Death in the Vines

In her riveting follow-up to Death at the Chateau Bremont and Murder in the Rue Dumas, M. L. Longworth masterfully evokes the sights, sounds, and tastes of late-summer Provence, where the mistral blows and death springs up in the most ...

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Author: M. L. Longworth

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101611647

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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When theft escalates to murder at a French vineyard, a crime wave sweeps over the tranquil town of Aix-en-Provence in the third enchanting Verlaque and Bonnet mystery The next book in the Verlaque & Bonnet Provençal Mystery series, The Curse of La Fontaine, will be available from Penguin in April 2017! Winery owner Olivier Bonnard is devastated when he discovers that a priceless cache of rare vintages has veen stolen from his private cellar. Soon after, Monsieur Gilles d’Arras arrives at Aix-en-Provence’s Palais de Justice to report another mysterious disappearance: his wife, Pauline, has vanished from their lavish apartment. Madame has always been as tough as nails, but in recent weeks she’s been wandering around town in her slippers, crying for no reason. As the mistral arrives to temper the region’s late-summer heat, Commissioner Paulik receives an urgent call from Bonnard: he’s just found Pauline d’Arras—dead in his vineyard. Verlaque and Bonnet are once again investigating, in what will prove to be their most complicated case yet. Fans of Donna Leon and Andrea Camilleri, Francophiles, and foodies alike will adore this captivating whodunit. In her riveting follow-up to Death at the Chateau Bremont and Murder in the Rue Dumas, M. L. Longworth masterfully evokes the sights, sounds, and tastes of late-summer Provence, where the mistral blows and death springs up in the most unexpected places. “Judge Antoine Verlaque, the sleuth in this civilized series, discharges his professional duties with discretion. But we’re here to taste the wines. So many bottles, so many lovely views. A reader might be forgiven for feeling woozy.” —The New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition.

Secrets in the Vines

They said it was when the body was found that the vintner told the packers the
story of the death, but not as a confession—more as a warning. If he could kill two
, he could kill more. “Perhaps,” he told them, “Maybe I have in the past.” Anyway ...

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Author: Jane Golden

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781499073478

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

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Jeni, the wife of a recently appointed diplomat, enjoys cultural intrigue and lasting friendships when she joins the exotic International Ladies of Bucharest. But when Jeni volunteers to help one of those friends solve a mystery on an old family vineyard, she learns that trips to Romania's wine country can be deadly. Two murders, with Jeni caught in the middle, have the police pointing fingers the wrong way. Jeni must fight against the clock to solve the mystery before she is arrested or, worse, becomes the true murderer's next victim. Praise For Secrets in the Vines… From CLARION REVIEW: "Golden's first-hand knowledge of Romania is fascinating." FROM BLUEINK REVIEW: "Nothing makes an overworked genre like mystery seem quite so fresh as a story set in an exotic locale. SECRETS IN THE VINES takes this theory to heart, offering up a murder mystery set in the wine country surrounding Romania. It's a winning formula." "Author Jane Golden drew on her own time in Bucharest to set up this tale, and it pays off nicely. Observations about the life of a foreigner trying to make sense of a new culture are spot-on and often funny; thoughts about parking customs and the laconic pace of government reflect an outsider's tendency to compare things to life at home, while also taking us deeper into the atmosphere. The mystery is gripping, but it's the setting that steals the show." The review concludes with this about SECRETS IN THE VINES: It has a "terrific pacing and a plot that ends well." Better yet, the reviewer states that "we're left wanting more of this juicy escapism." FROM KIRKUS REVIEWS: "An engaging mystery that turns the classic expatriate dream on its head." FROM Marian Petrutza, President of the Romanian-American Press Association: "The perfect vacation book....Colorful, entertaining, and beautifully written."

Bulletin

Disease appeared in 1885 , and they died in 1886–87 and were removed in
1888. Mr. W. G. McPherson , of McPherson , set vines in the spring of 1883 ,
which became diseased in 1886 and died in 1887–88 , and were removed in
February ...

