How to Dine on Killer Wine (Party Planning Mystery Series #5)

How to Dine on Killer Wine (Party Planning Mystery Series #5)

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by Penny Warner
     
 

Presley Parker’s event-planning business is the toast of San Francisco. But when she ventures into Napa Valley to oversee her first wine tasting, an unexpected death could leave a stain on her reputation.…

For Presley Parker, a wine-tasting event at the boutique winery the Purple Grape is a job worth savoring. But she quickly discovers that,

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Overview

Presley Parker’s event-planning business is the toast of San Francisco. But when she ventures into Napa Valley to oversee her first wine tasting, an unexpected death could leave a stain on her reputation.…

For Presley Parker, a wine-tasting event at the boutique winery the Purple Grape is a job worth savoring. But she quickly discovers that, even in idyllic Napa Valley, local politics can have a bitter finish. JoAnne Douglas, president of the Green Grape Association environmental group, believes the wineries are damaging the local environment, and she’s determined to sabotage the event. But Presley manages to pull the party off without a hitch. Until JoAnne’s lifeless body is discovered under one of the tables….

JoAnne had plenty of enemies in the area, but all evidence points to Purple Grape owners Rob and Marie Christopher as the murderers. Now it’s up to Presley to clear their names before someone else gets corked.

Includes wine-tasting party tips!

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for the Party-Planning Mystery Series

“The Killer Party series is delightful!”—Meritorious Mysteries

“A party you don’t want to miss.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Denise Swanson

“The books dish up a banquet of mayhem.”—The Oakland Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451237866
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/03/2012
Series:
Party Planning Mystery Series, #5
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Penny Warner has published over fifty fiction and nonfiction books for adults and children, including over a dozen party books. Her books have won national awards, been nominated for Agatha Awards, garnered excellent reviews, and been printed in fourteen countries. Known as the Queen of Parties, she’s planned over five hundred parties and events, and published twenty books on party planning. Along with her husband, Tom, she creates interactive murder-mystery fund-raisers for libraries across the country.

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How to Dine on Killer Wine: A Party-Planning Mystery 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in one day. I have read all of the books in this series and I absolutely loved them. This one is no exception. Ms. Warner did not disappoint on this installment. Keep it up! I love her writing style. She is hands down one of the best cozy writers.
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Dollycas More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite series! Presley Parker's event planning business is the toast of San Francisco. In this installment she takes her business on the road to Napa Valley for a wine tasting event for the Purple Grape, a boutique winery. JoAnne Douglas, the head of the Green Grape Association, an environmental group, believes the small local wineries are ruining the local environment and she is determined to shut down the event. But the corks are popped, the amuse-bouches have been served, and a good time was had by all. Well almost everyone. While Presley and her crew was doing the clean up chores, they were shocked by what they found under one of the tables. The what was a who, and none other than JoAnne Douglas and she was quite dead. Of course all the evidence points to the hosts of the party, but the victim had several individuals that wouldn't mind seeing her corked. Presley is on the case to find the real culprit even if she has to take some time and taste a lot of wine in the process. I love this series and all the reoccurring characters. Meeting the winery owners this time was quite a treat, they are as unique as their homes. The wineries are marvelous, picture a medieval castle complete with suits of armor or a Tuscan style mansion. Penny Warner is so descriptive in her writing you almost feel like you are right there in Napa Valley. Presley just can't stop herself, she just has to do her own investigating and takes her mother along for the ride. Thankfully Brad is there to clean up most the messes she gets herself into. My favorite character in this edition was definitely Presley's mom. She is battling early Alzheimer's but she doesn't let it slow her down. Warner also includes some Party Planning Tips for wine tasting parties or those of us just wanting to learn more about wine. We also learn what about another great pastime in the Valley. No spoilers here you will have to read the book. Pure pleasure to read. Pour yourself a nice glass of wine. Sit back and enjoy this perfect party mystery. It is most definitely A Perfect Escape!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always expect the best from the author and I haven't been let down yet!