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eBook Death by the Glass: A Sunny McCoskey Napa Valley Mystery epub
  • ISBN: 0811841804
  • Author: Nadia Gordon
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Subcategory: Mystery
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; First American Printing edition (September 1, 2003)
  • Pages: 264 pages
  • ePUB size: 1371 kb
  • FB2 size 1563 kb
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Sunny McCoskey is the chef and owner of Wildside, a small restaurant in the Napa valley area of Northern California's wine country Читать весь отзыв.

Sunny McCoskey is the chef and owner of Wildside, a small restaurant in the Napa valley area of Northern California's wine country Читать весь отзыв. Пользовательский отзыв - thornton37814 - LibraryThing. For whatever reason, this book didn't work for me. Sunny McCoskey owns a restaurant in the Napa Valley, but instead of spending the time at her own restaurant, she is spending all her time at another.

High-stakes wine fraud and murder disguised as a heart attack compel Sunny McCoskey to again toss aside her chef's apron and don the role of sleuth.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. High-stakes wine fraud and murder disguised as a heart attack compel Sunny McCoskey to again toss aside her chef's apron and don the role of sleuth. When the list of suspects includes her new lover, the celebrity chef at a posh Napa Valley eatery, the personal risks of her investigation rise dramatically. With the same eclectic crew of gourmet friends and sassy co-workers who helped her in Sharpshooter, Sunny proves that she has a nose for crime as well as for a good Cabernet Sauvignon.

Are you sure you want to remove Death by the Glass (Sunny McCoskey Napa Valley Mysteries) from your list? Death by the Glass (Sunny McCoskey Napa Valley Mysteries). a Sunny McCoskey Napa Valley mystery. Published September 2003 by Tandem Library.

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a sunny mccoskey napa valley mystery. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publisher. Though Napa Valley and the adjacent regions are full of characters, none of them are in this book. This is a work of fiction. Names, places, persons, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictionally.

Death by the Glass: A Sunny McCoskey Napa Valley Mystery. Those of us who enjoy an authentic look into another culture while reading a mystery are going to enjoy joining Nadia Gordon in the wild, weird wine industry. Series: Napa Valley Mysteries. Paperback: 272 pages. Publisher: Chronicle Books (June 1, 2002).

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McCoskey, Sunny (Fictitious character), Wine and wine making, Restaurants, Women cooks, Cookery. San Francisco : Chronicle Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. A Sunny McCoskey Napa Valley mystery". Canon EOS 5D Mark II. City.

Read Sharpshooter, by Nadia Gordon online on Bookmate – Sunny McCoskey is the independent . Sunny McCoskey is the independent chef/owner of Wildside, a little cafe nestled in Napa Valley, where the food is exactly right.

Read Sharpshooter, by Nadia Gordon online on Bookmate – Sunny McCoskey is the independent chef/owner of Wildside, a little cafe nestled in Napa Valley, where the food is exactly right. When the heir apparent to a major vineyard is shot dead, and Sunny's eccentric winemaker friend, Wade, is arrested for the murder, she launches her own investigation. The solution lies in the tangled personalities and politics of the wine industry, and in the threat posed to the valley by the glassy-winged sharpshooter.

by Nadia Gordon · data of the paperback book Death by the Glass: A Sunny.

High-stakes wine fraud and murder disguised as a heart attack compel Sunny McCoskey to again toss aside her chef's apron and don the role of sleuth. When the list of suspects includes her new lover, the celebrity chef at a posh Napa Valley eatery, the personal risks of her investigation rise dramatically. With the same eclectic crew of gourmet friends and sassy co-workers who helped her in Sharpshooter, Sunny proves that she has a nose for crime as well as for a good Cabernet Sauvignon.
Comments: (7)
Kazimi
This book was entertaining, but I wouldn't call it a great read. There were a lot of unnecessary references to the previous book in this series. The references didn't really add anything to the current plot, other than the fact that the main character, Sunny McCoskey, has a habit of sticking her nose into murder investigations that don't really involve her, thus annoying everyone around her. The references to the previous book actually just made me not want to read it, cause I know how it ends. In fact, I found this book to be entirely too predictable as well, but it still kept my attention, so I kept going along.

