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An intriguing blend of secret societies, Prohibition bootleg wine and potentially scandalous documents hidden by the Founding Fathers, all of which yield a vintage murder.




About Ellen

For many years I worked as a freelance journalist in the US and while living overseas in London, Moscow, and Geneva, Switzerland before turning to writing fiction full time. My last job as a stringer was as a regional feature writer for The Washington Post, covering many of the places where my wine country mysteries are set.

The Angels' Share

When Lucie Montgomery attends a Thanksgiving weekend party for friends and neighbors at Hawthorne Castle, an honest-to-goodness castle owned by the Avery family, America’s last great newspaper dynasty and owners of the Washington Tribune, she doesn’t expect the festive occasion to end in death.

On sale November 5, 2019!

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THE VINEYARD VICTIMS, a 2018 Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee and book #8 in the Virginia Wine Country Mysteries, is available as an ebook for $2.99 for the month of October wherever ebooks are sold. Check out this link.

Click on the READ MORE link below to learn about Ellen's upcoming book tour for THE ANGELS' SHARE!

Blackstone Audio will release the audio book for THE ANGELS' SHARE on on November 5!

Early reviews for THE ANGELS' SHARE:

"Wine lore and mystery, both historical and modern, combine for an enthralling read."
Kirkus Reviews 

"Crisp and elegant. The disparate plot threads come together in an exciting and satisfying conclusion. Crosby knows how to keep the reader guessing." –– Publishers Weekly

"This well-plotted addition to these award-winning mysteries will appeal to fans of the series and historical puzzles, as seen in the film National ­Treasure." —Library Journal

One of Due South's Most Anticipated Cozy Mysteries of Fall 2019

"Like National Treasure, but it's a much better story. Another exceptional story by Ellen Crosby." —Map Your Mystery

"Entwined with fascinating facts about wine and winemaking, this satisfying addition to the series will please oenophiles." –– Booklist

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