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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (534 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellen Crosby Narrator: Christine Marshall Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Wine Country Mysteries Release Date: August 2007 ISBN: 9781482977219
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Facing a freakish May freeze that threatens her vineyard, Lucie Montgomery is forced to hire a helicopter to fly over the vines warming the arctic air next to the grapes. But her luck in salvaging the harvest runs out when she discovers the body of Georgia Greenwood, a controversial local political candidate, lying near the fields. Georgia’s husband Ross—Lucie’s friend and doctor—immediately comes under suspicion. As the search for Georgia’s killer escalates and grows more puzzling, Lucie crosses swords with her attractive but bull-headed winemaker Quinn Santori and confronts her own unwelcome feelings of jealousy over his new romance and job prospects. Then the suicide of a young vineyard worker appears to wrap up the murder investigation—or does it? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Superb. Crosby delivers a fine mystery full of twists, realistic characters, and finely ladled suspense.”

    South Florida Sun-Sentinel

  • “Crosby illustrates the tension between Virginia old money tradition and the less prosperous newcomers to one of the nation’s fastest growing areas. Some plot twists and romantic tension add body, developing into a smooth finish.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This second entry in Crosby’s series is nicely plotted and paced…A particular treat for oenophiles.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 2/18/2014

    " Light and fun. Enjoyed it better than the first as I know what to expect with her style and know the characters better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 girl writing | 2/12/2014

    " This moved very slowly for me until the end. Not sure I will keep on with the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaci Worth | 2/8/2014

    " I am enjoying this series and learning more about the characters. I can't wait to see what the next one in the series brings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karla Marie | 1/27/2014

    " love love love this series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/15/2014

    " good mystery and romance; and you get to learn about wine and winemaking "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 1/7/2014

    " This was a light fun read. I really enjoyed the relationship between the characters. It was the perfect read for a week in Napa. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susannah | 1/6/2014

    " Second in a series of Virginia wine country mysteries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lacey | 1/4/2014

    " Another great wine mystery book to clench r thirst of facts from wineraries as well as a fun murder mystery or two. No glass of wine this time to finish it but it is still a good read. Enjoy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 12/23/2013

    " Ellen Crosby's wine-related mysteries are light and enjoyable. I always learn something new about vintners. I enjoyed this one the most from the others in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirley | 12/23/2013

    " Liked it. Especially interesting if one is a wine drinker, but even if not, a good read and interesting history about Virginia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri | 12/12/2013

    " I read this in a short amount of time. Wasn't as informational as the first book on Merlot Murders. Same characters were back and similar mystery about the winery. Liked this one less than the first of the series. Am ready to read another of the series soon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 12/11/2013

    " A nice entertaining read with a good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 12/3/2013

    " Good read...great historical backing of old Virginia families as well as info on Virginia vitaculture of wine. And we all know I lovvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeee wine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosalee | 11/25/2013

    " It was good to read about Lucie and Quinn and the vineyard again... interesting twists and great characters "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carmen | 11/24/2013

    " Pretty mediocre writing and the main character was rather immature for a business owner, orphan, and major-accident survivor. The plot was decent, but I couldn't get over my dislike of the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lara | 11/11/2013

    " I really love reading mysteries that take place in areas that I recognize. I also love reading about wine. So combining the two makes for a really great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet Keeten | 11/4/2013

    " I loved the characters, and I learned so much about Civil War history in Virginia and wine making. Can't wait to read the next book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chrisy | 10/5/2013

    " Another fun summer read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 6/24/2013

    " Book two in the series. Again much education on wine making along with the fun of the mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan 2 | 3/28/2013

    " I think I liked it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 3/21/2013

    " Enjoyed listening to this cozy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 3/8/2013

    " Another good book in the series. Characters are becoming more developed and the book is easier to read. I enjoy the wine info the most, could almost taste it when they talk about it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 10/18/2012

    " second in her series, to learn about vineyards, wine and a nice mystery, to boot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna Bartkowski | 7/27/2012

    " Mystery and wine...great combination. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ami | 3/11/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/28/2012

    " Another charming mystery set in a winery in Virginia. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Welty | 12/5/2011

    " If you love history, wine and a good mystery, this is a great book series! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rita | 6/16/2011

    " One of several I've read from this author - just not in order of course! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzy | 4/11/2011

    " Fun and entertaining mystery series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 3/18/2011

    " I loved the characters, and I learned so much about Civil War history in Virginia and wine making. Can't wait to read the next book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Millicent | 1/15/2011

    " easy read. fun characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaci | 12/4/2010

    " I am enjoying this series and learning more about the characters. I can't wait to see what the next one in the series brings. "

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

    " Fast, light read. I am enjoying this one more than the first volume of the series. I think it is because the characters are fleshed out a little bit more. I am rooting for Lucie and Quinn to get together - maybe in the next in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 7/27/2010

    " I read the whole series over the course of two months. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 4/12/2010

    " This was a light fun read. I really enjoyed the relationship between the characters. It was the perfect read for a week in Napa. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 2/7/2010

    " second in a series about a winery in Virginia (who knew there are wineries in VA?). Lots of twists and turns. A fun quick read - nothing extraordinary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri | 1/1/2010

    " I read this in a short amount of time. Wasn't as informational as the first book on Merlot Murders. Same characters were back and similar mystery about the winery. Liked this one less than the first of the series. Am ready to read another of the series soon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janice | 11/16/2009

    " A quick easy read before settling into a meatier book. Typical mystery. "

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About the Author
Author Ellen Crosby

Ellen Crosby is the author of the Virginia Wine Country Mystery series and the Sophie Medina Mystery series, as well as the stand-alone novel Moscow Nights. She is a former freelance reporter for the Washington Post and the Moscow correspondent for ABC Radio News, and an economist at the US Senate.

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.