It’s Oktoberfest in Pittsburgh, and brew pub 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.
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. Her flash fiction has appeared in Mysterical-e, and her non-fiction has been published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police magazine. Her debut novel, TO BREW OR NOT TO BREW was an RT Book Reviews “Top Pick” and was nominated for the RT 2015 Reviewers’ Choice Award for best amateur sleuth.
The second book in the series TANGLED UP IN BREW, was also an RT Book Reviews “Top Pick” and has been chosen by Kings River Life as a Best Book of 2016. It was the winner of the 2016 Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Amateur Sleuth.
A ROOM WITH A BREW, the third book in the series will be released October 3, 2017.
Joyce is a native Pittsburgher, has two grown sons, and lives in a suburb of the city with her husband. When coming up with the idea for this series, she thought her big city with the small town feel would be the perfect setting for Max’s brew pub. She hopes “yinz” guys agree!
Review of Room with a Brew
Review (4.5 Stars): Room with a Brew is an entertaining well-written mystery with delightful characters that you will love spending time with. This is the third book in the Brewing Trouble mystery series and each installment keeps getting better and better. Max is such a great heroine and I love learning all about running a brew pub in this mystery. This book has humor, suspense and even a little espionage with one of the characters that we have grown to know and love over the course of the series. Can’t wait to read book number four in the series because I’m sure it will be a winner.