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Friday, July 19, 2013

Review of Cathy Ace's The Corpse with the Golden Nose

A heartfelt plea to look into the death of a world-famous vintner goes hand in hand with the opportunity to attend an exclusive gourmet event in British Columbia’s stunning wine country. How can overindulgent foodie and criminologist Cait Morgan resist?
Sure that the award-winning owner of a family-run vineyard was murdered, Cait shares her findings with Bud Anderson, a retired homicide cop. But he is convinced that the woman took her own life, whatever her grief-stricken sister might say. That is, until death strikes once again, in the neat rows of grapevines that clamber up the banks of magnificent Lake Okanagan.
Uncovering obsessions that might have fuelled murderous thoughts among the victim’s wacky neighbours is a start, but as Cait unravels the clues, she realizes that more lives are at stake. Can she think, and act, quickly enough to thwart the killer?
The Corpse with the Golden Nose is the second book in the Cait Morgan Mysteries, a classic whodunit series featuring the eccentric Professor Cait Morgan.
My Review:
This is one of those books, that once you get started, you don't want to put it down.  Cait Morgan, a criminal psychologist,  is a great sleuth, she solved this murder that no one even suspected was a murder. When her boyfriend, retired cop, Bud, shows her a picture of two sisters, one who committed suicide and told her the story, she knew right away that it wasn't suicide.  The sisters owned a winery and the surviving sister was Bud's "grief buddy" on a grief blog.  She invites him and his "other" to the "Moveable Feast", Cait is all ready to go.  When they get there, the meet an eclectic cast of characters, any one of them could have been the murderer.  But as Cait digs deeper, she uncovers the killer, but will she be able to stop more killings.
This was a great cozy that kept me on the edge of my seat and kept me turning the pages.  Great job Cathy Ace.  I look forward to more Cait Morgan stories. 
I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.
About Cathy Ace
Welsh Canadian mystery author Cathy Ace is the creator of the Cait Morgan Mysteries, which include The Corpse with the Silver Tongue and The Corpse with the Golden Nose. Born, raised, and educated in Wales, Cathy enjoyed a successful career in marketing and training across Europe, before immigrating to Vancouver, Canada, where she taught on MBA and undergraduate marketing programs at various universities. Her eclectic tastes in art, music, food, and drink have been developed during her decades of extensive travel, which she continues whenever possible. Now a full-time author, Cathy’s short stories have appeared in multiple anthologies, as well as on BBC Radio 4. She and her husband are keen gardeners, who enjoy being helped out around their acreage by their green-pawed Labradors.
Cathy Reads From Corpse With The Golden Nose.
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  1. Loved the first book - dying to read this one!

    1. Hi Melodie - I'm so happy that you enjoyed the first one. It means a lot coming from an author with such a high reputation (Arthur Ellis finalist) themselves. Thanks for dropping by, and commenting. Cathy

  2. I am now looking for the first one...Dee

    1. Hi Dee - hope you can find it, and hope you enjoy it. I know they're both available online in all formats, if that helps!

  3. Thanks everyone. Lori, wanted to do this right for my first post with your awesome tours.

  4. Thanks for inviting me here, Melina. Super blog - even when you're not saying nice things about my books! ;-) Cathy

  5. Thanks for stopping by Cathy, I loved the book, can't wait for more.

  6. So pleased you enjoyed it, Melina. Don't forget, book #3, THE CORPSE WITH THE EMERALD THUMB, will be published in the spring of 2014...which isn't as far away as I'd like to think!