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A shocking hit-and-run in front of her Village Blend coffeehouse spurs Clare Cosi into action. A divorced single mom, Clare is also a dedicated sleuth, and she's determined to track down this ruthless driver who ran down an innocent friend and customer.

In the meantime, her ex-husband, Matt, the shop's globetrotting coffee buyer, sources some amazing new beans from Brazil. But he soon discovers that he's importing more than coffee, and Clare may have been the real target of that deadly driver. Can ex-husband and wife work together to solve this mystery - or will their newest brew lead to murder?

©2012 Cleo Coyle (P)2012 AudioGO

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  • Byron
  • 03-04-14

Best cozy series ever!!

Truly the best cozy series around! I especially love the audio versions of these books as the narrator adds so much to an already terrific story. In this book, 40 something NY Village Blend Coffee shop manager, Clare Cozy has invested in a the newest big fad --a food truck. Fortunately, or maybe not, Matt, her ex and co-manager of the Village Blend, has just returned from Brazil where he purchased a new exotic, and very expensive, coffee bean. While they are discussing each other's new enterprises with a friend of theirs, a van runs down and seriously injures the friend. But who was the real intended victim?

Food truck competition, artistic expression, imported contraband, Chinatown, and the continuing love lives of the characters of the Village Blend continue to regale my mind with mystery, foodie fun, interesting facts, and a terrific story. I love the idea of destiny that happens in this book too. Two more books before I catch up with the authors. Please write faster!!

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  • Lori
  • 19-10-13

Better than Expected

This book had just enough dialog and suspense to keep you turning the pages. The narrator does such a great job creating different voices for the characters that I often forgot that I was listening to a single narrator. I thought this was a good book with great narration!

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  • DS
  • 02-05-15

So Good You Can Almost Smell the Coffee

If you could sum up A Brew to a Kill in three words, what would they be?

Storyline, characters, coffee.What's not to love?

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The plots for all of the coffee house books are fun to follow. These plots are not complicated, but are not totally obvious. There are enough twists and secondary plot lines to keep you completed interested.

Have you listened to any of Rebecca Gibel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I love her narration. I have only listened to her in this series, but would definitely check her out with other authors. The narrator can make or break a story. She does great voices without being overdone. She does both male & female, young & old extremely well.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes. When the motive for the blackmail committed by one of the murder victims was made known.

Any additional comments?

I do not care for foul language or graphic sex scenes or gratuitous violence. I know this does not bother a lot of people, but it does bother me. I enjoy this series because it is entertaining, has plenty of action, love stories as well as mysteries, but it is clean.

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  • fxtrtr
  • 27-06-14

Another great audio from Cleo Coyle!

I enjoy all the books in this series and the narrator is great! The books have the recipes for all the delicious treats mentioned in the book. You can't go wrong with these audios.

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  • Sassenach Mary P Kennedy
  • 15-11-13

Great Story

What made the experience of listening to A Brew to a Kill the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed the book very much. I'm a big fan of this series.

What did you like best about this story?

The different plots that were incorporated.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

It pretty much did. However, I found several differences between the book and the audio. There were words missing and there were some words that were changed. The same thing with sentences there were some both completely missing or changed.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Without giving it away I was touched by the end of the book.

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  • Bonnie L. Smith
  • 10-03-19

Enjoying all books

I look forward to each and every book ! Keeps my interest. Would definitely recommend to all.

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  • CBSpi
  • 25-02-18

Love the Series

I have listened to more than half of the series by now, and every single book is filled with great sub-stories and I often finish them within a day or two.

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  • jmcherry
  • 05-05-17

Another great book in the series

I love these books, great commuting listen. Funny, gentle, characters I enjoy, nothing too deep, or complex to distract me from my driving. I usually find myself laughing out loud at least once, or shouting, "No! Don't do that, Claire!"

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  • Tammy M.
  • 07-11-16

I've read eleven of Cleo Coyles Coffeehouse Mysteries, and have never been disappointed!

Cleo Coyle is one of my favorite writers! Her cast of characters in this series are fantastic. Rebecca Gribel is the absolute best narrator I've ever heard! The way she gives each character a unique voice to match their personality makes the it all come alive. And while I'm at it, kudos to the Coffeehouse Mysteries website!

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  • Darla-Mae
  • 23-04-15

Awesome!!

This was an awesome story, best one yet! I was on the edge the entire time! A must read!!! Thanks.

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