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A Sip Before Dying

(2019)
(The first book in the Wine & Dine Mystery series)
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From #1 Amazon, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Gemma Halliday comes a brand new series full of mystery, laughter, and romance in wine country...

The Oak Valley Vineyard has been in Emmy Oak's family for generations. So when the small Sonoma winery is suddenly in financial trouble and in danger of being gobbled up by the corporate giants, Emmy moves home to try to save her legacy with her modern culinary know-how. First step - she throws a party showcasing her latest vintage and signature tasty treats to a group of wine country's most elite enthusiasts. Only when one of her VIP guests sips a glass of poisoned wine and dies in her cellar, Emmy's name is on everyone lips for all the wrong reasons.

The victim was the young, boy-toy husband of one of Silicon Valley's most successful female CEOs... and his playboy ways and suspicious spending habits have almost no one mourning his death. Enter Detective Christopher Grant, recent SFPD transplant, who is assigned to the case and immediately homes in on Oak Valley. But Emmy is determined to clear her winery's name - even if Grant's dark eyes, sexy smile, and mysterious past threaten to distract her. After calling in the big guns to help her - a.k.a. her jewelry designer best friend and copious amounts of cookie dough ice cream - Emmy finds herself digging through a slew of suspects to uncover crimes, grudges, and secret affairs that could put a soap opera to shame. Can Emmy find out just which of the upper crust poisoned the victim's vintage...or will Emmy's next sip be her last?

**Simple and delicious recipes and affordable wine pairings included!**

"Ms. Halliday is the undisputed queen of the genre: she knows how to blend suspense, laughter, and romance in all the right doses."
~ Fresh Fiction

"I rank A Sip Before Dying as one of my favorite fun reads. I say to Gemma Halliday, well done. She wrote a mystery that encompassed suspense flavored with romantic notions, while giving us a heroine to make us smile."
~ Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine

"The Wine & Dine Mystery series by Gemma Halliday could definitely be a movie on the Hallmark channel. The reader gets so captivated by the story that before you know it, you are at the end of the book and trying to catch your breath!!!"
~ Cozy Mystery Book Reviews

Wine & Dine Mysteries:
A Sip Before Dying - book #1
Chocolate Covered Death - book #2
Victim in the Vineyard - book #3
Marriage, Merlot & Murder - book #4
Death in Wine Country - book #5

Rating: This story does not contain any graphic violence, language, or sexual encounters. Its rating would be similar to PG-13 or what you would find on a Hallmark Channel movie or TV series.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Used availability for Gemma Halliday's A Sip Before Dying

Paperback Editions

April 2019 : Paperback
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Title: A Sip Before Dying
Author(s): Gemma Halliday
ISBN: 1-09-096989-9 / 978-1-09-096989-7
Publisher: Independently Published
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

May 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Sip Before Dying (Wine & Dine Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Gemma Halliday
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU