Merlot and Murder

Combining her three passions – writing, mystery, and wine – Nadine Nettmann is currently querying her mystery novel, Merlot and Murder:

Katie Stillwell has always figured out people by comparing them to wine, which isn’t hard since she deals with both as a sommelier at an upscale San Francisco restaurant. She focuses on three things in her life: work, wine and studying for her Advanced Sommelier exam.

The exam was supposed to be the hardest part of her week, but that was before a body was found in the wine press of a historic Napa Valley winery. When all the evidence points to her best friend, the outspoken and independent Tessa, Katie drops everything to find the real killer within the winery family. But as her investigation continues and repeated attempts are made on her life, she discovers that in order to save her friend, everyone’s secrets must be uncorked, including her own.