Ellen Crosby pours up another corking mystery with The Angels' Share, an intriguing blend of secret societies, Prohibition bootleg wine, and potentially scandalous documents hidden by the Founding Fathers, all of which yield a vintage ...
Author: Ellen Crosby
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Ellen Crosby pours up another corking mystery with The Angels' Share, an intriguing blend of secret societies, Prohibition bootleg wine, and potentially scandalous documents hidden by the Founding Fathers, all of which yield a vintage murder. When Lucie Montgomery attends a Thanksgiving weekend party for friends and neighbors at Hawthorne Castle, an honest-to-goodness castle owned by the Avery family, the last great newspaper dynasty in America and owner of the Washington Tribune, she doesn’t expect the festive occasion to end in death. During the party, Prescott Avery, the 95-year old family patriarch, invites Lucie to his fabulous wine cellar where he offers to pay any price for a cache of 200-year-old Madeira that her great-great-uncle, a Prohibition bootlegger, discovered hidden in the US Capitol in the 1920s. Lucie knows nothing about the valuable wine, believing her late father, a notorious gambler and spendthrift, probably sold or drank it. By the end of the party Lucie and her fiancé, winemaker Quinn Santori, discover Prescott’s body lying in his wine cellar. Is one of the guests a murderer? As Lucie searches for the lost Madeira, which she believes links Prescott’s death to a cryptic letter her father owned, she learns about Prescott’s affiliation with the Freemasons. More investigating hints at a mysterious vault supposedly containing documents hidden by the Founding Fathers and a possible tie to William Shakespeare. If Lucie finds the long-lost documents, the explosive revelations could change history. But will she uncover a three hundred-year-old secret before a determined killer finds her?
. . This is high drama, and it's mesmerizing.' Fresh Fiction 'I want my Bourbon in bed! J. R. Ward delivers a sweeping saga where family roots run deep and passion sizzles hotter than a Kentucky summer.
Author: J. R. Ward
Publisher: Hachette UK
'Downton Abbey meets Dynasty in this richly imagined, captivating family saga' USA Today Behind the glamorous facade of Kentucky's most famous family lurks a secret - one that threatens its very foundation . . . In Charlemont, Kentucky, the Bradford family is the crème de la crème of high society - just like their exclusive brand of bourbon. And their complicated lives and vast estate are run by a discrete staff who inevitably become embroiled in their affairs. This is especially true now, when the apparent suicide of the family patriarch is starting to look more and more like murder. No one is above suspicion - especially the eldest Bradford son, Edward. The bad blood between him and his father is known far and wide, and he is aware that he could be named a suspect. As the investigation into the death intensifies, he keeps himself busy at the bottom of a bottle - as well as with his former horse trainer's daughter. Meanwhile, the family's financial future lies in the perfectly manicured hands of a business rival, a woman who wants Edward all to herself. Everything has consequences; everybody has secrets. And few can be trusted. Then, at the very brink of the family's demise, someone thought lost to them forever returns to the fold. Maxwell Bradford has come home. But is he a saviour . . . or the worst of all the sinners?
"While the miracles occurring in Twisted Tree are redeeming the McFee family, they're also bringing past secrets dangerously close"--
Author: James Markert
Some believed he was the second coming of Christ. William wasn t so sure. But when that drifter was buried next to the family distillery, everything changed. Now that Prohibition has ended, what the townspeople of Twisted Tree, Kentucky, need most is the revival of the Old Sam Bourbon distillery. But William McFee knows it ll take a miracle to convince his father, Barley, to once more fill his family s aging house with barrels full of bourbon. When a drifter recently buried near the distillery begins to draw crowds of pilgrims, the McFees are dubious, but miracles seem to come to those who once interacted with the deceased and to those now praying at his grave. As people descend on the town to visit the Potter s Field Christ, William seeks to find the connection between the tragic death of his younger brother and the mysterious drifter. But as news spreads about the miracles at the Potter s Field, the publicity threatens to bring the depth of Barley s secret past to light and put the entire McFee family in jeopardy. The Angels Shareis a story of fathers and sons, of young romance, of revenge and redemption, and the mystery of miracles."
