Littsburgher Joyce Tremel was interviewed by The Big Thrill about her new book, To Brew or Not to Brew (“Unique and charming” – Jennie Bentley, New York Times bestselling author), which sounds like a perfect stocking stuffer! To Brew… is available today (December 1st), and Mystery Lovers will be celebrating on Saturday, Dec. 5th with a book launch and beer tasting!
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“Tell us about your book, To Brew or Not to Brew.
It’s the first in the Brewing Trouble cozy mystery series being published by Berkley Prime Crime. My protagonist, Max O’Hara, is in the process of opening a brewpub in a Pittsburgh neighborhood and finds herself involved in solving the murder of her assistant. Along the way she gets help from a bakery owner who’s a rabid Steeler fan, a cranky World War II vet, and of course, her new chef, Jake, who was her high school crush.
Details of Pittsburgh life add a nice touch to your mystery. Have you always lived in Pittsburgh?
Yes. I know Pittsburghese and I’m not afraid to use it! The city has gone through a lot of change over the years and it seemed like the perfect place—to me, anyway—to set a light mystery. Pittsburgh is really a small town disguised as a big city and I think it makes a great setting.”
— Mystery Lovers Books (@MysteryLovers1) December 1, 2015