October 8, 2016

Tangled Up In Brew by Joyce Tremel - Review and Giveaway

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review

Published: October 4, 2016
Number of pages: 304
Genre: Cozy Mystery 
Series: Brewing Trouble Mystery #2

Another intoxicating mystery featuring brew pub owner Maxine “Max” O’Hara—from the author of To Brew or Not to Brew.


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 thoughts:
This was a fun addition to a great series. I like that this series takes place with a pub owner as the main character and the pub as the back drop. Just a little different place than the normal cozy. The festival sounds like a fun place to be of course as long as you do not get murdered. I liked how some things from the first book carried over into this one. The characters were fun and as always charming. It was fun trying to figure out who did it. I like it when I am not able to figure out who the killer was until the end. I am hoping the next book is every bit as good as this one as I look forward to going back to Max's little part of Pittsburgh. The author did a good job in descibing the area where Max lives and works. It sounds like a great hangout. 

About the author:
Joyce Tremel was a police secretary for ten years and more than once envisioned the demise of certain co-workers, but settled on writing as a way to keep herself out of jail. She is a native Pittsburgher and lives in a suburb of the city with her husband and a spoiled cat.

Her debut mystery, To Brew Or Not To Brew has been nominated for the 2015 Reviewers’ Choice award for best amateur sleuth by RT Book Reviews. The second book in the series,Tangled Up In Brew is scheduled for release in October 2016.

Author Links
Webpage – http://www.joycetremel.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/JoyceTremel/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/JoyceTremel
GoodReads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13746162.Joyce_Tremel

Purchase Link
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  1. This is a new author and series to me and I can't wait to read. Brew house is a really different storyline.

  2. I have a friend who loves to go with her husband to places that brew their own beer. She would enjoy this book!