A VINTAGE MURDER
In this fourth in Scott's Wine Lover's
mystery series, vintner's assistant-cum-girlfriend Nikki Sands can't seem to even take a vacation without tripping over a body, and that's a good thing for readers, who get another delightful mystery.
Heading down to Australia's Hahndorf Winery, Nikki and her boss Derek mix business with pleasure, but when they arrive, a movie company has set up shop. When the lead actress is found dead, bitten by a poisonous snake, Nikki is pressed into service to take over her role. Of course, Nikki doesn't believe it's an accident, and as her private investigation escalates -- over Derek's objections -- she has to find a killer before the killer finds her. (BERKLEY PRIME CRIME, Jul., 240 pp., $6.99)