Death of a Bean Counter
by Sandra Balzo
Trouble is brewing for coffeehouse owner Maggy Thorsen when her barista’s wealthy beau is murdered.
Maggy Thorsen’s head is spinning thanks to partner Sarah Kingston’s latest idea – selling luxe espresso machines in their Wisconsin coffeehouse, Uncommon Grounds. But Maggy soon faces a far bigger problem when her fiancé, sheriff Jake Pavlik, makes an official call on the coffeehouse’s star barista, Amy Caprese.
Amy’s wealthy new beau, investment adviser Kip Fargo, has been shot dead in his bed – and Amy is the last known person to see him alive. Kip had just proposed to Amy, but she turned him down, triggering a terrible argument and making Amy the prime suspect. Determined to prove her barista’s innocence, Maggy soon makes a number of disturbing discoveries. Can she untangle lies, jealousy and Kip’s shady dealings in time to avert the disaster that’s brewing?
Genre: Women Sleuths
“The twisty mystery is well supported by the coffeehouse frame ... And there are also two lovable dogs! A satisfying cozy, perfect for those who enjoy Laura Childs’ Tea Shop mysteries starring Theodosia Browning”
“Balzo smoothly blends eccentric characters, lively dialogue, and a fair-play plot with a touch of discreet romance. Cozy fans will happily keep turning the pages”
“Maggy’s stream-of-consciousness rambles are sure to please series fans”
Publishers Weekly on Murder a la Mocha
“Plot twists, snippets of coffeehouse culture, and plenty of dogs and dog behavior are integrated nicely with the mystery. This character-rich series will appeal to readers who enjoy Laurien Berenson’s Melanie Travis cozies, also featuring a host of canines”
Booklist on Murder a la Mocha
“Entertaining ... Maggy makes an appealing amateur sleuth”
Publishers Weekly on To the Last Drop
“Witty . . . loads of eccentric suspects and juicy motives”
Publishers Weekly on The Importance of being Urnest
Death of a Bean Counter by Sandra Balzo is available in the following formats
|Hardback||9780727889461||7th April 2020||145 X 223mm||208||$28.99|
|Hardback||9780727889461||31st December 2019||145 X 223mm||208||£20.99|
|Paperback||9781780296708||27th April 2021||140 X 215mm||208||$17.95|
|Paperback||9781780296708||26th February 2021||140 X 215mm||208||£12.99|
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