by Sandra Balzo
Things go from bad to worse for Wisconsin coffeehouse owner Maggy Thorsen when her cousin Jacque Oui finds himself in hot water.
Coffeehouse owner Maggy Thorsen’s cousin, Jacque Oui, is in trouble. Big trouble! Not only is his cash-strapped Schultz’s Market facing competition from a big bucks grocery chain, but his supposedly ex-wife Paulette has arrived from Paris, spectacularly claiming that she and Jacque are still married, despite Jacque being engaged to Maggy’s friend and star barista Amy Caprese.
Maggy is keen to avoid this troubling brew – until a huge fire rips through Schultz’s Market and a gruesome discovery is made in the store’s flat, reluctantly drawing her into Jacque’s affairs. But where is he? With her cousin suddenly missing, can Maggy uncover the truth behind the disturbing events triggered by Pauline’s arrival, or is she about to be scorched by a determined killer?
Genre: Crime & Mystery
“The body count rises quickly as Balzo’s quirky cozy turns darker than a freshly brewed espresso”
“Vividly drawn characters and dialogue crackling with wit propel the fair-play plot”
“Balzo’s latest will keep readers on their toes . . . Solid cozy fare”
“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
French Roast by Sandra Balzo is available in the following formats
|Hardback||9781448306732||6th December 2022||145 X 225mm||208||$29.99|
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|Ebook||9781448306770||6th December 2022||N/A||224||$14.99|
|Ebook||9781448306770||6th December 2022||N/A||224||£12.99|
|Hardback - Large Print||9781448312764||27th February 2024||147 X 222mm||288||$38.99|
|Hardback - Large Print||9781448312764||28th December 2023||147 X 222mm||288||£23.99|
The Maggy Thorsen Mystery Series