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Blood for wine: a Cal Claxton Oregon mystery

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Scottsdale, Arizona : Poisoned Pen Press, 2017.
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292 pages ; 23 cm
MYSTERY Easley, W.

Nero Wolfe Award Finalist for 2018

"Oenophiles and aspiring vintners will enjoy the wine lore in this well-wrought tale of love and betrayal." —Publishers Weekly

Cal Claxton's old farmhouse sits high in Oregon's Red Hills, home of scores of wineries and some of the most coveted acreage for growing the pinot noir grape in the world. Former Los Angeles prosecutor Cal settled in this haven to reboot his life as a widower, growing a small practice that includes some pro bono work in nearby Portland. Life is good, filled with food, wine, and friends. But this beautiful area is not the idyllic haven it appears to be.

When Cal's neighbor, Jim Kavanaugh, the owner and gifted vintner of an up-and-coming winery, is accused of murdering his wife, his freedom—and the grape harvest—is suddenly in jeopardy along with his reputation, and his business begins to slide. No gentleman farmer, this puts the rugged winemaker's property, his only financial asset, in play. When a blackmail plot is hatched against the owner of adjacent land, it begins to look like a brutal game of real-life Monopoly is underway.

Cal agrees to defend Jim, a good friend, which pulls him reluctantly into the blackmail plot. Emotions are running high over Lori Kavanaugh's bloody death. There is no shortage of suspects. There may be more than the one game in play. And defending Jim might well make Cal the next target of a vicious, cunning killer.

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Easley, W. C. (2017). Blood for wine: a Cal Claxton Oregon mystery. First edition. Scottsdale, Arizona, Poisoned Pen Press.

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Easley, Warren C.. 2017. Blood for Wine: A Cal Claxton Oregon Mystery. Scottsdale, Arizona, Poisoned Pen Press.

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Easley, Warren C., Blood for Wine: A Cal Claxton Oregon Mystery. Scottsdale, Arizona, Poisoned Pen Press, 2017.

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Easley, Warren C.. Blood for Wine: A Cal Claxton Oregon Mystery. First edition. Scottsdale, Arizona, Poisoned Pen Press, 2017.

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