Set in the beautiful Dry Creek Valley, The Angels' Share is the story of a young woman determined to live her best life and become the kind of person she'd only read about.
Author: Rayme Waters
Born into post-Summer of Love bohemian squalor, Cinnamon Monday attempts to teach herself life's lessons by emulating her favorite nineteenth-century literary heroines. As she enters adolescence, and her imagination is no longer enough to protect her, Cinnamon must escape dangers circumstances and thrive in the real world by relying on her wits and the kindness of strangers who become friends. Set in the beautiful Dry Creek Valley, The Angels' Share is the story of a young woman determined to live her best life and become the kind of person she'd only read about.
“No,” the tour guide replies, “we like to think the angels take it.” “The angels?” “
Yes, once we leave the rum to age,” he points to the massive copper casks that
store the liquor, “no matter how we fill it, when we get ... We call it the angels'
Author: Garfield Ellis
Publisher: Akashic Books
“A fast-paced story of father and son, packed with misadventures and set against the backdrop of contemporary Jamaica” (Kirkus Reviews). Everton Dorril, a rising star at a Jamaican beverage company, immediately fears the worst when his stepmother calls one morning to tell him his father is missing. Everton soon discovers that his father has run off to track down a woman he has been in love with for thirty-five years. An “outside” child born to his father’s mistress, Everton deeply resents his father and hates the idea of jeopardizing the most important moment in his career to go find him—but feels he has no other choice. His father’s stubborn refusal to return home leads Everton to reluctantly give up a week of work—one week only—to join him on his quest. By the fourth day, Everton is fed up with his father’s lies and excuses. But in spite of his better judgment, he makes one last attempt at a confrontation, and it will lead to revelations he never expected. “The magnetic descriptions of the father-and-son conversations and encounters and the Jamaican landscape add to the narrative . . . Like Marcus J. Guillory’s Red, Now, and Laters, this book will appeal to lovers of Caribbean fiction, but all readers of relationship novels are sure to enjoy.” —Library Journal “It takes a lot to stand out in the crowded field of Caribbean lit, but Garfield Ellis grabs mystery, family, love, hate, longing, and loss, boils them down to a Jamaica we don’t always see, and rises to the top.” —Marlon James, author of A Brief History of Seven Killings “A novel about how children can never really know their parents, about the unique and often strange relationship between fathers and sons, about forgiveness and, most of all, about regret.” —The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
You're smelling what we call the angels' share. Our offering to the angels. We
share our bourbon and they protect our distillery from fire.” Now, as William
entered, he was met by a gush of cool air and dust motes, a patchwork of sunlight
Author: James Markert
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
“Folksy charm, an undercurrent of menace, and an aura of hope permeate this ultimately inspirational tale.” —Booklist From award-winning author James Markert comes a Southern tale of fathers and sons, young romance, revenge and redemption, and the mystery of miracles. Now that Prohibition has ended, what the townspeople of Twisted Tree, Kentucky, need most is the revival of the Old Sam Bourbon distillery. But William McFee knows it’ll take a miracle to convince his father, Barley, to once more fill his family’s aging house with barrels full of bourbon. When a drifter recently buried near the distillery begins to draw crowds of pilgrims, the McFees are dubious. Yet miracles seem to come to those who once interacted with the deceased and to those now praying at his grave. As people descend on the town to visit the “Potter’s Field Christ,” William seeks to find the connection between the tragic death of his younger brother and the mysterious drifter. But as news spreads about the miracles at the potter’s field, the publicity threatens to bring the depth of Barley’s secret past to light and put the entire McFee family in jeopardy. “Distinguished by complex ideas and a foreboding tone, Markert’s (A White Wind Blew) enthralling novel captures a dark time and a people desperate for hope.” —Library Journal “Mysterious, gritty and a bit mystical, Markert’s entertaining new novel inspires the question of ‘What if?’ Many characters are nicely multilayered, providing a good balance of intrigue and realism. The fascinating glimpse into the process of distilling bourbon—and the effect of the Prohibition on Kentucky and its bourbon families—adds another layer to the story.” —RT Book Reviews
Set against the backdrop of prohibition, A Black Rose for The Angels' Share is a story of devotion and betrayal and the ultimate sacrifice.
