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Ripe for Murder (Cypress Cove Mystery, #2) ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☆ Ripe for Murder (Cypress Cove Mystery, #2) Author Carlene ONeil – From the author of One Foot in the Grape—a new full bodied Cypress Cove mystery that is certain to delight even if one wine lover is about to expirePenny Lively loves running her family’s winery b From the author of One Foot in the Grape—a new full bodied Cypress Cove mystery that is certain to delight even if one wine lover is about to expirePenny Lively loves running Ripe for PDF/EPUB ² her family’s winery but to keep business growing she needs to find a way to attract guests When she’s approached to invest in a new train line through wine country Penny and her intoxicating winery manager Connor hightail it to a lavish resort to hear the details Unfortunately her neighbor’s daughter Chantal is also there swirling up trouble by flirting with the married investors—and with Connor too When one of the investors’ wives is murdered Chantal who was seen fighting with the woman is the prime suspect Chantal may be a sour grape but she’s no killer So Penny who’s become a sleuthing connoisseur starts sniffing out the real suspect—and discovers that her fellow potential investors have been savoring than their share of deadly secrets.

10 thoughts on “Ripe for Murder (Cypress Cove Mystery, #2)

  1. Tina Tina says:

    Perfect for any wine connoisseur just not for me Joyeux Winery is a family run winery that is run by Penny Lively She needs to think of something fast if she wants to keep business booming so she decides to think about investing in a new train line that will run along her winery and her neighbor's and distant relative Antonia's winery and many othersConnor manages Joyeux Winery and there's a unreuited love between Penny and Connor Penny is not to eager to share her love for him but he joins her on a trip to a posh resort and spa for a overnight tripe to find out about the train line that will also be a shoe in to bring in tourists to the wineries Penny is not to pleased that Antonia's Daughter Chantal who stole one of Penny's boyfriends in high school is making a mockery of herself and throwing herself all over married investors and she also has the hots for Connor but she does have a great eye for the business of her own mother's winery Chantal becomes the number one suspect when a passenger of the train who just happens to be a investors wife is murdered Chantal needs for Penny to read between the wine's when she agrees to investigate to find the real murderer and she discovered that one of the investors has a taste for than the wine they have a taste for blood I'm all in favor of the unreuited romance between Penny and Connor I have had a few of them in my lifetime which I related too Ripe for murder had no shortage of tension and thrills and no shortage of a possible murderer That being said I found the story line lacking and not as action packed as I would have liked There were one too many investors for me to keep track of and not very interesting besides the killer and not very engaging Penny and Antonia's friendship and work ethic shined though out the whole story and it would make a perfect read for any wine connoisseur and mystery fan

  2. Robyn Robyn says:

    Penny Lively runs Joyeux Winery that she inherited from her aunt Connor used to run the winery with Penny's aunt and now he runs it with Penny Penny is asked to look into investing in a train line that runs through wine country hoping to bring business to her winery Penny and Connor along with her neighbor Antonia who has a very large and successful winery and her daughter Chantal take a trip to listen to what the train line has to offer Penny and Chantal have had some problems with each other in the past but her presence won't deter Penny from enjoying her trip Several other potential investors are invited as well and they all meet spend time on the train and stay at the local hotel When one of the potential investor's wives meets her untimely death Chantal is accused of being the murderer Even though they have a rocky relationship Penny knows deep down Chantal did not commit the murder With the help of Connor and Antonia who wants her daughter's name cleared Penny seeks to find the real culprit This is a wonderful book that kept me on the edge of my seat I highly recommend this series I received an ARC of this book in exchange of a fair and honest review

