By Cleo Coyle
There is not anything cozier than a wintry weather night in Greenwich Village. Streetlights shimmer via icy flakes, cafés glow with welcoming heat, and a layer of snow dusts historical townhouses like powdered sugar on vacation confections. homicide has no position in this sort of beautiful photo, till now... Coffeehouse supervisor Clare Cosi has grown very keen on Alfred Glockner, the part-time comedian and certainly jolly charity Santa who is been utilizing her Village mixture as a spot to hot his mittens. while she reveals him brutally gunned down in a close-by alley, a number of sophisticated clues persuade her that Alfred's demise used to be whatever greater than the tragic results of a random mugging--the end of the police. With Clare's boyfriend, NYPD Detective Mike Quinn, distracted by way of a chilly case of his personal, and ex-husband Matt investigating this year's vacation undies catalogs (an annual event), Clare fees forward solo to unravel her loved Santa's slaying. Then an individual attempts to ice Clare, and she or he quite will get steamed. yet she'd larger be careful, simply because if she fails to prevent this stone chilly killer, she could get the most important kick back of her existence. This very targeted vacation access in Cleo Coyle's nationally bestselling secret sequence contains a bonus portion of scrumptious vacation recipes in addition to a word list of coffeehouse phrases, directions on making espressos and lattes with out a pricey computer, and counsel for developing tasty coffeehouse syrups at domestic.
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Tucker asked. ” THREE UNFORTUNATELY, Santa was late. Earlier in the day, I’d invited St. Nick to drop by our Fa-la-la-la Latte tasting, but he hadn’t shown. “I can’t believe Santa would stiff you,” Esther said. ” Santa’s daughter happened to be my ex-barista, Vicki Glockner. ” Matt said. ” I nodded. Everyone in the neighborhood knew—and loved—Alfred Glockner. Even without his long white beard and Traveling Santa suit, Alf was a huggable guy. On the slightly paunchy side, he wore his graying hair in a retro sixties ponytail and his salt-and-pepper mustache in a slightly walruslike David Crosby-esque style.
No part of this book may be reproduced, scanned, or distributed in any printed or electronic form without permission. Please do not participate in or encourage piracy of copyrighted materials in violation of the author’s rights. Purchase only authorized editions. BERKLEY® PRIME CRIME and the PRIME CRIME logo are trademarks of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Coyle, Cleo. Holiday grind / Cleo Coyle. p. cm. eISBN : 978-1-101-15114-3 1. Cosi, Clare (Fictitious character)—Fiction.
Unfortunately, at the moment, it wasn’t Mike Quinn doing the looking. “Nice sweater,” Matt said with an arched eyebrow, and before I could stop him he reached out to brush the melting snow crystals from my hair. ” “The sweater’s new,” I informed him while carefully stepping beyond his reach. Married or not, Matteo Allegro liked women. And because I was one, there was no getting around his occasional flirtations. I could get around his touches, however, and I’d found that a subtle dodge worked a whole lot better than a snippy lecture—it proved a lot less embarrassing in public, too.