An Unholy Alliance by Judy Nedry

The Original Emma Golden Mystery

Like many women in their fifties, Emma Golden feels invisible. She lives quietly in her Portland, Oregon bungalow and minds her own business. But her tranquil life is about to change. She is asked to return to the rolling hills of her former wine country home south of the city to supervise a friend’s bed and breakfast inn near Dundee. Emma arrives at the Westerly Inn during grape harvest. She is under contract to write a book about Oregon wineries, and it’s business as usual until she discovers one of her subjects dead in a wine vat-murdered at his own dinner party. Cougar Crossing Winery owner Ted Maxell was a ruthless and dishonest newcomer to the northern Willamette Valley wine scene. Many people wanted him gone-including his son, many local winegrowers, and even Emma’s ex-husband, Dwight. Then Maxell’s daughter, Tiffany, calls Emma and begs for assistance. “I know who killed my father,” she wails. When Emma answers Tiffany’s cry for help, she finds herself drawn into the search for a murderer or murderers with secrets worth killing for.

About Judy Nedry

Judy Nedry graduated University of Oregon with a degree in journalism and spent more than 20 years documenting the growth of the Pacific Northwest wine and food industries. She parlays this experience, plus her knowledge of small rural communities, into the Emma Golden Mystery Series which debuted in 2009 with “An Unholy Alliance” set in the vineyard-covered hills southwest of Portland, Oregon.

The second in the series, “The Difficult Sister,” is set on the remote southern Oregon coast. It was released in November, 2013.

“The Man Who Wasn’t There” is the third book in the series. In this book, Emma Golden returns to wine country to enjoy the traditional Salmon Bake at the International Pinot Noir Celebration. The evening is ruined when her friend, pioneer winemaker James Ryder, is found murdered. Release date is August 25, 2015.

The Judy resides in Portland, Oregon.

Visit Judy Nedry’s website.

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