French Pressed is Number Six in the Coffeehouse Mysteries by Cleo Coyle. This is turning out to be a very interesting series of books which I have been enjoying very much.
In French Pressed, Clare Cosi, manager of the Village Blend Coffeehouse in New York City, has the task of proving her daughter, Joy, innocent of the murder of executive chef, Tommy Keitel. Joy is going to culinary school and is interning under the guidance of Tommy Keitel. She is also romantically involved with him, much to Clare's chagrin. Tommy is a married man with kids, and Clare doesn't want her daughter romancing him. When there is bad blood between Tommy and Joy, and then Tommy ends up dead, Joy is the prime suspect. Well, Clare now has the formidable task of proving her daughter's innocence.
This is a good story, enjoyable to the end. Again, as with Cleo Coyle's other Coffeehouse Mysteries, I was kept guessing as to the killer's identity. And again, as in other Cleo Coyle Coffeehouse Mysteries, we have more than one dead body, which adds to the mystery.
This paperback book is 261 pages long, and I found it interesting all the way through. I have gotten to like Cleo Coyle's writing very much (Cleo Coyle is actually a husband and wife writing team, and they work very well together).