Coffeetown Press

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Coffeetown Press has been publishing the finest fiction and nonfiction since 2005. We are based in Seattle, Washington.

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When the Devil's Idle
Series: A Greek Islands Mystery. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 70,970. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2015 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A German tourist is found murdered in the garden of an estate on the Greek Island of Patmos. Chief Yiannis Patronas is called in to investigate, assisted by his top detective, Giorgos Tembelos, and his friend, Papa Michalis. As they probe into the background of the dead man and his family, they uncover terrible secrets from the recent and distant past. But which secret led to murder?
Trio of Lost Souls
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 89,160. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Bill Vincent is a killer … in the name of justice. Not that the law would agree. With one murderous act of retribution for an attack on his wife, he leaves behind respectability and hits the road. After taking on a series of odd jobs, he meets Jim Garret, a like-minded spirit whose thirst for justice equals his own. They join together to beat the corrupt bossmen at their own political game.
The Big Bitch
Series: A Jackson "Doc" Holiday Mystery. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 87,120. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Literature » Urban
After his drinking buddy, a priest named Jesus, is shot dead, Doc sets out to find his killer. He soon begins to suspect that the murder is connected to a money laundering scheme suspiciously similar to one perpetrated by Doc himself, back when he was a banker with a coke habit. The killer, already facing “The Big Bitch” or life in prison, has nothing to lose. Book 1 of a new mystery series.
Trouble in Rooster Paradise
Series: A Gunnar Nilson Mystery. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 75,430. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2015 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Nonfiction » History » North America
Oldster PI Gunnar Nilson tells the story of a case he handled in Seattle, 1950. A client hires him to find the killer of a young beauty who worked at Fasciné Expressions, a “rooster paradise” where pretty girls charm male customers into spending big. The heady fragrance of perfumed female can make it tough for a guy to think clearly, especially when the killer is breathing down his neck.
Earth, Grass, Trees and Stone
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 8,940. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Mary Anne Morefield explores hedgerow and pasture, the plants and animals and humans that inhabit an 18th-century Pennsylvania farm. She broadens her search to the wider world of ideas, to other cultures, to Aleppo and the West Bank. She examines the region of widowhood, laces up her hiking boots and explores new territory in the flora, fauna and mountains of Arizona.
Dash in the Blue Pacific
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 71,050. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2015 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When Dash’s plane crashes in the South Pacific, he is the only survivor. The natives decide to offer him as a human sacrifice to their Volcano God, who cursed them with drought and hardship. Despairing of rescue, Dash reviews his luckless existence, entertained and cheered by a young native girl and a former god, a half-man, half-fish, possibly imaginary creature who calls himself “Willy.”
Chef Interrupted: Discovering Life’s Second Course in Ireland with Multiple Sclerosis
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 76,630. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2015 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » European
When Trevis Gleason, a former chef at the top of his culinary career, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, he lost everything, including his job and his marriage. Surveying the ruins of his former life, he decided to fulfill a long-postponed dream. He’d travel from Seattle to west Kerry, Ireland for the winter. There he found that his dreams weren’t lost, just waiting to be rediscovered.
Exile on Kalamazoo Street
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 43,140. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Substance Abuse & Addictions / Alcoholism
Bryce Carter was once a promising novelist. After his experimental novel Reflections bombed, he walked away from his teaching job and drowned his sorrows in whiskey. To stop drinking and avoid temptation, he holes up in his house during the long, snowy winter. Meanwhile, the terms of his self-imposed exile make him dependent on his sister and a sitting duck for anyone who cares to drop by.
Stars and Flowers
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 145,510. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
During her many years as an outdoors columnist in the ’80s and ’90s, Evelyn Klahre Anderson spoke to political figures, Broadway stars, famous scientists, astronauts, recording artists, network newsmen, environmentalists, comedians, and even former presidents and their wives in her quest to learn the impact that plants and flowers had on the lives of these larger than life personalities.
Hush Now, Don't Explain
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 74,520. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
World War II has just ended. Alongside her mixed-race “cousin” Billy, Honor grows to womanhood, enchanted by the colorful travel tales of the shanty store owner, Mr. Augustus Willard. The three friends, who are stifled by life in the dead-end town of DeForest Junction, Ohio, embark on a quest to find the piano man Billy suspects is his father in the legendary city of New Orleans.
