LA author Nadine Nettmann ghost writes weekly and monthly travel articles, as well as articles under her own name. Nadine, a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, is always on the lookout for great wines and the stories behind them, and has visited wine regions around the. Her debut mystery, Decanting a Murder, begins with the discovery of a body in a Napa Valley vineyard. Fellow LA author James Ziskin has been nominated for the Anthony, the Lefty, and the Barry Award for his 1960s upstate New York mystery series featuring investigative reporter, Ellie Stone. The fourth title, Heart of Stone, opens with Ellie summering in the Adirondacks. The local police chief asks Ellie to photograph two men who plummeted to their deaths off Baxter Rock. He deems it a tragic accident but Ellie has her own suspicions.
Can Katie Solve a Case of Chateau Murdeaux?
Katie Stillwell focuses on two things in her life: work and practicing for Sommelier Certification with her blind tasting group. The exam was supposed to be the hardest part of her week, but that was before a body was found at an exclusive Napa Valley winery party.
When all the evidence points to Katie’s best friend, the outspoken and independent Tessa, Katie drops everything to clear Tessa’s name. Using her deductive wine skills, she tries to track down the real killer. But when repeated attempts are made on her life, Katie discovers that everyone’s secrets must be uncovered—including her own.