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ISBN: SRLF:A0011083722

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Bulletin

Disease appeared in 1885 , and they died in 1886 – '87 and were removed in
1888. Mr. W. G. McPherson , of McPherson , set vines in the spring of 1883 ,
which became diseased in 1886 and died in 1887–88 , and were removed in
February ...

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Author: United States. Division of Botany

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105130125961

Category:

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Bulletin

Disease appeared in 1885 , and they died in 1886 – 87 and were removed in
1888 . Mr . W . G . McPherson , of McPherson , set vines in the spring of 1883 ,
which became diseased in 1886 and died in 1887 – 88 , and were removed in ...

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Author: United States. Division of Vegetable Physiology and Pathology

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HX3PAV

Category:

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The Vines

There I am forced to endure the racket of human passion and rage. Ever since
the death of my body, I have poked and prodded at your meager existences from
my prison of spirit and blossoms, desperate for a way to unburden myself of my ...

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Author: Christopher Rice

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349402871

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Spring House, New Orleans: a plantation manor of money and influence. But something sinister lurks beneath the glamour of the old estate, awoken by blood and looking for revenge . . . After Caitlin Chaisson tries to take her own life in her mansion's cherished gazebo, it becomes apparent that Spring House's malevolent history won't stay hidden for long. By morning her husband has vanished without a trace and his mistress has gone mad. Nova, daughter to the groundskeeper, is determined to get to the bottom of the horrors. But she soon realises that the vengeance enacted by this sinister and otherworldly force comes at a terrible price. Some secrets are better left sleeping soundly . . . The Vines is a creepy, addictive, supernatural read for fans of Stephen King, Anne Rice and Peter Straub Praise for Christopher Rice: 'Christopher Rice never disappoints with his vivid people and places and masterful prose.' Patricia Cornwell 'Christopher Rice is casting his own shadows now, setting new standards for other authors. [He] has added a new wing to the Rice literary legacy' Huffington Post 'You'll think you know your destination . . . but you'll be wrong' Charlaine Harris

Death at the Chateau Bremont

M. L. Longworth. Also BY M. L. Lon Gw ORTH Murder in the Rue Dumas Death in
the Vines Murder on the Île Sordou The Mystery of the Lost Cézanne A V E R LA
QUE AND BONNET MYSTERY 24.

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Author: M. L. Longworth

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101548714

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 599

The first installment in the beloved, sumptuous mystery series set in Provence, featuring chief magistrate Antoine Verlaque and his old flame Marine Bonnet, who must team up to solve a pair of murders The newest book in the Provençal Mystery series, The Secrets of the Bastide Blanche, is available now from Penguin Books When local nobleman Étienne de Bremont falls to his death from the family château, it sets the historic town of Aix-en-Provence abuzz with rumors. Antoine Verlaque, the charming chief magistrate of Aix, suspects foul play, and when he discovers that Bremont had been a close friend of Marine Bonnet, his on-again off-again girlfriend, Verlaque must turn to her for help. The once idyllic town suddenly seems filled with people who scould have benefited from Bremont's death—including his playboy brother François, who's heavily in debt and mixed up with some unsavory characters. But just as Verlaque and Bonnet are narrowing down their list of suspects, another death occurs. And this time, there can be no doubt—it's murder. A lively mystery steeped in the enticing atmosphere of the south of France and seasoned with romance as rich as the French cuisine that inspires it, this first installment in the acclaimed Verlaque & Bonnet Provençal Mystery series is as addictive and captivating as Provence itself. “Longworth’s voice is like a rich vintage of sparkling Dorothy Sayers and grounded Donna Leon. . . . Bon appétit!” —Booklist

Crossing Vines

107 CROSSING VINES Mendoza ' s family was suing the company . He became
a little ashamed . Don Nico would have reproached him for lessening the
importance of her death . To the company , all Ilia Mendoza meant was an
inconvenient ...

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Author: Rigoberto González

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 080613528X

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 893

Migrant grape pickers in California's Caliente Valley confront personal battles with alcoholism, abuse, infidelity, and homosexuality.

Ancient Greek Beliefs

Hera brings about her death because of her jealousy of Zeus' pursuit of the
mortal princess. Though the ... The vines of grapes each year are broken down,
rampantly and severely cut back to their gnarly trunks, signaling the death of the
vines.

