The Bordeaux Betrayal by Ellen Crosby

Read: July 25 - July 27
Format: Hardback 264 pages
Source: Public Library
Subject: wine making, old wine, WWII
Challenges: 101020, 75 Book, TIOLI, SYLL
Category: A Full Course Meal
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Stars: 3½

Lucie Montgomery owns a vineyard in Northern Virginia and has volunteered to host a charity auction on the estate. A neighbor has offered a very old bottle of wine believed to have been purchased by Thomas Jefferson to give to George Washington and it is causing a stir in the wine world. When an author who wrote of Jefferson's travels through the vineyards of France turns up dead, the auction becomes a second thought to the battle to win the Washington wine.

This is the third installment of the Wine Country mysteries and I think it is the best so far. The plot was much tighter than the others as well as being more suspenseful, IMO. Even though the clues were there, the solution was still hidden until the last few chapters. There are 2 more in the series and I will be checking them out.

1 comment:

Kaye said...

Sounds like a fun one! I'll have to check into this series.