The Devil Takes Half
Series: A Greek Islands Mystery, Book 1. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 95,070. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Nonfiction » History » European
A beautiful archeologist and daughter of a local ship owner is found dead at a dig on the Greek Island of Chios. After the body of her young assistant is also discovered, the chief officer of the local police force, Yiannis Patronas, suspects that the pair turned up something of real value, all evidence to the contrary, and sets out to conquer the evil threatening his formerly peaceful island.
What We Take With Us
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 10,310. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Through the prisms of love and loss, memory, individual narratives, and the natural world, this collection of poems celebrates the bounty of life—ordinary human experience as an act of discovery.
So You Think You're Crazy
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 56,710. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Mental illness, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Mood Disorders
In these hectic times, many worry if they have stepped over the line and acquired a mental disorder. Are you really crazy, or is what troubles you simply a normal variant of universal human behavior? What behavioral traits must you learn to live with? Which can you change? What can your dreams tell you about your behavior? Dr. Frank Machovec offers answers to these questions and more.
The Last of the Blacksmiths
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 133,440. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Historical » USA
Following his dreams of freedom and prosperity, a 19th century blacksmith from the Bavarian Rhineland travels to Cleveland, Ohio, to pursue an artisan way of life that will ultimately vanish.
A Kosher Dating Odyssey: One Former Texas Baptist’s Quest for a Naughty & Nice Jewish Girl
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 50,160. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2013 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dating, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism
A Kosher Dating Odyssey tracks one man’s jolting changes in belief as he enters the dating world pre- and post-Internet. The author was raised in a small town in Texas, educated at Princeton and has spent his adult years in NYC and Connecticut. The stories of his pursuit of romance--from Brooklyn to Brazil and beyond--provide a wry and revealing perspective on Jewish online dating.
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 52,570. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
After an accident, 40-year-old Ben regains consciousness in the house he grew up in. Ben has become a psychic hitchhiker in the brain of his younger self, 7-year-old Binky, who is not happy to have him there. It is 3 days before a vicious attack on his sister that will scar Ben’s family forever. Even if Ben can get Binky to say the right words, who will believe a boy can foretell the future?
Badges, Bears, and Eagles: The True Life Adventures of a California Fish and Game Warden
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 89,880. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Environment, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Over his 30 years as a wildlife protection officer for the California Department of Fish and Game, Steve Callan and his working partner, Dave Szody, conducted some of the most fascinating, complex and highly successful wildlife investigations in California history. They also collected a wealth of true stories—action-packed, suspenseful and often humorous.
Lucia Triumphant
Series: Tom Holt's Mapp and Lucia Series, Book 2. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 78,760. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
In postwar Britain, Lucia and Elizabeth continue to vie for ascendency over the quaint town of Tilling. Who will prevail? Neither woman, if the Tillingites can help it, for their antics offer the best entertainment in town. The second of Tom Holt’s officially sanctioned sequels to the hilarious “Lucia” novels of E.F. Benson. First published in 1986.
Lucia in Wartime
Series: Tom Holt's Mapp and Lucia Series, Book 1. Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 64,320. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Nonfiction » History » War
Across the Channel, the battle rages. On the Tilling front, another battle is being fought—the constant war of wits and social ascendancy between Lucia Pillson and Elizabeth Mapp-Flint. Lucia invariably wins the day. But how long will she be able to retain the admiration of all Tilling if her power remains unchecked? The first of Tom Holt’s official sequels to E.F. Benson’s Lucia series.
Being Fruitful without Multiplying: Stories and Essays from Around the World
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 67,360. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Emotions, Essay » Sociology
Childfree and childless are the labels society gives to women who do not bear children, due to choice or genetics. This anthology began as a means for three close relatives from different generations to examine the life events that led to their not having children. Gold Medal Winner (Women's Issues) in the 2014 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Book Awards.
Death of a Dean
Series: A Mrs. Mallory Mystery, Book 7. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 55,430. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Mrs. Malory’s friend David Beaumont is in trouble: he is broke and his acting career is on the skids. To keep his cottage, he must convince his nasty brother Francis to sell their jointly owned family home, currently occupied by their old nanny. Nana dies from a suspicious fall; then Francis is poisoned. Is David the killer? Mrs. Malory sets out to clear his name. The 7th Mrs. Malory mystery.
