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Dead in the Dregs: A Babe Stern Mystery Hardcover – July 20, 2010
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Babe investigates starting where Richard was last seen, the Norton Winery. He quickly finds his ex brother-in-law floating in a vat of Cabernet Sauvignon. Whoever left him there had smashed in Richard's head and cut off his hand. Babe realizes that Wilson had plenty of angry enemies in the winemaking business. However, as the local police affirm each adversary had an air tight alibi, the best lead in his mind is not local, but a former intern at the Norton Winery Jean who went home to Burgundy, France. There Babe runs up against walls of protection one of them by the winery families; of whom one is willing to float the nosy American.
Dead in the Dregs is an entertaining amateur sleuth that is at its best when connoisseur Peter Lewis focuses on wineries. The whodunit is well written as the hero invades France only to run up against a powerful protectionism while other critics are killed. Although why Babe would go to such lengths for his ex is not very clear as the characters are somewhat thin but readers will toast Mr. Lewis with a glass of Burgundy.
said it was and I just wanted to go to France and tasta more vino! Thanks. Oh, is there an other Babe Stern mystery coming soon......
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The character of Babe Stern is a quirky ex-wine guy from Seattle who finds himself in living in a trailer outside Napa Valley. Read morePublished on February 14, 2011 by Leslie
Beautifully done. Authentic, accurate, witty, engaging and done with great art. I hope Babe comes back for a sequel. I loved the vinous-ness.Published on December 7, 2010 by Walter Parsons
This fine book combines a tour of several wine producing areas in California and France with a murder mystery by a protagonist who is a disillusioned wine expert running a seedy... Read morePublished on October 7, 2010 by Jan