After everything Clare and her NYPD detective boyfriend have been through, they deserve a little bit of happily ever after. But while Mike's marriage proposal to Clare is steeped in perfection, the celebration of their engagement is not long lived.
First, a grim-faced attorney interrupts their party with a mysterious letter bequeathing a hidden treasure to Clare's daughter. Next, the world-famous jeweler who designed Clare's ring is found poisoned in his shop. Both events appear to be connected to a cold case murder involving a sunken ship, an Italian curse, a charming jewel thief, and a shocking family secret. With deadly trouble brewing, Clare must track down clues in some of New York's most secret places before an old vendetta produces fresh corpses.
“Praise for the Coffeehouse Mysteries “A delicious mystery!”—Woman’s World “Fun and gripping.”—The Huffington Post “Mix[es] clever and intricate plots with a regular cast of characters who become more enjoyable with every episode.”—Booklist “Among the best of the foodie/cozy mystery genre.”—Fresh Fiction “Clare and company are some of the most vibrant characters I’ve ever read.”—Mystery Scene”