New Release: MURDER IN THE ONE PERCENT

In Murder in the One Percent (2018, Black Opal Books), the characters attend a birthday party at a mansion in the horse country of Pennsylvania. That Saturday night, they dine from an elegant nine-course menu with wines selected for their best years and perfectly matched to each course. Murder in the One Percent

We would expect nothing less from the wealthy and powerful hosts in the one percent, right?

Just for fun, I priced the wines being served, using today’s market quotes. Following are the prices per bottle:

Champagne Krug, 2000 $225

Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, 1990 $350

Sauterne Chateau d'Yquem, 1990 $265

Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru, 2006 $125

Richebourg Leroy, 1991 $3122

Chateau Lafitte Rothschild, 1982 $2400

Graham's Vintage Port $139

Hennessy Paradia Cognac $693

That adds up to a hefty $7319 for just one bottle of each. Knowing these characters as I do, they would consume at least two and probably three bottles during the party, bringing the cost of libations to a whopping $21,957.
No wonder the guests had such a fun time at that dinner party! They ate and drank like royalty and went to bed happy. Too bad the next day, one of them woke up dead.
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Published on February 22, 2018 18:29
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message 1: by Pat (new)

Pat It's a winner. Characters well developed. Interesting story. A whodunit of the highest caliber. Would make an excellent movie. I am looking forward to reading many more offerings from this new, very talented author.


message 2: by Saralyn (new)

Saralyn Richard Pat wrote: "It's a winner. Characters well developed. Interesting story. A whodunit of the highest caliber. Would make an excellent movie. I am looking forward to reading many more offerings from this new, ver..."

Thanks, Pat. And how about those pricey wines?


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