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Janet Hubbard

by Kathleen Costa
& Janet Hubbard



Bonjour! I was offered a chance to read Janet Hubbard’s third book in her Vengeance in the Vineyard Mystery trilogy, so off I went to explore the storyline and reviews: French vineyards, French wine, French culture, and French murder? I’m in! Janet Hubbard has earned rave reviews for her series introducing Maxine ‘Max’ Maguire, daughter of a legendary New York cop and a disowned French aristocrat, in Champagne: The Farewell first published in 2012.

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by Sandra Murphy



Max, a police detective in New York City, has gotten herself into trouble over an excessive force complaint. Nowadays, every cop has to worry that bystanders will have their cell phones out, catching every move for YouTube. Max used an illegal choke hold to subdue the man, had no backup in sight, and the whole thing was posted for everyone to see. It doesn’t help that Joe is not only her partner on the job but at home as well. Was the lack of backup on his part a fluke or deliberate?

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by Sunny Frazier



California’s much needed rain is not dampening excitement for LCC Monterey. Here are more of the authors to look for at the event:
NYPD Det. Max(ine) Maguire’s assignment is to protect a wine critic who received a death threat. When the woman is killed, Max must team up with a French official she fell for while solving a murder in Champagne.

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