The Sauvignon Secret (Wine Country Mystery Series #7)

The Sauvignon Secret (Wine Country Mystery Series #7)

by Ellen Crosby
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The Sauvignon Secret (Wine Country Mystery Series #7) by Ellen Crosby

WHEN LUCIE MONTGOMERY FINDS the body of prominent wine merchant Paul Noble hanging from a beam in his art studio not far from her Virginia vineyard, she is unwittingly dragged into Noble’s murky past. Once a member of the secretive Mandrake Society, Noble might have aided in a cover-up of the deaths forty years ago of a disabled man and a beautiful young biochemist involved in classified government research.

A seemingly innocent favor for an old friend of her French grandfather sends Lucie to California, where she teams up with Quinn Santori, who walked out of Lucie’s life months earlier. Soon Lucie and Quinn are embroiled in a deadly cat-and-mouse game that takes them from glittering San Francisco to the legendary vineyards of Napa and Sonoma, and back home to Virginia, as they try to discover whether a killer may be seeking vengeance for the long-ago deaths. As Lucie and Quinn struggle to uncover the past, they must also decide whether they have a future together. Blending an intriguing mystery with an absorbing plot, vivid characters, and a richly evoked setting, The Sauvignon Secret should be savored like a glass of fine wine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451628418
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 08/16/2011
Series: Wine Country Mystery Series , #7
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 113,206
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Ellen Crosby is the author of Multiple Exposure, the first book in a series featuring photojournalist Sophie Medina. She has also written six books in the Virginia wine country mystery series. A former freelance reporter for The Washington Post, Moscow correspondent for ABC Radio News, and an economist at the US Senate, Crosby lives in Virginia with her family. Learn more about her at

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Sauvignon Secret 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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I always look forward to her next book. Feel like I know the characters.
EdieFM More than 1 year ago
This is the best entry in a terrific series. The book is well-written with interesting characters and an exciting plot. Most appealing is the fact that the female protagonist has a disability. It is rare to find fictional characters with disabilities portrayed in such a positive manner.
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bookwormWI More than 1 year ago
The story keep you reading - not boring. It helps if you have read the previous book, but not necessary. Good cozy mystery with just a hint of suspense from the past plus a little romance. Good reading.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Loudon County, Virginia wine importer and distributor Paul Noble hangs himself in the converted barn he owned. Vineyard owner Lucie Montgomery who just argued price with Noble over her Sauvignon Blanc and Cabaret Sauvignon is stunned to find Paul's body hanging from a beam as she thinks how often she along with others in the wine industry wanted him dead figuratively not literally. Lucie calls 911 and County Sheriff Deputy Mathis, who has worked cases involving Lucie, arrives at the scene. Lucie's French grandfather Pépé arrives for a short visit before going on to Sonoma, California. Pépé's friend Charles Thiessman pleads with and persuades Lucie to go to California to investigate whether Noble's death was linked to his activities in the Bohemian Club during the Nixon Era. In Napa and Sonoma, Lucie joined by her former lover winemaker Quinn Santori make inquiries that lead to the Mandrake Society biochemists also from the Nixon period in which others like Noble have died; some four decades ago. The latest wine country amateur sleuth mystery (see The Riesling Retribution and Viognier Vendetta) changes coastlines in a fresh Sauvignon story. Lucie and her support cast in Virginia and California are aged properly as they bring insight into winemaking and selling. The mystery is entertaining, but contains less suspense than usual. Still fans will toast Ellen Crosby for a fine tale. Harriet Klausner