50 Shades of Cabernet: A Mysterious Anthology
In vino mysterium is the theme for this anthology of short stories, each blending a baffling mystery and a glass (or more) of cabernet. When eighteen mystery writers combine their talents, the result is the perfect "flight" of stories that range from light-bodied puzzles to sparkling cozies to darker, heavier tales of deceit and murder. While cabernet is the featured wine, this anthology will appeal to connoisseurs of all varietals--in both wine preference and mystery style.
"Ah, Cabernet Sauvignon! Each bottle tells a story, much like those fermented by the authors in 50 Shades of Cabernet. Pleasing all palates, this collection has a wide range of 'tasting notes, ' from light bodied and easy on the palate, to heavily oaked and aged; from fruit forward and jammy, to essences of earth, pepper, and spice. "
-- Cathy and Arthur Allen, Owners, Artisans Wine & Homebrew, Midlothian, VA,
"A beautiful blend of wine and mysteries, with Virginia as the perfect backdrop."
--Nancy Bauer, Co-owner and Blogger, Virginia Wine in My Pocket
"Fascinating assembly of stories that won't let you put this one down."
-- Hal Bell, Owner and Oenologist, Bacchus Winery, Fredericksburg, Virginia
"50 Shades offers a rich, suspenseful blend that will delight any connoisseur."
-- Ellen Byron, Agatha, Lefty, and Daphne Award nominated author of the Cajun Country Mysteries Plantation Shudders and Body on the Bayou
"Even if you try to read them all at once, you will still have to read them one at a time; like a wonderful glass . . . from a great bottle . . . of Cabernet wine."
-- Jeff Burkhart, poet, songwriter, and author of Randomly Accessed Memories
"A comfortable armchair, a glass of Cabernet, and this sparkling collection of mystery short stories from a group of talented writers . . . total bliss!"
--Ellen Crosby, author of The Champagne Conspiracy
"This book will pair best with your favorite wine, a cozy blanket, and a nice long weekend getaway."
-- Mary Chris Escobar, Author, How to be Alive (Next Generation Indie Book Award Winner, Chick Lit, 2015)
"Like all the best anthologies, this cozy collection can slip into even the busiest schedule to offer stolen moments of mystery that pair perfectly with the full-bodied cabernet they honor."
--Jan Fields, author of Threads of Deceit, The Vineyard Quilt Mystery
"50 Shades of Cabernet serves up seventeen delightful stories, all of them wine-themed, that will put a smile on your face and a tingle down your spine. If you're a mystery fan, you'll love this book!"
--John M. Floyd, Edgar nominee and three-time Derringer Award winner
50 Shades of Cabernet is the perfect taste to accent mystery, murder and mayhem. A must read anthology for wine and mystery lovers."
-- Debra H. Goldstein, award-winning author of Should of Played Poker and Maze in Blue
"Such a great read that you need to grab a glass of cab and curl up by the fire or under a beach umbrella with it. A charming anthology that truly captures the rich, and at times a bit funky, terroir of local Virginia literary talent."
-- Lisa Hamaker, 10th generation Virginian, Taste Virginia Tours & Events Owner, wine aficionado, and avid bookworm
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