Brewing Up a Storm
by Sandra Balzo
Trouble is brewing for coffeehouse owner Maggy Thorsen when she’s caught up in a storm and – and murder – at a writers’ retreat.
Coffeehouse owner Maggy Thorsen has reluctantly travelled north with her business partner, Sarah Kingston, to cater for a weekend writers’ retreat at Payne Lodge log cabin. The remote location deep in the Wisconsin forest is the perfect setting for mystery writing workshops . . . and murder.
Maggy’s no fan of the outdoors, but forest bugs are the least of her worries when lightning strikes the lodge during a storm and she and Sarah discover the body of the retreat’s organiser, editor of the local newspaper and president of the Brookhills Writers’ Club, Kate McNamara. It seems that Kate had annoyed many of the retreat’s attendees, but who hated her enough to plot her murder?
Genre: Cosy Mystery
“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
“Numerous plot twists, nicely delineated characters, dry humor, and details of running a coffeehouse define this cozy. Suggest to those who enjoy Laura Childs’ Tea Shop mysteries”
Booklist on Flat White
“Readers who like their heroines on the spunky side will enjoy Maggy’s company”
Publishers Weekly on Flat White
Brewing Up a Storm by Sandra Balzo is available in the following formats
|Hardback||9781448306749||5th September 2023||147 X 222mm||224||$31.99|
|Hardback||9781448306749||5th September 2023||147 X 222mm||224||£21.99|
The Maggy Thorsen Mystery Series