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Deadly Offer

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Deadly Offer

By Vicki Doudera

Midnight Ink, Paperback, 9780738719801, 301pp.

Publication Date: April 8, 2012

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Description

When Darby Farr’s assistant, E.T., learns that his sister, Selena, has suddenly (and suspiciously) died in her hot tub, Darby and E.T. travel to Selena’s magnificent vineyard estate nestled in the heart of California wine country. There, Darby discovers that Selena was entertaining offers from three different prospective buyers—each one of whom is desperate to be the new owner of the winery. As a saboteur wreaks havoc on the property, Darby risks her life to crack the case and close the sale in a valley ripe with jealousy, greed, and danger.

Book 3 in the Darby Farr Mystery series

Praise:

" Darby Farr] goes West, and it’s wild all the way."—Portland Press Herald  "Darby's third appearance is just the property for those who want a fast, entertaining read with a diverse cast and appealing setting."—Library Journal "Darby's third enlarges on her love life and real-estate skills while providing a complex mystery."—Kirkus Reviews “Sexy, savvy, and entertaining."—Julia Spencer-Fleming, author of One Was a Soldier  “Real estate brings real trouble to this smart and savvy heroine."—Hank Phillippi Ryan, Anthony, Agatha, and Macavity Award-winning author  “Doudera masterfully uses the backdrop of high-stakes realty as a great setting for a murder mystery."—Bangor Daily News 


About the Author
Vicki Doudera's debut mystery A House to Die For, was selected to the Best of 2010 list in Suspense Magazine. She is the author three nonfiction books on real estate and the Darby Farr Mystery Series, starring a crime-solving real estate agent. Doudera's articles have appeared in Parenting, People, Reader’s Digest, Yankee and Down East magazines. Doudera has been profiled on WCSH-TV’s “207,” and her writing has been favorably reviewed in prominent mystery and book industry magazines, as well as in the Bangor Daily News, Times Record, Kennebec Journal, Lincoln County News and Midcoast Beacon. She belongs to Mystery Writers of America (MWA), is on the board of Sisters in Crime, New England, and blogs regularly for Maine Crime Writers (mainecrimewriters.com). Doudera lives with her family in Camden, Maine, where she enjoys spending time with her friends, kids and funny pets; hiking, cycling and knitting; and living in a beautiful, old house. Like her protagonist, Darby Farr, Doudera also sells real estate with a busy coastal firm. She is president of her local Habitat for Humanity chapter and is a member of the National Association of Realtors. 
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