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The Champagne Conspiracy
by Ellen Crosby


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Winter has come to the Montgomery Estate Vineyard in Atoka, Virginia. Lucie Montgomery and winemaker Quinn Santori have decided to make champagne, a first for the vineyard.

But then Gino Tomassi, Quinn s uncle, turns up on their doorstep one afternoon, demanding help in solving the mystery of what happened to Zara Tomassi, the first wife of his grandfather, who died in a San Francisco hotel in 1923 under suspicious circumstances.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Winter has come to the Montgomery Estate Vineyard in Atoka, Virginia. Lucie Montgomery and winemaker Quinn Santori have decided to make champagne, a first for the vineyard.

But then Gino Tomassi, Quinn s uncle, turns up on their doorstep one afternoon, demanding help in solving the mystery of what happened to Zara Tomassi, the first wife of his grandfather, who died in a San Francisco hotel in 1923 under suspicious circumstances. And it seems there s no coincidence that her death came the day after President Warren Harding passed away in that same hotel. Gino needs answers before his blackmailer takes him for all he s worth or exposes an explosive family secret.

Lucie searches for what happened almost a hundred years ago as she delves into Prohibition-era Washington, D.C. a town of bootlegging and duplicity, jazz clubs and speakeasies. But then the investigation turns deadly, threatening Lucie, her relationship with Quinn, and the vineyard, as they realize someone is still out there nearly a century later who will go to any lengths to keep the truth about Zara s death a buried secret.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781250076557
  • ISBN-10: 1250076552
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • Publish Date: November 2016
  • Page Count: 368

Series: Wine Country Mysteries (Hardcover)

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-09-19
  • Reviewer: Staff

Early in Crosbys winning seventh mystery featuring Virginia vintner Lucie Montgomery (after 2011s The Sauvignon Secret), Gino Tomassi, a member of California winemaking royalty whom Lucie knows by reputation, walks into the barrel room of Lucies winery. Gino, it turns out, is related to Lucies winemaker, Quinn Santori, and he wants Quinns help in solving the mysterious death of his grandfathers first wife, the daughter of a Prohibition-era politician. Meanwhile, the sudden death of 92-year-old philanthropist Roxy Willoughby and a surprising last-minute change in her will shock everyone who knew her. One friend of Roxys is sure she was poisoned. When Lucie looks into the death of Ginos grandfathers wife and Roxys death, she discovers some striking similarities between the two. Intelligent and compassionate, Lucie is closely involved with her community. A series of cliff-hangers help propel the intriguing, well-paced plot. Like Lucies best wines, this story combines freshness, body, and considerable complexity. Agent: Dominick Abel, Dominick Abel Literary Agency. (Nov.)

 
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