Wine and Punishment (Literary Pub Mystery, #1) by Sarah Fox

Wine and Punishment (Literary Pub Mystery, #1)

In the first in an engaging new mystery series from USA Today bestselling 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...


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TitleWine and Punishment (Literary Pub Mystery, #1)
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Release DateDec 18th, 2018
PublisherKensington
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery
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Reviews Wine and Punishment (Literary Pub Mystery, #1)

  • Carrie
    1970-01-01
    Wine and Punishment by Sarah Fox is the first book in the new cozy Literary Pub Mystery series. The setting for this series is just as it may sound, a Literary Pub owned by booklover Sadie Coleman who has opened the Inkwell in an attempt to restart her life in a new town.Sadie had lost her job due to a business merger and she had become fed up with dealing with her ex’s gambling addiction so she chose to move to Shady Creek, Vermont for a fresh...
  • Gail C.
    1970-01-01
    Wine and Punishment is the first book in a proposed new cozy series from author Sarah Fox. In this series, Sadie Coleman is picking up the pieces from a job loss and a broken relationship by buying a pub located in an old mill in a small town in Vermont. Her aunt has a hair salon there, which is Sadie’s connection to the town. In this first book, Sadie’s ability to settle happily into her new life is almost immediately interrupted by a series...
  • Peggy R
    1970-01-01
    I am a fan of this author's Pancake House Mystery so when I read that she had a new series coming out centered around a pub with a literary theme I was intrigued. I thought this was a solid start to a new series. I enjoyed stepping into the the world of the Inkwell, which is a great name for the pub, and getting to know Sadie Coleman, and the rest of the characters. I think that as the series progresses and the characters are developed more that ...
  • Tari
    1970-01-01
    This was seriously so good I could barely put it down. I did manage to squeeze in the time to read it all in one day. I really loved this first in a new series, and I'm already anxious to read the next book.Sadie Coleman had moved to Shady Creek, VT after losing her job leaving a lying, dishonest ex-boyfriend behind. Eric was apparently so determined to win her back that he'd bought a ring and traveled from Boston to Shady Creek, but he ended up ...
  • JoAn
    1970-01-01
    Wine and Punishment by Sarah Fox is the first in a new cozy mystery series and has one of the most unique settings of any that I have read this year. Sadie Coleman has moved to Shady Creek, Vermont and opened the Inkwell, a literary pub. I found this book to be charming and completely captivating. I liked Sadie from the beginning and was so proud of her as she faced some extremely tough situations in her new home - her new pub/home and car are va...
  • Patty
    1970-01-01
    Wine and Punishment by Sarah Fox is the 1st book in Literary Pub Mystery, and a great start. Sadie Coleman loves books, and she is happy about a new beginning in Shady Creek, Vermont, where she bought a pub, calling it Inkwell. Sadie lost her job in Boston, and broke up with Eric, her ex because his gambling debt, before moving to Shady Creek. Sadie is busy with Autumn Festival in town, when she hears Eric is looking for her because he wants her ...
  • Lisa Morin
    1970-01-01
    I loved the idea of a literary pub. The story was well written and the mystery itself kept me guessing until the end.Sadie is a fun, likeable character who I am looking forward to getting to know.I recommend this book and happily give it 5 stars.I volunteered to read and review an ARC of this book provided by the publisher and NetGalley.
  • Nicole
    1970-01-01
    I really enjoyed this first book in Sarah Fox's new Literary Pub Mystery series. Wine and Punishment takes place at a literary pub - a pub with books, how clever is that?!?! I love, love, love the idea behind this setting...and it did not disappoint! Sadie Coleman has moved to Shady Creek, Vermont after breaking up with her boyfriend, and opens the Inkwell, the aforementioned literary pub. Due to the facts that her ex-boyfriend is murdered during...
  • Betty
    1970-01-01
    The first book of a new series from an author I enjoy. It is an easy read and the writing flows smoothly. However, I never attached to the characters. I didn't think much of the protagonist, Sadie Coleman. I felt she cross the line when she went peeking places.Sadie is visiting a town in Vermont and sees a grist mill which she is able to buy. It was a pub and she added special cocktail drinks and literary sections so book clubs can meet and discu...
