The pint of no return

Ellie Alexander

Book - 2018

"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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Series
Alexander, Ellie. Sloan Krause mystery.
Subjects
Genres
Mystery fiction
Novels
Detective and mystery fiction
Published
New York : Minotaur Books 2018.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
Sequel to: Death on tap.
Physical Description
296 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN
9781250108654
1250108659
Main Author
Ellie Alexander (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

It's Oktoberfest time in small-town Leavenworth, Washington, and a film crew is there to produce a documentary on the festival and the local craft-beer industry. When the film's obnoxious narrator, former child star Mitchell Morgan, is found murdered, brewer Sloan Krause investigates. Is the killer one of the production team, a superfan, or a local woman whose business the victim slammed online? Complicating matters, Sloan is dealing with her pending divorce from her cheating husband; her growing feelings for her boss, Garrett; managing her share of her soon-to-be ex-husband's parents' brewery; and the deepening mystery surrounding her birth parents. The lively Oktoberfest frame, the craft-beer community, and the many fascinating details about beer and brewing are seamlessly woven through the story. The sympathetic Sloan, who is trying to create a new life for herself and her teenage son, and the secondary characters are vividly drawn, and the importance of family shines through this agreeable cozy. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Alexander's satisfying second Sloan Krause mystery (after 2017's Death on Tap) finds beer brewer Sloan settling into her new job at Nitro, a start-up microbrewery located in the German-themed tourist mecca of Leavenworth, Wash. It's Oktoberfest, when the remote mountain village swells with visitors, and business is booming. This year's celebration is especially exciting because a film crew from Los Angeles has come to town to make a documentary about beer. The documentary's host, Mitchell Morgan, is a former child star with a giant ego who manages in short order to offend half the population of Leavenworth. So when Sloan hears screams late one night and discovers Mitchell dead behind a festival tent, there are plenty of suspects, some of them Sloan's friends and family members. Sloan must once again turn amateur sleuth. Alexander has created an appealing cast of characters and a lovely setting for them to live in. Best of all, she treats the reader to a fascinating look at the skill and artistry involved in brewing craft beer. (Oct.) Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Fermenting in internal turmoil due to her personal life, local brewmaster Sloan Krause, while preparing for Oktoberfest, must deal with the death of an overzealous actor who met his demise while downing a local microbrew.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"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 toburn 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!"--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

"Amateur sleuth Sloan Krause returns in The Pint of No Return, another delightful cozy by Ellie Alexander--this time investigating a movie star who's murdered not long after arriving in Leavenworth, WA to film his latest project. No other festival compares to Oktoberfest in Leavenworth, Washington. The whole town is buzzing with excitement over this year's activities and eagerly awaiting Nitro's latest offering Cherrywizen, made with locally sourced cherries. But local brewmaster Sloan Krause is tapped out. Between trying to manage the pub, her pending divorce with Mac, and her mounting feelings for Garrett, she's fermenting in internal turmoil. To complicate matters, dreamy movie star Mitchell Morgan and his production crew have arrived in the village to film during the authentic Bavarian brewfest. Mitchell has his eye on Sloan and a taste for Nitro's Cherrywizen. Sloan escapes his advances for good when she finds Mitchell slumped over the bar. Is this a case of one pint too many, or has Mitchell been murdered by microbrew? "A charming new series . . . fascinating and fun."--Kate Carlisle "A 'hopping' good cozy mystery." --Meg Macy"--

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Amateur sleuth Sloan Krause returns in The Pint of No Return, another delightful cozy by Ellie Alexander—this time investigating a movie star who's murdered not long after arriving in Leavenworth, WA to film his latest project.No other festival compares to Oktoberfest in Leavenworth, Washington. The whole town is buzzing with excitement over this year’s activities and eagerly awaiting Nitro’s latest offering Cherrywizen, made with locally sourced cherries. But local brewmaster Sloan Krause is tapped out. Between trying to manage the pub, her pending divorce with Mac, and her mounting feelings for Garrett, she’s fermenting in internal turmoil. To complicate matters, dreamy movie star Mitchell Morgan and his production crew have arrived in the village to film during the authentic Bavarian brewfest. Mitchell has his eye on Sloan and a taste for Nitro’s Cherrywizen. Sloan escapes his advances for good when she finds Mitchell slumped over the bar. Is this a case of one pint too many, or has Mitchell been murdered by microbrew?“A charming new series . . . fascinating and fun.”—Kate Carlisle“A ‘hopping’ good cozy mystery.” —Meg Macy