Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “An Unholy Alliance” as Want to Read:
An Unholy Alliance
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

An Unholy Alliance (Emma Golden Mysteries #1)

by
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Like many women in their fifties, Emma Golden feels invisible. She lives quietly in her Portland, Oregon bungalow and minds her own business. But her tranquil life is about to change. She is asked to return to the rolling hills of her former wine country home south of the city to supervise a friend's bed and breakfast inn near Dundee. Emma arrives at the Westerly Inn durin ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published May 18th 2009 by iUniverse.com (first published 2009)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about An Unholy Alliance, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about An Unholy Alliance

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 31)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Kathy
An Unholy Alliance is the first book in the Emma Golden Mystery series by author Judy Nedry. It is a fast-paced, easy to read book. I can relate to Emma Golden as she is in her fifties. She is dealing with feeling invisible as sometimes happens in our middle years when her life takes an adventurous turn. She agrees to help at a friend's bed and breakfast and at the same time she is working on a nonfiction book about the blossoming Oregon wine industry.

Emma is invited to winery owner Ted Maxwell'
...more
Col
Synopsis/blurb….

"Like many women in their fifties, Emma Golden feels invisible. She lives quietly in her Portland, Oregon bungalow and minds her own business. But her tranquil life is about to change. She is asked to return to the rolling hills of her former wine country home south of the city to supervise a friend’s bed and breakfast inn near Dundee.

Emma arrives at the Westerly Inn during grape harvest. She is under contract to write a book about Oregon wineries, and it’s business as usual unti
...more
Ricki
I am really not sure how exactly to categorize this book. It had all the makings of a cozy - amateur sleuth, niche hobby, etc - but some of the side subject matter was much darker than any cozy - alcoholism and incest. There is one point in the middle that it alludes to possible past dectecting exploits, but there were no earlier books that I could find. And the end does not seem open to more in a series. However, having said all that, this is a very well-written mystery and I hope to see more f ...more
Kier
Loved the tale...great mystery and of course very interesting cast of characters! Fun to read and would recommend to friends.
Maureen
I checked this one out of the Library. Interesting facts on the Oregon wine industry. The plot ending was a bit far fetched.
Sunita Chabra
Sunita Chabra marked it as to-read
May 11, 2015
Becky
Becky marked it as to-read
Apr 25, 2015
Catherine
Catherine marked it as to-read
Apr 13, 2015
Jendi
Jendi marked it as to-read
Nov 03, 2014
Judy
Oct 14, 2014 Judy rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Mo
Mo marked it as to-read
Jul 25, 2014
Darlene
Darlene marked it as to-read
Jul 21, 2014
Grace
Grace marked it as to-read
Feb 03, 2015
Zib
Zib marked it as to-read
Apr 15, 2014
Gilion Dumas
Gilion Dumas marked it as to-read
Apr 12, 2014
Mary White
Mary White marked it as to-read
Mar 31, 2014
Rachel
Rachel marked it as to-read
Feb 21, 2014
Genny
Genny marked it as to-read
Feb 18, 2014
Lisa
Lisa marked it as to-read
Feb 16, 2014
Elizabeth
Elizabeth marked it as to-read
Feb 09, 2014
Ken
Ken marked it as to-read
Jan 28, 2014
Kristi Cramer
Kristi Cramer marked it as to-read
Jan 14, 2014
Laura Ritchie
Laura Ritchie marked it as to-read
Jun 23, 2013
Kathy
Kathy marked it as to-read
May 21, 2011
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
3227565
Judy Nedry graduated University of Oregon with a degree in journalism and spent more than 20 years documenting the growth of the Pacific Northwest wine and food industries. She parlays this experience, plus her knowledge of small rural communities, into the Emma Golden Mystery Series which debuted in 2009 with "An Unholy Alliance" set in the vineyard-covered hills southwest of Portland, Oregon. T ...more
More about Judy Nedry...

Other Books in the Series

Emma Golden Mysteries (2 books)
  • The Difficult Sister (Emma Golden Mysteries, #2)
The Difficult Sister (Emma Golden Mysteries, #2) Washington Wine Country

Share This Book