When firefighter Randy Bogart perishes in the arson fire at an abandoned brewery known as the Brewmaster’s Widow, Death Bogart and his girlfriend Wren Morgan travel to St. Louis, Missouri, to find closure. They discover that Randy left his badge behind at the firehouse before going to the brewery.Read more...
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When firefighter Randy Bogart perishes in the arson fire at an abandoned brewery known as the Brewmaster’s Widow, Death Bogart and his girlfriend Wren Morgan travel to St. Louis, Missouri, to find closure. They discover that Randy left his badge behind at the firehouse before going to the brewery. But the coroner finds another badge on Randy’s body, leaving Death and Wren with more questions than answers.
Desperate to know what really happened, Death and Wren begin to investigate. Their digging leads to a connection between Randy’s death and the mysterious Cherokee Caves once used by nineteenth-century beer barons. But the Brewmaster’s Widow is jealous of her secrets. Prying them loose could cost Death and Wren their lives.
"There are fewer auctions in this second series entry, but readers won't mind as the twisty, Hitchock-style plot unfolds . . . Ross is an author to watch."—Booklist
“The second case for Death and Wren uses an intriguing premise to flesh out the charming detective duo.”—Kirkus Reviews
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-12-21
- Reviewer: Staff
Rosss lively second Auction Block mystery (after 2015s Death and the Redheaded Woman) takes PI Death (pronounced Deeth) Bogart and his auctioneer girlfriend, Wren Morgan, to St. Louis to look into the death of Deaths firefighter brother, Randy, who succumbed to an aneurysm while battling an arson blaze at the abandoned brewery known as the Brewmasters Widow, which closed at the onset of Prohibition in 1920. That Randy was found wearing a hat with the wrong badge number suggests something is amiss. Death and Wrens search for answers leads to wealthy Einstadt Brewery heir Andrew Grey and his trophy wife, Alaina, whose physician brother is monitoring Greys home care since he suffered a stroke some months earlier. The preposterous becomes believable as more information comes to light, and Death and Wren realize that they must attempt a daring rescue before its too late. Readers will look forward to their further adventures. Agent: Janet Reid, FinePrint Literary Management. (Feb.)