Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Brew to a Kill

Title: A Brew to a Kill

Author: Cleo Coyle aka Alice Alfonsi w/ husband Marc Cerasini aka Alice Kimberly; Read by Rebecca Gibel

Publisher: Sound Library

Series: Coffeehouse Mystery, Bk 11

ISBN: 9780792780205

Length: 9 discs; 10 hrs 28 mins

Obtained: Library copy

Official trailer:
 AudioGo A Brew to a Kill sample:


 I requested the local library purchase this after seeing it reviewed on Reviews By Martha's Bookshelf. That is, I already had the print copy on hold, and I requested the audio version. I have to say, I did not care for it in audio. I adjusted eventually, but I'm going to proceed with the story in print. I can't help but wonder if the problem might have been listening to it after reading the 10 previous books. I had already established voices, etc. in my own imagination, and now everything was topsy-turvy.

Regarding the story itself, it was interesting. I didn't guess the murderer until close to the end - only once I understood the motivate and connections. I really appreciated some of the new characters, especially Max Buckman. Of course, I've been following Clare's relationship with Quinn throughout the series.

Something that I found intriguing in a peripheral way was the fundraising aspect. Both the ideas Clare and gang were hoping to build and how they went about trying to get the support to follow through.

The next book in the series, Holiday Buzz, is one I would have read before the holidays if I hadn't been waiting for the audio on this one. I don't know when I'll get to it, but preferably before next Christmas season.


  1. I remember Martha's Bookshelf! I've said this before and I'll say it again, I wish there was a way for me to connect with everyone that isn't addictive or a major drain on my time. (GoodReads, Twitter, Facebook...) I miss the connection with others.

    1. I don't know of a way. I'm working full-time as a librarian now (FINALLY), and I have so much less time available to read and blog and connect. I keep telling myself, "welcome to the real world." But please keep stopping by!

    2. No worries! I will and don't stop the Monday meme. I love that post. :)

    3. I try to keep doing the Monday post, but sometimes I'm bad. I miss it whenever that happens though.

    4. I understand that you can't do it every week. Life is too busy, but I was hoping you wouldn't walk away completely. Glad you aren't! :)


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