Friday, May 23, 2014

Another Delicious Mystery Latte Trouble by Cleo Coyle 5 Stars

Latte Trouble (Coffeehouse Mystery, #3)

Latte Trouble A CoffeeHouse Mystery by Cleo Coyle

Cleo Coyle has served up another delicious mystery with this book. Clare's Coffeehouse the Village Blend is chosen for a party during Fashion Week and she is excited to do it until one of the people at the party is murdered and her barista is arrested for the murder. Clare has to find out who murdered her party goer and help Tucker get out of jail. Clare dons her detective hat so to speak to find the culprit and clear Tucker while saving her coffeehouse's reputation too.

I love this book and series. Clare is a strong, tough and independent woman who can also be loving , kind and caring. She protects her family and her coffeehouse family even when it means she has to put herself in danger to snoop and find answers to the murder.  This book has some twists that keep you guessing. The suspects are many and the ending is a surprise. Cleo Coyle really shows you just how cut throat the fashion industry can be and I loved how she intertwines the fashion week into the mystery by making it  an integral part of the plot.  Cleo Coyle always has a surprise or two in her mysteries that make them unpredictable. Latte Trouble will keep you guessing and will surprise you when you find out who is the murderer and why.  Just like my coffee I can never get enough of the Coffeehouse Mysteries and Latte Trouble is no exception.

If you like a good mystery that has a surprise ending then don't miss Latte Trouble by Cleo Coyle.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Childrens Book Week May 12-18 Suggested Reads for Kids

This week is Children's Book Week and I thought I would give you just a few suggestions of mystery adventure books your kids might like. I will start with the young ones with and a good series for younger children one that they can change the adventure as they read it is a Choose Your Own Path book Quest For The Lost Treasure by Gerry Gaston. Another series of books for just a little older child is the Choose Your Own Adventure books like this set which is Mystery of the Maya/House of Danger/Race Forever/Escape (Choose Your Own Adventure 5-8) by R A Montgomery.  Another mystery series for 1- 3rd grade is the Jeffery Bones Mystery series by David A Adler.  A great series for 3rd grade to 6th is the Encyclopedia Brown mystery series by Donald J Sobol. There is always the good old stand by mysteries of Nancy Drew and  The Hardy Boys for older children as well as a fairly new series the Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson. My grandkids always liked The Magic Tree House Series and this is another great series for grade school to beginning middle school children.  A new to me mystery series for kids  is a series for 6-9 year olds called Ball Park Mysteries by David A Kelly this is unique because each mystery is set in a different ball park something that a baseball fan would love to read and others too. Last is the mystery books for kids by well known adult mystery writer John Grisham and it is the Theodore Boone Series which sounds like a great series for  8-12 year old kids.
I hope this gives you some ideas for the children in your life. It is so important to read to and get kids reading. There is an adventure waiting for them in books.

Bones and the Big Yellow Mystery