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Ellen Crosby is an American author that writes mystery novels. She worked as a freelance journalist for several years, contributing her talents to publications such as The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal.
Order of Wine Country Mysteries Series
|1||The Merlot Murders||2006||Description / Buy|
|2||The Chardonnay Charade||2006||Description / Buy|
|3||The Bordeaux Betrayal||2008||Description / Buy|
|4||The Riesling Retribution||2009||Description / Buy|
|5||The Vintage Vendetta||2010||Description / Buy|
|6||The Sauvignon Secret||2011||Description / Buy|
|7||The Champagne Conspiracy||2017||Description / Buy|
|8||The Vineyard Victims||2017||Description / Buy|
|9||Harvest of Secrets||2018||Description / Buy|
|10||The Angels' Share||2019||Description / Buy|
|11||The French Paradox||2021||Description / Buy|
|12||Bitter Roots||2022||Description / Buy|
Order of Sophie Medina Series
|1||Multiple Exposure||2013||Description / Buy|
|2||Ghost Image||2015||Description / Buy|
Order of Ellen Crosby Standalone Novels
|1||Moscow Nights||2020||Description / Buy|
Order of Cozy Case Files Mystery Sampler Series
|1||A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 1||2017|
|2||A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 2||2017||Description / Buy|
|3||A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 3||2017||Description / Buy|
|4||A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 4||2018||Description / Buy|
|5||A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 5||2018||Description / Buy|
|6||A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 6||2019||Description / Buy|
|7||A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 7||2019||Description / Buy|
|8||A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 8 (Short Story)||2020||Description / Buy|
|9||A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 9||2020||Description / Buy|
|10||A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 10||2020||Description / Buy|
|11||A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 11||2021||Description / Buy|
|12||A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 12||2021||Description / Buy|
|13||Cozy Case Files, Volume 16||2022||Description / Buy|
|14||Cozy Case Files, Volume 17||2023||Description / Buy|
This followed a stint at the United States Senate, where she worked as an economist. Ellen, who originates from Boston, Massachusetts, graduated from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (Masters in International Relations) and The Catholic University of America (BA in Political Science).
She blames a Connecticut high school teacher for teaching her how to write. It introduced Ellen to a passion that has shaped her life. The author was fortunate enough to find and thank the teacher several decades later, going so far as to dedicate a book to her.
Ellen continues to use the gift she’s been nurturing since high school to entertain her readers. The author writes because it gives her more joy than any other activity. Ellen is happiest when she’s putting words on paper.
It doesn’t matter whether she’s writing a manuscript or a blog. She writes because she cannot stop. Not writing would make her miserable. Reading plays an important role in her life, but it cannot occupy the prominent position that writing enjoys in Ellen’s heart.
While experimenting with essays in high school, the author came to appreciate the beauty and richness of the English language. She also realized that writing is powerful because it gives people a voice. It allows them to influence their audience.
The work she has done as a journalist proves as much. Ellen wrote her first novel in the 90s. She was living in London at the time. She used her experiences in the former Soviet Union to create ‘Moscow Nights.’
She began the Virginia Wine Country mysteries series after returning to the United States. Her audience waits with bated breath for every Wine Country novel she puts out.
As a published novelist, Ellen is living her best life. From what she has seen, people are happiest when they have something to do, someone to love, and something to look forward to. The author is covered in all three areas.
Ellen has a husband she loves and who loves her. Her publishing career has given her something to do. And finally, she looks forward to traveling to exotic locations. The author has a list of places she cannot wait to visit. Some of those visits shape her stories.
Whenever she’s asked to advise and encourage aspiring writers, she tells them to complete their first book. Anyone can create a literary masterpiece in their imagination. It takes a disciplined author to turn that imagination into a physical manuscript.
Ellen wants new writers to understand that they are not unique when they write a book they hate. Every author thinks the first draft of their first book is garbage. They must learn to persevere and to keep editing and polishing until they produce a manuscript worth publishing.
Ellen Crosby Awards
Ellen has received the Gourmand World Cookbook Award.
Best Ellen Crosby Books
The author has many interesting hobbies. For instance, she plays the piano and dabbles in photography. Ellen’s best books include:
The Merlot Murders: Lucie survived an automobile accident that left her disabled. Two years later, she got the call. Her father was dead, and Eli, her estranged brother, had already made arrangements for the funeral.
Lucie thought Eli was moving too quickly. She was also shocked to realize that their family home was a shadow of what it was once, and her siblings were looking to sell the estate.
If that wasn’t suspicious enough, Fitz, Lucie’s godfather, revealed that her father’s death was no accident. Now, Lucie is standing alone. She is determined to prevent her greedy siblings from selling the family vineyard while also finding the person that killed her father.
The Chardonnay Charade: Lucie thought a surprising spring frost was the only threat to her young grapes. But then Georgia Greenwood died, and things took a nasty turn. Georgia was a controversial political candidate, and the police thought her husband was responsible for the woman’s death.
But Lucie was not convinced. Ross Greenwood was her doctor and a close friend. She was determined to clear his name.
When Does The Next Ellen Crosby book come out?
Ellen Crosby doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Bitter Roots and was released on April, 5th 2022. It is the newest book in the Wine Country Mysteries Series.