This is another entertaining book by Cleo Coyle, Number Five in her Coffeehouse Mystery series. I enjoyed this book very much, and it made for very quick reading at 262 pages.
Clare Cosi is manager of the Village Blend, a coffeehouse in New York City. Ric Gostwick, a friend of Clare's ex-husband, Matt, has made a great discovery, a decaffeinated coffee bean. He smuggles it into the country and then the chaos begins. There are a few murders in this novel, and I was kept guessing as to who did the killings. Clare again plays the role of amateur sleuth and does a great job of investigating. She is also beginning to develop a romance with Detective Mike Quinn, who has been featured in previous books in this series. Mike's marriage is failing, and he has developed a fondness for Clare, which she feels for him as well. So this blossoming romance adds a nice touch to Decaffeinated Corpse.
The book is fun to read, as have been all of the Coffeehouse Mysteries that I've read up to the present. Each novel contains recipes in the back of the book, and coffee-making tips are scattered throughout the story.
If you are looking for an enjoyable murder mystery, Decaffeinated Corpse would be a book you would probably want to read. The entire Coffeehouse Mystery series is turning out to be a very good set of books, I have found.