  • Brenda
    1970-01-01
    Wine and Punishment is the debut of the Literary Pub Mystery series set in the small town of Shady Creek, VT and featuring Sadie Coleman. Sadie has left her job and her gambling ex boyfriend behind in Boston and sunk her life savings into purchasing the old gristmill turned pub and creating the Inkwell, a book themed pub.It's time for the annual Autumn Festival and Sadie is looking forward to having a booth on the Town Green which will feature sa...
  • Liz Caldwell
    1970-01-01
    Sadie Coleman has left behind her Boston job and her ex-boyfriend for the small town of Shady Creek, Vermont and bought the old grist mill pub, turning it into a pub with literary-themed drinks and book clubs to build on the local and tourist trade. Then her ex shows up, she has a face-off with the local brewery owner, her ex turns up dead between the pub and the brewery, and there's a fire at the local antique shop. To add to the fun, someone is...
  • Maranda
    1970-01-01
    Love the cover! Sadie Coleman is starting over in Shady Creek, Vermont. She has purchased a historical mill that will full fill her dream of a new beginning, let her be closer to her aunt, and get away from an ex- that has wasted four years of her life. I felt disappointed that Sadie was giving the hunky leading man a hard time and that their relationship did not end with hugs. A murder, an arson, and multiple instances of vandalism plague the pa...
  • RO G'ma
    1970-01-01
    Wine and Punishment is the first book in Sarah Fox’s Literary Pub Mystery series and is a solid start to a new series. The characters are likable, but I would have liked to have more background information on the prominent secondary characters. This is an easy read, and the writing flows smoothly at a steady pace with lots of twists, red herrings, and suspects.Looking for a new start after leaving her gambling-addicted and lying live-in boyfrie...
  • Daniele
    1970-01-01
    3.5 starsWINE AND PUNISHMENT lays a strong foundation and is a great starting point for the new Literary Pub Mystery series. Its small town Vermont setting provides the perfect cozy backdrop for the story. I am completely charmed by the old grist mill pub, Inkwell, with its bookish theme and setting. I would love to visit Shady Creek, Vermont, when the fall foliage is at its peak and have a lovely cocktail at the Inkwell during a Book Club meet u...
  • RoloPoloBookBlog
    1970-01-01
    Wine and Punishment by Sarah FoxBook #1: Literary Pub MysterySource: NetGalleyMy Rating: 4/5 stars**MINI-REVIEW**The Bottom Line: I have to say, I have really been fortunate to come across some excellent new cozy mystery series this year! As you might suspect, Wine and Punishment is one I am glad to have run across as it combines two of my favorite things, a brewery/pub setting and a book theme. As far as the story itself goes, I was pretty much ...
  • Anita
    1970-01-01
    Sadie Coleman moves to the small town of Shady Creek, Vermont to renew her life and leave behind an ex with a gambling addiction. Because of her love of books, she opens a literary pub named the Inkwell. Then her ex comes to town to win her back. When his body is found near Sadie’s pub, Sadie becomes a suspect and decides a little snooping is in order. But, will this nosey Parker find herself in more trouble than she can handle?This was a good ...
  • Miss W Book Reviews
    1970-01-01
    Wine and Punishment is the First Book in The Literary Pub Mystery Series by Author Sarah Fox. First of all, A Literary Pub as a locale? FANTASTIC! Such a unique setting a pub with BOOKS! Whats not to love? Well there is the small case of the murder. In Wine and Punishment we meet Bookworm Sadie Coleman who has moved to Shady Creek, Vermont and restored an old grist mill pub, the Inkwell and turning it into a premium location for tourist and local...
  • Rebecca
    1970-01-01
    Wine And Punishment is the first book in the new Literary Pub Mystery series by Sarah Fox. I enjoy the authors other series so I was excited when I heard about this one and couldn’t wait to read it.I loved this book, I didn’t want to put it down! I read it in two days. It is a solid , well written mystery, and the murder was committed in a rather interesting manner. The characters are charming and relatable. I would love to spend an afternoon...
  • Susan
    1970-01-01
    After a break-up with her long time boyfriend, Sadie moves to Shady Creek, Vermont, buys an old building and opens up a literary themed pub. Cute concept! However, the story doesn't deal much with the day-to-day events at the pub, but more with events around the town, including the Autumn Festival. It was a good way to introduce many characters, but I felt the central theme of the pub wasn't given enough attention. I hope this is remedied in futu...
  • Jeanie
    1970-01-01
    I love this cozy mystery! First in A Literary Pub Mystery series, this is everything a cozy mystery should be. It is a challenge to solve, has a few red herrings that this armchair sleuth followed, the characters are delightful and well-rounded, and the setting sounds like a place I’d love to visit.The Inkwell is Sadie’s new pub, open only a few months and already popular in this New England town. The former owners also had used the picturesq...
