Wined and Died in New Orleans (A Vintage Cookbook)
by Ellen Byron
I’m delighted to be participating in the Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours introducing WINED AND DIED IN NEW ORLEANS, the second book in the Vintage Cookbook Mystery series by Ellen Byron. Charming characters, a delightful vintage cookbook and kitchenware shop, the threat of a hurricane, and a murder that might be related to a long-lost treasure trove of rare wine, kept me glued to the pages.
~Cinnamon Sugar and a little bit of Murder
It’s got the best characters, a setting that’s to die for (literally in this case…), and a mystery that will keep you guessing. And it’s written by an author who makes her books come alive!
~CHRISTY’S COZY CORNERS
This is becoming one of my most anticipated cozy mystery series, and I already am looking forward to the next book in the series. I highly recommend Wined and Died in New Orleans (along with the first book, Bayou Book Thief) to fans of cozy mysteries.
~View from the Birdhouse
Bottom Line: Wined and Died in New Orleans by Ellen Byron is a fun way to spend a few hours, wrapped up in the stormy Louisiana setting and a house museum full of endearing characters.
~Reading is my Superpower
Everything is not as it seems; there are multiple surprise reveals that will keep you glued to the pages. I will not reveal any spoilers, but this is becoming a new favorite from this author. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next installment. We give this book 5 paws up!
Wined and Died in New Orleans by Ellen Byron is the next installment in this Vintage Cookbook Mystery series, and I loved every minute of being in New Orleans during the fall season, Five stars to anyone that loves a great southern cozy culinary mystery set in New Orleans.
~Baroness’ Book Trove
I highly recommend both books in this series and for maximum enjoyment, they need to be read in order. I have given Wined and Died in New Orleans my highest rating, “A Trip to Paradise”, the first of the year, and a spot on my Best Reads of 2023.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
Wined and Died in New Orleans is a cozy mystery with wonderful characters set in a picturesque location that had me looking forward to what unfolded next.
I recommend WINED AND DIED IN NEW ORLEANS to cozy mystery readers who would enjoy a culinary-themed story with a vintage flair and those who enjoyed the first book in the series.
~Guatemala Paula Loves To Read
Wined and Died in New Orleans by Ellen Byron was a totally engrossing and entertaining read. An eclectic mix of characters, vibrant setting, and a mystery to keep one guessing for more – what else does a cozy mystery lover need?
~The Book Decoder
I absolutely love this series. I enjoyed the first one but this one is even better…I’m so looking forward to meeting up with Ricki and her zany friends again in the next book. This book has landed on my favorites for the 2023 list.
~Socrates’ Books Review
With quirky characters, witty dialogue, and plenty of clues we are kept entertained all the way until the very end making for a very enjoyable read. Perfect for cozy fans. I totally loved it so I give it 5/5 stars.
~Books A Plenty Book Reviews
This book is full of so many good things! Characters I love (and love to hate), vintage cookbooks, recipes, and most of all, a darn good mystery.
~The Plain-Spoken Pen
About Wined and Died in New Orleans
Wined and Died in New Orleans (A Vintage Cookbook)
2nd in Series
Setting – Louisiana
Berkley (February 7, 2023)
Mass Market Paperback : 288 pages
ISBN-10 : 0593437632
ISBN-13 : 978-0593437636
Digital ASIN : B09TZPW81C
The second in a fantastic new cozy mystery series with a vintage flair from USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award–winning author Ellen Byron.
It’s hurricane season in New Orleans and vintage cookbook fan Ricki James-Diaz is trying to shelve her weather-related fears and focus on her business, Miss Vee’s Vintage Cookbook and Kitchenware Shop, housed in the magnificent Bon Vee Culinary House Museum.
Repairs on the property unearth crates of very old, very valuable French wine, buried by the home’s builder, Jean-Louis Charbonnet. Ricki, who’s been struggling to attract more customers to Miss Vee’s, is thrilled when her post about the discovery of this long-buried treasure goes viral. She’s less thrilled when the post brings distant Charbonnet family members out of the woodwork, all clamoring for a cut of the wine’s sale.
When a dead body turns up in Bon Vee’s cheery fall decorations, the NOPD zeroes in on Eugenia Charbonnet Felice as the prime suspect, figuring that as head of the Charbonnet family, she has the most to gain. Ricki is determined to uncover the real culprit, but she can’t help noticing that Eugenia is acting strangely. Ricki wonders what kind of secret her mentor has bottled up, and fears what might happen if she uncorks it.
In the second Vintage Cookbook Mystery, Ricki has to help solve a murder, untangle family secrets, and grow her business, all while living under the threat of a hurricane that could wipe out everything from her home to Bon Vee.
About Ellen Byron
Ellen’s Cajun Country Mysteries have won the Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Novel and multiple Lefty Awards for Best Humorous Mystery. Bayou Book Thief will be the first book in her new Vintage Cookbook Mysteries. She also writes the Catering Hall Mystery series under the name Maria DiRico.
Ellen is an award-winning playwright, and non-award-winning TV writer of comedies like Wings, Just Shoot Me, and Fairly Odd Parents. She has written over two hundred articles for national magazines but considers her most impressive credit working as a cater-waiter for Martha Stewart. An alum of New Orleans’ Tulane University, she blogs with Chicks on the Case, is a lifetime member of the Writers Guild of America and will be the 2023 Left Coast Crime Toastmaster. Please visit her at https://www.ellenbyron.com/
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