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Author: Perry L. Westmoreland

Publisher: LEE AND VANCE PUBLISHING CO

ISBN: 9780979324819

Category: History

Page: 828

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Ancient Greek Beliefs explores the mysteries of the ancient myths and religious beliefs of a great people. The text is divided into three sections, Greek mythology, the ancient Greeks, and conclusions. A brief history and lengthy glossary are included. The book is designed as a basic text for the introduction to ancient Greek mythology and beliefs, and the text muses about the religious lessons we might learn from them. It contains abridged stories of Greek mythology, including the extant Greek plays, and considers portions of the works of the great writers, including Aeschylus, Euripides Hesiod, Homer, Plato, and Sophocles. It opens a comprehensive window into the lives of these great ancient people.

Days of Vintage Years of Vision

“There has never before been in California such a complete, such a widespread,
or such a continuous death of vines. . . . the death of the vines has been steady,
progressive, relentless and complete.” He then confirmed what both Shorb and ...

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Author: Midge Sherwood

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465325853

Category: Reference

Page: 367

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Days of Vintage, Years of Vision is the living, breathing story of one of the most important periods in American history. This three-volume series records the development of the State of California from its admission into the Union in 1850 to the turn of the 20th Century. It is a family narrative that chronicles both the personal and political lives of those who settled the southern section to bring in railroads, build harbors, and establish a world commercial centre that would one day send favorite sons to the White House. The author skillfully presents this family within the context of the times of not only the State, but the country and the world. The story evolves with the lives of Benjamin D. Wilson and his sons-in-law, George Smith Patton, Sr. father of the famous Generaland James De Barth Shorb, whose San Marino Ranchonce the queen property of Southern Californiais today the site of the Huntington Library, Art Galleries and Botanical Gardens. Volume I narrates the Los Angeles arrival of Wilson in 1841, a former Indian trader who became the new communitys first elected mayor and was twice-elected State Senator. Quiet, unassuming, committed to honor and duty, Wilson established a harbor, railroad facilities, a university and other advancements to secure his citys place on the world map as a cultural and commercial center. Mt. Wilson was named for him in appreciation and recognition of all that he did for the State. James De Barth Shorb arrived in San Francisco in 1864 with the first oil excitement and joined Wilson to manage his 14,000-acre San Pasqual ranch that extended from the foothills of Mt. Wilson to what is today the City of Alhambra. He became a member of Wilsons family by marrying his first daughter, Sue. He began a relentless political career, plunging into every major aspect of the States development after the death of Wilson in 1878. Volume II continues the Shorb narrative in 1879. He could have become Governor of the State, had he only accepted the nomination, but he, himself, admitted that his hands were full. Not only was he the father of nine children, but he was busy with his many business and civic endeavors. He built the largest winery in the world, helped develop water and irrigation projects, and was very influential in the establishment of laws governing such in the agricultural State of California. Shorb also pioneered an interurban railroad, the forerunner of Huntingtons network throughout Southern California. The Patton family is also introduced in Volume II. They arrived in 1865 as Civil War refugees. George Patton grew up in Los Angeles, became the citys district attorney, and developed a reputation as an explosive, fiery orator, who could hold a political convention of The Democracy spellbound for two hours. He married Wilsons daughter, Ruth, in 1884, and their son, George Smith Patton Jr., born November 11, 1885, was destined to become the famous World War II General. Volume III continues the narrative of this unusually vigorous and visionary family in 1889. Times were hard in the fin de sicle of the 19th Century, and they faced an awesome political battle to keep Los Angeles Harbor at San Pedro. The opposition? Collis P. Huntington, determined to establish the harbor at Santa Monica. This battle, recorded in national headlines, would call forth all of Pattons political energy. However, Volume III begins with more than hard times. While retaining the reverent spirit, the celebration of Thanksgiving Day in 1889 included a remarkable event. Heralded as the great Valley Hunt,a wildcat and fox huntit consisted of a hunting party of nearly 50 prominent members, and featured Shorbs famous hounds, the Australian blues. As a result of this successful activity, December 12, the president of the Valley Hunt Club wrote an article in the Los Angeles Times suggesting: A tournament

Farmers Bulletin

After a vine The year after the vines are set on an overhead arbor is 4 or 5 years
out , get as much length growth as old and ... If trunk . growth is slow or weak
during the To prevent death by girdling , reformative period , cut back to vigor -
move ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951D029469571

Category: Agriculture

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Carbon Bisulphid as an Insecticide

This insect ' s connection with the deterioration and death of the vines was not
known until 1868 , when it was proven by a French scientist . This insecticide was
first applied to the Phylloxera in 1859 by Baron Paul Thénard . Unfortunately , in ...