  3. Daniele Daniele says:

    Penny Lively has inherited Joyeux Winery from her aunt and she is settling nicely into a routine as proprietor When she is approached about an investment opportunity that would bring a train line right to her doorstep she and her winery manager Connor accept the invitation to a resort to hear the sales pitch Her distant relative Antonia Martinelli who owns the adjacent successful winery agrees to go too Unfortunately Antonia brings along her daughter Chantal Penny’s nemesis of sorts who has her sights set on Connor The group of other potential investors is a varied lot but they all seem to get along well until potential investor’s wife Tara is found dead on the train tracks Was it an accident or was she pushed? Chantal uickly becomes the prime suspect but as much as Penny does not like Chantal she knows she is no murderer Stuck at the resort until the local police release them to go home Penny investigates in an attempt to find the real killer She must be asking all the right uestions because soon another investor dies and it looks like Penny might have been the intended victimRipe for Murder the second installment in the Cypress Cove Mystery series is a fun romp through the California wine country It is full of fine descriptions of the lovely area and has a compelling mystery that kept me turning the pages without a break Penny is a likable flawed protagonist and is she ever nosy But she gets the job done albeit clumsily at times Antonia is also a well developed strong character and I like her very much Chantal and the victim Tara are delightfully unlikeable and over the top I really did not feel sorry that Tara met an unseemly end The suspects are diverse with an eually wide range of motives I would have been satisfied with any one of them as the killer but the final reveal was a nice twist The touch of romance was just enoughI liked Ripe for Murder and recommend it to fans of cozies featuring strong endearing heroinesI received an ARC in exchange for an honest review This did not influence my opinions

  4. K.A. Davis K.A. Davis says:

    Ripe for Murder by Carlene O’Neil is the second book in the series “A Cypress Cove Mystery” but the first one I’ve read I definitely have some catching up to do and will be eagerly awaiting for the third installment While Cypress Cove is set in Monterey County wine country Penny and her Joyeux Winery manager Conner travel to Napa Valley to find out information and meet potential investors for a wine train which could run on her property Accompanying them is her neighbor and distant relative Antonia Martinelli Unfortunately for Penny Antonia’s daughter Chantal tags alongwith whom Penny does not get along with at all When a murder takes place and Chantal is the lead suspect Penny puts her personal feelings aside to find the real killer I loved the descriptive settings the author provided for the wine country I had the pleasure of living in Napa for a couple of years and could envision where the story takes place It was wonderful to revisit the area through Carlene O’Neil’s book The characters of the book were well developed and I didn’t feel lost having not read the first book Penny has her personal doubts and fears about running the winery and about getting involved in the murder However knowing what the right thing to do spurs her into action and keeps her going until she finds the answers The supporting characters Antonia and Conner provide stability and I love the hint of romance that could take place between Conner and Penny The ending unfolded with surprisesthe author kept me guessing the entire book and kept me turning pages long into the nightI received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All thoughts and opinions are my own

  5. Mark Baker Mark Baker says:

    Penny and Antonia have been invited up to Napa County to look at a wine train The owner is thinking about creating one and wants to use some of their land for the track The trip on the train turns deadly when one of the investor’s wives is murdered and the only logical suspect is Antonia’s daughter Penny might not like Chantal but she knows Chantal isn’t a killer Can she prove it?While I enjoyed the first in this series I liked this one even better The book does a great job of setting up the new characters and once we got to know them we were off and running with a mystery The plot was fantastic and I had missed the clues until they were pointed out at the end The returning characters are strong and I enjoyed spending time with them again as well Pour yourself a glass of wine pick up this book and enjoyNOTE I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest reviewRead my full review at Carstairs Considers

  6. Doward Wilson Doward Wilson says:

    California wine country and murder With the prospect of investing in the expansion of a train line to bring visitors to her winery Penny Lively finds herself enmeshed in what appears to be a murder Penny her manager Connor and Antonia who owns the neighboring winery are attending the investors meeting A weekend at a luxurious spa visits to neighboring wineries and riding on the train end with a horrible accident or is it? Cat fights between Antonia's vixen of a daughter Chantal and the accidentmurder victim has the sheriff keeping everybody while he investigates A delightful and diverse cast of characters and suspects will keep you guessing until the end The murder plot is as twisted as grape vines can get but the food wine and scenery make for a wonderful adventure A fun and engrossing series to be enjoyed by allI received this book thru a giveaway by the authorpublisher This is my honest opinion and fair review

