Burgundy: Twisted Roots; A Vengeance in the Vineyard Mystery

Janet Hubbard. Poisoned Pen, $15.95 trade paper (230p) ISBN 978-1-4642-0559-0
Hubbard’s sprightly third Vengeance in the Vineyard mystery (after 2014’s Bordeaux: The Bitter Finish) takes NYPD Det. Maxine “Max” Maguire; her recently retired police detective father, Hank; and her French mother, Juliette, to France, to visit Max’s grandmother Isabelle, who lives in a stately home 10 miles from the ancient walled town of Beaune. Max’s paramour, Olivier Chaumont, an antiterrorist magistrate based in Paris who grew up in the region, joins them. Max and Olivier are not the only ones getting in touch with their ancestral roots: 17-year-old American Lucy Kendrick, who has been working for a local vigneron, is also in Burgundy searching for the father she never knew. When Lucy goes missing and a local private detective falls to his death from his balcony, Max, Olivier, and Hank investigate. Steeped in wine lore, this entry has an authentic feel for the wines and people of Burgundy. Great meals and great wines accompany the mystery. Series fans will thoroughly enjoy its elegant, satisfying finish. Agent: Kimberly Cameron, Kimberly Cameron & Associates. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 07/24/2017
Release date: 09/01/2017
Genre: Fiction
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