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A Case for the Winemaker (Ainsley McGregor Book 1) by Candace Havens
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A Case for the Winemaker
Ainsley McGregor Book 1
by Candace Havens
Genre: Cozy Mystery
The closer she gets to the truth, the more she finds herself drowning in trouble.
It’s an exciting time in Sweet River, Texas, and the whole town’s talking. Maybe, a little too much. Former English professor Ainsley McGregor has gambled everything on her new business: Bless Your Art, an artisan market where local artists sell their wares and teach classes.
The bright, white space is filled to the brim with colorful art, yarn, jewelry, pet treats, antiques and even a few medieval weapons. Oh, and there are wine tastings. Everything’s better with wine. Ainsley is surprised by how well things are going–right up until the moment her Great Dane finds a dead body. With her friend accused of the murder, it’s up to Ainsley to find the real killer.
As the suspect list grows longer, Ainsley has her work cut out for her. The task is made more difficult by the fact her brother, the sheriff, doesn’t seem to want her help. If she doesn’t wrap up the case soon, she might be the next wine, um, one to die.
A Case for the Winemaker is the first book in the new Ainsley McGregor Series by author Candace Havens. Ainsley McGregor has returned home to Sweet River Texas following a tough time after two mugging whilst living in Chicago, she comes home and opens an artisan market where local artists sell their wares and teach classes.
She is getting ready for the grand opening when she discovers a dead body whilst walking her Great Dane George Clooney – though to be fair it was actually the dog who made the grizzly discovery. Ainsley is shaken up finding the body and also the fact that there hasn’t been a murder in the town in over forty years.
It turns out the victim was a man she saw her friend Micheal arguing with, and we discover there is quite a few suspects who had a run in with the man so the list of suspects is wide yet Micheal is accused of the murder. Ainsley knows he didn’t do it and she does everything she can to find the true killer and clear her friends name, but her brother is the towns Sheriff… so she tries to keep her sleuthing from him, but small town gossip is like wildfire so it isn’t before long that her brother soon finds out the murder board that the book club has created!
I really enjoyed this book, it was a clean cozy mystery that held my attention and kept me guessing. I can’t wait to read what is store next for Ainsley McGregor.
A Case for the Yarn Maker
Ainsley McGregor Book 2
Spin a yarn…at your own risk.
Everyone at Bless Your Art in Sweet River, Texas, is excited about the Yarn Goddess (yes, that’s her real name) coming to town. Ainsley McGregor has set up a special event at the local community center, but when old Mrs. Whedon doesn’t see eye-to-eye with the Goddess about using quality yarn, a fight breaks out. Who knew the octogenarian had ninja moves like that?
It’s all fun and games until George Clooney, Ainsley’s Great Dane, finds Ms. Yarn’s dead body in a booth at Bless Your Art. Now the prime suspect is Mrs. Whedon, and while she’s not the easiest woman to get along with, there’s no way she’s the killer. At least, Ainsley doesn’t think so. As this yarn unravels, Ainsley and her quirky friends learn some interesting things about the case and the Goddess’s checkered past. But there’s a killer on the loose.
Bestselling author Candace Havens has published more than 25 books. Her novels have received nominations for the RITA’s, Holt Medallion, Write Touch Reader Awards and National Readers Choice Awards. She is a Barbara Wilson Award winner. She is the author of the biography “Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy” and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation’s leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities from George Clooney to Chris Pratt. Candace also runs a free online writing workshop for more than 2000 writers, and teaches comprehensive writing classes. She does film reviews with Hawkeye in the Morning on 96.3 KSCS, and is a former President of the Television Critics Association.
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