If you like wine, you will enjoy The Man Who Wasn’t There. It is a mystery set in Oregon’s wine country.
I love reading mysteries both to challenge myself to figure out the solution and to learn about something new. This novel, the third in the Emma Golden Mystery series, taught me a lot about wine and particularly how much work is involved in growing wine grapes. I also enjoyed the setting in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. I know next to nothing about wine and wasn’t even aware that it was produced in Oregon so I enjoyed that part of the story the most. The mystery was good too. However, my favorite part was the main character, Emma Golden. She is a middle aged divorcee who acts like a real person would act. She is put out by a friend volunteering her to help a sick acquaintance but she is busy body enough to try and figure out who killed the acquaintance’s husband. This is the first book in the series that I have read but I will look for the others so I can spend more time with Emma.
I received this book from StoryCartel in exchange for my honest review.