Another Review at MyShelf.Com

Tangled Up in Brew
Brewing Trouble Mystery #2
Joyce Tremel

October 4, 2016/ ISBN 978-0425277706
Mystery/Cozy/Women Sleuths/Culinary

Reviewed by Katrina Wiese


Brew pub owner Maxine “Max” O’Hara and her chef/boyfriend, Jake Lambert, are about to take on the Three Rivers Brews and Burgers Festival and showcase their talents. However, standing in the way of accomplishing their dreams of a good showing at the festival is renowned cranky critic Reginald Mobley. And is he ever out to let people know that he thinks a female has no business being a brew master or a brew pub owner. Not long after Reginald delivers a terrible review of Allegheny Brew House, he winds up dead in front of a large crowd after sampling Jake's burger. It's no wonder that Max and Jake get served up to the police as the main murder suspects.

Joyce Tremel has written another home run with this book. I read the first book in the series immediately before I started reading this book and I have to say I was sucked into this series; hops, yeast and barley (hook, link and sinker - too much?). The characters in this series are so realistic and fun. I love the interactions between the two main characters, Max and Jake. They can stand on their own as intriguing, but put them together and there is a special chemistry that starts to bubble and brew. The entire cast of supporting characters each bring a unique ingredient to the story as well. I never thought that I would enjoy a book about brewing beer, but I have to tell you, it makes me want to try my hand at a home brew! And can we just stop and admire the covers of this series for a minute? They are just beautifully drawn.

Overall, Tangled Up in Brew was another great addition to a smashing series start! The mystery will have you guessing right up until the end, and the beer and food will have you drooling all the way through the book. Don't miss out on the mouth-watering recipes in the back of the book to help satisfy your growling belly!


Reviewed 2016