Beyond a Reasonable Stout
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Beyond a Reasonable Stout

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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 town will be aglow with thousands of twinkling lights. 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. The small brewery is alive with delicious scents and bubbling batches of brew.

Sloan loves the creativity and lowkey atmosphere at Nitro, which is soon threatened by the incumbent city councilmember Kristopher Cooper. Kristopher is running for re-election on a platform of making Leavenworth dry - a sure recipe for economic disaster. So when Kristopher turns up dead days before election night, Sloan quickly realises that his murder isn't the work of a stranger. Every business owner in town 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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 145 x 216 x 28mm | 372g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1250205751
  • 9781250205759
  • 2,393,168

Review quote

Distinctive characters and fun anecdotes about beer and brewing help make this a winner. Readers will want to keep coming back for more. - Publishers Weekly Appealing characters, a brewing primer, and myriad suspects combine in a sprightly adventure. - Kirkus With its beautifully described small-town setting and seamlessly entwined details about brewing beer, this cozy will appeal to beer lovers everywhere as well as readers who enjoy mysteries highlighting family relationships and independent female main characters. - Booklist Family is an essential element of this character-driven cozy series. 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. - Library Journal
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About Ellie Alexander

ELLIE ALEXANDER is a Pacific Northwest native who spends ample time testing pastry recipes in her home kitchen or at one of the many famed coffeehouses nearby. When she's not coated in flour, you'll find her outside exploring hiking trails and trying to burn off calories consumed in the name of "research." She is also the author of the Bakeshop Mysteries, which began with Meet Your Baker. Find her on Facebook to learn more!
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864 ratings
4.01 out of 5 stars
5 29% (248)
4 47% (409)
3 21% (179)
2 3% (25)
1 0% (3)
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