The Riesling Retribution

A Wine Country Mystery

The Riesling Retribution

Colorful characters, fascinating history, and winemaking detail blend with luminous prose in Ellen Crosby’s “sprightly” (Publishers Weekly) new tale of suspense set in Virginia’s lush wine country.

When a tornado rips through Montgomery Estate Vineyard and unearths a grave in an abandoned field, police inform Lucie Montgomery that the odds are good someone in her family is responsible—possibly for murder. But she has more to worry about than buried secrets.

A clash between her charming new farm manager and her winemaker, Quinn Santori, tests her complicated romantic and professional feelings for Quinn, fueling the winery’s combustible atmosphere. Meanwhile eerie ghost stories make her think twice about allowing Civil War reenactors to use a field near the grave site—until the spirits of her own family’s past converge for a most unexpected outcome.
  • Scribner | 
  • 272 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439165997 | 
  • August 2009
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A new novel from Ellen Crosby: The Riesling Retribution

The third Wine Country Mystery, in which a vineyard owner investigates murders tied to a 1787 bottle of Bordeaux purchased by Thomas Jefferson.

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About the Author

Ellen Crosby
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Ellen Crosby

Ellen Crosby is the author of Multiple Exposure, the first book in a series featuring photojournalist Sophie Medina. She has also written six books in the Virginia wine country mystery series. A former freelance reporter for The Washington Post, Moscow correspondent for ABC Radio News, and an economist at the US Senate, Crosby lives in Virginia with her family. Learn more about her at


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