Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Review: The Chardonnay Charade

The Chardonnay Charade (Wine Country Mysteries #2)The Chardonnay Charade by Ellen Crosby

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

If you are OK with the general premise of 'some person who has nothing to do with it gets herself mixed up in a murder investigation and despite having no actual skills or knowledge related to crime solving is able to find and confront the murderer before the police do' then this is a perfectly fine novel. I am finding that this model of mystery novel is irritating me (it didn't used to, but seems to be doing so now).
That said, the extensive information about the history of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the wine industry there was very interesting. The civil-war knowledge of random characters seems a bit over-the-top, but I have known people from VA who could spout civil war battle facts just like that. Apparently it is a regional characteristic.


  1. As you've signed up for the *Tea & Books Reading Challenge* on my blog, here's just a little reminder that you've still got three more weeks to finish the challenge!
    Latest Update Post (plus Giveaway, yay) can be found here:

    1. I have read 5 out of 6 and am almost half-way through my final chunkster for the year -- a biography of Alfred Hitchcock. I think I'm going to finish just in the nick of time.


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