  7. April Schilling April Schilling says:

    I really liked this book It is the second in the series but it was the first one of the series that I had read and it was easy to understand who everyone was without having read the first book I like Penny I think she is a well written character She has a mind of her own and even though she is enad with Connor she doesn't let that get in the way of her business Antonia reminded me of that one family member that everyone has You love them cause they are family but boy can they get on your nerves uick heheI wasn't uite sure who the murderer was until the end I had some suspicions early on but I wasn't 100% sure I enjoy that in a mystery where you may think you know who did it but it's still vague enough that you're not sure and have to keep reading to find out I received an ARC for free for my honest opinion

  8. Celia Celia says:

    Ripe for Murder is a wonderful story It is the second book in the Cypress Cove Mysteries but can easily stand alone the first book is One Foot in the Grape The characters are well developed from a determined Penny to the handsome Connor and the sultry Chantal I especially enjoyed the growing relationship between Penny and her distant relative octogenarian Antonia Martinelli as well as the information on California wine country and its vineyards and wine tastings The story had me guessing until the very end and I highly recommend this book which like some wines ends with a wonderful strong noteI received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for a fair and truthful review

  9. Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews) Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews) says:

    Penny Lively the winery owner sleuth is back in Ripe for Murder The second book in Carlene O’Neil’s Cypress Cove Mystery series is a standalone read Prepare yourself to set back and discover the ins and outs of wine tasting and solve a murder or twoJoyeux Winery Penny and her Winery Manager Connor and Martinelli Vineyards owner Antonia and her daughter Chantal have been invited to head to Napa and meet with representatives of a train tour company to invest in the line running through Monterey County and their properties While the other potential investors prove to be real characters things seem to be going smoothly In classic Chantal form she starts to flirt with anyone who has an XY chromosome Of course her activities make Penny see redder than the Pinot noir she produces Chantal’s actions ultimately lead to an altercation with the wife of one of the investors When Penny discovers the body of the wife it’s a slam dunk case for the police who are making Chantal their prime suspectWhile Penny has never been a friend or fan of Chantal she can’t let her go down for a murder she knows she didn’t commit So with the help of Antonia the two team up to catch a killer I have to admit that I can't imagine risking my life to prove someone I didn't like and who didn't like me didn't commit murder Especially when they seemed to not be concerned with being accused and doesn’t change anything they do or even try to clear their own nameRipe for Murder is the tale of what happens when money greed jealousy and opportunity converge While the story was enjoyable and the mystery kept me guessing I’m disappointed the romance I’ve been waiting for hasn't come to fruition Penny is a strong willed hard headed woman She really likes Connor but something is holding her back It doesn’t seem to be a secret to anyone else how Connor feels about Penny yet she seems to be blind to his actions I think Connor is just waiting for Penny to acknowledge how she feels about him The waiting for this romance is killing me Here’s to finding out what other adventures Penny finds herself in and that she and Connor finally discover how sweet it is to share a bottle of wine togetherReceived a copy from Penguin Berkley Prime Crime for an honest and unbiased opinion

  10. Valerie Valerie says:

    I really enjoyed this book I found the characters realistic and likable though a few seemed a bit over the top as far as the exaggeration of their personalities The plot was well done and the level of suspense was just right I had no idea who was responsible for the murders until it was revealed in the endWhile many of the characters were realistic Tara and Chantal are a little too over the top for me I know that they were supposed to be in order for the reader to really not like them but the exaggerations in their characters seemed a little too much for my taste It balanced out since the other characters were so realistic and believable Connor and Penny definitely have some chemistry between them and I'm looking forward to reading in the series to see if either of them act on it The descriptions of the settings were adeuate; not overly detailed but described enough so that you'd have some idea in your head of what it would look like and where they were A tad detail wouldn't have hurt but the lack thereof didn't detract from the story line All in all it was definitely an enjoyable book and not only do I look forward to books in the series I'd also gladly recommend this book to anyone enjoying cozy mysteries set with fooddrink andor vineyards I received a free ARC of this book in exchange for my fair and honest review My review was not in anyway influenced by this All of my conclusions and opinions are my own

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