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Bitter Finish (Michael Spraggue Mystery #2)

3.49  ·  Rating Details ·  129 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Michael Spraggue, a private eye-turned-actor and part owner of a Napa Valley winery, is on the east coast when he gets a call from his business partner and ex-lover, Kate Holloway. Their winemaker has disappeared, an unidentified corpse has appeared, and Kate is the prime suspect.
Hardcover, Large Print, 263 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Center Point (first published 1983)
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Aug 20, 2015 Ed rated it really liked it
#2 in the Michael Spraggue III series.

Michael Spraggue III series - Michael Spraggue, a wealthy private eye turned movie actor, is in the middle of making a trashy Hollywood movie about -- what else? -- a private eye, when he gets a phone call from his sometime lover and current business partner in a California winery, Kate Holloway. Kate has troubling news. Not only has Lenny Brent, their volatile winemaker, vanished, but an unidentifiable corpse has appeared -- and Kate's the prime suspect! Sp
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Jul 04, 2015 Robert Scott rated it liked it
Finished (for the second time) 02/03/2011. Michael Spraggue helps his vineyard partner and ex-lover with 3 murders in the Napa Valley. +
Deb Noack
May 14, 2015 Deb Noack rated it liked it
Quick read. Fun to learn a little about the wine industry, but Carlotta will always be my favorite of Barnes' protagonists.
Jul 16, 2015 Deb added it
I loved this series, too bad it didn't go....
Apr 14, 2009 Katie rated it it was ok
Michael Spraggue is an independently wealthy man who is a private eye, a movie actor and co-owner of a vinyard. Reminds me of Batman...independently wealthy crime fighter... spry clever aunt, devoted servant...etc. Eh, OK....
May 21, 2011 Lori added it
just ok, didn't really have alot of in depth character development, alot of technical terms for wine making though
Joe O'c
Aug 23, 2009 Joe O'c rated it liked it
Very Good; Continuing Character: Michael Sprague; murders are tied to wine growers and a special vintage.
Jul 25, 2011 Christine rated it it was ok
eh... i couldn't really care who the killer was.
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Linda Barnes is an American mystery writer, born and raised in Detroit, and graduated from Boston University"s School of Theater. She is best known for her series featuring Carlotta Carlyle, a 6'1" redheaded detective from Boston. Carlotta Carlyle is often compared to the hard-boiled female detectives created by Sue Grafton and Sara Paretsky. Her new novel, "The Perfect Ghost," which will be publi ...more
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