Death in a Wine Dark Sea by Lisa King

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Though she despises the groom, Jean Applequist boards an elegant yacht in San Francisco Bay for the wedding of her good friend Diane and wealthy real estate developer Martin Wingo.  But things go terribly wrong: the evening ends in tragedy, no celebration when, after exchanging vows, Wingo disappears into the bay.

Diane asks Jean to investigate Martin's murder out of fear that the police will uncover too many of his secrets.  Jean agrees, but discovers it's not easy to find out who killed a blackmailer and a womanizer.  The list of potential suspects is long.

Joining forces with the young and geeky Zeppo, Martin's former assistant and armed with the details of Martin's operation, the two soon find themselves way ahead of the San Francisco homicide detectives, a dangerous place to be.

Their questioning of Martin's victims elicits strong reactions, from fear to rage to attempted murder that endanger them both and force Jean to fight for her life - twice.


About Lisa King

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Lisa King, MEd, is a co-director of College Autism Spectrum, an educational consulting company that provides training and guidance to colleges regarding best practices for working with students on the autism spectrum, in addition to working directly with students on the spectrum and their families as they transition to, through and beyond college. Additionally, she serves as an access consultant for St. Catherine University. Lisa led a two-year pilot program at the University of Minnesota, implementing a new model of service: Strategic Education for Asperger Students. She co-authored The Parent's Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum. Lisa is a wife to Chris and mother of Ian and Bryn.
Published May 23, 2012 by Permanent Press - eBooks Account. 353 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Sure, the party is on a yacht, which provides ample opportunities for Jean and boyfriend Peter to, um, explore, but that’s the most Jean anticipates will happen—that is, until the ceremony, at which point Martin vanishes suspiciously from the ship.

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Magazine editor King’s absorbing first mystery introduces San Francisco wine critic Jean Applequist, an unapologetic, tell-it-like-it-is gal with a penchant for wine and men.

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Review: Journalist Jean Applequist is attending an evening reception following the wedding of her friend from college, Diane, aboard the yacht of the groom, Martin, when she suddenly hears a call for help.

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Lisa was Wine Spectator’s first copy editor and wrote a cover story for the magazine on Thomas Jefferson’s love affair with fine wine.

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