Once Upon a Grind by Cleo Coyle

Once Upon a Grind

Coffeehouse Mystery #14

Cleo Coyle

416 pages first pub 2014 (editions)

fiction mystery lighthearted mysterious fast-paced


From the New York Times bestselling author of Billionaire Blend--a mystery with a sleeping beauty that is "so much fun to read."*It's Fairy Tale Week in New York City, and Clare Cosi has given her coffee truck a "Jack and the Beanstalk" makeover f...

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Community Reviews Summary of 175 reviews


mysterious 71%
lighthearted 57%
adventurous 28%
funny 28%
challenging 14%
emotional 14%
relaxing 14%


medium 71%
fast 28%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 60% | Plot: 40%

Strong character development?

No: 60% | Yes: 40%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 40% | Yes: 40% | No: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 60% | No: 40%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 60% | Yes: 40%

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