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Publisher's Summary

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.

Uncork another Wine Country Mystery.
©2008 Ellen Crosby (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks America

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Beverly Hillbillies Meet the Hunt Club Crowd

Virginians from the wine country don't sound like that. And, neither does anyone else in America! The reader's fake Virgina drawl sounded something like Deputy Dawg's little cartoon pal "Muskey". Her male voices sounded like a little girl mimicking her daddy. The real mystery here is why on earth, the publisher used this reader. The book wasn't so hot to start with but that reader killed off any possible enjoyment.

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Narrator awful

I can't say if the book itself is good or bad because the reader's "Southern" accent was like listening to a very irritating 6 year old girl.

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It's not a mystery...

I thought this was going to be a wonderful book. The idea of a mystery set in wine country was wonderful to me.

The book, however is a badly done romance with dull characters doing very little of interest. I listened through five painful hours praying that the totally whiny heroine would do something...ANYTHING of interest. She didn't.

I finally quit listening. This is bit of a tragedy, because the information about life on a vineyard was the only really interesting aspect of this otherwise bland bland book.

The story starts with a death and I was settling in for a good mystery. But after five mind-numbing hours of a heroine agonizing over nearly EVERYTHING...I couldn't stand it any more.

Horrible...easily the worst Audible book I have ever purchased.

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Profane

I appreciate a good story and I appreciate a good mystery. I don't appreciate the profanity especially when it's taking the Lord's name in vain. I'd like to see this author come up with some books that aren't profane, thank you.

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I follow series happily!

Virginia wine country is about 50 miles from my home and I find myself there often enough to recognize names and places. Lucie's ongoing adventures with her winery and her enigmatic vintner are entertaining and a nice break from my usual Connelly, Childs and Baldacci-type diet.

Howver, the narrator, Christine Marshall, blithely butchers local names and places: Mawsby instead of Mosby and Lowdun instead of Loudon--and maybe it's trivial, but when she mispronounced Dyionisian I wondered if she was too stupid to pick up a dictionary!

I'm canceling this book and buying the ebook!

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murder and wine work well together

a fun mystery that finishes with some truths about washington and jefferson and their wine history.