Who doesn’t need a cozy mystery to escape our second winter conjoined with Covid-19? Honey Roasted by Cleo Coyle is a mystery dipped in honey, and as always, surrounded by coffee culture.
Village Blend coffeehouse shares the spotlight in #19 of this series with Bea Hastings’ rooftop greenhouse – complete with lavender and genetically engineered honeybees.
Always a character driven mystery (my favourite), Claire finds herself in the middle of another case after honeybees invade the Village Blend. Tracking down the owner, we buzz into Bea Hasting’s world of lavender honey. Claire picks up a case that connects to an NYPD investigation complete with murders, cowboys, and fraudulent foodies.
Amongst the cast of characters is New York City itself, featuring The Hole and The Vessel. These mysteries often showcase a homegrown tour of the city, as Claire and her cast hunt down potential leads in the case of the attack of Bea Hasting and her bees.
If you enjoy character-driven cozy mysteries with a slice of New York City, served with foodie-inspired recipes, this is a great book (or series) to settle into with a great cup of coffee at your side.