Search Results: "Ellen Crosby"


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THE CHAMPAGNE CONSPIRACY by Ellen Crosby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Crosby's cases featuring the sleuthing winemaker and her troubled romantic partner (The Sauvignon Secret, 2011, etc.) are always good value. Even mystery mavens who miss the clue to who's pulling the strings will savor the spicy family relationships."
A dress found in an attic is the first clue in a mystery spanning decades. Read full book review >

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GHOST IMAGE by Ellen Crosby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 21, 2015

"The second in Crosby's new series (Multiple Exposure, 2013) is a quick-moving mystery with a wealth of fascinating material on gardening in Colonial times and the value of plants in sustaining life on Earth."
A photojournalist searches for clues to a suspicious death. Read full book review >

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THE VIOGNIER VENDETTA by Ellen Crosby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Another pleasing combination of mystery, history and romance in a series that never disappoints."
Those reunions with college classmates can be murder. Read full book review >

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THE SAUVIGNON SECRET by Ellen Crosby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"To her string of Wine Country cases (The Viognier Vendetta, 2010, etc.), Crosby adds another well-conceived mystery and the latest dispatches concerning Lucie's troubled love life."
Virginia wine grower Lucie Montgomery becomes involved in yet another murder. Read full book review >

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THE CHARDONNAY CHARADE by Ellen Crosby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Complex, likable Lucie's suspenseful second is another hit."
Mystery, murder and misunderstandings in Virginia wine country. Read full book review >

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THE MERLOT MURDERS by Ellen Crosby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"A fast-paced, intriguing debut that holds interest from cover to cover."
A neglected winery, a valuable necklace and a shooting accident are tied together by greed and past indiscretions. Read full book review >

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THE RIESLING RETRIBUTION by Ellen Crosby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Crosby's pleasing fourth (The Bordeaux Betrayal, 2008, etc.) will delight current fans and surely add new ones."
The owner of a Virginia vineyard faces trouble at the winery and an accusation of murder. Read full book review >

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THE BORDEAUX BETRAYAL by Ellen Crosby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"The third of Crosby's excellent series (The Chardonnay Charade, 2007, etc.) features a beguiling combination of wine lore, history and mystery."
A very old bottle of wine may be motive for murder. Read full book review >

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WIENER WOLF by Jeff Crosby
ANIMALS
Released: July 5, 2011

"Running with wolves is enticing, but coming back home is always a comfort. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Wiener Dog is a bored and pampered dachshund itching to break away from his ho-hum life in the lap of his doting owner, an old-fashioned grandmother. Read full book review >

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THE ROCKABILLY GOATS GRUFF by Jeff Crosby
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A snazzy, music-themed twist on a classic story that both children and adults will enjoy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
From the first glimpse of the slicked-up pompadours and hot rods of the Rockabilly Goats, readers will know that they are in for a good time with this rock-'n'-roll interpretation of a classic tale. Read full book review >

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A Good Catholic Girl by Cathy Crosby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 2015

"A bracing vindication of the rights of women through one remarkable woman's postwar story."
A debut memoir that recalls the writer's struggles to succeed and find happiness despite the obstacles—familial, social, legal, and personal—that stood in her way. Read full book review >

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DEADLY PROSPECTS by Virginia Crosby
Released: Oct. 15, 1996

"The mind reels, but not in pleasure."
Hardly have retired Tipton College Professor Ondine Jellicoe and her boarder/lover, framemaker Pavel Havel, gotten used to the idea that celebrated artist Granville Foote will be returning to their quiet Paris neighborhood—to be joined by his sister, fellow Tipton retiree Carlotta Foote Chalmers, and his two nieces and grandniece—than the Foote family seems to self-destruct in a shower of stylish sparks. Read full book review >