RIESLING RETRIBUTION, THE by Ellen Crosby - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOKSee all titles by Ellen Crosby.
The fourth book in the Wine Country Mystery series.
Ellen Crosby returns to Virginia wine country for her fourth tale
of suspense involving a mysterious skeleton, a Civil War battle, and
dark family secrets.
When a tornado rips through Montgomery
Estate Vineyard, it not only destroys some of Lucie Montgomery's newest
grapevines but also unearths a grave in an abandoned field. The
discovery sets tongues wagging in the small town of Atoka, Virginia,
especially after the police inform Lucie that the odds are good someone
in her family is responsible -- possibly for murder.
has more to worry about than family secrets buried with the victim in
her vineyard. Her charming new farm manager clashes constantly with
Quinn Santori, her winemaker, and accidents, broken equipment, and
injuries fuel the combustible atmosphere around the winery. Lucie's
complicated feelings for Quinn -- romantic and professional -- are
tested when she learns he may be involved in disturbing activities that
could cost him his job.
Meanwhile, Lucie has granted permission
to a group of Civil War reenactors to use a field near the grave site
to stage the local Battle of Ball's Bluff, though she is unsettled by
stories of ghosts who still haunt the real battlefield and its cemetery
of unknown soldiers. As the day for the reenactment draws near, the
ghosts of her own family's past converge for an outcome she could never
With an intriguing combination of colorful characters, fascinating history, and winemaking detail, The Riesling Retribution combines an entertaining mystery with luminous prose that has become Crosby's trademark.