This is the first book in the Literary Pub series by Sarah Fox. The entire series appears to be titles that are play on words of famous literary works. This series has a strong female lead character who is striking out on a new direction in life. Her new choices have led her to live in Shady Creek, VT. Of course, being a cozy mystery she stumbles upon a crime that she becomes embroiled in solving. Sadie ends up enlisting the assistance of her friends and frenemies in getting to the bottom of the mysterious death. Along the way we meet her friends and family and watch as relationships grow with the plot line.
I am looking forward to reading more in the series and am starting An Ale of Two Cities this weekend.
Wine and Punishment by Sarah Fox
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A perfect fall cozy mystery. Sadie Coleman is a strong character who is starting over. New home, new business,new friends, in Shady Creek, VT. The charming literary pub she has established sounds so inviting when you read the story. The crimes and vandalism not so much. Sadie sets out to figure out whether a fire in town is related to a mysterious death. Along the way we get glimpses of the charm and frustration of small town life. Sadie isn’t sure who she can trust and depend on while trying to solve the mysteries. Her relationships with her employees and friends grow and develop during the story. It is easy to imagine being right there in the small town as part of her friends and book clubs. The mystery had lots of twists and turns and the guilty party and motive is quite shocking I look forward to reading more in the series
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