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Publishers Weekly: "Maggy Thorsen, the proprietor of Uncommon Grounds, finds that rebuilding her coffee shop in the "Old Brookhills" section of Brookhills, Wis., can be murder in Balzo's witty, smoothly plotted fifth caffeine cozy...sassy, lighthearted whodunit..."
Booklist: Missing Mafia money and murdered female real-estate agents mix in the seventh in Balzo's Maggy Thorsen series...Maggy is on-site to put the pieces together, becoming an instant Internet sensation. Multiple bodies notwithstanding, this is appealing, lighthearted fare.
Missing Mafia money and murdered female real-estate agents mix in the seventh in Balzo's Maggy Thorsen series. As always, the intrepid Maggy, co-owner of Uncommon Grounds coffee shop in Brookhills, Wisconsin, lands in the midst of the action. When a dreadful odor leads to the discovery of Brigid Ferndale's body near the coffee shop, Maggy's business partner, Sarah Kingston, finds herself under suspicion, since Brigid (the third real-estate agent killed in a week) was an apprentice with a company that had just filed a complaint against Sarah. As Sheriff Jake Pavlik, Maggy's lover, investigates the killings, a past-his-prime Chicago newsman turns up in town, looking for money presumed hidden after the 1974 Brookhills Massacre, a shootout between the FBI and the Milwaukee Mafia that left three dead on each side and millions in cash apparently gone. Despite irritating Pavlik with her probing, Maggy is on-site to put the pieces together, becoming an instant Internet sensation. Multiple bodies notwithstanding, this is appealing, lighthearted fare. --Booklist, November 1, 2011
Sandra Balzo is an award-winning author of crime fiction, including eight books in two different mystery series--one set outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the other in the High Country of North Carolina. Balzo's books have garnered starred reviews from Kirkus and Booklist, while being recommended to readers of Janet Evanovich, Charlaine Harris, Harlan Coben, Joan Hess and Margaret Maron. A former member of the National Board of Directors for the Mystery Writers of America, Sandy and her fiancé, fellow crimewriter Jeremiah Healy, split their time between South Florida and North Carolina.
I just finished reading "Maggy Thornsen Series" Wow, This was fast paced story series with a lot of excitement, murder, mystery and romance. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ruby
Coffee shop owner Maggy Thorsen and her new business partner, real-estate maven Sarah Kingston, think they smell a rat -- literally. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Miss Ivonne
This book would have been tolerable if it were not for the speed reading attitude of the reader during the first few chapters. Read morePublished 16 months ago by MaryAnn
I found my first Maggy Thorsen mystery at a used bookstore. I then proceeded to order every book in the series through Amazon and was very pleased with my purchases.Published 20 months ago by San Antonio Rose
As always this series fulfills it's promise of entertainment. A lovely light read, easy to pick up for any length of reading opportunityPublished 23 months ago by candy
Love all Sandra Balzo book, but Triple Shot is my favorite Maggy Thorsen Mysteries!
In Triple Shot, Maggie Thorsen and her BBF, Sarah Kingston have a nonstop time of it... Read more
I found the book to be slow moving, with undeveloped characters. I live in the Midwest - this book does not cut the territory.Published on July 22, 2013 by G. Smith
Sandra Balzo is an amazing author. Her books are dramatic and funny at the same time. Everyone should read her series.Published on July 21, 2013 by Patti A. Beaumont
This is the seventh Maggy Thorsen cozy I've read, so obviously I enjoy this series. This latest installment, however, is not the best for several reasons. Read morePublished on August 5, 2012 by J Davis