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An Ale of Two Cities

(Literary Pub Mystery #2)

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In this intoxicating mystery by USA Today bestselling author Sarah Fox, a winter carnival becomes a recipe for disaster when a Shady Creek celebrity gets iced.

The Winter Carnival always brings holiday cheer, Christmas joy—and tourists with cash—to picturesque Shady Creek, Vermont. At the center of the glittering decorations and twinkling lights is booklover and pub owner Sadi
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Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Expected publication: November 26th 2019 by Kensington
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Peggy R
The second installment in the Literary Pub Mystery series continues to entertain. I've enjoyed this author's Pancake House Mystery series so there was no hesitation in starting this series. The setting is idyllic for a cozy mystery, a fictional town set in Vermont. What drew me to the series was the unique spin on the culinary cozy - I love that the pub owned by Sadie has a literary theme to it. Sadie is a good character and the author has done a good job of developing her over the course of the ...more
FMSWarrior
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sadie Coleman is gearing up for her first Winter Carnival in Shady Creek, Vermont. She’s excited to have things kick off with the ice sculpting contest in which one of her employees, Mel, is participating in. Stopping by to check on Mel’s progress, she finds that Mel’s tools have been stolen. While they find the chain saw, the hand tools have disappeared. Well that is until the ice pick is found in the chest of a very dead celebrity chef who was considered Mel’s biggest competition.

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JoAn
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, cozy-mystery
An Ale of Two Cities by Sarah Fox was an engaging addition to Ms. Fox's Literary Pub series.

I find this series to be unusual due to the fact that the main character, Sadie, owns a literary pub. I love that idea and would love to visit one. The small cozy town of Shady Creek, Vermont sounds idyllic but I wouldn't want to visit in the winter. Ms. Fox's description of how cold it was outside was enough for me. Sadie is smart, independent and enthusiastic in supporting her business and her new home
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Liz Caldwell
Aug 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shady Creek, Vermont, is one of those fictional towns I'd really like to visit. Author Sarah Fox has done a great job of drawing us there in the second Literary Pub mystery. In spite of reading this during one of the hottest weeks of the summer, I felt the ice and snow, as well as the blow when Sadie was knocked flat on the ice while playing hockey.
In spite of the cold, Sadie is caught up in the investigation of the death of local-boy-makes-good-and-turns-his-back-on-everyone-who-helped-hi
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Ann
Oct 10, 2019 rated it liked it
The Winter Carnival always brings holiday cheer, Christmas joy—and tourists with cash—to picturesque Shady Creek, Vermont. At the center of the glittering decorations and twinkling lights is booklover and pub owner Sadie Coleman, creating original cocktails, hosting a literary trivia evening, and cheering on her loyal employee Melanie “Mel” Costas as she competes in the ice carving competition.

But holiday cheer can’t compete with former resident and renowned chef Freddy Mancini, who
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Amanda
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was such a great read! With the town's Winter Carnival and all its festivities, curious deaths and thefts, and the developing relationship between Sadie and her recently adopted town of Shady Creek, Vermont, I had a hard time putting this book down. The mysteries were not that easy for me to solve... in fact, I didn't solve them until the culprit(s) were revealed. I love getting to know the characters in this series and meeting the new ones introduced in An Ale of Two Cities. And the hockey ...more
Melissa Castor
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book!! It's time for the Winter Carnival and Sadie's employee, Mel, is carving an ice sculpture in the competition. A former resident of Shady Creek comes to town intending to win the competition. The man is arrogant and several of the townspeople that knew him argue with him. When the man is found dead stabbed with Mel's ice pick, she becomes a suspect as well as several others in town. Another murder later occurs. Sadie is on the hunt for a killer to clear Mel's name as well as taking ca ...more
Erin Addington
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Five stars all the way! I loved this latest installment in the Literary Pub Mystery series. Sarah Fox does an amazing job with her writing - the characters are people I want to be friends with, the Inkwell Pub sounds like the best pub in the world, and the setting is great. The mystery was fun to solve as well - though I will admit I didn't actually solve it. I had my mind made up who the killer was, and I was SO wrong! This is one of my favorite series, and this book did not disappoint at all. ...more
Sandra Berryman
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book I have read by this author and have enjoyed returning to Sadie's world. The characters are well-developed and the plot line interesting. I am a fan of Mary Stewart. I am looking forward to reading more from this author. As cozy mysteries go, this series is one worth reading. I received an e-book from NetGalley in return for an unbiased review.
Anna Fox
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am really enjoying this series. I love the town, the relationships between the characters and the mystery always keeps me guessing. I like the idea of a literary pub, with all kinds of book clubs meeting regularly..

thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for my eARC in exchange for an honest review. - I hope there are many more in the series.
Karen
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Kristin
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Loved the ending most of all, but the whole story was wonderfully written and a really good mystery. I adore this series. An added bonus is the recipes at the end!
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Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's the winter festival and Sadie's worker mel signed up for the ice carving contest. The first night of the contest someone is murdered. Sadie now tries to help catch the killer before they commit murder again. What a great read. Find out what happens in this book
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Sarah Fox, writer of cozy mysteries, was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she developed a love for mysteries at a young age. When not writing novels or working as a legal writer she is often reading her way through a stack of books or spending time outdoors with her English Springer Spaniel.

Sarah is the author of the Literary Pub Mysteries, the Pancake House Myster
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