cover image Twisted Vines: A Shakespeare in the Vineyard Mystery

Twisted Vines: A Shakespeare in the Vineyard Mystery

Carole Price. Five Star, $25.95 (330p) ISBN 978-1-4328-2602-4

Regional theater fans will welcome Price’s engaging first mystery featuring Ohio crime analyst Caitlyn Tilson Pepper. When Cait receives word from a lawyer that she’s inherited from her father’s twin sister (a relative she didn’t even know existed) a vineyard and two Shakespearean theaters in northern California, she at first can’t believe it. But the chance that she is indeed this unknown aunt’s rightful heir is enough to prompt her to fly to California, where she soon finds herself, with the aid of Royal “RT” Tanner, a Navy SEAL and stage manager of the theaters, looking into her aunt’s mysterious death as well as other suspicious recent deaths. Despite attempts on her life, Cait decides to give up her job and relocate to California in order to ferret out the truth. The ending will catch most readers by surprise. (Aug.)