The Chardonnay Charade

The Chardonnay Charade

Book - 2008
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Mixing fine wine and murder produces "another hit" (Kirkus Reviews) in Ellen Crosby's second mystery as Virginia vineyard owner Lucie Montgomery discovers that uncovering a killer can bring a harvest of dilemma and danger.

Lucie Montgomery thinks she has troubles enough with a freak spring frost that is threatening to kill her tender young Chardonnay grapes, but when the body of Georgia Greenwood, a controversial political candidate, is found lying in her vineyard, the situation becomes complex indeed. Suspicion immediately falls on Georgia's husband, Ross Greenwood, who is not just Lucie's doctor but also a close friend. Determined to prove Ross's innocence, Lucie crosses swords with her attractive but cantankerous winemaker, Quinn Santori. Then a second vineyard-related death drives the tension even higher. Lucie still believes that in vino veritas -- in wine there is truth -- but she's starting to wonder if her own risk level is moving into the danger zone along with this year's Chardonnay.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2008, c2007
ISBN: 9781416535980
1416535985
Branch Call Number: M CRO
Characteristics: 330 p. :,maps ;,18 cm

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Dec 05, 2013

Book 2 in the Wine Country Mystery series. A good cozy read, with a bit of early American history thrown in. I enjoyed the references to the first book without being hit over head with the references that some mystery series use.

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Dec 02, 2013

I could not stay another day,
To love, to laugh, to work or play;
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
And if my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy."

From Remembered Joy
an Irish prayer

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