Murder Alfresco (Sunny McCoskey Napa Valley Series #3)

Murder Alfresco (Sunny McCoskey Napa Valley Series #3)

by Nadia Gordon

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Overview

Returning from a party late one night, chef Sunny McCoskey is the first to discover the body of a murdered woman left outside a local winery, and she may even have witnessed the killer driving away.

Thrust into the center of a crime that has rattled the tranquil Napa Valley, Sunny pursues her own investigation, a journey that takes her from Northern California's wine country to the insular houseboat community along the San Francisco Bay. Uncovering a tangle of secret liaisons, Sunny closes in on the murderer, who responds with one more desperate act.

With Murder Alfresco, author Nadia Gordon again takes us into the heart of the food and wine culture of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, and introduces us to an array of irreverent characters. As the Los Angeles Times said, "Sunny is a welcome, energetic heroine. . . . She and her pals are fun to be around."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811870719
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Series: Sunny McCoskey Napa Valley Series , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 21,064
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Nadia Gordon's previous books include Sharpshooter and Death by the Glass, the first and second books in the Sunny McCoskey Napa Valley mystery series. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Murder Alfresco (Sunny McCoskey Napa Valley Series #3) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hoping for a good murder mystery with a splash of wine country culture, histury, trivia, etc. The story dragged in places that added nothing to the book. Sort of wwent off on a tangent. There was little mentioned about wine country or the vineyard except for the setting of a few scenes, no one seemed to be drinking good wine on a regular basis. The main character disappointed me in her continued stupid actions. I don't want to give away any of the plot. So I will say that I would like my main characters to have more common sense. I would not read another from this author.
RLoughran More than 1 year ago
I attended a workshop where the author spoke and purchased a book--glad I did. I'm even happier that Sunny McCoskey is a series. A delight. Kind of Agatha Christie meets the Food Network. Smart and tasty.
Later_Dawn More than 1 year ago
Contrived and formulaic.
Marlyn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another third book, this is part of the Sunny McCloskey series. I met Nadia at Left Coast Crime in Hawai'i last March, and won this book for correctly answering a trivia question.Sunny is the chef/owner of Wildside a restaurant in the Napa Valley. She leaves a boring party late one night, intending to call a taxi, but discovers that her cell phone battery is dead. Since it's only a few miles, she decides to walk home. The only vehicle she sees is a truck pulling out from the drive of a vineyard. A few minutes later, she sees something hanging from a tree branch, and upon investigating further, discovers it's the body of a woman. She breaks into the vineyard's office and calls the authories, but although she tries to forget about the incident, she finds herself obsessed with the young woman and determines to find out what kind of person she was, in the hopes of settling her mind. The story is a bit coincidence-laden, but it's well-written, and Sunny is a sympathetic protagonist.
Kathy89 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Murder in Napa Valley. Interesting book, fast read with lots of wine references.
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After reading this I would like to read the first two books. Sunny seems obsessed with finding a killer. She is fortunate to survive. I can't always figure out who the killer is, but this time I did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it