Holiday Grind by Cleo Coyle
Narrator: Rebecca Gibel
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
Date Read: November 2012
When Village Blend manager Clare Cosi finds a red-suited body in the snow, she adds solving Santa's slaying to her coffeehouse menu, only to discover the jolly old soul had a list that he was checking twice-and the folks on it were not very nice.
Series: Coffeehouse Mystery #8
Also by this author that I have reviewed: Holiday Buzz, Espresso Shot br> br>
Also in this series books I have reviewed: Holiday Buzz
Listened for Fun! (Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 3.75
Character Rating: 4.25
Audio Rating: 4.50 (Not part of the overall rating)
Part of my 25 Books for the Holiday for 2012
How Holiday Grind put me in the holiday spirit: This was a great little Christmas who-done-it and the Holiday setting was perfect. It was one of those stories the was enhanced by the Holiday spirit.
What I thought of Holiday Grind’s Story/Characters: Characters are what make this story shine. I haven’t read a Coffehouse Mystery book before but I will be reading them all now. I really loved all of the characters: Clare’s family, coworkers, and friends. I was rooting for them all the way. I kinda love how they all got involved. I did think Clare was a little pushy at times (I would have told her to take a long walk off a short pier) but I loved her gumption and stubbornness. Overall this is making my cozy mysteries to read shelf (I will catch up)!
Audio Thoughts: Rebecca Gibel did an excellent job with narration, pacing, and characterization. This is going on my series to listen to on audio 🙂
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