Murder on the Orient Espresso
by Sandra Balzo

Maggy Thorsen and her beau Jake Pavlik find themselves plunged into a real-life mystery as baffling as any Agatha Christie classic

It’s November and Maggy Thorsen, co-owner of the Wisconsin gourmet coffeehouse, Uncommon Grounds, is in South Florida at an annual crime-writers’ conference with her beau, local sheriff Jake Pavlik, who is due to speak as a ‘forensics expert’.

Maggy’s pledge to behave solely as a tourist becomes trickier than she anticipated when the conference’s opening night event turns out to be a re-enactment of Agatha Christie’s classic, Murder on the Orient Express. As Maggy and Jake reluctantly set off on the night train to the Everglades to solve the ‘crime’, it’s clear that, as in the original novel, nothing is quite what it seems. And amidst rumours of careers taken, manuscripts stolen and vows broken, it seems that in the Everglades – as in life – the predator all too often becomes the prey.

Reviews

“A nicely hewn homage to Agatha Christie’s iconic mystery”

Library Journal

“An appealing, gentle mystery, a cozy with a shot of Christie.”

Booklist

“Maggy Thorsen and her beau Jake Pavlik find themselves plunged into a real-life mystery as baffling as any Agatha Christie classic.”

Booklist

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.

View author page

Editions

Murder on the Orient Espresso by Sandra Balzo is available in the following formats

Hardback978072788311730th August 2013146 X 222mm208£20.99
Paperback97818475187121st February 2018139 X 215mm208$17.95
Paperback978184751871230th November 2017139 X 215mm208£12.99
FormatISBNPublication DateDimensionsPagesPrice