An Unholy Allianceby Judy Nedry
Emma arrives at the Westerly
Like many women in their fifties, Emma Golden feels invisible. She lives quietly in her Portland, Oregon bungalow and minds her own business. But her tranquil life is about to change. She is asked to return to the rolling hills of her former wine country home south of the city to supervise a friend's bed and breakfast inn near Dundee.
Emma arrives at the Westerly Inn during grape harvest. She is under contract to write a book about Oregon wineries, and it's business as usual until she discovers one of her subjects dead in a wine vat-murdered at his own dinner party.
Cougar Crossing Winery owner Ted Maxell was a ruthless and dishonest newcomer to the northern Willamette Valley wine scene. Many people wanted him gone-including his son, many local winegrowers, and even Emma's ex-husband, Dwight. Then Maxell's daughter, Tiffany, calls Emma and begs for assistance. "I know who killed my father," she wails. When Emma answers Tiffany's cry for help, she finds herself drawn into the search for a murderer or murderers with secrets worth killing for.
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Judy Nedry's latest book, "An Unholy Alliance", kept me up until midnight to find out "who done it". To me, that's the mark of a great mystery! The book's main character, Emma, is a lively, clever and determined sleuth. I felt as if I were experiencing her antics in person as I whizzed through the chapters. What a treat to sit down with a great read about Oregon's wine country and the people who make it such a unique place. I'm not sure what Emma will be up to next but I'm looking forward to being in on the adventure. Thanks, Judy!
Emma Golden has the curiousity, courage & patience to be a great sleuth. As a lifelong fan of Agatha Christie and the one-of-a-kind Miss Marple, I loved getting inside Emma's brain and also her psyche as a woman of a certain age who has overcome a lot. Judy Nedry has birthed an intelligent and creative character, who led me through An Unholy Alliance on one bicoastal plane ride last week in great style. Judy's years in the Oregon wine industry, as a writer, vineyard and winery owner, and all around insider, give real substance to the setting and events at hand. She's also a gifted mystery writer; I really didn't know whodunit until I was turning the last few pages. Bravo, Judy - what will be Emma's next adventure?
I've often wondered why it's so hard to find intelligently written escapist fiction. Well, I've found a new author to join the small group of authors who provide fun fiction that's intelligently written. Emma Golden is just trying to write a book on the Oregon wine industry when she witnesses the aftermath of a murder. Being curious, feisty and more than a little nosy, she just has to find out more. If you like murder mysteries, wine or both this is a book that will keep you turning pages until way past your bedtime.