The Chardonnay Charade : Wine Country Mystery

  • by Ellen Crosby
  • Narrated by Christine Marshall
  • Series: Wine Country Mystery
  • 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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?

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What the Critics Say

"A highly satisfying new series." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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wishing there was more

I routinely listen to the lighter, "cozy Mysteries" as I putter in my garden, clean my house, cook and run my kids around. I love real true crime also but find it harder to follow if I can't fully concentrate on the story. With this being said, I really tried to like this story more because my husband and I go to Napa
once a year to gather our wine!! This story was just okay-- It didn't really ever pull me into the storyline. The characters weren't very strong and the plot, while interesting, just was missing something- - it wasn't meaty enough. I found my mind wandered and I would have to re-listen to it-- not a good sign. Other than lightly touching on vineyards and winemaking, the location could have been anywhere. I feel bad about saying this as I don't want to disrespect the author- I was just never hooked.. and I waited to get hooked- that's why I hung in there almost until the bitter end. I listened to about 4/5ths of it and just didn't really care how it would end so I stopped.
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- Terrie Munce

Slow Southern comfort-but nice

Southern accents, bits of history and several plot components make this a good cozy mystery. Not fast paced, but enjoyable.
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- Alex

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-05-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.