DEADLY OFFER launch party

On April 5th, Vicki Doudera launched DEADLY OFFER, her third book in the Darby Farr series, in style. The event was held at the Cellardoor Winery in Lincolnville, Maine.

When Darby Farr’s assistant, E.T., learns that his sister, Selena, has suddenly (and suspiciously) died in her hot tub, Darby and E.T. travel to Selena’s magnificent vineyard estate nestled in the heart of California wine country. There, Darby discovers that Selena was entertaining offers from three different prospective buyers—each one of whom is desperate to be the new owner of the winery. As a saboteur wreaks havoc on the property, Darby risks her life to crack the case and close the sale in a valley ripe with jealousy, greed, and danger.

DEADLY OFFERS has garnered favorable reviews from Kirkus and Criminal Element and has an average rating of 4.11 (out of 5) on Good Reads. The Library Journal called it a “fast, entertaining read with a diverse cast and appealing setting.”

In addition to family and friends, almost 150 attended the event, including bestselling author Tess Gerritsen. On hand were the fime folks of The Owl & Turtle Bookstore to handle sales.

With such a stylish shindig, I can’t help but wonder what will be in store for the next? I vote for a hot air balloon signing!