  • Rebecca
    1970-01-01
    Thanks to the publisher, via Netgalley, for an advance e-galley for an honest review.This cozy series starter is a great introduction to a new setting and character. While it uses a lot of the standard and expected genre conventions, the author made choices within these expectations that kept the story entertaining (I'd like a literary pub near me, please, and I'm eager to learn more about the neighboring brewer's past).
  • Jennifer Ritter
    1970-01-01
    Wine and Punishment is the first book in Sarah Fox’s new Literary Pub Mystery series. Sadie Coleman has recently relocated from Boston to Shady Creek, Vermont. She came to visit her Aunt Gilda after breaking up with long time boyfriend Eric Jense, but fell for the area and decided to stay. Eric’s chronic gambling and lying had finally pushed her away from him and her old life.Now she has purchased the old mill and converted the former bar to ...
  • Katreader
    1970-01-01
    WINE AND PUNISHMENT by Sarah FoxThe First Literary Pub MysterySadie Coleman is gearing up to celebrate her first Autumn Festival in Shady Creek. Proud of her newly purchased business, and thrilled that locals and tourists alike seem to like her literary themed pub, Sadie is excited to embrace the event and promote the Inkwell. Having left her gambling addicted boyfriend in Boston, Sadie's dismayed when she learns he's come to town looking for her...
  • Lghiggins
    1970-01-01
    I stayed up obscenely late to finish Wine and Punishment, the first book in Sarah Fox’s new series, and I don’t regret it at all. Engaged in the plot all the way through, I could not have predicted the ending. It has an action packed conclusion, and the murderer reveal is quite astonishing.Sadie buys a picturesque old mill located in Shady Creek, Vermont, that had been turned into a pub by its previous owner. Anxious to be successful in her f...
  • Barbara
    1970-01-01
    A good start to a new series which is set in Shady Creek, Vermont. The town, & the pub, the Inkwell, that Sadie, the main character owns, sound like places you'd want to visit. I truly loved the description of the Inkwell & the little footbridge you need to cross to enter the pub. The description of the little creek made it so easy to not only picture, but to hear it babbling.I do wish publishers would allow a small map to be included because I w...
  • Cozy Cat Reviews
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to Net Galley and to the publisher for the opportunity to review this debut cozy mystery series. My opinion is my own. i am delighted with this new debut cozy mystery series ! This was a wonderful read and i look forward to further books in the series in the future. Very well done to the author ! This the "Literary Pub Mystery series". Sadie is the protagonist and her new pub is just opened in a small New England town. A fall festival i...
  • Lynn
    1970-01-01
    Don't miss this new series set in the small community of Shady Creek, with a big hearted protagonist who runs the new pub in town! And this isn't just any new pub, but a literary themed pub with book club dates and themed drinks for all! Sadie is fleeing the big city of Boston to be closer to family and her dreams of incorporating her love of books into a successful business. Before long, an uninvited guest shows up in her pub and she quickly run...
  • Book
    1970-01-01
    Sadie Coleman has relocated to Shady Creek, Vermont, purchased an old grist mill and turned it into a literary pub – The Inkwell, featuring a literary-themed menu and a few book clubs. The story gets off to a quick start with the pub preparing for the town’s upcoming Autumn Festival, a must participate for all local businesses. In addition, Sadie is picking up a cake for her Aunt Gilda’s birthday party and sneaks out of the pub to avoid a c...
  • Dawn Michelle
    1970-01-01
    An excellent start to what looks to be a great new series by Sarah Fox! I read the author's other series "The Pancake House Mysteries" and I have both enjoyed them and the writing very much, so when I saw this available on NetGalley, I jumped at the chance to read this and I am happy to say, I was not disappointed at all! I love the setting [an old renovated mill converted into a pub] - the idea of turning a pub into a literary pub is genius. Wit...
  • Linda
    1970-01-01
    I've enjoyed the Pancake House series from Sarah Fox and so was eager to read this first book in her new Literary Pub series. In this very promising first book in an extremely promising new series, Sadie Coleman leaves Boston and relocates to the small town of Shady Creek, Vermont where she opens a literary pub, the Inkwell, at an old grist mill, complete with literary-themed cocktails and book clubs. The book includes a number of engaging charac...