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No Murder Before Its Time (Esbeth Walters)
No Murder Before Its Time - Esbeth Walters
Author: Russ Hall
ISBN-13: 9780373265299
ISBN-10: 0373265298
Publication Date: 5/2005
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Worldwide
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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This title is listed incorrectly. It should read _No Murder Before Its Time_ but the ISBN matches. Story takes place in Texas Hill Country at a winery with a feuding family. The sleuth is a tour guide at the winery, a never-wed septuagenarian.
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Ruthless, domineering Win Castle is drunk on power. A wealthy Texas rancher, his vast spread also boasts a hugely profitable winery. After a near fatal heart attack, he decides to find a suitable successor by pitting his two grown sons against each other in a terrifying contest of fear-defying machismo. Chaz, the younger and more cold-blooded, wins--but is found dead in the fermentation room before he can claim his prize. Tragically, Chaz's murder goes straight to his mother's head--literally--when her severed cranium rolls out of the winery's auger hopper. Texas Ranger Tillis Macrory turns his keen eye to the winery's empolyees, who openly hated their employers. Luckily, Esbeth Walters, a plucky septuagenarian and part-time winery tour guide, understands that greed and ambition are intoxicating, that family secrets ferment like sour grapes, and that with luck, a killer might just develop a very permanent hangover.

This was a very good book, kept you on the edge of your set, and I like it! You will never figure out who was doing the killing until the end.
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Texas ranchers , winery , and tricky murder
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Ruthless, domineering Win Castle is drunk on power. A wealthy Texas rancher, his vast spread also boasts a hugely profitable winery. After a near fatal heart attack, he decides to find a suitable successor by pitting his two grown sons against eachother in a terrifying contest of fear-defying machismo. Chaz, the younger and more cold-blooded, wins-but is found dead in the fermentation room before he can claim his prize.
Tragically, Chaz's murder goes straight to his mother's head-literally-when her severed cranium rolls out if the winery's auger hopper. Texas Ranger Tillis Macrory turns his keen eye to the winery's employees, who openly hated their employers. Luckily, Esbeth Walters a plucky septuagenarian and part-time winery tour guide, understands that greed and ambition are intoxicating, that family secrets ferment like sour grapes, and that with luck, a killer might just develope a very permanent hangover.
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The correct title of this book is:
No Murder before its Time

From back cover:

"Tricky, wry, and packed with surprises and people you'd like to meet. A fine job." --Ed Gorman, Mystery Writers of America's Ellery Queen award winner

Front cover;
". . . as spicy as a Texas merlot." --Booklist
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After a near fatal heart attack, Win Castle decides to find a suitable successor to his estate by pitting his two grown sons against each other.