Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Book Review: Triple Shot by Sandra Balzo (Maggie Thorson Mystery #7)







There's a chill in the Wisconsin air, and it's a shot in the arm--a triple espresso shot--to Uncommon Grounds, the Brookhills coffeehouse owned by Maggy Thorsen and real estate maven Sarah Kingston. Their new autumn drink is a huge success. But two estate agents have died lately, and Sarah herself is under investigation for irregularities at her job.

 
This is a murder mystery set in a small town, so all the characters know each other and know all about each other.  Yet it definitely can't be classified as a cozy mystery!

The dialogue was written much in the form of the Puzzle Lady mysteries.  It's a little difficult to become accustomed to, but is quite charming and effective in presenting the storyline.  

The book is well written, and makes for fast reading.  It has a bit of something for everyone:  intrigue, murder, mystery, romance, and history!  The guilty party was cleverly concealed until virtually the last page.

I didn't know it was a series when I started reading, but I didn't feel like I was missing anything.  The story reads well on its own.  I enjoyed reading Triple Shot very much!

Ralph gives this book 4 bookworms.

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