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The Bordeaux Betrayal: A Wine Country Mystery (Wine Country Mysteries) download ebook

by Ellen Crosby

The Bordeaux Betrayal: A Wine Country Mystery (Wine Country Mysteries) download ebook
ISBN:
143911238X
ISBN13:
978-1439112380
Author:
Ellen Crosby
Publisher:
Pocket Books; Reprint edition (July 28, 2009)
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1471 kb
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1337 kb
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Category:
Mystery
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Rating:
4.4

Now in mass market, Ellen Crosby’s third suspenseful tale set in Virginia wine country features a bottle of Bordeaux that Thomas Jefferson may have purchased for George . Book 3 of 6 in the A Wine Country Mystery Series

Now in mass market, Ellen Crosby’s third suspenseful tale set in Virginia wine country features a bottle of Bordeaux that Thomas Jefferson may have purchased for George Washington-and it just may be a wine to die for. When a noted author and historian turns up dead the night after a brawl with a famous wine critic on the grounds of George Washington’s home. Book 3 of 6 in the A Wine Country Mystery Series.

Ellen Crosby really gets you into her mysteries and the accuracy of the area in her books is amazing

Ellen Crosby really gets you into her mysteries and the accuracy of the area in her books is amazing. I heard about her books when we moved here to Leesburg,Virginia and then had the pleasure of meeting her at one of the wineries that she bases her books one, she writes about places and roads that still exsist today and you will learn about winemaking along with the compelling mysteries that flow from each of her books that ive read so.

The Bordeaux Betrayal book. Wine Country mystery - Suspense set amid the vines of Virginia wine country involves a bottle of Bordeaux that Thomas Jefferson may have purchased for George Washington and is turning out to be a wine to die for. It has been a year since Lucie Montgomery took over running her family vineyard at the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

The Bordeaux Betrayal: A Wine Country Mystery. Ellen Crosby's third tale of suspense set amid the vines of Virginia wine country involves a bottle of Bordeaux that Thomas Jefferson may have purchased for George Washington and is turning out to be a wine to die for.

The Bordeaux Betrayal ( Wine Country Mystery - 3 ) Ellen Crosby Vintner Lucie Montgomery-The Merlot Murders (2006), The Chardonnay Charade (2007)-is getting ready for . Wine Country Mystery - 3 ). Ellen Crosby

The Bordeaux Betrayal ( Wine Country Mystery - 3 ) Ellen Crosby Vintner Lucie Montgomery-The Merlot Murders (2006), The Chardonnay Charade (2007)-is getting ready for the harvest at he. Ellen Crosby. Vintner Lucie Montgomery-The Merlot Murders (2006), The Chardonnay Charade (2007)-is getting ready for the harvest at her vineyard near Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. When she attends a lecture at Mount Vernon, she learns about the wines that Thomas Jefferson discovered in France and brought to George Washington.

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Crosby, Ellen, 1953-. Montgomery, Lucie (Fictitious character), Vintners, Mystery fiction, Detective and mystery stories.

Free 2-day shipping Ellen Crosby's novel highlights one of the problems with cozies: they . The book comes alive when her character discusses the details and characteristics of a product that is so often in our lives.

Ellen Crosby's novel highlights one of the problems with cozies: they depend more on the characters than the plot, so if you can't warm up to them, you're out of luck. Crosby has created a world of one-dimensional characters who are hardly real and rarely likable. Unfortunately it's not enough to sustain the reader's interest.

The Bordeaux Betrayal. A Wine Country Mystery. The Bordeaux Betrayal now sweeps her into a mystery that began more than two centuries ago in France and ends in murder not far from Montgomery Estate Vineyard.

Now in mass market, Ellen Crosby’s third suspenseful tale set in Virginia wine country features a bottle of Bordeaux that Thomas Jefferson may have purchased for George Washington—and it just may be a wine to die for. When a noted author and historian turns up dead the night after a brawl with a famous wine critic on the grounds of George Washington’s home, vineyard owner Lucie Montgomery is certain that the death is related to the authenticity of a priceless bottle of Bordeaux. As Lucie investigates the history of the Washington wine, she uncovers a web of deceit and a long-forgotten scandal that affects not only the international wine world, but also her own. Combining winemaking detail and rich Virginia history with an intriguing mix of characters, this whodunit is a feast for the senses.
Reviews:
  • Cheber
More a romance than a mystery novel. Like so many series that introduce a plucky heroine and, by the second or third entry, turn her into a woman obsessed with an awful man. There's a mystery plot, but most of the suspense is generated by vineyard owner Lucie's crush on her ill-tempered, condescending winemaker Quinn. Will he ever be nice to her? Will she ever stand up to him? This stuff goes on and on and on....
  • Ishnllador
There are six titles in this terrific series:

(1)The Merlot Murders Wine Country Mysteries, Book 1).
(2)The Chardonnay Charade (Wine Country Mystery).
(3)The Bordeaux Betrayal: A Wine Country Mystery (Wine Country Mysteries).
(4)The Riesling Retribution: A Wine Country Mystery (Wine Country Mysteries).
(5)The Viognier Vendetta: A Wine Country Mystery (Wine Country Mysteries).
(6)The Sauvignon Secret: A Wine Country Mystery (Wine Country Mysteries).

