Genre – Cozy Mystery - Woman Sleuths
- Series: An Auction Block Mystery (Book 2)
- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: Midnight Ink (February 8, 2016)
- ISBN-13: 978-0738747057
They call it "the Brewmaster's Widow"; the abandoned brewery where Death Bogart's brother died in an arson fire.
With his girlfriend, Wren Morgan, Death goes home to St. Louis to take on a deeply personal mystery. When Randy Bogart went into the Einstadt Brewery, he left his broken badge behind at the firehouse. So why did the coroner find one on his body? Every answer leads to more questions. Why did the phony badge have the wrong number? Who set the brewery fire? What is the connection between Randy's death and the mysterious Cherokee Caves, where the opulent playground of 19th century beer barons falls into slow decay?
Not understanding how and why he lost his brother is breaking the ex-Marine's heart. But the Brewmaster's Widow is jealous of her secrets. Prying them loose could cost Death and Wren both their lives.
About The Author
Loretta Ross is a writer and historian who lives and works in rural Missouri. She is an alumna of Cottey College and holds a BA in archaeology from the University of Missouri – Columbia. She has loved mysteries since she first learned to read. Death and the Redheaded Woman will be her first published novel.
Review: DEATH AND THE BREWMASTER' S WIDOW by Loretta Rose (An Auction Block Mystery #2) DEATH AND THE BREWMASTER' S WIFE is the kind of cozy that figuratively wraps its arms around you and warms you. Detailed, vivid, engrossing, this cozy has a taut and intriguing plot and characters who inspire readers' empathy. After nearly not surviving Afghanistan, being declared dead, then recovering, only to then be summarily dumped by his wife Madeline, Death Bogart is finally carving out a new niche as a private investigator, and emotionally healing with his girlfriend Wren Morgan, an auction appraiser. But his brother Randy, a St. Louis firefighter, dies at the scene of an arson blaze. The badge found on Randy Isn't his own; and his captain asks Death to investigate.