A Sommelier Mystery Series

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Decanting a Murder

The first book in a sommelier mystery series

Katie Stillwell focuses on two things in her life: work and practicing for her Sommelier Certification with her blind tasting group. The exam was supposed to be the hardest part of her week, but that was before a body was found at an exclusive Napa Valley winery party.

When all the evidence points to Katie’s best friend, the outspoken and independent Tessa, Katie drops everything to clear Tessa’s name. Using her deductive wine skills, she tries to track down the real killer. But when repeated attempts are made on her life, Katie discovers that everyone’s secrets must be uncorked — including her own.
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* Finalist for the Anthony, Agatha and Lefty Awards *

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"Fascinating and suspenseful, I was thoroughly captivated by the story and enjoyed every turn of the page. Uncork me another!"
―Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author

Uncorking a Lie

The second book in a sommelier mystery series

It was the kind of invitation Katie Stillwell had only dreamed about: a dinner party at the Sonoma mansion of famed wine collector Paul Rafferty to celebrate a rare bottle of wine. Everyone enjoys drinking the $19,000 wine, but Katie realizes it’s not the older vintage listed on the label.

When she confides in Mr. Rafferty, he asks her to investigate, and she soon discovers the deception goes beyond money. As Katie falls deeper into the world of counterfeit wine, she learns everything is at stake―even her life.

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* Nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award *

* Nominated for the Anthony Award *

* 2018 Silver Medal IPPY Award Winner in the Mystery/Cozy/Noir category *

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"Bright and delightful, Nadine Nettmann’s latest Sommelier Mystery offers another intriguing foray into the elusive world of wine auctions, collections, and rare vintages. Featuring the charming and refined Katie Stillwell, UNCORKING A LIE serves up an imaginative blend of quirky characters and curious clues, with dashes of danger and hints of romance. Should be opened and enjoyed immediately!”
— Susanna Calkins, author of the award-winning Lucy Campion mysteries

Pairing a Deception

The third book in a sommelier mystery series

With only a few days left until her Advanced Sommelier exam, Katie Stillwell hopes to balance studying with attending a wine and food festival in Santa Barbara. The weekend with Detective Dean is off to a great start―until an attendee is murdered and suspicion falls on the festival emcee, Master Sommelier Hudson Wiley.

Katie tries to keep her focus on the festival and her last-minute studying, but when she discovers people aren’t who they say they are, she finds herself in the middle of a tangled web where nothing, except the wine, is what it seems.

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Deductive Wine Tasting

In the Sommelier Mystery Series, Katie compares people in her life to wine. Have each member of your book club bring a wine which best represents them, whether it's the type of wine, the name on the label, or the history of the winery.

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Author Bio

Nadine Nettmann, a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, is always on the lookout for great wines and the stories behind them. She has visited wine regions around the world including Chile, South Africa, Spain, Germany, and every region in France. She pairs each chapter with a wine in her Sommelier Mystery Series and her debut novel, Decanting a Murder, was nominated for the Anthony, Lefty, and Agatha Awards. Her second book, Uncorking a Lie, was a finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, nominated for an Anthony Award, and won a Silver Medal IPPY Award. Her third novel, Pairing a Deception, released in May 2018.


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