Review; An Ale of Two Cities (Literary Pub Mystery #2) by Sarah Fox

Last year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the cosy mystery An Ale of Two Cities (Literary Pub Mystery #2) by Sarah Fox through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards, but I haven't published my review until now.

Description from Goodreads
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 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 arrives with his nose in the air, showing off his ice-sculpting skills like a modern-day Michelangelo. During the artists’ break in the night-long contest, Mel’s tools disappear . . . and Freddy is found dead with her missing pick in his chest.

Although the police turn their attention to Mel, it seems everyone in town had a grudge against Freddy, including his assistant, his mentor, his former flame, and even his half-brother.

Faster than she can fling a Huckleberry Gin, Sadie finds herself racing to make sure the police don’t arrest the wrong suspect—all while sharing a flirtation with local brewery owner Grayson Blake. Their chemistry leads to a heated rivalry at the hockey rink—and to the hot pursuit of a killer.

My Thoughts on the Book
An Ale of Two Cities was a fun and entertaining read. I loved the literary pub theme with all the fun names on the menu (there's even a couple of recipes in the back, including Paradise Lox). There's also a bunch of interesting characters. Although I might have guessed the murderer, it was still a book I wanted to finish.

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