It’s a dream come true for Emmy Oak to be hosting the Sonoma Fall Food & Wine Festival at her family-run Oak Valley Vineyards…and even more exciting to have secured TV celebu-chef Tyler Daniels to MC the event! He’s sure to bring in just the type of crowd her struggling winery needs to stay afloat. But when the demanding star is found shot to death in Emmy’s vineyard, her dream quickly turns into wine country nightmare.
Things only get worse when Detective Christopher Grant sets his sights on Emmy’s sommelier and friend, Jean Luc, as his prime suspect. Despite her growing feelings for the tall, dark, and dangerously hot detective, Emmy knows Jean Luc is innocent—and it’s up to her to prove it. Along with her sidekick-slash-best-friend, Ava, she wades through the foodie crowd and finds no shortage of people who had a grudge against the TV chef. And no shortage of secrets worth killing for, especially when Emmy uncovers that Tyler wasn’t exactly who he pretended to be. With her reputation on the line, her Food & Wine festival going to pieces, and the danger mounting, can Emmy catch a killer…before she becomes the next victim in the vineyard?
**Simple and delicious recipes included!**
“Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre: she knows how to blend fashion, suspense, laughter, and romance in all the right doses.”
~ Fresh Fiction
“I rank A Sip Before Dying as one of my favorite fun reads. I say to Gemma Halliday, well done!”
~ The Book Breeze
“The Wine & Dine Mystery series is a definite to read and keep an eye out for more to follow.”
~ Cozy Mystery Book Review
Wine & Dine Mysteries:
A Sip Before Dying – book #1
Chocolate Covered Death – book #2
Victim in the Vineyard – book #3
Marriage, Merlot & Murder – book #4
Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters. Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.