A Room with a Brew by Joyce Tremel

A Room with a Brew by Joyce Tremel

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A Room with a Brew by Joyce TremelA Room with a Brew by Joyce Tremel
Series: A Brewing Trouble Mystery #3
Published by Berkley on October 3, 2017
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback
Source: a book tour
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It’s Oktoberfest in Pittsburgh, and brewpub owner Maxine “Max” O’Hara is prepping for a busy month at the Allegheny Brew House. To create the perfect atmosphere for the boozy celebration, Max hires an oompah band. But when one of the members from the band turns up dead, it’s up to Max to solve the murder before the festivities are ruined.

Adding to the brewing trouble, Candy, Max’s friend, is acting suspicious… Secrets from her past are fermenting under the surface, and Max must uncover the truth to prove her friend’s innocence. To make matters worse, Jake’s snooty ex-fiancée shows up in town for an art gallery opening, and she’ll be nothing but a barrel of trouble for Max.

A Room with a Brew by Joyce Tremel is the third book in the Brewing Trouble Mystery series. This story is set in the fall in Pittsburgh and centers around Oktoberfest. I haven’t read the first two books in this series. However, I found myself quickly drawn into Max’s world and easily able to lose myself in the story. One of my favorite things about this story is the setting. I live in eastern Ohio, but the closest city to me is Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I enjoyed all the “Pittsburghese” in the book: words you only hear in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. Yinz is a part of our vocabulary here as well. 🙂

Max’s intelligence, sincerity, and loyalty to her friends made her an enjoyable character. This is the perfect mystery to cozy up with, especially in the fall. The unique occupation of our amateur sleuth makes this an unforgettable mystery. I’m looking forward to reading the other books in this series.

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About Joyce Tremel

Author Joyce Tremel

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.

Her debut mystery, To Brew Or Not To Brew was nominated for the 2015 Reviewers’ Choice award for Best Amateur Sleuth by RT Book Reviews. The second book in the series, Tangled Up In Brewwas released in October 2016 and chosen as a “Top Pick” by RT Book Reviews. It was the winner of the 2016 Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Amateur Sleuth. It was also named one of the Best Books of 2016 by Kings River Life Magazine.


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