Priceless paintings Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis bought in Paris in 1949 and a climate change activist’s death in her Virginia vineyard expose secrets that threaten to tear apart Lucie Montgomery’s family

Coming January 29, 2021 (UK),
April 6, 2021 (US), March 1, 2021 (eBook)


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 French Paradox

The death of a polarizing climate change activist in Lucie Montgomery’s Virginia vineyard might be connected to a 1949 romance in Paris between Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lucie’s French grandfather, along with now-priceless paintings Jackie bought for a few francs in a Parisian bookstall.

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Imagined revelations about Jacqueline Kennedy's early life provide a brilliant background for a tale of treachery and deceit. . . The lifestyles of the rich and famous dovetail neatly with art history in Crosby's newest character-driven mystery. – Kirkus

 This tale of ambition, artistic integrity, privacy, and wine should win Crosby new fans. – Publisher's Weekly

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