Brew Unto Others
by Sandra Balzo

When the sister of Maggy Thorsen’s coffeehouse business partner Sarah is hospitalised on the day of their mother’s funeral, Maggy is drawn into uncovering the family’s darkest secrets . . .

The Kingston family has always been at odds, but Maggy Thorsen hopes that the passing of Edna Mayes Kingston, mother of Sarah Kingston, her Uncommon Grounds coffeehouse partner, might unite them. Alas, few tears are shed over the self-righteous Edna, and the wake is barely over when Edna’s body is shuffled off unceremoniously for burial and Sarah’s sister Ruth is found unconscious in the family home.

Did Ruth suffer accidental carbon monoxide poisoning or something more sinister? And could there have been more to Ruth’s haste to bury Edna than meets the eye? Determined to find out, Maggy and Sarah join forces with Sarah’s niece, Arial. As questions mount and family tensions percolate, the presence of a mysterious stranger leads the trio into the past to uncover the darkest of family secrets.


“An inventive mashup of cozy subgenres”

Kirkus Reviews on Any Pot in a Storm

“The body count rises quickly as Balzo’s quirky cozy turns darker than a freshly brewed espresso”

Kirkus Reviews on French Roast

“Vividly drawn characters and dialogue crackling with wit propel the fair-play plot”

Publishers Weekly on French Roast

“Balzo’s latest will keep readers on their toes . . . Solid cozy fare”

Booklist on French Roast

“Connecting murders past and present provides a welcome challenge for coffeehouse cozy fans”

Kirkus Reviews on The Big Steep

“Lively, intelligent characters and Maggy’s refreshingly anxiety-free relationship with her fiancé, Brookhills County Sheriff Jake Pavlik, make this stand out from the cozy pack. This is a perfect entry point for newcomers'”

Publishers Weekly on The Big Steep

Sandra Balzo

Sandra Balzo built an impressive career as a public relations consultant before authoring the successful ‘Maggy Thorsen’ coffeehouse mysteries, the first of which, Uncommon Grounds, was published to stellar reviews and nominated for an Anthony and Macavity Award. She is also the author of the ‘Main Street Murders’ mystery series published by Severn House.

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Brew Unto Others by Sandra Balzo is available in the following formats

Ebook97814483149041st October 2024N/A208$24.99
Ebook97814483149041st October 2024N/A208£20.99
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