Wednesday, November 4, 2009

"Waiting On" Wednesdays (and the Cast has cometh off!)

Waiting on Wednesday is an event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It highlights the titles we are eagerly anticipating.

I am "waiting" on: The newest installment of Cleo Coyle's Coffeehouse mysteries. Coffee and murder, anyone? I'm still in such a cozy holiday mood that these are the kinds of books I am excited about. Okay, I guess I've read a bit more "cozy" then I remember.

(description from publisher website)

Holiday Grind by Cleo Coyle

There's nothing cozier than a winter evening in Greenwich Village. Streetlights shimmer through icy flakes, caf├ęs glow with welcoming warmth, and a layer of snow dusts historic townhouses like powdered sugar on holiday confections. Murder has no place in such a pretty picture, until now...

Coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi has grown very fond of Alfred Glockner, the part-time comic and genuinely jolly charity Santa who's been using her Village Blend as a place to warm his mittens. When she finds him brutally gunned down in a nearby alley, a few subtle clues convince her that Alfred's death was something more than the tragic result of a random mugging—the conclusion of the police. With Clare's boyfriend, NYPD Detective Mike Quinn, distracted by a cold case of his own, and ex-husband Matt investigating this year's holiday lingerie catalogs (an annual event), Clare charges ahead solo to solve her beloved Santa's slaying. Then someone tries to ice Clare, and she really gets steamed. But she'd better watch out, because

if she fails to stop this stone cold killer, she may just get the biggest chill of her life.

This very special holiday entry in Cleo Coyle's nationally bestselling mystery series includes a bonus section of delicious holiday recipes as well as a glossary of coffeehouse terms, instructions on making espressos and lattes without an expensive machine, and tips for creating tasty coffeehouse syrups at home.

This book comes out the end of November!

The best part of this week is that my baby's cast came off!!! Yeah!! He is a rolling machine. He can't walk yet though he tries to pull himself up and stand. But he is crawling and rolling and laughing and playing with his toes and belly (which he hasn't seen in over a month). He is so happy to sit by himself and play (pictured above) though he is still addicted to morning television. Grrr...atleast it's Sesame Street. :)

Happy Reading!

* red headed book child


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I plan on reading this one as well. Here is my pick:

Jessica said...

Holiday Grind sounds good. I haven't heard of this series before now but my interest is piqued.

Handsome fella you have there! He looks enthralled. :D

I'm glad his cast came off and he's enjoying his toes! hehe

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Glad his cast is off! And trust me, you can't keep a redhead down or still for long. (We are just too stubborn!)

Jenny said...

He's soo adorable!!!

And I really need to get back into this series. I've only read the first one!!

Lisa said...

Yea! The cast is off! I'm sure life is much easier for both of you and it will help you get over the guilt not seeing him in it.

Ryan said...

I was looking at this book at the store tonight and I couldn't decided between this and a Jessica Fletcher holiday mystery that had two books in it. In the end I didn't get either though I will by next month.

Christine said...

Holiday Grind sounds very interesting and I love the play on words with the title. I haven't heard of this series before, but I'm digging the whole coffeehouse slant.

Your son is super adorable as usual and a huge HOORAY on getting his cast off!