The fourth in the Cleo Coyle Coffeehouse Mystery series, Murder Most Frothy, finds New York coffee shop manager Clare Cosi headed for the Hamptons for the summer. Clare's new friend, millionaire David Mintzer, offers Clare an all-expenses paid summer at his Hampton's mansion to relax in the sun, in exchange for training the staff of his new restaurant.
Before long Clare is tending the coffee bar at a big party at the mansion, but the fun party has a dramatic turn of events: an employee turns up dead in David’s bathroom, and it becomes obvious that the real target was David. The two men were of similar features and build, and wearing the same colors. Unfortunately because of the Fourth of July fireworks no one heard any shots. Clare begins to investigate, while everyone waits for the police to arrive.
This short cozy mystery was a quick fun read. For me, the best part of this series is the coffee and dessert recipes This one featured one I recipe that I plan to try: Claire's Chocolate Walnut Espresso Brownies.
RATING - 4/5 - COMPLETED - 4/15/09
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