hough it is set in the wine and theater worlds, there is nothing particularly cozy about this action-packed story. A former Ohio police officer, Cait, who has inherited a winery and a Shakespearean theater in Northern California, is awakened by security alarms and discovers an attempted break-in right before a theater festival starts on her new estate. A knife belonging to a man she killed in the line of duty is found nearby, and Cait realizes she may be being stalked in revenge. When her lead actor is found murdered in the grape fields, the situation become desperate. A family member of the suspected stalker arrives to help resolve the situation, but he brings more questions than answers. Cait, her staff, and friends make up an engaging and diverse team of characters. Caring about what happens to them heightens the ongoing suspense, even if the motive behind the trouble seems somewhat stretched. All in all, the debut of Price’s Shakespeare in the Vineyard series suggests it bears watching.
our Grapes is the second book in a series of wine country mysteries by Carole Price and is just as good as the first, Twisted Vines. Carole Price does a great job of describing her characters and the surrounding countryside. The reader feels as though he knows the characters and can “see” the vineyards, the theaters, and the town of Livermore. Carole has a knack for detail that makes her stories very interesting. This book has suspense, mystery, surprises, and romance, as does Twisted Vines. It was hard for me to put it down when I started reading. The well-written prose makes it a real pleasure to read. I am looking forward to reading Carole’s third book.
eally enjoyed this book and now I’ll have to get Twisted Vines to see what I missed. Cait is an ex-cop who has inherited a Vineyard/Theater in Livermore, CA. A security alarm wakes her in the middle of the night, and the next day a Shakespearean weapon is discovered outside of her home. Cait recognized it as the weapon that was recovered from Hank Dillon, a bank robber she had shot and killed when she was an Ohio policewoman. Between coordinating the play she is currently running at her theaters, keeping the actors safe and trying to discover who left the knife and is now stalking her, she has her plate full. It wasn’t too easy to figure out the killer, yes, one of the actors is killed, and I enjoyed the characters that Carole has created. I’m looking forward to catching up and keeping up with this series.