Author: Stevi James
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The decision to take a nap on a stranger’s boat seemed harmless to Gracie Gainsborough until she wakes up to find herself in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence with an Irish rum-runner who has a dangerous connection to her family. Ruairi O'Neill deserted the British Army in 1916 to fight for Irish freedom. In seven years of risking his life for the cause he has only made one mistake. Now, half a world away, that mistake will haunt him; forcing him to choose between the one he is sworn to protect and the one he can't help but love. Set against the backdrop of prohibition, A Black Rose for The Angels' Share is a story of devotion and betrayal and the ultimate sacrifice.
A bittersweet comedy about a Glasgow boy locked in a family feud who just wants a way out.
Author: Paul Laverty
Publisher: Route Publishing
A bittersweet comedy about a Glasgow boy locked in a family feud who just wants a way out. On community service Robbie meets Rhino, Albert and Mo for whom work is little more than a distant dream. Little did Robbie imagine that turning to drink might change their lives - not cheap fortified wine, but the best malt whiskies in the world.
Webpage containing article about Scottish folk songs on the topic of whisky.
Author: Robin Laing
Webpage containing article about Scottish folk songs on the topic of whisky.
Over 40 malt whisky distilleries (and other related facilities) in Scotland and Northern Ireland are detailed in this visitors' guide.
Author: Duncan Graham
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
Over 40 malt whisky distilleries (and other related facilities) in Scotland and Northern Ireland are detailed in this visitors' guide. On a regional basis, centred around an appropriate touring base, every whisky-related facility is explored for the whisky enthusiast. Preliminary chapters deal with the evolution of the distillery visitor centre, the manufacture of Scotch (and Irish) malt whisk(e)y, an explanation of how the guide works and how it should be used, and a brief history of distilling in Scotland. The second part is an A-Z of all the relevant distilleries, cooperages and heritqge centres. Thes are detailed comprehensively and are given a 7-still rating for overall performance. The guide covers aspects such as ambience, appearance, ease of access for caravans/campers, AV quality, range of goods for sale, tour content and quality, quality of catering, toilets and disabled access.
Inspiring, empowering and revealing, The Angels' Share is not just the unveiling of one person's life but opens the book on a world we find so easy to ignore.
Author: Steve G Norris
It's not just the future that comes at you quickly, for Pearl McCann the past is a tornado that's about to tear her life apart. Pearl has long been at odds with the world, working in disaster zones, saving her conscience from a privileged upbringing. She is often charmless, sarcastic, frequently obnoxious but equally determined to do the right thing and to fight causes that others ignore. Returning to the UK she faces the legacy of an extraordinary inheritance, a heart stopping revelation on her brother's death and a family falling apart with the discovery that their father is not all he seemed. His history as a Global Tobacco executive always suggested questions where few good answers would come. Pearl finds herself under pressure from her father's business associates chasing debts. She is determined not to give them a penny until she uncovers the source of the money and the truth behind her brother's death in Kenya. There she discovers The Angel's Share and a string of horrific crimes hidden in plain sight. Inspiring, empowering and revealing, The Angels' Share is not just the unveiling of one person's life but opens the book on a world we find so easy to ignore.
A derelict cottage on the rugged Manx coast is no place for a young woman to hide out in the middle of winter.
