Murder Alfresco

Author: Nadia Gordon
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811870719
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Returning from a party late one night, chef Sunny McCoskey is the first to discover the body of a murdered woman left outside a local winery, and she may even have witnessed the killer driving away. Thrust into the center of a crime that has rattled the tranquil Napa Valley, Sunny pursues her own investigation, a journey that takes her from Northern California's wine country to the insular houseboat community along the San Francisco Bay. Uncovering a tangle of secret liaisons, Sunny closes in on the murderer, who responds with one more desperate act. With Murder Alfresco, author Nadia Gordon again takes us into the heart of the food and wine culture of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, and introduces us to an array of irreverent characters. As the Los Angeles Times said, "Sunny is a welcome, energetic heroine. . . . She and her pals are fun to be around."

Sharpshooter

Author: Nadia Gordon
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452103526
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Sunny McCoskey is the independent chef/owner of Wildside, a little cafe nestled in Napa Valley, where the food is exactly right. When the heir apparent to a major vineyard is shot dead, and Sunny's eccentric winemaker friend, Wade, is arrested for the murder, she launches her own investigation. The solution lies in the tangled personalities and politics of the wine industry, and in the threat posed to the valley by the glassy-winged sharpshooter. Set in a region renowned for its food and wine, Sharpshooter launches an entertaining mystery series featuring Sunny and an engaging cast of wine professionals, cooks, socialites-and suspects.

Deadly Vintage

Author: Elaine Flinn
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781880284872
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Antiques shop manager Molly Doyle takes on redesigning the tasting area of a prestigious winery and finds herself the prime suspect when her client's husband is murdered at a family dinner.

Murder in the Vineyard

Author: Susan Kiernan-Lewis
Publisher: Susan Kiernan-Lewis
ISBN:
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Life in Provence was just settling down for American ex-pat Maggie Newberry when a dead body shows up in her vineyard…with a knife in its back. Curious to learn about who the victim is, Maggie’s motivation skyrockets when her husband Laurent is arrested for the murder. With the evidence piling up against Laurent and witness after witness coming forward to swear he is the killer, can Maggie find the real murderer and will she find the cabal behind the campaign to send Laurent to prison for life? And can she do it before her life and those of her dear ones come crashing down around her?

The Suicide Flowers

Author: Pete Conrad
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312464194
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You see them every day, the suicide flowers. They bloom from the cracks and crevices of concrete sidewalks. From between asphalt creases and gaps. Yet these flowers blossom and prosper until the careless foot tramples. Others wither and fade, having survived, despite their strained and dubious foundations. Raeburn Messiah, the Messiah of Metal, sings for a living. Currently, he's on the downward spiral that unfaithful fame loves so dearly. He feels that he's got it bad, his life is over. That is, until he meets one of his most adoring fans, Gabriel, who has but months to live due to the complications of leukemia. They are men, both dying slow, painful deaths. But, each carries a secret that could save the other. For Raeburn and Gabriel are the suicide flowers, doomed to be trampled, destined to flourish.

Death in the Vines

Author: M. L. Longworth
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101611642
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When theft escalates to murder at a French vineyard, a crime wave sweeps over the tranquil town of Aix-en-Provence in the third enchanting Verlaque and Bonnet mystery The next book in the Verlaque & Bonnet Provençal Mystery series, The Curse of La Fontaine, will be available from Penguin in April 2017! Winery owner Olivier Bonnard is devastated when he discovers that a priceless cache of rare vintages has veen stolen from his private cellar. Soon after, Monsieur Gilles d’Arras arrives at Aix-en-Provence’s Palais de Justice to report another mysterious disappearance: his wife, Pauline, has vanished from their lavish apartment. Madame has always been as tough as nails, but in recent weeks she’s been wandering around town in her slippers, crying for no reason. As the mistral arrives to temper the region’s late-summer heat, Commissioner Paulik receives an urgent call from Bonnard: he’s just found Pauline d’Arras—dead in his vineyard. Verlaque and Bonnet are once again investigating, in what will prove to be their most complicated case yet. Fans of Donna Leon and Andrea Camilleri, Francophiles, and foodies alike will adore this captivating whodunit. In her riveting follow-up to Death at the Chateau Bremont and Murder in the Rue Dumas, M. L. Longworth masterfully evokes the sights, sounds, and tastes of late-summer Provence, where the mistral blows and death springs up in the most unexpected places. “Judge Antoine Verlaque, the sleuth in this civilized series, discharges his professional duties with discretion. But we’re here to taste the wines. So many bottles, so many lovely views. A reader might be forgiven for feeling woozy.” —The New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition.

Murder Uncorked

Author: Michele Scott
Publisher: Center Point Pub
ISBN: 9781585477166
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Like most aspiring actresses, Nikki Sands waited tables between jobs. But she’d taken serving wines seriously, and she knew enough to impress Napa Valley’s Golden Boy Derek Malveaux, who offered her a job at his vineyard. Nikki has just set foot on Napa Valley’s rich soil when she realizes her new job may not be as safe as she thought. First off, Derek Maleveaux is disconcertingly sexy. Second, his top winemaker is dead in the bushes outside Nikki’s cottage. It doesn’t take a connoisseur of foul play to know something’s terribly wrong in the wine business.

The Book Stops Here

Author: Kate Carlisle
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101591307
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Bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright discovers that some treasures are worth killing for in this novel in the New York Times bestselling Bibliophile Mystery series. Brooklyn is thrilled to be appearing on the hit TV show This Old Attic as a rare-book expert and appraiser. Her first subject is a valuable first-edition copy of the children’s classic The Secret Garden. After the episode airs, a man storms onto the set claiming that the owner of the book, a flower seller named Vera, found the book at his garage sale, and he wants it back—or else. Afterward, Randolph Rayburn, the show’s host, confides in Brooklyn that he’s terrified by the man’s threats and fears that he is being stalked. When several violent incidents occur on the set, Brooklyn and her security expert boyfriend, Derek, are shaken. But Brooklyn’s discovery of Vera’s corpse in her flower shop convinces her she has to find the killer—before her chance at prime time and her life are canceled...permanently.

A Beautiful Place to Die

Author: Philip Craig
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501153536
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During his career as a Boston cop, Jeff “J.W.” Jackson saw enough of the evil that men do to last a lifetime. So he retired to the serenity of Martha’s Vineyard to spend his days fishing for blues. But when a local’s boat mysteriously explodes off the coast, killing an amiable young drifter, Jackson finds himself reluctantly drawn back into the investigative trade.

Murder by the Glass

Author: Michele Scott
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425210215
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While attending a high-society wedding at a Sonoma mansion with vineyard owner Derek Malveaux, Nikki Sands stumbles upon the dead body of the blushing bride and, sifting through a wealth of suspects, including her best friend, puts a cork in a killer's clever plan. Original.