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Covington Branch M ALEXA E (Text) 33126024376703 New Adult Fiction Available -
Erlanger Branch M ALEXA E (Text) 33126024376810 Mystery Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781250205759
  • ISBN: 1250205751
  • Physical Description: 280 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2019.

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Amateur sleuth Sloan Krause delves into the murderous political world in another delightful mystery from popular cozy writer Ellie Alexander. It's the dead season in Leavenworth, Washington. The throngs of Oktoberfest crowds have headed home, and the charming Bavarian streets are quiet and calm--momentarily. Villagers use the reprieve to drink in the crisp fall mountain air and prepare for the upcoming winter light festival. Soon the German-inspired shops and restaurants will be aglow with thousands of twinkling lights. Visitors will return to the northern Cascades to drink warm mulled cider and peruse the holiday markets. Brewer, Sloan Krause and her partner in crime Garrett Strong are using the slowdown to stock up on a new line of their signature craft beers at Nitro. They're experimenting with a hoppy holiday pine and a chocolate hazelnut stout. The small brewery is alive with delicious scents and bubbling batches of brew. Sloan is in her element. She loves the creativity and lowkey atmosphere at Nitro. Only that is soon threatened by the incumbent city councilmember Kristopher Cooper. Kristopher is running for re-election on a platform of making Leavenworth dry. Everyone in beertopia is fuming. Leavenworth's economy relies on keeping the kegs flowing. Kristopher wants to banish beer, a policy that might just bankrupt the entire village. However, Kristopher turns up dead days before election night. Sloan quickly realizes that his murder isn't the work of a stranger. Friends, family, and every other business owner had a motive to kill him, including none other than April Ablin, Leavenworth's self-described ambassador of all things German. Sloan finds herself defending April and trying to sleuth out a killer amongst a group of familiar faces.
Subject: Krause, Sloan (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Women detectives > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Microbreweries > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.

  • Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2019 October

    It was a successful Oktoberfest for Leavenworth, WA, the tourist town dependent on the local breweries, pubs, and German village appearance. Election season doesn't look fun, though, because Kristopher Cooper, the incumbent city councilman, is running on a temperance platform. Brewer Sloan Krause and Garrett, owners of Nitro, a small brewery, attend the town meeting, where a number of people argue with Kristopher. But who hated him enough to kill him? When April Ablin, self-proclaimed ambassador for the town, is arrested, the sheriff suggests to Sloan that April needs help and advice. Although she's tangled up in a relationship with her soon-to-be ex and still looking for answers to the mystery of her parentage, Sloan steps in to help April, knowing a reputation for murder won't help the town. VERDICT Family is an essential element in this character-driven cozy series following The Pint of No Return. While the primary mystery is solved in each book, the ongoing story line of Sloan's search for her own family story draws readers back. Fans of Ellery Adams's "Books by the Bay" mysteries will recognize Sloan's need for answers.—Lesa Holstine, Evansville Vanderburgh P.L., IN

    Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

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