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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (475 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellen Crosby Narrator: Christine Marshall Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN:
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When Valerie Beauvais, author of a book on Thomas Jefferson's travels through the wine regions of France and Italy, turns up dead near Lucie Montgomery's Virginia vineyard, Lucie is certain Valerie's murder has something to do with the authenticity of a 200-year-old bottle of Bordeaux Jefferson may once have purchased for his good friend George Washington.

Though Lucie plans to auction off the valuable bottle at a charity fundraiser, it soon becomes apparent others want to get their hands on what's quickly becoming a wine to die for.

As Lucie and her eccentric winemaker, Quinn Santori, bring in the last grapes of the season, Quinn's controversial past becomes intertwined with Valerie's death and the rare Bordeaux.

What begins as Lucie's quiet investigation into the provenance of the Washington wine ends in revealing a web of deceit and betrayal affecting not only the international wine world, but her own world as well. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 E | 2/20/2014

    " This is #3 in a mystery series, set at a Virginia vineyard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 2/19/2014

    " Really enjoying this series. The author manages to combine mystery with romance and some humor - a wonderful combination! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 2/18/2014

    " It was very well written just like her others!!!!!! I was in suspense all the way through. Couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karma | 2/9/2014

    " Ellen Crosby's Wine Country Mystery series have been a lot of fun to read. She is an intelligent writer and each book has, so far, been interesting as well as educational. She writes a good story, isn't as predictable as most "cozy mystery" authors are, has interesting and unique characters, and manages to communicate quite a bit of history and information about wine while telling her stories. The back of each book usually has a section or two describing significant historical information important to the story as well information regarding a type of wine. I love it when newspaper reporters turn novelists! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LeslieVA | 2/6/2014

    " Another pleasant cozy mystery in the Virginia Wine Country series. I am really enjoy the characters and it is fun to be able to read a book where you are familiar with many of the locations. I listened to this as an audiobook and over all it was a great piece to listen to. My one pet peeve with the reading was that the reader mispronounced Loudoun County throughout the book. I cringed every time I heard her say it. Definitely worth picking up if you are looking for a quick, relaxing read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 2/1/2014

    " While the romantic subthemes leave something to be desired in this series, Crosby's detailed accounts of viniculture and Virginia history make these books a compelling read. This one's discussion of Thomas Jefferson's fondness for wine was especially interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cyndee | 1/30/2014

    " I love books and movies that feature wine! This was a pretty good who-done-it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 1/30/2014

    " There's a mystery surrounding a bottle of wine destined for G Washington from TJ - enough to kill over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bobbie | 1/27/2014

    " This is the third of the wine country mysteries that I've read. I find them entertaining, not only because they are a light, enjoyable read, but because of her description on the setting in the Blue Ridge mountain section of Virginia, the Civil War flavor of the area, and learning so much about the production of wine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 1/19/2014

    " The Virginia history carries the book along, making it interesting. I like Crosby's style of writing and her characters fit together nicely, but still I don't get a strong sense of mystery. But it doesn't keep me from not reading the others in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 1/3/2014

    " This story is the best so far of this series; much more complicated and impelling characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzy | 12/20/2013

    " Enjoyable, love listening to this series on audiobook. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 12/17/2013

    " A very simple, easy read. Murder Mystery. Nothing gruesome, yet entertaining for when you want something lighter but still want to be entertained. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 12/16/2013

    " I like that I am not only finding out about wine but also about history. The way it is written in mystery/suspense makes it easy to follow. Lucie is cute and I enjoy her personality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 12/8/2013

    " I liked this mystery but didn't love it. Lots of characters to keep straight. I learned about the history of wines, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ami | 7/24/2013

    " I absolutely love this Virginia-based wine country series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathleen | 5/7/2013

    " The setting of this book and the history imbedded there were the most interesting aspects. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 4/11/2013

    " i liked this mystery and it is fun to read about the virginia wine industry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 2/28/2012

    " I love the series but this one was a little less exciting. More history on wine and I got lost in the characters as to who was who with all the wine jargon. Still will read the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 2/16/2012

    " The book is pretty good, but the reader is not very good - made some basic mistakes in French pronunciation - too sultry for my tastes - give me Barbara Rosenblat, George Guidall, or Jim Dale any day. I may read more of this series, but I will not listen to another one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonya Watkins | 1/23/2012

    " Fun mysteries by va author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chrisy | 11/9/2011

    " Another fun wine country read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandi Dalton | 9/12/2011

    " Good book got a little slow but still good. I really enjoy her books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 7/21/2011

    " Best of the three. I found the history of the 'Washington' bottle of wine very interesting. Wonder if there is any truth to it? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 angie | 6/14/2011

    " 3rd in a great mystery series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 5/24/2011

    " Listening to the audio book. Lots of folks are dying in Virginia but I like the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 5/18/2011

    " The latest in the Wine Country Mystery series. Very enjoyable, and it has an educational aspect to it as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 5/1/2011

    " Quick fun read with some interesting vineyard and wine facts. It's a mystery that tricked me at the end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 4/7/2011

    " The Virginia history carries the book along, making it interesting. I like Crosby's style of writing and her characters fit together nicely, but still I don't get a strong sense of mystery. But it doesn't keep me from not reading the others in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonya | 1/1/2011

    " Fun mysteries by va author.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanette | 12/31/2010

    " A cozy mystery about a Washing Bordeaux and murder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 9/20/2010

    " Really enjoying this series. The author manages to combine mystery with romance and some humor - a wonderful combination! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 9/12/2010

    " I liked this mystery but didn't love it. Lots of characters to keep straight. I learned about the history of wines, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil | 9/6/2010

    " Enjoyable, but so many characters it gets confusing.This is the third in a series and makes constant references to what's probaly explained in the first two. I'll go back to The Merlot Murder and start from there.

    interesting look at the wine-making industry as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 8/27/2010

    " Best of the three. I found the history of the 'Washington' bottle of wine very interesting. Wonder if there is any truth to it? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lenore | 8/14/2010

    " Good "escape" read. The setting is Virginia wine country, and the author does a good job of weaving history (Washington & Jefferson), winemaking, and mystery into an entertaining novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 10/2/2009

    " Best one of the series so far. Love these books and all the great info about winemaking and Virginia history. Can't wait to read the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 9/28/2009

    " Quick fun read with some interesting vineyard and wine facts. It's a mystery that tricked me at the end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Belinda | 9/12/2009

    " Not bad. The book has a nice history of Jefferson and Washington. In addition, the author has a good understanding of wine and wine making. "

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About the Author
Author Ellen Crosby

Ellen Crosby, former Washington Post freelance reporter, is the author of Moscow Nights, the Virginia wine country mysteries, and the Sophie Medina mystery series.

About the Narrator

Christine Marshall is an actress, director, and designer living in Portland, Maine. She teaches for the Maine State Ballet and produces plays with her theater company, Mad Horse. In addition to audiobooks, she records the online version of the New Yorker.