Sunday, July 3, 2011

Review: The Sauvignon Secret (Wine Country Mysteries #6) by Ellen Crosby

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner (August 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 143916388X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439163887

Product Description


WHEN LUCIE MONTGOMERY FINDS the body of prominent wine merchant Paul Noble hanging from a beam in his art studio not far from her Virginia vineyard, she is unwittingly dragged into Noble’s murky past. Once a member of the secretive Mandrake Society, Noble might have aided in a cover-up of the deaths forty years ago of a disabled man and a beautiful young biochemist involved in classified government research. A seemingly innocent favor for an old friend of her French grandfather sends Lucie to California, where she teams up with Quinn Santori, who walked out of Lucie’s life months earlier. Soon Lucie and Quinn are embroiled in a deadly cat-and-mouse game that takes them from glittering San Francisco to the legendary vineyards of Napa and Sonoma, and back home to Virginia, as they try to discover whether a killer may be seeking vengeance for the long-ago deaths. As Lucie and Quinn struggle to uncover the past, they must also decide whether they have a future together. Blending an intriguing mystery with an absorbing plot, vivid characters, and a richly evoked setting, The Sauvignon Secret should be savored like a glass of fine wine.

About the Author


Ellen Crosby is a former freelance reporter for The Washington Post and was the Moscow correspondent for ABC Radio News. She is the author of The Viognier Vendetta, The Riesling Retribution, The Bordeaux Betrayal, The Chardonnay Charade, and The Merlot Murders, as well as Moscow Nights, a stand-alone novel published in London. Crosby lives in Virginia with her family.

My Review

I was thrilled to review an ebook ARC of The Sauvignon Secret by Ellen Crosby as I have been loving this series of Wine Country Mysteries set in Virginia.  We traveled trough Virginia on Highway 50 a few years ago so the area is very familiar to me.  This edition of the Wine Country Mysteries was also set in the San Francisco area including the Sonoma and Napa wine producing areas.  As I was just there last week, every area they visited was totally familiar to me which made reading this book even more fun!

I have been really enjoying this series as the murder mysteries are blended into the travails of a fledgling wine producing operation and the romantic overtones of Lucie and Quinn's relationship.

Highly recommend The Sauvignon Secret as well as the entire series of the Wine Country Mysteries.

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