Brewing Up a Storm: A John Thatcher Mystery (John Putnam Thatcher Mysteries)

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When a 19-year-old boy dies in a drunk driving accident, Madeline Underwood decides to convince the world that Kischel Brewery's "soft drink" leads young people to try the harder stuff. But Underwood faces formidable enemies: Kischel's investment bankers, including the unmistakable John Putnam Thatcher, their razor-sharp attorneys and no less than the head of a Congressional committee that she's managed to publicly embarrass. So when Madeline is found dead, stuffed in the closet of the building where the committee convened, it takes all of Thatcher's acumen to sift through a long list of killers. It's the case that would drive a lesser man to drink.

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Nothing stirs up trouble like booze, politics, murder and money--all prime ingredients in Emma Lathen's latest. The story involves a Chicago brewery that begins selling its nonalcoholic beer in a chain of children's restaurants. A morally minded Congressional committee gets involved when a political activist group, No Beer-Buying Youngsters (Nobby), chimes in. Things get dicey when the mouthy leader of Nobby is gunned down, leaving the lords of Wall Street nervous about this venture.

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