The Claret Murders [NOOK Book]

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An inheritance at risk and the discovery of an extraordinary cache of old wines during Nashville’s history-making flood leads to foul play and death in this Mark Rollins mystery adventure.

The old man finished a glass of wine—his favorite claret—went to bed, and died. Now more than fifty years later, a stunningly beautiful Nashville attorney, Ann Sims, is preparing to auction off his estate—a derelict old mansion with its long-forgotten ...
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The Claret Murders

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Overview

An inheritance at risk and the discovery of an extraordinary cache of old wines during Nashville’s history-making flood leads to foul play and death in this Mark Rollins mystery adventure.

The old man finished a glass of wine—his favorite claret—went to bed, and died. Now more than fifty years later, a stunningly beautiful Nashville attorney, Ann Sims, is preparing to auction off his estate—a derelict old mansion with its long-forgotten secret. Sims has lived with a secret of her own, a secret that could cost her the fortune she is in line to inherit and end her career. Beautiful women can make poor choices in men. She is no exception. Afraid, for good reason, of the possessive and greedy men in her life, she turns to Mark Rollins for protection.

Rollins, the central character in Collins’ mysteries, is a modern-day hero—a protector, problem solver, and crime fighter. His “superhero-like” powers are technology, extraordinary wealth, and friends in high places. This time his technology is failing him as he tries to keep Ann Sims alive—his efforts thwarted by Nashville’s failing infrastructure in the wake of the massive storm and flood that provides cover for bad things.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014982184
  • Publisher: I-65 North, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/21/2012
  • Series: Mark Rollins Adventures, #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 872,213
  • File size: 278 KB

Meet the Author

The London based publication Citytech called him an "outstanding individual and visionary" when M. Thomas (Tom) Collins was named as one of the Top 100 Global Tech Leaders in the legal community. Tom Collins, as he prefers to be called, is also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the U.S. Publication, Law Technology News, for his contribution to the use of technology in the legal community.

Collins is one of the pioneer entrepreneurs of the information technology industry following IBM's consent decree that opened opportunities to own mainframe computers for the purpose of providing services to others. He is the founder and former president of Juris, Inc., a leading provider of financial and business information systems for multi-attorney law firms, which was acquired by LexisNexis in 2007. Until his retirement at the end of 2007, he shared his 30 years of experience working with midsized law firms through his award winning law practice management blog.

As a retiree and a cancer survivor, Collins has now turned his hand to writing adventure mysteries.

In addition to their entertainment quality his books address real life business management issues especially as related to the profitable operation of the modern law firm.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    GRIMM chapter 8 part 1

    (The story will continue at 'ronike' after this) <p> Mike's Pov <br> I stared at her, of all the things she could have said, this was not one that I expected. <br> "Is that a foorball team?" I desperatley rifled my empty cage of a mind for any mention of the Sherwood Theives. <br> "Football?" Confusion flickered across her face, "no, we're a band of, well, theives, and the sort." <br> I raised an eyebrow. <br> She studied my quickly, "how could you have not heard of us? We're one of the most well-known organizations in all of Grimm." <br> "Grimm?" I was perplexed, a near empty mind did not help the matter. <br> "Yes, Grimm," she sounded exsasperated, "Look, I know you lost your memory, but seriously, you know practically nothing." <br> "Gee, thanks," I murmered, "way to remind me." <br> Rolling her eyes, Robin swiftly whirled to face the door and took a step away. She must have tought better of it because she stopped abrubtly. <br> "Tomorrow morning," she called over her shoulder and began to move towards the door again, "training, be ready when Jack comes to get you." <br> I opened my mouth, perhaps to protest or ask who Jack was, but she was already gone. <br> Grimacing, I attepted to flip myself over, but pain shot through me like a bullet. It was by sheer will that I kept myself from screaming. Blinking away the gathering tears, I sighed and fixed my attention on the ceiling. I was in no condition for the "training" Robin had mentioned, I wasn't even fit for sitting up. <br> Somehow, my toughts drifted away and I felt my eyes closing. Then, darkness. <p> Some say that dreams can predict your future; others claim that they are utterly useless. I'm not quite sur where I standm <br> My dream started out simple enough: I was walking through a snow-covered forest. With me, I had no coat, yet the old didn't seem to affect me. <br> A voice called out, hidden among the trees, "Mike!" <br> I ceased my walking and listened intently. Again, I heard it: a call that rang clearly through the trees, "Mike!" <br> The name sounded familiar, though I couldn't seem to place its exact orgin. <br> "Mike!" The same voice, same name, only fainter this time. <br> Hesitently, I took a step forward. <br> "Yes, come here," the voice pulled me closer and I picked up speed with confidence. I cut through the trees like they were made of butter and soon I could see a clearing before me. Then, just as I passed through the fina wave of trees the dream shattered and another took hold. <br> Before mr stood a spindle. Made of wood, it looked so old that one touch would cause its demise. <br> Behind me came a voice, though different then the previous one, "Bravery. Power. Loyalty," I whirled around, but found no one. The voice spoke again, "when the time is ripe, choose carefully, there is no going back. And with that, the dream faded all together... <p> Grimm will continue at 'ronike'. Keep a lookout! -Frozen_Over

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Diana

    Write more already!

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  • Posted July 25, 2012

    Fast paced, great characters, entertaining read, especially if


    Fast paced, great characters, entertaining read, especially if you know law firms, lawyers, wine and/or Nashville. Just as good as the previous three books in the Rollins series

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