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Saturday, October 1, 2016


TANGLED UP IN BREW by Joyce Tremel
THE WITCH AND THE DEAD by Heather Blake

TANGLED UP IN BREW
Book 2 in the Brewing Trouble Mysteries
by Joyce Tremel


Another intoxicating mystery featuring brew pub owner Maxine “Max” O’Hara—from the author of To Brew or Not to Brew.
 
BEER TODAY, GONE TOMORROW...
 
Brew pub owner Maxine “Max” O’Hara and her chef/boyfriend, Jake Lambert, are excited to be participating in the Three Rivers Brews and Burgers Festival. Max hopes to win the coveted Golden Stein for best craft beer—but even if she doesn’t, the festival will be great publicity for her Allegheny Brew House.
 
Or will it? When notoriously nasty food and beverage critic Reginald Mobley is drafted as a last-minute replacement judge, Max dreads a punishing review. Her fears are confirmed when Mobley literally spits out her beer, but things get even worse when the cranky critic drops dead right after trying one of Jake’s burgers. Now an ambitious new police detective is determined to pin Mobley’s murder on Max and Jake, who must pore over the clues to protect their freedom and reputations—and to find the self-appointed judge, jury, and executioner.

MY REVIEWS


This second book in the Brewing Trouble Mysteries series is an inebriating read!

I mentioned in my review of book one in this series, TO BREW OR NOT TO BREW, that beer is not my thing. This series however, is my thing. Wonderful characters, fantastic writing, and a fresh idea will always draw me to a book. Author Joyce Tremel brings all of that and more in the Brewing Trouble Mysteries.

I really enjoy a story when there is a food competition involved. (Too much time watching food channels on my part?) In TANGLED UP IN BREW there are two food competitions in one. One for best craft beer which protagonist Maxine “Max” O’Hara wants to win, and one for burgers which Max’s boyfriend Jake is competing in. I also really enjoy it when a character I don’t like is the one who gets murdered. Helps me with real life frustrations. ;-) So, this book had a lot of things that make a fun read for me.

Author Tremel has a great series here. TANGLED UP IN BREW is the foamy head on the ice cold beer of her series. It was truly an intoxicating read. I’m very much looking forward to this author’s third brew!

When you have your copy, don’t miss the yummy recipes, and an excerpt from A ROOM WITH A BREW, all located at the back of the book.

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THE WITCH AND THE DEAD
Book 7 in the Wishcraft Mysteries
by Heather Blake


The national bestselling author of Gone with the Witch returns as wish-granting witch Darcy Merriweather uncovers dangerous skeletons in the closet—and the garage....
 
When Darcy moved to Salem, Massachusetts, she never expected her life to change as drastically as it did. But within a short time, the Enchanted Village has become her home, its mystical residents have become her family, and As You Wish, the personal concierge business formerly run by her Aunt Ve, has become her calling. Still, the time has come for change—and for Darcy to move out of Aunt Ve’s house.
 
Darcy’s belongings are stashed in Aunt Ve’s garage, alongside a mess of memories, forgotten possessions, and, to both Ve and Darcy’s horror, a pile of old bones. It turns out they belong to Ve’s long missing second husband. Now Darcy must unpack old secrets to solve a cold case—and make sure her aunt isn’t looking at a spell behind bars.

MY REVIEW


Each book in the Wishcraft Mysteries brings a new level of magical mayhem!

Using every bit of her impressive writing talent, author Heather Blake has conjured up another wonderful book in her Wishcraft Mystery series. THE WITCH AND THE DEAD is an absolutely enchanting installment!

Every time I read a new book in this para-cozy series, it’s like author Blake has added a new ingredient to a cauldron that is brewing a powerful spell over her readers. And that spell is already working because it’s very hard to read any book in this series without feeling mesmerized.

THE WITCH AND THE DEAD is a skillfully crafted tale that blends all of the important elements that make for a superb para-cozy…mystery, magic, and an outstanding plot that all come together to form a story that will keep you in a delightful reading trance. 

At the back of this book, you’ll find an excerpt for A POTION TO DIE FOR, book one in Heather Blake’s Magic Potions Mysteries. 


Pre-order now. 
Both of these great titles release
October 4!


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3 comments:

  1. Thanks, Lisa. I'm looking forward to October new releases...almost there. Happy Saturday, to you.

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  2. Can't wait to get Heather Blakes book in the mail next week. I'll have to check out Joyce Tremels book also. As always, thank you for a great review. Gabi

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  3. Looking forward to Tuesday and "The Witch and the Dead"!

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