The 2009 release of Holiday Grind by Cleo Coyle was another good read. In this cozy coffeehouse mystery Clare Cosi is busy coming up with new holiday drinks and catchy names for the drinks to bring in more holiday business. After the store closes Clare, her staff and a few friends are having a taste test to decided which of their concoction will make it to the drink board. When santa, a regular coffee customer, is late for the taste test Clare sets out to see what is keeping him. Unfortunately, Clare finds the man dead, murdered. Who would want santa dead and why? The police figure it was just a mugging, but Clare doesn’t believe it and is determined to find the killer.
As in all of the coffeehouse mysteries, you are treated to recipes and coffee-making tips. This was another light fun read I recommend to you.