From the New York Times bestselling author of Once upon a Grind comes an exciting new installment in the Coffeehouse Mystery series.
Clare’s visit to the nation’s capital is off to a graceful start. Her octogenarian employer is bunking with her in a charming Georgetown mansion, and a Smithsonian curator invites her to work on its culinary salute to coffee in America.
Clare’s new Village Blend, DC is struggling to earn a profit—until it attracts a high-profile fan, the college-age daughter of the president. Clare’s stock rises as the first lady befriends her, but she soon learns a stark lesson: Washington can be murder.
First she finds a dead body in a back booth. Then the president’s daughter goes missing. Is she a runaway bride or is something more sinister in play? After another deadly twist, Clare is on the run with her NYPD detective boyfriend. Branded an enemy of the state, she must piece together clues and uncover the truth before her life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness come to a bitter end.
Rebecca Gibel (a.k.a. Kasha Kensington) is a stage actress who has performed in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Camelot (IRNE Award nomination), Urinetown (Denver Post Ovation Award nomination), and Othello. She won the Denver Post Readers’ Choice Award for Best Year by an Actress. Gibel is a graduate of the Brown University / Trinity Rep MFA acting program, where she was the Stephen Sondheim Fellow.