Grapes of Death

Grapes of Death

by Joni Folger


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ISBN-13: 9780738737522
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 09/08/2013
Series: A Tangled Vines Mystery Series , #1
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Joni Folger (Tillamook, OR) worked on an airline for twenty-two years. When she's not spending quality time with the characters she creates, Joni enjoys gardening, crafting, and working in local theater. Visit her blog at

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Grapes of Death 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
kayek1 More than 1 year ago
Elise Beckett's family owns River Bend vineyard, and she's been working on hybridization to make the crop more drought resistant. Her long-distance boyfriend has offered her a dream job with him in Dallas in organic horticulture research, but before she can discuss it with her family her Uncle Edmund is found dead. When it turns out to be murder, Elise and her family friend Sheriff's Deputy Jackson Landry must catch the killer. This was a very fun read, I enjoyed it immensely. Elise was enjoyable character. I particularly liked her cat Chunk, a Siamese Snowshoe, since I have one myself (although not with the same bad habit). I'm looking forward to the next book in this series.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Elise Beckett’s family owns a vineyard in River Bend, Texas. Her boyfriend, Stuart, lives and works in Dallas. About a 5 hour drive apart. They had met through his work for the Texas Organic Garden and Research Foundation. Elise is trying to develop a grapevine that can tolerate the Texas heat and droughts. They have been doing the long distance relationship thing for about 6 months with Elise doing most of the traveling. He has offered her a dream job in organic horticulture research, but her family is really counting on her to stay working in the family business. Since her dad died they need her more than ever. Her Uncle Edmond is no help, he was really upset when his brother left the whole vineyard to his wife and cut Edmund out completely. Every day Edmund comes up with a new plan to provoke the family. Then Uncle Edmond’s body is found dead on vineyard land. At first it is thought it was an accidental drowning but the cause soon points to murder and every Beckett, even Elise, is a suspect. In fact there appears to be a long tangled vine of suspects. Elise just can’t leave things to her friend since childhood, Deputy Jackson (Jax) Landry. Hopefully she won’t become the murderer’s next victim. Dollycas’s Thoughts When I think of vineyards in the United States I think California, not Texas. I was excited to uncork this one and I was not disappointed. In fact I read it from start to finish in one sitting. The first book in a new series is a huge undertaking because the author needs to not only introduce the characters and the setting but give readers an interesting mystery with plenty of twists and turns. Folger did that and more. The mystery was complicated and kept me guessing almost to the very end. My “aha moment” was just a bit before Elise’s. Folger has laid a great foundation for the series to go forward and she gave us characters that we care about and want to see what direction they take. Plus she described the setting beautifully and even explained how hard it is to grow grapes in Texas. All that being said we have just scratched the surface of these characters. The have plenty of room to grow from Elise and Jax, the main characters, to all the supporting characters of Elise’s family. I think this is going to be a very interesting series. Pour yourself a nice glass of wine and curl up with this cozy as soon as you can.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book! I could not put the book down. I did a report on this book and it was easy because i never forgot a page. I felt like I was Elise for the whole book. I would recomend this book for ages 10 and up. Don't forget to smile!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Again another tangle of twisted paths on the road to romance! Its one of those throw on the jammies, grab a drink and nibbles and hope for a stormy day so you can read to your hearts content. This story will not disappoint, and will keep you entertained until the book is finished... so bring extra nibbles and drink to the easy chair!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She yawns and closes her eyes