Sandra Balzo
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Sandra Balzo

Sandra Balzo is an award-winning author of crime fiction, including fourteen books in two different mystery series from Severn House--the witty Wisconsin-based Maggy Thorsen Mysteries and Main Street Murders, set in the High Country of North Carolina and featuring journalist AnnaLise Griggs.

Film rights for the Maggy Thorsen Coffeehouse Mysteries have been optioned toward development for television or film. Garnering starred reviews from Kirkus and Booklist, Balzo's novels are recommended to readers of Janet Evanovich, Charlaine Harris, Harlan Coben, Joan Hess and Margaret Maron.

Find Sandy online at www.SandraBalzo.com, Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/sandrabalzo), Facebook (Sandra Balzo Mysteries) and Twitter (@SandraBalzo).

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Best Sellers

    • Uncommon Grounds

    • By: Sandra Balzo
    • Narrated by: Karen Savage
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 144

    A body in a pool of skim milk....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'll have another cup please

    • By Beatrice on 05-08-12

    Regular price: $18.49

    • Grounds for Murder

    • A Maggy Thorsen Mystery
    • By: Sandra Balzo
    • Narrated by: Karen Savage
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    When the coffeehouse owner is dragooned into emceeing the barista competition at the industry's scaldingly competitive trade show, she fears nothing good will come of it....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not particularly recommended

    • By John S. on 04-07-13

    Regular price: $18.49

    • Bean There, Done That

    • Maggy Thorsen
    • By: Sandra Balzo
    • Narrated by: Karen Savage
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    Here's a tip: if your ex-husband's mistress-cum-missus asks for your help in proving that he cheated on her while he was married to you, just say no....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this book

    • By Judy on 01-30-13

    Regular price: $18.49

    • Murder on the Orient Espresso

    • A Maggy Thorsen Mystery
    • By: Sandra Balzo
    • Narrated by: Karen Savage
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    As Maggy and Jake Thorsen reluctantly set off on a night train into the Everglades to solve a literary crime....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Susan Warren on 06-17-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Running on Empty

    • Main Street Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Sandra Balzo
    • Narrated by: Amy DeLuca
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    Though a magnet to tourists looking for some Southern comfort, the small lake town of Sutherton - tucked so picturesquely into the mountains of North Carolina - has had its fair share inexplicable hazards....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Light hearted listening, easy to follow

    • By Doug Wilkie on 03-28-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dead Ends

    • Main Street Murders, Book 2
    • By: Sandra Balzo
    • Narrated by: Amy DeLuca
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    The second title in the Main Street series by the author of the popular Maggy Thorsen Mysteries, currently optioned for television.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great! Lots of twists, turns, u turns...

    • By Doug Wilkie on 04-30-15
    • Main Street Murders, Book 2
    • By: Sandra Balzo
    • Narrated by: Amy DeLuca
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 12-02-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 18 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Triple Shot

    • Maggy Thorsen Mysteries, Book 7
    • By: Sandra Balzo
    • Narrated by: Karen Savage
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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....

    Regular price: $18.49

    • A Cup of Jo

    • Maggy Thorsen Mysteries, Book 6
    • By: Sandra Balzo
    • Narrated by: Karen Savage
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Maggy's heart, uncharacteristically, is swelling with optimism. Sure, her original Wisconsin coffeehouse, Uncommon Grounds, was destroyed in a freak early May blizzard....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great dialogue

    • By Col on 06-19-18

    Regular price: $18.49

    • Brewed, Crude and Tattooed

    • A Maggy Thorsen Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Sandra Balzo
    • Narrated by: Karen Savage
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    It's May 1st and in Wisconsin that means the daffodils and hyacinths are poking up their heads. Unfortunately, it also means they may freeze their little buds off....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • charming and pleasant

    • By A. on 02-08-14

    Regular price: $18.49

    • From the Grounds Up

    • A Maggy Thorsen Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Sandra Balzo
    • Narrated by: Karen Savage
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    When Maggy Thorsen's coffee house, Uncommon Grounds, is virtually obliterated by a snowstorm, she and her friend Sarah resolve to reopen - and Maggy's found the perfect spot near the train station....

    Regular price: $18.49

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