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Book Review of Decaffeinated Corpse (Coffeehouse, Bk 5)

Decaffeinated Corpse (Coffeehouse, Bk 5)
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Helpful Score: 7

Hurray! Everyone is back in Manhattan at the Village Blend again (which is where this series belongs) and bodies are dropping from the balconies. A new decaffeinated bean has been developed by an old friend of Matteo's and someone seems determined to stop it's launch. Some new faces join the familiar baristas, several personal plotlines are advanced for series fans and the trivia in this installment focuses on the cultivation and hybridization of coffee varieties. There was a tiny bit of cheating in late introduction of hints, but the pace and tone of the story was smooth enough that it was forgiveable.