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Author: W. E. Hinds

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044107283889

Category: Carbon disulfide

Page: 28

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Death Was the Other Woman

I was aware of colors— the vivid greens of the vines, the intense brown hues of
the earth, the bright blue canopy of the sky—and I even felt the sun on the back of
my neck, on my hair. I turned a corner and I saw a boy—a beautiful boy—ahead ...

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Author: Linda L. Richards

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429955799

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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As the lawlessness of Prohibition pushes against the desperation of the Depression, there are two ways to make a living in Los Angeles: join the criminals or collar them. Kitty Pangborn has chosen the crime-fighters, becoming secretary to Dexter J. Theroux, one of the hard-drinking, tough-talking PIs who pepper the city's stew. But after Dex takes an assignment from Rita Heppelwaite, the mistress of Harrison Dempsey, one of L.A.'s shadiest--and richest--businessmen, Kitty isn't so sure what side of the law she's on. Rita suspects Dempsey has been stepping out and asks Dex to tail him. It's an easy enough task, but Dex's morning stroll with Johnnie Walker would make it tough for him to trail his own shadow. Kitty insists she go along for the ride, keeping her boss--and hopefully her salary--safe. However, she's about to realize that there's something far more unpleasant than a three-timing husband at the end of this trail, and that there's more at risk than her paycheck. Richly satisfying and stylishly gritty, Death Was the Other Woman gives a brand-new twist to the hard-boiled style, revealing that while veteran PIs like Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe spent their time slugging scotch and wooing women, it may well have been the Girl Fridays of the world who really cracked the cases.

Homicide

... shift on January 10, a drug-related robbery in which the victim was found
stabbed to death in the back seat of a Dodge. ... Brown didn't recognize the
corpse at first, though he actually knew the forty-eight-yearold Vines from years
back; hell, ...

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Author: David Simon

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1429900954

Category: True Crime

Page: 672

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From the creator of HBO's The Wire, the classic book about homicide investigation that became the basis for the hit television show The scene is Baltimore. Twice every three days another citizen is shot, stabbed, or bludgeoned to death. At the center of this hurricane of crime is the city's homicide unit, a small brotherhood of hard men who fight for whatever justice is possible in a deadly world. David Simon was the first reporter ever to gain unlimited access to a homicide unit, and this electrifying book tells the true story of a year on the violent streets of an American city. The narrative follows Donald Worden, a veteran investigator; Harry Edgerton, a black detective in a mostly white unit; and Tom Pellegrini, an earnest rookie who takes on the year's most difficult case, the brutal rape and murder of an eleven-year-old girl. Originally published fifteen years ago, Homicide became the basis for the acclaimed television show of the same name. This new edition—which includes a new introduction, an afterword, and photographs—revives this classic, riveting tale about the men who work on the dark side of the American experience.

Technical Bulletin

It feeds and breeds on vines , shrubs , and trees , and is often found on
ornamental plants in home gardens . ... of the vine or of the entire vine ; ( 6 )
failure of canes to mature ; ( 7 ) gradual dying of the root system ; and ( 8 ) death
of the vine .

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Annalen

These villages were death . The act of wrapping the vines around the abandoned
because of the war . Later , among the chunk of tree symbolizes the enclosing
and Mbo , I visited some villages they had abandoned containment of this vital ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015073119383

Category: Congo (Democratic Republic)

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The Vines of San Lorenzo The Making of a Great Wine in the New Tradition

More often it is economic factors that sound the death knoll. Commercial interests
determine that most varieties are cultivated for reasons other than excellence and
individuality of flavor: high yields, resistance to pests and disease, uniformity ...