Author: Maya Hess
Publisher: Random House
A derelict cottage on the rugged Manx coast is no place for a young woman to hide out in the middle of winter. But Ailey Callister is on a mission - to find and overthrow the man who has stolen her inheritance. Battling against the elements and her own desire for sexual freedom, she fights ghosts from her past to discover the true identitiy of Ethan Kinrade, the elusive new owner of the vast, whiskey-producing estate that by rights should be hers.
Teryl Gray's world has fallen apart.
Author: Marella Sands
Publisher: Tales from the Angels' Share
Teryl Gray's world has fallen apart. Four days ago, she discovered her safe, if somewhat seedy, world, was occupied by powerful beings, two of whom tried to kill her lover, Castro.Some of these creatures, including her boss, the owner of the Angels' Share bar where Teryl works, have plans for her. What those plans are, however, remains a mystery. A mystery Teryl is not sure she wants to solve.Now, her boss wants her help to find one of the others like himself, one who has gone missing. But to help, Teryl may have to give up the one thing she can't afford to lose: herself.Can Teryl afford to trust him? Or the others? And if she can, which ones? Who might be willing to fight for her and those she cares about, and who just wants to use her for their own ends?Underneath the skin of this world is another, and it is beginning to show itself...
Eilidh is taken, and the nightmare kicks off. The mystery and suspense builds to fever pitch. She might have the scoop of the century... but will she survive long enough to tell the tale?
Author: Mac Logan
IT'S A CRIME Eilidh Duncan, a bright investigative journalist, vanishes. Her older brother is all she's got... and he's sceptical. Sam Duncan, a former soldier, secret intelligence service investigator, occasional pastor, and now a low key rural businessman. Relaxed and unsuspecting, Sam Duncan is unaware of merciless invisible forces gunning for him and closing as fast as the express train taking him to London. The Angels' Cut begins as a British detective thriller and widens into breathtaking action as it uncovers mega-crime, political conspiracy and the cruel realities of high-level corruption and cover-up. THE TRUTH WON'T SET HER FREE . . . Eilidh is on the treacherous twisting trail of organised fraud and deception in this fast paced action thriller. At the dark heart of The UK Establishment she uncovers BIZZ, a business-like operation built on greed, police corruption, the abuse of power and government level protection... Eilidh is taken, and the nightmare kicks off. The mystery and suspense builds to fever pitch. She might have the scoop of the century... but will she survive long enough to tell the tale? War-weary Sam Duncan, arrives in London to find his little sister. He digs and probes using the detective skills he learned as a secret intelligence service operative. All hell breaks loose as he plummets into a malicious criminal web of confusion, betrayal and stunning violence. Before long Sam is on a terrifying quest to solve a poisonous mystery with Death shrieking alongside. Everyone he loves is in harm's way and under attack from the agents of a murderous cabal. People die, and there's no going back, as the action charges on. Can Sam's old secret intelligence know-how give him an edge, or has he been out too long? THE NIGHTMARE RAGES ON. . . With family and friends in lethal danger, the gloves come off as he investigates government level wrongdoing. In a desperate race to save Eilidh, obstruction and aggression mounts as Sam grapples with slippery foes from British organised crime, banking, bent government officials, crooked politicians and compromised intelligence agencies. He must use all his detective nous, and the help of colleagues from the Met and special forces, to protect his family in this vibrant and intelligent detective thriller with savage action, mystery and suspense. In a stunning denouement, backed by his tough special-forces minder, Tonka, Sam must once more become the lethal warrior from his past... CAN HE GET IT DONE? When it gets to the wire-has Sam Duncan still got what it takes? He'll find out when he fronts-up to BIZZ, the evil organisation, who will stop at nothing to protect its secrets, and cover-up a wide ranging hugely profitable conspiracy. How do you feel about corrupt politicians, officials, bankers, business people and gangsters lining their pockets at your expense? Someone has to stand up and face the dragon. Like it or not, Sam Duncan has the job. TOPICAL: GRITTY: FIERCE