Murder Uncorked Murder Uncorked
Book 1 - A CeCe Barton Mystery

Murder Uncorked

    • 4.2 • 16 Ratings
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Publisher Description

Raise a glass to Cece Barton, a widowed single mom and recent L.A. transplant to California wine country, who suddenly finds herself at the center of a murder investigation in this sparkling new mystery series from Agatha Award–winning and national bestselling author Maddie Day.
As the manager of Vino y Vida Wine Bar in Colinas, Cecelia “Cece” Barton’s first Alexander Valley harvest is a whirlwind of activity. Her twin sister, Allie Halstead, who owns a nearby Victorian bed & breakfast, is accustomed to the hustle and bustle of peak tourist season. But Cece barely has a moment to enjoy her new home in between worrying about her estranged college-age daughter, juggling her responsibilities at the bar, and navigating the sticky politics of the local wine association. Just when it seems things can’t grow any more intense, Colinas is rocked by a murder within the wine community . . . and Cece is identified as a possible suspect!
With her reputation and her livelihood on the line—and the Sonoma County deputy sheriff breathing down her neck—Cece has no choice but to open up her own murder investigation. Tensions are already high in the valley, as a massive wildfire creeps toward Colinas, threatening homes, vineyards, and the vital tourist trade. And now, with a murderer on the loose, and Cece’s sleuthing exposing the valley’s bitterest old rivalries and secret new alliances, Colinas feels ready to pop! But with Allie’s help, Cece is determined to catch the killer and clear her name before everything she’s worked so hard for goes up in flames . . .

Mysteries & Thrillers
October 24
Kensington Books
Kensington Publishing Corp.

Customer Reviews

Susanmcqusie ,

Nice start to a new Cozy Mystery series

I had previously read Maddie Day’s Counrty Store cozy mysteries, so I was thrilled to see she was starting a new series. Cece Barton is a 42 year old widow starting over in a small town in the Alexander Valley wine region. She is moving there to run a wine bar and be closer to her twin sister Allie and her estranged daughter Zoe who is in college at UC Davis. When the head of a local business association is murdered, Cece ends up as one of the suspects. Of course, she starts asking questions, and that puts her in the line of fire for the real killer. Overall, I enjoyed this cozy mystery, but there were a few areas that kept this from being a five star read. First, I had a real hard time keeping up with all of the characters. We are introduced to her family, a lot of friends and potential suspects, and it was really hard to remember who everyone was. I assume that many of these folks will be potential suspects in future mysteries, that the intrepid Cece will have to solve. Overall, I enjoyed the setting, the relationship between Cece and her sister and the fun mystery. I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley for my honest review.

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