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Author: Edward Steinberg

Publisher: GAJA DISTRIBUZIONE SNC

ISBN: 9788897978008

Category: Cooking

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In the Wake of the Plague

The Black Death and the World It Made Norman F. Cantor ... The new tenancies
incorporated conditions for the restoration of houses over a period of three or four
years and for the customary maintenance of old vines and planting of new ones ...

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Author: Norman F. Cantor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439136027

Category: History

Page: 256

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Much of what we know about the greatest medical disaster ever, the Black Plague of the fourteenth century, is wrong. The details of the Plague etched in the minds of terrified schoolchildren -- the hideous black welts, the high fever, and the final, awful end by respiratory failure -- are more or less accurate. But what the Plague really was, and how it made history, remain shrouded in a haze of myths. Norman Cantor, the premier historian of the Middle Ages, draws together the most recent scientific discoveries and groundbreaking historical research to pierce the mist and tell the story of the Black Death afresh, as a gripping, intimate narrative. In the Wake of the Plague presents a microcosmic view of the Plague in England (and on the continent), telling the stories of the men and women of the fourteenth century, from peasant to priest, and from merchant to king. Cantor introduces a fascinating cast of characters. We meet, among others, fifteen-year-old Princess Joan of England, on her way to Spain to marry a Castilian prince; Thomas of Birmingham, abbot of Halesowen, responsible for his abbey as a CEO is for his business in a desperate time; and the once-prominent landowner John le Strange, who sees the Black Death tear away his family's lands and then its very name as it washes, unchecked, over Europe in wave after wave. Cantor argues that despite the devastation that made the Plague so terrifying, the disease that killed more than 40 percent of Europe's population had some beneficial results. The often literal demise of the old order meant that new, more scientific thinking increasingly prevailed where church dogma had once reigned supreme. In effect, the Black Death heralded an intellectual revolution. There was also an explosion of art: tapestries became popular as window protection against the supposedly airborne virus, and a great number of painters responded to the Plague. Finally, the Black Death marked an economic sea change: the onset of what Cantor refers to as turbocapitalism; the peasants who survived the Plague thrived, creating Europe's first class of independent farmers. Here are those stories and others, in a tale of triumph coming out of the darkest horror, wrapped up in a scientific mystery that persists, in part, to this day. Cantor's portrait of the Black Death's world is pro-vocative and captivating. Not since Barbara Tuchman's A Distant Mirror have medieval men and women been brought so vividly to life. The greatest popularizer of the Middle Ages has written the period's most fascinating narrative.

A Summer Amongst the Bocages and the Vines

The moment chosen is that of her death , when he has thrown himself on her
dead body in a fit of agonised despair - love triumphing over philosophy and
religious resignation . It is touchingly told , and has considerable merit . But that
which ...

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Author: Louisa Stuart Costello

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433066581210

Category: France

Page: 411

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Comparative Religious Ethics

Along come two mice, one white and one black, that begin to chew on the vines,
so that before long the vines will be severed and the man will plunge to his death.
This parable depicts the man's spiritual situation in which the mice represent ...

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Author: Darrell J. Fasching

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444396129

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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This popular textbook has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect recent global developments, whilst retaining its unique and compelling narrative-style approach. Using ancient stories from diverse religions, it explores a broad range of important and complex moral issues, resulting in a truly reader-friendly and comparative introduction to religious ethics. A thoroughly revised and expanded new edition of this popular textbook, yet retains the unique narrative-style approach which has proved so successful with students Considers the ways in which ancient stories from diverse religions, such as the Bhagavad Gita and the lives of Jesus and Buddha, have provided ethical orientation in the modern world Updated to reflect recent discussions on globalization and its influence on cross-cultural and comparative ethics, economic dimensions to ethics, Gandhian traditions, and global ethics in an age of terrorism Expands coverage of Asian religions, quest narratives, the religious and philosophical approach to ethics in the West, and considers Chinese influences on Thich Nhat Hanh’s Zen Buddhism, and Augustine’s Confessions Accompanied by an instructor’s manual (coming soon, see www.wiley.com/go/fasching) which shows how to use the book in conjunction with contemporary films