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Cleo Coyle
is the New York Times bestselling pseudonym for author Alice Alfonsi, writing popular fiction in collaboration with her husband, Marc Cerasini. 

With more than 1 million books sold, their 20 Coffeehouse Mystery novels, along with their 9 Haunted Bookshop Mysteries (originally written under the name Alice Kimberly), are bestselling works of amateur sleuth fiction published by Penguin Random House. Cleo's books have earned starred reviews from Library Journal and Kirkus, "Best of Year" selection honors from reviewers, and have been recommended by Booklist as among the best culinary mysteries for core library mystery collections.

BREAKING NEWS: Cleo's 20th Coffeehouse Mystery adventure, Bulletproof Barista was just released by her longtime publisher this November (2023), which also marks the 20th anniversary of Cleo's Coffeehouse Mystery series. Now a national bestseller! 

3 Best of Year Lists!

* Newly available in paperback, Cleo's previous Coffeehouse Mystery (#19) Honey Roasted is a delicious culinary mystery, praised by Kirkus as "a honey of a tale," recommended by Booklist as "a clever mystery," and honored with 3 Best of Year list selections by reviewers.

* Don't miss Cleo's newest Haunted Bookshop Mysteries, including her 7th title, The Ghost and the Haunted Portrait, named an Aunt Agatha's and KRL Best of Year pick. 

* And Cleo's 8th Haunted Bookshop title, The Ghost and the Stolen Tears, praised by Kirkus as "A GEM OF A STORY" and Fresh Fiction as "A THRILLING RIDE" was also honored with a "Best of Year" reviewer's pick! 

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* Finally, don't miss Cleo's 9th and newest entry in the series, The Ghost Goes to the Dogs, a national bestseller, praised by Kirkus as "A DELIGHTFUL TALE" and Fresh Fiction as "AMAZING AND UNIQUE."

When they're not haunting coffeehouses, hunting ghosts, cooking like crazy, or rescuing stray cats, Alice and Marc are New York Times bestselling media tie-in writers who have penned properties for Lucasfilm, NBC, Fox, Disney, Imagine, Toho, and MGM. 

Alice is a former journalist and author of fiction for children, YA, and adult readers. A former magazine editor, Marc has authored works of nonfiction as well as thrillers for adults and books for children. They live in New York City, where they write independently and together. To learn more, visit their online coffeehouse at CoffeehouseMystery.com.

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May you drink (and read) with joy!


Did you know Cleo Coyle was the subject 
of a Question on the game show Jeopardy?

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Fun Interview

at Forbes.com

Marc and I are often asked questions
about how we work together as a married
couple. Read our answers to some great
questions in this *Interview* at 

Alice Alfonsi and Marc Cerasini,
who write as Cleo Coyle

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