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Cleo Coyle

CLEO COYLE is the pseudonym for Alice Alfonsi, collaborating with her husband, Marc Cerasini. With well over 1 million copies of their books in print, Alice and Marc have written 17 entries in their Coffeehouse Mysteries series. The newest entry, SHOT IN THE DARK, now a national mystery bestseller in hardcover, was awarded a starred review by Library Journal and chosen as its MYSTERY PICK OF THE MONTH. The previous entry, DEAD COLD BREW, was a national bestseller in both hardcover and paperback formats. This critically acclaimed series of light, amateur sleuth mysteries has now earned three starred reviews, including a Kirkus Star. Multiple entries have been Top Picks and chosen for Best of Year lists by reviewers.

Together Alice Alfonsi and Marc Cerasini also write the popular HAUNTED BOOKSHOP MYSTERIES, first released under the pen name Alice Kimberly. After nearly a decade-long hiatus, Alice and Marc have resumed writing the series for their longtime publisher Penguin Random House's Berkley Books. Their brand new entry, THE GHOST AND THE BOGUS BESTSELLER, is now a national bestseller and a "Best Book of 2018" selection by Suspense Magazine.

Alice Alfonsi grew up in a small town near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After earning scholarships to study creative and professional writing at Carnegie Mellon and American Universities, she began her career as a cub reporter for The New York Times. Now an author of popular fiction and bestselling media tie-in writer (who even served as the ghostwriter for an Entertainment Weekly media tie-in Best Book of the Year), Alice lives and works in New York City, where she first met her husband, Marc Cerasini. Marc was also born and raised in the Pittsburgh area and is a graduate of Ohio University. He is a New York Times bestselling author of adult and children's fiction and non-fiction.

Working independently and together, Alice and Marc have also penned bestselling tie-in properties for NBC, Lucasfilm, Disney, Fox, Imagine, and MGM. When not haunting coffeehouses, hunting ghosts, or rescuing stray cats, they cook like crazy and drink a lot of java. You can learn more about Alice, her husband, and the books they write by visiting www.CoffeehouseMystery.com. Scroll down the left column of the site's Home Page and you will see links to a number of online interviews that Alice and Marc have given.