Friday, February 12, 2016

What's New? Ripe for Murder by Carlene O'Neil

What's New? Ripe for Murder (A Cyprus Cove Mystery) by Carlene O'Neil is due to release on March 1,2016.

Series: A Cypress Cove Mystery (Book 2)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley (March 1, 2016)
Language: English

From the author of One Foot in the Grape—a new full-bodied Cypress Cove mystery that is certain to delight, even if one wine lover is about to expire…

Penny Lively loves running her family’s winery, but to keep business growing, she needs to find a way to attract more guests. When she’s approached to invest in a new train line through wine country, Penny and her intoxicating winery manager, Connor, hightail it to a lavish resort to hear the details. Unfortunately, her neighbor’s daughter, Chantal, is also there, swirling up trouble by flirting with the married investors—and with Connor too.

When one of the investors’ wives is murdered, Chantal, who was seen fighting with the woman, is the prime suspect. Chantal may be a sour grape, but she’s no killer. So Penny, who’s become a sleuthing connoisseur, starts sniffing out the real suspect—and discovers that her fellow potential investors have been savoring more than their share of deadly secrets...

About the Author:

National best selling author Carlene O'Neil is a former television writer, and is currently a commercial real estate broker in the Los Angeles market. She grew up in the heart of wine country in northern California, and is accredited by the Wine and Spirits Education Trust. Currently she lives in Valencia, California. The Cypress Cove Mystery Series is set along the central California coast, and the similarities between the fictional town of Cypress Cove and the stunning town of Carmel are no accident.

One Foot in the Grape is the first in the series published by Berkley Prime Crime. Her second novel, Ripe for Murder, is scheduled for release March 2016. You can reach Carlene at her website at or on Facebook at


  1. I loved the first in this series, very excited for this one.

  2. Ripe for Murder was a fun read! I received an ARC and I really enjoyed it. Sometime I will have to read One Foot in the Grape...

  3. I am looking forward to returning to the winery, sounds like a good premise!

  4. Sounds good. I won the first in the series on Good Reads. I think I got it in December but haven't read it yet.

  5. I loved the first book in the series and can't wait until March for the new one.


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