I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Sauvigone for Good by J.C. Eaton
Published by Lyrical Underground on December 10, 2019
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Also by this author: Booked 4 Murder, Ditched 4 Murder, Staged 4 Murder , Botched 4 Murder , Molded 4 Murder , A Riesling to Die , Chardonnayed to Rest , Pinot Red or Dead?
Can Norrie stop a murderer’s reign of terroir?
The descent of winter on the Finger Lakes means it’s time for the Wine Trail Association’s Chocolate and Wine Extravaganza. Unfortunately, for screenwriter-turned-reluctant vintner, Norrie Ellington, her Two Witches Winery is co-hosting the festivities. Norrie’s duties include wrangling the three international chocolatiers featured at the event—bitter rivals and industry influencers who can make or break Two Witches. But the heated competition among the celebrity confectioners soon spills out of the professional arena, and before the Extravaganza is over, one of the cocoa pros is dead, last seen sipping a Two Witches’ Cabernet Sauvignon. With spirits souring at the Extravaganza and her winery on the line, Norrie must hustle to find the uncorked killer before Two Witches’ reputation is crushed once and for all.
Here is what I thought
Wineries sure do like there events and in this one it’s a wine and cheese event. The wine association has set up a competition with some famous chocolatiers. There are three chocolatiers and they are paired with two wineries to do demonstrations with chocolate and being paired with certain wines.
At the first event at Geneva on the Lake all wines that are being used are introduced and Norries winery is doing a Cabernet Sauvignon, that ends up being the last drink that Jules drank before he is found dead in the snow. Norrie is worried everyone will think it was her wine and so of course she decides to try and find out what she can about the chocolatiers. Jules was replaced by his nephew so of course he is first up on her suspect list, although there seems to be a few other suspects among everyone.
I am still not a huge fan of Norrie as she is a bit to gung ho and a tad annoying in her sleuthings. I do admit that my favorite part of this book was the ending because like most in this series they ending always seems to be like something out of a comedy act or it’s own version of the movie Clue…lol. Norrie has an idea on who the killer is and puts a plan in motion but it snowballs into a he said/she said finger point session that actually reveals the killer.
I will say that the series has grown on me as I went from one book to another and it’s mainly due to the side characters as they are a lot of fun. All the winery owners are a lot of fun and some are very over the top as well and blow things out of proportion but can make you chuckle.
I thought the mystery in this one was really well done because I never fully figured it out, I had certain things but not the whole picture so it was interesting finding out what exactly happened.
I do think some might enjoy this series more than me and I do enjoy this writing duo but I still prefer their Sophie Kimball series.
I did it! I read and caught up on a series in a month and finished the Can You Read A Series in a Month Challenge! Whoo hoo! 🙂