That said, I'm a bit of a foodie who appreciates good wine and cocktails, so I found the content entertaining. I always like stories that involve the restaurant industry, especially when there are good descriptions of food and wine and include little factoids that I didn't previously know (eg; regarding wine bottles). If you are a looking for a simple quick and easy read, this may be a good option. But if you are expecting multiple layers of complexity that will make your taste buds explode, this isn't it. This is more like Kraft Mac & Cheese, and who doesn't want a little of that from time to time?
Efmprof
For mysterious reasons beyond my understanding, the same robotic voice (Kindle's male,) provides a more or less satisfactory experience in reading text. Naturally, I mean to my hearing; how it sounds to others I do not know. This book somehow sounded less well than many others.
To be fair to the robot and to the author, it may be that I was just not in the proper mood for this book at this time. Every author using the device of an amateur detective, has to find some way to make plausible and acceptable to the reader, behavior rarel,y if ever found, in real life. Sometimes it is an innocent person accused of a crime he did not commit, sometimes it is someone important to the person who is in the same boat, sometimes he holds some position which gives him an acceptable role, an attorney, a bereaved spouse, a former police officer, or private detective, etc. Sometimes, however, there is no earthly reason why a person should become involved except for being a God-Awful-Snoop and Busybody. Often, this is quite acceptable, simply because the skill of the author make it seems so by dint of their writing style. Reading readers reviews of books and films, will disabuse any of us from the belief that any particular author is successful with all readers at all times.
I'm afraid, I must admit, that my irritation with the heroine of this book grew with each episode of her inexplicable (to me) intrusion into the lives of the people somehow involved, remotely or closely, with the death of the BODY which is the motivating object of the book. Yes, the author gives us the judgment of the heroines best friend, that she is, in psychological terms, simply acting out her resistance to opening herself open to deep romantic relationships, and, therefore behaving in such manner as to foreclose involvements and provide substitute gratification for them. Sounded pretty good to me, but it did not lessen my irritation, sufficiently, to get me beyond the half-way mark before "removing the book from my device". As I say, I make no claim to offering an objective perspective; this is purely an opinion.
I will say that the author writes well, gives us a "cozy" view of the chefs problems in some small way, and throws in some characters who could be interesting. I would not say this is, in any way, in the humorous cozy sub-genre of mystery story, it is more romantic than fun-filled.
I should note that, as of this date, the price is no longer the inexpensive 99 cents which makes taking a fling at an unfamiliar author worthwhile. Still, for many the heroine might be quite appealing, independent minded, strong-willed, and other things which they admire and will enjoy. Perhaps some day I will recall it from my archive and give it a try. At another time, and in another place, I might be more sympathetic to the need of the heroine to make a deuced nuisance of herself for no earthly reason save her own psychological maladjustment.
Coirad
These are not complex or intriguing murder mysteries; rather, grab a glass of wine and relax in a lounge chair for a few hours of wine-and-dine whodunnits. If you're a foodie and/or familiar with the Napa Valley, you're the target audience for this series. Not great mysteries like Christie or Sayers, but a quick easy read.
MisterQweene
I loved meeting Sunny McCloskey and her friends in Ms. Gordon's first book, Sharpshooter. Sunny was sharp, loyal and satisfying. In this book, however, Sunny (and Ms. Gordon)commit a major mistake in femme fiction. Sunny blithely goes about her investigation and confronts potential suspects alone and in private. She doesn't even let anyone know where she is going so that eliminating her as a nuisance wouldn't be too difficult for someone who is already a murderer. In addition, the mystery does not have a satisfactory conclusion and there are loose ends which cannot be tied up.

I learned some interesting wine and food information and felt that Ms. Gordon captured the atmosphere of the Napa Valley region, but that was not enough to compensate for a heroine who behaved foolishly and was not the smart cookie she was in her first outing.
Error parents
I loved the background story on Napa Valley and the descriptions of the Wildside cafe and its gourmet food descriptions. People who are familiar with Napa will love the mystery that threads through out the novel. If you do not know anything about Napa Valley or the wines produced there you will come away with an appreciation of the area of St. Helena and its environs.
Chankane
I purchased this book for $1.99 on my Kindle because the teaser was a little different. A better price would have been $.99. About a third of the way through I started speed reading to get to the end and find out who dunnit. I am not a fine wine buff, so the constant referances to vintage wines was completely lost on me. And the premise that a police department would divulge evidence and run lab tests to satisfy the hunches of an amateur sleuth simply was not plausible.

It seems many mystery writers nowadays are following the Mission Impossible format. The same central figure surrounded by the same sidekicks mired in similar tissue thin plots. At least half of this book consisted of the cantral character jumping in her car and rushing off to rehash the same details with the other characters ad naseum. Does Stephanie Plum ring a bell? I much prefer Magdalena Yoder. At least with Magdalena you get some chuckles and a nifty recipe or two.
Datrim
I rate it a five star because it was a fun read. I quite enjoyed it I love the people in the book. I really couldn't put it down the twists and turns was so much fun. You know a who done it .
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