The publisher's blurb sets the scene:

"When Valerie Beauvais, author of a book on Thomas Jefferson's travels through the Wine Regions of France and Italy turns up dead near Lucie Montgomery's Virginia vineyard, Lucie is sure the murder has something to do with a 200-year-old bottle of Bordeaux which Jefferson may have purchased for his good friend George Washington. Though Lucie plans to auction off the valuable bottle at a charity auction, others have different plans for what's becoming a wine to die for."

And it is noted the " 'Jefferson Bottles' were actually discovered in Paris in the l980s.

It seems to me there are too many people in the story, one reason for Four Stars and not five. But I fell in love with Lucie's grandfather, and I feel that one of Crosby's strengths is her ability to present flesh and blood characters, usually with a touch of humor. The following are sketches of two return characters:

1)Dominique Gosselin: Pages 69-70, large print edition "Usually Dominique radiated the pulsing energy of a supernova, running the inn and Goose Creek Catering with a skimpy velvet glove over her small iron fist, but tonight she looked like she'd been dragged through a knothole We both had inherited our ambition from our mothers, who had been sisters. But unlike me, Dominique didn't have an off-switch. She also had a way of acting like she'd just been invited to expand the Blessed Trinity to a quartet."

2)Thelma Johnson: Page 203 "The General Store was a chokepoint for all the local gossip and Thelma, who'd been around since God was a boy, did the gentle choking. Maybe it was her vampy, flirtatious ways, or her dress-to-kill wardrobe, but she had an almost mystical ability to wangle information out of everyone who dropped by. Very little got past Thelma's trifocals and bat-antennae hearing."

History is always part of the story in which the American Civil War is called "The War of Northern Aggression" and in which the author proudly points out that in Virginia Lee-Jackson Day is a holiday. The date is January 15, but Crosby doesn't tell us that. She should have.

Of course, this time the historical focus is on Jefferson and Washington and their wines. At the end of the book, facts are presented and sources are provided. I applaude Crosby for that. Did you know, for example, that in 1774 the Continental Congress banned imported spirits?

Wine making is at the core of all Crosby stories of course, and the reader learns more in every book. For example, the term "Punching down the Cap" is explained: Page 138) "a chore that lasted as long as the wine continued to ferment, and not anybody's favorite task. The 'cap' was a ten-to-twelve-inch thick layer of wineskins and pulp that floated to the top of the fermenting vats and congealed into wet purple concrete. It was a product of the chemical process that occurred as the yeast that was added to the grape juice converted the fruit sugar to alcohol - so everything bubbled like the witches' brew in MACBETH."

Poetic thoughts are a nice touch. Page 43):
"' When I drink wine my pain is driven away and my dark thoughts fly to the ocean winds,' wrote Anacreon. one of the ancient Greek lyrical poets."

And, finally, I am thankful that the author translated the many French phrases thorugh out the book.
Some authors, such as Louise Penny, also one of my favorites, simply let the reader struggle.

I have already begun to read Crosby's next in the series. This time I hope she includes fewer characters and more mystery. Thank you.
  • Dordred
Terrific! One of a series of well-written murder mysteries set in Virginia wine country! Great story about a young woman who inherited a winery near Middleburg, VA, and is doing whatever it takes for the winery to produce good wine.
  • Dianazius
Ellen Crosby is a very knowledgeable writer.She knows her way around a wine cellar and around the syntax of a sentence. Both of these traits are very important in order to lay out a great story and to keep the reader's interest. Lucie,is a winery owner and amateur sleuth who leads us through the novel,set in the rolling hills of northern VA. Blood and wine are spilled along the twisting roads of London county as Crosby fully develops her characters and plot. This all builds non-stop to a surprising ending. Crosby' s minor characters are colorful and witty. This is the first book that I have read by Crosby,but it won't be the last.
  • Zymbl
This is not a great book but it is fast moving and entertaining. Information about winemaking, as well as Civil War History, is woven into the plot. I have read two of this author's other books, and I think this is probably the best. But, I must say, I NEVER want to visit the winery where all those murders and drama take place! In other words, thank goodness it's not believable!
  • Erienan
I really enjoyed this Book & intend to purchase more in this series. It made you feel as though you were there with the characters. Some books drag through here & there. Not The Bordeaux Betrayal. It was hard to put it down once I started it & kept my interest all the way through the book. Left you wanting more at the end. Excellant book!!!!
  • great ant
Ellen Crosby really gets you into her mysteries and the accuracy of the area in her books is amazing. I heard about her books when we moved here to Leesburg,Virginia and then had the pleasure of meeting her at one of the wineries that she bases her books one, she writes about places and roads that still exsist today and you will learn about winemaking along with the compelling mysteries that flow from each of her books that ive read so far like a great glass of wine. Love her book and she herself is very down to earth person to meet. Give them a try,you won't be dissapointed.
I got my first book of the series from when we visited a Virginia winery, which is where the location of these books are based. After the first one I ended up getting and reading the entire series and enjoyed each one of them.