Monday, July 2, 2018

Mmm--Mystery Monday

Happy Monday!!

Today marks the first time I am participating in a relatively new meme hosted by Ms. M. It's the opportunity to share a mystery you're reading or planning to read sometime soon.  Since mystery is one of my favorite genres, it's a perfect fit for me.  I'm hoping to see many of my blogger friends posting here as well.


Today I'm featuring an upcoming read, the first book in the Rose Avenue Wine Club Series . . .

 Full Bodied Murder (Rose Avenue Wine Club Mystery #1)

From Goodreads:  As the newest member of the Rose Avenue Wine Club, Halsey wants to expand her palate--not solve murders. But when a neighbor is found dead, it's up to her to pair the culprit with a deadly crime . . .

Leaving behind a failed marriage, New Yorker Annie "Halsey" Hall is ready to begin the next phase of her life in coastal Southern California. From the moment she arrives at her new digs on cozy Rose Avenue, she looks forward to joining the neighborhood ladies for their weekly Wine Club gathering. With only a rambunctious yellow lab puppy to keep her company, Halsey could really use a confidant--and a glass or two of her favorite white wine . . .

Unfortunately, she finds nothing but red at the Wine Club meeting--and judging by the dead woman lying face down in the backyard, it's not spilled merlot. Halsey accidentally stumbled into the wrong address at the wrong time, and with suspicions about her past on the rise, she must prove that she isn't a killer. Enlisting the eclectic talents of the Wine Club ladies, Halsey searches for the true criminal at large. But separating friends from foes isn't easy on Rose Avenue, and as she racks up a suspect list, Halsey can't shake the feeling that someone in her inner circle has a taste for murder . . .

Why I selected it:  So many reasons:  It's the first in a new series; it's a cozy mystery; it's set in Southern California; the main character is a relocated New Yorker; it's got wine . . . need I say more? I have a library copy of this book, and I'm hoping to read it soon. 

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  1. Sounds like a fun read. Thanks for participating in my meme. Ms. M

  2. I like the sound of this one, especially the setting, and a cozy mystery is always fun to read!

  3. Oh what a fun meme! I'll have to check this one out as I'm a big fan of mysteries! I haven't come across this one yet but I love the wine country element.