Death in a Wine Dark Sea

Version: Unabridged
Author: Lisa King
Narrator: Erin Bennett
Genres: Detective Stories
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: August 2012
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 11 hours, 12 minutes
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Imagine a sophisticated thirty-two-year old Nancy Drew who has a career as a wine magazine writer, is not interested in monogamy, and has the kind of sex appeal only an independent woman can possess. Meet Jean Applequist.

Though she despises the groom, Jean boards an elegant yacht in San Francisco Bay for the wedding of her good friend Diane and wealthy real estate developer Martin Wingo. But things go terribly wrong, the evening ending in tragedy rather than celebration when, after exchanging vows, Wingo disappears into the bay.

Diane asks Jean to investigate Martin's murder out of fear that the police will uncover too many of his secrets. Jean agrees but discovers it's not easy to find out who killed a blackmailer and womanizer: the list of potential suspects is long.

Joining forces with the young and geeky Zeppo, Martin's former assistant, and armed with the details of Martin's operation, Jean soon finds herself way ahead of the San Francisco homicide detectives-a dangerous place to be.

Jean and Zeppo's questioning of Martin's victims elicits strong reactions, from fear to rage to attempted murder, that endanger them both and force Jean to fight for her life-twice.

"Absorbing...A tale of lust, greed, and revenge...The brisk plot offers surprises even a seasoned reader won't see coming."-Publishers Weekly

Author Details

Author Details

King, Lisa

Lisa King, MEd, is a co-director of College Autism Spectrum, an educational consulting company that provides training and guidance to colleges regarding best practices for working with students on the autism spectrum, in addition to working directly with students on the spectrum and their families as they transition to, through and beyond college. Additionally, she serves as an access consultant for St. Catherine University. Lisa led a two-year pilot program at the University of Minnesota, implementing a new model of service: Strategic Education for Asperger Students. She co-authored The Parent's Guide to College for Students on the Autism Spectrum. Lisa is a wife to Chris and mother of Ian and Bryn.