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muderWisconsin coffeehouse owner Maggy Thorsen accompanies her main squeeze, Sheriff Jake Pavlik, to South Florida, where he’s been asked to speak at a mystery-writers’ conference. Maggy is anticipating a romantic arrival in their hotel suite, but when the opening night event turns out to be a re-enactment of Agatha Christie’s classic, Murder on the Orient Express, the couple reluctantly sets off on a night train into the Everglades. The idea is to solve the “crime” and return, but the troupe soon finds itself embroiled in a real-life murder mystery as creepy and baffling as any work of fiction.


“Witty…with eccentric characters and a fast-moving plot.” –BOOKLIST on FROM THE GROUNDS UP

“This amusing, well-written entry should win Balzo more fans.” –PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY on TRIPLE SHOT


Sandra BalzoSandra 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. Recent titles in the Maggy Thorsen series include From the Grounds Up, A Cup of Jo and Triple Shot, all published by Severn House, as are the first two titles in the ‘Main Street Murders’ series, Running on Empty and Dead Ends.

To learn more about Sandra, please visit her website.

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