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The French Paradox

The French Paradox

The French Paradox

The French Paradox

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Lucie Montgomery's discovery of her grandfather's Parisian romance unlocks a series of shocking secrets in the gripping new Wine Country mystery.

In 1949, during her junior year abroad in Paris, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis bought several inexpensive paintings of Marie-Antoinette by a little-known 18th century female artist. She also had a romantic relationship with Virginia vineyard owner Lucie Montgomery's French grandfather - until recently, a well-kept secret.

Seventy years later, Cricket Delacroix, Lucie's neighbor and Jackie's schoolfriend, is donating the now priceless paintings to a Washington, DC museum. And Lucie's grandfather is flying to Virginia for Cricket's 90th birthday party, hosted by her daughter Harriet. A washed-up journalist, Harriet is rewriting a manuscript Jackie left behind about Marie-Antoinette and her portraitist. She's also adding tell-all details about Jackie, sure to make the book a bestseller.

Then on the eve of the party a world-famous landscape designer who also knew Jackie is found dead in Lucie's vineyard. Did someone make good on the death threats he'd received because of his controversial book on climate change? Or was his murder tied to Jackie, the paintings, and Lucie's beloved grandfather?

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781665031585
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Publication date: 09/21/2021
Series: Wine Country Mystery Series , #11
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Ellen Crosby, former Washington Post freelance reporter, is the author of Moscow Nights, the Virginia Wine Country mysteries, and the Sophie Medina mystery series.

Christine Marshall is an actress, director, and designer who makes her home in Maine. She has performed in theaters as far flung as San Francisco, Santa Fe, and Detroit, in roles ranging from Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire to Nancy Spungeon in A Sid and Nancy X-Mas. She is a member of the Mad Horse Theatre Company and the Maine State Ballet, works on many independent Maine theater projects and films, and appears regularly on local commercial television. As a narrator, she recently won her first Earphones Award from AudioFile magazine for her work on Dancer. As a child, she watched her mother record audiobooks and is proud to follow her in this work. She lives with her husband Michael.

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