Reviewed by Mary Alice Gorman
Paperback December 2015
Buy it at Mystery Lovers Bookshop
This holiday there is a wonderful treat in store for mystery lovers and especially for those from Pittsburgh! One of the Mysterywrites from the bookstore, Joyce Tremel, has worked and polished a grand new series that is a winner with a Lawrenceville Brewpub owner, Max O'Hara, hot on the trail of the killer trying to stop her from opening in an historic brewery. To Brew or Not to Brew temps with tips and tastes, but I was also impressed with the colorful cast of local and family characters. All readers can enjoy the daughter of a cop with five brothers and the array of shop owners who share her entrapraneureal spirit. Elegant plotting, historic secrets, a little romance and just clean fun will brighten your holiday and you can order signed copies for the December 5th launch party at Mystery Lovers Bookshop.
Congrats to Joyce who proves that the secret to getting published is sitting down and writing and rewriting and producing a polished and well researched novel that will appeal to booklovers who love a good puzzle.