Superfluous Death
Series: A Mrs. Mallory Mystery, Book 6. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 55,530. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Mrs. Malory’s sleuthing talents are tested once again when one of her friends, a sweet elderly lady, is poisoned. Miss Graham’s death is quite convenient for a local doctor; her refusal to move thwarted his construction project. But Mrs. Malory knows that nothing is as simple as it seems, especially when it is revealed that Miss Graham left a considerable fortune. A Mrs Mallory Mystery Book 6.
Murder on Campus
Series: A Mrs. Mallory Mystery, Book 5. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 51,030. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2011 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
No sooner does Sheila Malory arrive in America to teach at a small college than a very unpleasant colleague is found with a bullet in his head. The lead investigator, Lieutenant Landis, asks Mrs. Malory for help. Although sensing that his interest in her is more than professional, Sheila can’t resist a good murder mystery. Hazel Holt’s 5th Mrs. Malory mystery.
The Boulevard of Broken Discourse
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 10,440. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
For many years Matthew Freeman struggled with mental illness and his experiences have fed his unique perspective. Thanks to the newest treatments, he is able to give voice to subjects that in the past would have been consigned to silence. His home of St. Louis, Missouri provides the setting for many of his poems and is a constant source of inspiration.
Gas Drilling and the Fracking of a Marriage
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 61,310. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
After receiving an offer to lease the farmland of her idyllic childhood summers for natural gas exploration or “fracking” (a process that may harm the environment), scientist Stephanie Hamel saw her strong convictions rattled by dreams of instant wealth. This honest yet light-hearted memoir will strike a vein for anyone who has agonized over their role as steward to the earth’s resources.
Destination Tent City, AZ
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 43,510. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
Ever since the Arizona prison Tent City was established in 1993, it has been making headlines. This “as told to” account chronicles a two-year period of a young woman’s life after she, like so many Americans, made the fateful decision to drink and drive. Her story should give readers pause the next time they decide to drive away from happy hour. Especially if they happen to be in Arizona.
Torn: True Stories of Kids, Career & the Conflict of Modern Motherhood
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 74,530. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Absentee parents
Striking the right balance between career and motherhood is one of the most stressful, heart-wrenching tasks facing women today. Forty-seven women examine the conflict between the need to nurture and the need to work and reveal creative solutions for having the best of both worlds. They offer hope and inspiration but also reveal the messy realities of modern motherhood.
Mrs. Malory and the Festival Murder
Series: A Mrs. Mallory Mystery, Book 4. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 51,990. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2010 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Mrs. Malory visits the Taviscombe Festival, which has been appropriated by Adrian Palgrave, a writer of little renown. Palgrave, literary executor for Lawrence Meredith, a leading literary figure of the 20s and 30s, is found beaten to death, and suspects abound. Two other deaths and an attempt to destroy Meredith’s papers lead Sheila to search for long-held secrets that bred fatal consequences.
The Shortest Journey
Series: A Mrs. Mallory Mystery, Book 3. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 52,910. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2010 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Mrs. Malory returns to investigate a rich widow's disappearance after her daughter pressures her mother to sign over a large inheritance. There are many surprises as the dauntless sleuth delves beneath the peaceful surface of village life. Book 3 of Holt's Mrs. Malory mysteries.
My Dear Charlotte
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 53,990. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2010 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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A British Regency murder mystery/romance set in 1815, written “with the assistance of Jane Austen’s letters.” Balls, visits, courtships, gossip (and murder, of course!). Especially for readers who love Jane Austen, Sharon Lathan, Georgette Heyer and Barbara Pym.
The Cruellest Month
Series: A Mrs. Mallory Mystery, Book 2. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 56,040. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2010 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Historical » General
When Sheila Malory's godson finds Ms. Richmond, a librarian in Oxford’s New Bodleian library, crushed under collapsed bookshelves, Mrs. Malory probes the victim’s past in search of answers. Could Gwen, who had many enemies, have been murdered for blackmail? Holt's civilized and tantalizing mystery explores both modern Oxford and rural wartime England. Book 2 in Holt’s Mrs. Malory series.
Gone Away
Series: A Mrs. Mallory Mystery, Book 1. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 51,590. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2010 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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The 1st book in the delightful British cozy mystery series featuring Sheila Malory, a plain-spoken widow residing in the seaside town of Taviscombe, England. When pretty but avaricious Lee Montgomery disappears, her fiancé Charles Richardson enlists Mrs. Malory’s help. The dauntless Mrs. Malory soon suspects the worst. Little does she realize the terrible secrets her investigation will reveal..


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