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Wine and Punishment

A Literary Pub Mystery, Book 1
Written by: Sarah Fox
Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins

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In the first in an engaging new mystery series from USA Today best-selling author Sarah Fox, the owner of a charming literary pub finds her fresh start on the rocks thanks to a case of murder.

Booklover Sadie Coleman knows that in life, as in fiction, the right setting can make a world of difference. The small town of Shady Creek, Vermont, seems like the perfect place to start over after losing her Boston job to a merger and her relationship to her ex's gambling addiction. She's bought and redecorated the old grist mill pub, transforming the Inkwell into a cozy spot where tourists and regulars alike can enjoy a pint or a literary-themed cocktail, or join one of several book clubs. 

Little by little, Sadie is adjusting to the rhythms of her new home. Fall in Shady Creek is bookmarked by the much-anticipated Autumn Festival, complete with a pumpkin catapult competition and pie bake-off. Unfortunately, the season also brings an unwelcome visitor - Sadie's ex, Eric, who's angling for a second chance....

Before Sadie can tell Eric to leave, he's found dead near the Inkwell. When the local antique shop catches fire on the same night, it's clear the town is harboring at least one unsavory character. Now, with her Aunt Gilda, her friend Shontelle, and the pub's patrons all in the mix, Sadie must uncover the truth...before a killer declares last call.

©2018 Sarah Fox (P)2018 Recorded Books

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  • Beatrice
  • 2018-12-19

Meh

Wine and Punishment is an ok mystery. There are a lot of red herrings and the story has a quick pace, but, I'm not sure about this one. Sadie quickly fixates on Grayson as a suspect for everything wrong in her life. She's not very bright and I found her annoying.

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  • Debbie Lacey
  • 2019-01-24

LOVE IT WHEN I FIND A NEW COZY SERIES

SADIE, HER AUNT, GRAYSON, CHANTELLE, AND THE REST OF THIS CAST OF CHARACTERS ARE A WELCOME ADDITION. I LOVE THE LITERARY PUB SETTING, SADIE'S CREATIVE USE OF LITERARY REFERENCES, THE PERSONALITIES, STORYLINE, AND, JUST AS IMPORTANT, THE NARRATOR. MY ONLY REGRET IS THAT I DON'T SEE BOOK 2 ON AUDIBLE YET.

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  • Clemmie Jackson
  • 2019-08-18

what happened to the ex

a pub where drinks is named after books, love it. drama from the beginning to danger at the end. kept my mind wondering & surprised at the end, want to read more of the series.