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by Balzo, Sandra,

Format: Print Book 2021
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
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Bethel Park Public Library Mystery FIC BALZO Sandra
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Mystery
Call Number  FIC BALZO Sandra
CLP - Beechview Mysteries FICTION Balzo
Location  CLP - Beechview
Collection  Mysteries
Call Number  FICTION Balzo
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Balzo
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
Call Number  FICTION Balzo
Penn Hills Library Mystery BAL MYS
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Mystery
Call Number  BAL MYS
Coffee and romance - the perfect way to warm a freezing winter at Uncommon Grounds! Until Maggy Thorsen's new barista's beau turns up on the doorstep, bringing a deadly chill with him...Maggy Thorsen and her business partner Sarah Kingston have taken on a new barista at their Wisconsin coffee house, Uncommon Grounds, to fill Amy Caprese's boots while she takes a much-needed vacation. Unfortunately Christy Wrigley's barista skills are as underwhelming as her love life, but is her luck about to change with her new beau? Christy gushes about her long distance, online relationship with Barry Margraves from Denver, leading Maggy to urge caution. When the new love of her life turns up unexpectedly on the coffee shop's doorstep on a snowy winter morning, Christy is shocked - but what follows next is even more staggering, and Maggy is soon drawn into a deadly blend of betrayal, deception and lies.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Maggy Thorsen and her acerbic business partner, Sarah Kingston, own Uncommon Grounds, a coffeehouse in Brookhills, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee. A temporary employee, germophobe Christy Wrigley, gushes to Maggy about her boyfriend, Barry Margraves, whom Christy met on an online dating site. Barry gave her an expensive diamond tennis bracelet and is coming to town to meet her, she thinks to propose. However, Barry shows up at Uncommon Grounds seemingly angry at Christy, then is accidentally mowed down by an errant, unattended snowplow, its driver in the bathroom suffering from gastric distress. Or was someone driving the plow, intentionally killing Barry? Events occur that make Christy a suspect, even though she was with Maggy during the incident. Is Christy in cahoots with someone? While Maggy's fiancé, Sheriff Jake Pavlik, shares limited information with her, Maggy keeps some facts to herself, allowing her to catch the killer. 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."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Balzo's lighthearted 13th Maggy Thorsen mystery (after 2020's Death of a Bean Counter) opens on a snowy winter morning at Uncommon Grounds, the coffeehouse Maggy owns with her acerbic business partner, Sarah Kingston, in Brookhills, Wis. A customer, Christy Wrigley, regales Maggie and Sarah with gushing tales about her new boyfriend, Barry Margraves, whom she met on a dating site and has only communicated with by phone. Through a scrim of blowing snow, Christy glances out the window and is sure she sees Barry. A few seconds later, he's mowed down by a snowplow. Was his death an accident or was it murder? A stolen diamond bracelet, an angry wife, and a lost passport keep Maggy on the trail of the killer. Maggy's boyfriend, Sheriff Jake Pavlik, unlike the usual cozy fiction lawman dealing with an amateur sleuth, doesn't cajole, domineer, or guilt-trip her. Jake is well aware of her need to investigate and accepts it. Their conversations are fun, and their musings about the case are edifying. Readers who like their heroines on the spunky side will enjoy Maggy's company. Agent: Nancy Yost, Nancy Yost Literary. (May)"
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Additional Information
Series Balzo, Sandra. Maggy Thorsen mysteries.
Subjects Thorsen, Maggy -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Businesswomen -- Wisconsin -- Fiction.
Coffeehouses -- Fiction.
Betrayal -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Milwaukee (Wis.) -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Cozy mysteries.
Publisher Edinburgh :Severn House,2021
Edition First world edition.
Language English
Description 203 pages ; 23 cm.
ISBN 9780727890573
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