David Ciambrone. Napa Nights: A Virginia Davies Mystery (2001) 265 pp. [tpo]
Publisher’s description: “Archaeologists and televangelists are about as compatible as oil and water. Virginia Davies, a curator of American History at the Southbrook Museum, attends the American Archaeological Convention in Napa, California. The arrival of The Reverend Hockings is controversial enough. His dropping dead makes it worse. The coroner and police rule the cause of death a stroke. Virginia discovers its murder. The killers now want her dead. Virginia follows a trail of blood and corruption from the lush vineyards of Napa to the cool fog shrouded coast of Northern California to find the killers of a seemingly unsolvable case.”
Setting: Napa Valley