Tangled Up In Brew ~ Pull up a stool and enjoy the review and giveaway!

Posted: October 7, 2016 in Cozy Mystery, giveaways, reviews
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Tangled Up in Brew (A Brewing Trouble Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Berkley (October 4, 2016)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425277706


My Review

When I read this was about brewing beer, I knew I wanted to read it. We have many micro breweries around my neck of the woods. No, not bootlegging. LOL I always enjoy sampling the new ones and often find some that are really good.

What’s a good beer without a murder, eh. What’s supposed to be a friendly competition at the Three Rivers Brews and Burgers Festival turns into something else when the beverage critic drops dead from an apparent poisoning. Let the sleuthing begin. This one was full of suspects and it wasn’t easy to figure out the who and why.

I enjoyed meeting these characters and visiting the town of Three Rivers. Much of it felt like somewhere I visited before and that’s something I always enjoy about cozies. That and the colorful characters that roam the pages.

I should mention this is the second book in the series. I had no trouble following along and liked it a lot, so I’ll be going back to catch the beginning now.

4 Stars



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.

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 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

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Purchase Link

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  1. I need to get the first one cause this sounds like a fun series! :)


  2. I love investigating micro breweries too. Ya never know when you’ll come across a new, delicious brew.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  3. I really enjoy cozy mysteries from time to time so I’m going to have to look into this one. And come on, beer! Can’t go wrong.

  4. Mary Holshouser says:

    sounds like a good read. This would be a new author for me.

  5. diannekc says:

    This is a new author and series to me. I’m looking forward to reading both books. A brew house in the storyline sounds interesting.

  6. Emma says:

    We’ve got lots of pubs here also that have their own micro-breweries, and as a beer lover too, this book’s calling out to me now. :)

  7. Anne C says:

    Sounds like a fun read. Love the cover because cats. 😀

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I love critters in cozies. I actually read one where a character had a pet tarantula. And, no, it wasn’t a scary story. LOL

  8. Lola says:

    It sounds like a fun series! I haven’t read a cozy before about brewing beer.

  9. katarguelles says:

    I want to read more cozy mysteries and this sounds like fun. I’ll have to grab the first book.