Death by a Thousand Sips (A Witches' Brew Mystery #2) (Hardcover)

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Phoebe Winchester is back on the case in Raven Creek when a body is discovered at an estate sale in Gretchen Rue’s second book in the Witches’ Brew mystery series, perfect for fans of Laura Childs and Cleo Coyle.

Ever since she moved to Raven Creek, Washington, Phoebe Winchester knew she would have to grow accustomed to having a lot on her plate. She’s beginning to make the Victorian manor she inherited from her dear and adventurous Aunt Eudora feel more like home, successfully running the bookstore and tea shop, The Earl’s Study, and learning to harness her recently discovered magical powers. But when she discovers a dead body at an estate sale—even Phoebe wonders if this is simply too much.

Rumors of Phoebe’s involvement force her to take action; she needs to find the killer and clear her own name, once again. She enlists Rich Lofting, the handsome private detective and her childhood friend, in her investigation, all while she sorts out her unresolved feelings for him. Is there something more sinister lurking in the shadows of this small tight-knit town? And does Phoebe really want to find out?

With a dash of magic, a pinch of sleuthing skills, and a spoonful of friendly assistance, Phoebe needs to uncover the killer to keep Raven Creek safe once again. But if she doesn’t—will she find herself in even more hot water?

About the Author

Gretchen Rue lives in the Canadian prairies, which affords her ample time to read during six months of winter. She plays cat mom to four mostly indifferent fur children, and plant mom to roughly 100 very demanding flora. When she isn't sipping tea and working on her next novel, she enjoys swimming, hiking, and watching baseball.

Praise For…

Praise for Death by a Thousand Sips:
“Heavy on recipes, cats, and other such details that will delight.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Fans of paranormal cozies will enjoy the sequel.”
Library Journal

“A cozy mystery with a hint of witchery is a great combination and Rue makes it impossible to put down.”
Cozy Mystery Book Reviews

Praise for Steeped to Death:
“A compelling debut with a mature amateur sleuth, a solid supporting cast, and a cat to rival Miranda James’s Diesel. For readers who enjoy the paranormal elements in Juliet Blackwell’s and Bree Baker’s cozies.”
Library Journal, starred review

“[A] sprightly debut and series launch . . . A lovable cat, plenty of tea, enticing recipes, and more are sure to please cozy fans. Rue is off to a good start.”
Publishers Weekly

“Delightful . . . Blends the perfect brew of mystery and magic with hints of romance, charm, and a cat named Bob.”
Manhattan Book Review, 5-star review

“[A] cleverly written cozy.”
Gumshoe Review

“Gretchen Rue proves she can concoct a clever tea mystery filled with warmth and whimsy.”
—Laura Childs, New York Times bestselling author
“A story that will fit you to a “tea” from page one, Gretchen Rue has crafted a cozy that will warm your heart, keep you reading late into the night, and leave you wishing for a little magic of your own. Don’t miss this one!”
—Paige Shelton, New York Times bestselling author

“A fantastic series debut, this twisty mystery has all the cozy goodness – baked goods, enchanted tea blends, a bookstore, a fat orange cat, a charming small town full of quirky characters, and a witchy heroine who’s funny, smart, and strong. Just my cup of tea!”   
—Bailey Cates, New York Times bestselling author of the Magical Bakery Mysteries.

“Inheriting a mansion and a tea shop sounds like a dream come true...but inheriting the witchy powers that come with them? Count me in! From the first page to the last, Steeped to Death puts the cozy in cozy mystery. I can't wait to revisit Raven Creek to see what's in store for our intrepid heroine and her cast of quirky shop owner friends.”
—Tamara Berry, author of the Eleanor Wilde mysteries

Steeped to Death by Gretchen Rue blends all the ingredients of a classic cozy mystery – a tea shop and bookstore in a charming small town, a cat companion, delicious descriptions of tea and baked goods, a hint of romance, and a savvy heroine – into a delightful brew. Also infused with a bit of magic, this series debut will appeal to anyone who enjoys sipping a cup of tea beside a cozy fire and solving the mystery along with the intrepid protagonist.” 
—Victoria Gilbert, author of the Blue Ridge Library Mysteries and the Booklover's B&B Mysteries

Product Details
ISBN: 9781639104536
ISBN-10: 1639104534
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Publication Date: September 5th, 2023
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: A Witches' Brew Mystery