against his superior. When another Blend regular jumps from a roof it's too much for coincidence. Meanwhile, at the Cappuccino Connection run in the upper level of the Blend, Clare thinks she's found Mr. Right, Bruce Bowman. The murders appear to be related to the on-line dating service and now Joy may be in danger too.
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This has been one of my favorite series!!!
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Cute but easy to guess who did it.