Murder Uncorked (Wine Lover's Mystery Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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The murder of a top winemaker sours Nikki Sands's new job on a Napa Valley vineyard.
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Murder Uncorked (Wine Lover's Mystery Series #1)

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Overview

The murder of a top winemaker sours Nikki Sands's new job on a Napa Valley vineyard.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440624599
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/4/2005
  • Series: Wine Lover's Mystery Series , #1
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 90,593
  • File size: 395 KB

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  • Posted May 17, 2009

    What an awesome book!!!

    Somehow I came across this book while looking in the mystery section. I was interested because of the title and then reading on that it was about two of my favorite things: wine and mysteries! What a great combo. This was such an easy read I read half the book in one sitting. I would have finished it in one day if I had the time. The characters are great. The storyline is great. I love how much wine is mentioned and the fact that there are recipes included. What a great concept! Can't wait to read the rest of the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2006

    Great!

    I loved this book and cant wait for the next. It was so fun to read a fast paced, funny novel, but to also learn more about wine and food parings. The included recipes are a nice bonus and look forward to trying a few. The main character is easy to like and believable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2005

    Pour yourself a glass of wine and settle in for a great mystery!

    I read the book cover to cover in one evening - I couldn't put it down. The main character Nikki is hysterical and heroic and actually quite believable. The wine pairings and recipes in the book are such a neat concept - I made the goat cheese and mushroom bruchetta for our book club meeting - it was delicious. I would definately recommend this book - especially if you have a book club like ours that loves to discuss our books over a great bottle of wine and yummy food!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A fun who-done-it

    In Los Angeles, wannabe actress waitress Nikki Sands serves a nasty bimbo and her hunk, but the woman treats her like dirt for doing her job quite well. Nothing satisfies the bimbo especially when Nikki displays her knowledge of wines. When a drink she is carrying spills on the bimbo, Nikki saves her boss the trouble of firing her by quitting. She goes across the street to get a drink when the hunk follows her. Derek Maleveaux buys her dinner, but asks Nikki to select the wines she does a perfect job at that. Impressed, Derek, owner of Maleveaux Estate, a winery in Napa Valley, hires her on the spot.............. They fly to his estate, but even before she unpacks Nikki notices something strange outside. She investigates only to find the murdered corpse of renowned winemaker Gabriel Asant. While the police look at Derek as the prime suspect, Nikki, who has had TV experience as a detective, decides to use her skill to uncover the identity of the real culprit but is unaware that if she gets to close she could be next............... Besides educating readers on what wines to use with different repasts, MURDER UNCORKED is a superb amateur sleuth tale starring an upbeat heroine and a fabulous prime suspect. The story line is fast-paced even before Derek flies Nikki to his estate as the audience will enjoy the lead female¿s failed efforts to appease the bimbo customer from Hades. The romance between the lead couple is a light blending that augments a fun who-done-it.................. Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

    Fun reading

    Fun reading, easy reading and keeps your attention. All in all, I would recommend

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  • Posted April 10, 2010

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    Delicious, fast-paced,and fun loving

    Murder and mayhem in Napa Valley, Murder Uncorked tells the story of Nikki Sands, an actress/waitress from Los Angeles. After a disastrous evening culminating with the loss of her waitressing job, Nikki is offered a job at a winery located in the Napa Valley. Derek Malveaux offers Nikki several times her waitressing salary to come to Napa and work at his vineyard.
    Desperate to escape from LA, Nikki flies with Derek to Napa for a tour of the Malveaux vineyard and to make her decision. Before she can settle into the guest cottage, Nikki discovers the body of murdered winemaker Gabriel Assanti. Nikki discovers that there are many quirky and often dysfunctional people in the area who all seem to have a motive for the murder. Nikki chases down every lead to find the identity of the murderer while fighting against her attraction to the blonde-haired, blue eyed, owner, Derek Malveaux.
    Nikki is a not-so-good actress coming to terms with her lack of real acting talent while discovering her talent for food and wine pairings. She is likeable and fun. Derek is an interesting character who remains a little mysterious to Nikki and the reader. He is complex and maybe a little too good to be true. Among the other characters in Murder Uncorked are Derek's step-mother and ex-wife, the "Botox Twins", as they are referred to, as well as Andres Fernandez, a neighboring winemaker, who seems to be eccentric, dark, and brooding. The plot is fun and engaging. Throughout the book recipes and wine pairing recommendations are shared. Murder Uncorked is a delicious, fast-paced, and fun loving cozy mystery with a surprising twist at the end. If you love a fun cozy mystery, a nice glass of wine, and good food you will enjoy this book. I recommend this book, curl up and enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2009

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    Sour grapes!

    I bought the whole series of books by this author and am so disappointed! The first in the series is a really a sleeper. The main character comes off as a bit sleezy too. I read quite a few chapters, trying to give this book a fair chance, but it just never drew me in. It is just plain boring!! I don't have any desire to read any of the other books by this author, so I can't comment on the rest.

    It has been entertaining reading the tea mystery series by Laura Childs. And you'll learn all aspects of coffee making, while being immersed in the mystery, reading Cleo Coyles novels. I would highly recommend these two authors.

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