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Ellen Crosby

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Boston, Massachusetts, The United States



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August 2009


Ellen Crosby is the author of the Virginia Wine Country mysteries, including HARVEST OF SECRETS, which will be published November 6, 2018 by Minotaur Books. She is also the author of the Sophie Medina mysteries and MOSCOW NIGHTS, a standalone mystery. Before writing fiction, Crosby was a freelance reporter for The Washington Post, Moscow correspondent for ABC Radio News, and an economist at the US Senate. After living overseas for many years, she now lives in the Washington, DC suburbs of northern Virginia. More information at www.ellencrosby.com or www.facebook.com/EllenCrosbyBooks

US Edition, published in 2016

UK edition, published in 2000

My experience pursuing the publication of my first novel is a tale of four countries, three children, two decades, and one relentless quest for U.S. stamps. In 1984 my husband, a journalist with the Voice of America, was transferred from Washington, D.C., to open a new VOA bureau in Geneva, Switzerland. I quit my job as economic advisor...

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The Merlot Murders (Wine Co...

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The Chardonnay Charade (Win...

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The Bordeaux Betrayal (Wine...

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The Sauvignon Secret (Wine ...

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The Viognier Vendetta (Wine...

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The Champagne Conspiracy (W...

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Multiple Exposure (Sophie M...

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The Merlot Murders The Chardonnay Charade The Bordeaux Betrayal The Riesling Retribution The Viognier Vendetta The Sauvignon Secret The Champagne Conspiracy
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“We all have a right to our private lives; it's living a secret life that gets us in trouble.”
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“It got this hot in the south of France, but it was a dry heat, cooled and tempered by the mistral and scented with the powerful fragrances of lavender, thyme, and rosemary. Here the air was so thick I could practically see it and the smell was the dank chemical odor of soil and plants and grass decomposing”
Ellen Crosby, The Merlot Murders


Which short series (less than 10 books) would you be interested in reading as a group? You may use this link to see more information about each series.


Rev. Clare Fergusson & Russ Van Alstyne Mysteries by Julia Spencer-Fleming
  6 votes, 26.1%

Wine Country by Ellen Crosby
  4 votes, 17.4%

Kate Burkholder by Linda Castillo
  2 votes, 8.7%

Smoky Barrett by Cody McFadyen
  2 votes, 8.7%

Carolyn Sullivan by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg
  2 votes, 8.7%

Tracers by Laura Griffin
  2 votes, 8.7%

Evan Delaney by Meg Gardiner
  2 votes, 8.7%

Booktown Mystery by Lorna Barrett
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Suspicion by Barbara Parker
  1 vote, 4.3%

Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy
  1 vote, 4.3%

Britt Montero by Edna Buchanan
  0 votes, 0.0%

Samantha Adams by Sarah Shankman
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Nikki Heat by Richard Castle
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Alison Reynolds by J.A. Jance
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Constable Molly Smith by Vicki Delany
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Ruth Galloway by Elly Griffiths
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message 1: by Beth (last edited Jan 30, 2010 06:25PM)

Beth Hi Ellen,
Thanks for befriending this fellow Goodreads mystery author!

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