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Author Gordon, Nadia, author.

Title Murder Alfresco [electronic resource] / Nadia Gordon.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Chronicle Books LLC, [2010]


Description 1 online resource (284 pages)
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Summary "A disturbing murder scene makes a Napa Valley chef hungry for justice in this cozy mystery by the author of Death by the Glass. Returning from a party late one night, chef Sunny McCoskey is the first to discover the body of a murdered woman left outside a local winery. Shortly before, she'd seen a truck leaving a local winery, driving without its headlights on. Was it the murderer? And did the murderer see her as well? Thrust into the center of a crime that has rattled the tranquil Napa Valley, Sunny pursues her own investigation, a journey that takes her from northern California's wine country to the insular houseboat community of Sausalito along the San Francisco Bay. Uncovering a tangle of secret liaisons, Sunny closes in on the murderer, who responds with one more desperate act. With Murder Alfresco , author Nadia Gordon again takes us into the heart of the food and wine culture of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, and introduces us to an array of irreverent characters. As the Los Angeles Times said, "Sunny is a welcome, energetic heroine.... She and her pals are fun to be around." Praise for Sharpshooter "[Sunny] is bright, tenacious, and extremely likable, and Gordon paints a vivid portrait of the Napa Valley and its wine-and-food culture. I'm looking forward to many more novels in this intriguing new series." -- Marcia Muller, New York Times -- bestselling author of the Sharon McCone mysteries "Napa Valley, the good life, sunny skies, fine cuisine, and fleshy reds. But, isn't there something murky at the bottom of the bottle? Yes, and it is murder, no less. The mystery of wine... If a wine does not have some mystery to it, we call it plonk. Sharpshooter is not plonk. A crime novel with taste." -- Kermit Lynch, author of Adventures on the Wine Route "Those of us who enjoy an authentic look into another culture while reading a mystery are going to enjoy joining Nadia Gordon in the wild, weird wine industry." -- Tony Hillerman, New York Times -- bestselling author of the Leaphorn and Chee novels"-- Provided by Freading.
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Subject Women -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Wine and wine making -- Fiction.
Restaurants -- Fiction.
Women cooks -- Fiction.
Houseboats -- Fiction.
Cooking -- Fiction.
Napa Valley (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Sausalito (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Detective and mystery stories.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780811870719 (epub)
9780811846301 (print)
Standard No. 9780811870719

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