The Coffee Connection by Paulanne Simmons
Months after 9/11, New Yorkers are still on edge when there’s a break-in at The Coffee Connection, a Brooklyn Heights café with a diverse clientele. Is this a random crime or was it committed by someone closer to the café? Suspects include Jack Healy, the shady real estate tycoon who owns the place; David Goldman, the Israeli who manages it during the day; Habib el-Kader, the Moroccan who manages at night; and Jerry McGovern, Healy’s not-very-bright nephew who takes over on weekends.
While the customers speculate and the police investigate, mysterious events pile up.
In the meantime, one of the coffeehouse regulars, Drew Mason, is writing about his own obsession in The Almost Complete History of Coffee, which sets the events happening in The Coffee Connection against the larger story of coffee throughout the ages.
Publisher: Austin Macauley (April 30, 2019)
Review of The Coffee Connection
The Coffee Connection is an intriguing mystery that is full of the unexpected. A story of heartbreak, grief, and second chances mixed in with a mystery full of twists and turns that will keep you second-guessing until the surprise ending. Simmons pulls you in from the beginning with a writing style that grabs your attention and holds on with many surprises along the way. A heartfelt story that is sure to stay with you long after reading. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**