Sunday, May 15, 2016

BOOK TOUR AND GIVEAWAY: Decanting A Murder (A Sommelier Mystery) by Nadine Nettmann

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Decanting a Murder
(A Sommelier Mystery)

New Series
Cozy Mystery
Midnight Ink (May 8, 2016)
Paperback: 264 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0738748504

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Synopsis: Katie Stillwell focuses on two things in her life: work and practicing for her 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 uncorked―including her own.
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Review: A brand new cozy mystery series which revolves around wine country and wine? Yes, please, count me in! That was my thought process when presented with the opportunity to join this book tour, and continues to be true after I have read the book.

I was not surprised to learn that the author herself is a certified sommelier. Her knowledge of wines and wineries is extensive, which comes through in the writing of the book, and makes it that much more interesting.

Katie is a fairly likable character, although she does have her moments when she irritates me. Tessa, while appearing to be a much more flawed character, is also likable for the most part. As a team, the two play off one another perfectly.

There are a lot of suspects, and a lot of secrets, when it comes to the murder. I enjoyed trying to solve the mystery right along with the characters, including falling for the occasional red herring along the way.

I'm already looking forward to the next book in the series and hoping it will continue for many more books to come.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**

Rating: Five stars

About the author
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Nadine Nettmann, a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, is always on the lookout for great wines and the stories behind them. She has traveled to wine regions around the world including Chile, South Africa, Spain, Germany, and every region in France. When she’s not visiting wine regions or dreaming up new mysteries, her travel articles have appeared in AAA Hawaii, New Mexico Journey, Modern Luxury Hawaii, and Inspirato. Nadine is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers. She lives in California with her husband.

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Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great read and thanks for sharing this giveaway.

kim hansen said...

Love a good mystery.