From New York Times bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes the USA Today bestselling first book in the Wine & Dine Mysteries full of mystery, laughter, and murder in wine country...
The Oak Valley Vineyard has been in Emmy Oak's family for generations. So when the small Sonoma winery is suddenly in financial trouble and in danger of being gobbled up by the corporate giants, Emmy moves home to try to save her legacy with her modern culinary know-how. First step—she throws a party showcasing her latest vintage and signature tasty treats to a group of wine country's most elite enthusiasts. Only when one of her VIP guests sips a glass of poisoned wine and dies in her cellar, Emmy's name is on everyone lips for all the wrong reasons.
The victim was the young, boy-toy husband of one of Silicon Valley's most successful female CEOs... and his playboy ways and suspicious spending habits have almost no one mourning his death. Enter Detective Christopher Grant, recent SFPD transplant, who is assigned to the case and immediately hones in on Oak Valley. But Emmy is determined to clear her winery's name—even if Grant's dark eyes, sexy smile, and mysterious past threaten to distract her. After calling in the big guns to help her—a.k.a. her jewelry designer best friend and copious amounts of cookie dough ice cream—Emmy finds herself digging through a slew of suspects to uncover crimes, grudges, and secret affairs that could put a soap opera to shame. Can Emmy find out just which of the upper crust poisoned the victim's vintage...or will Emmy's next sip be her last?
**Simple and delicious recipes included!**
"Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre: she knows how to blend fashion, suspense, laughter, and romance in all the right doses." ~ Fresh Fiction
"As a reader, writer, copy editor, and reviewer, I rank A Sip Before Dying as one of my favorite fun reads. I say to Gemma Halliday, well done. She wrote a mystery that encompassed suspense flavored with romantic notions, while giving us a heroine to make us smile." ~ The Book Breeze
"I could not put A Sip Before Dying by Gemma Halliday down. Once I started reading it, I was hooked!! Halliday set the stage nicely and introduces the reader to a great scene and characters. You feel right at home with Emmy and Ava. The Wine & Dine Mystery series is a definite to read and keep an eye out for more to follow." ~ Cozy Mystery Book Reviews
Wine & Dine Mysteries: A Sip Before Dying – book #1 Chocolate Covered Death – book #2 Victim in the Vineyard – book #3 Marriage, Merlot & Murder – book #4
Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters. Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.
Gemma Halliday is the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of several mystery and suspense series. Gemma's books have received numerous awards, including a Golden Heart, two National Reader's Choice awards, a RONE Award for best mystery, and three RITA nominations. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her large, loud, and loving family. To learn more about Gemma, visit her online at www.GemmaHalliday.com