Convinced that the world-famous owner of a family-run vineyard was murdered, criminologist Cait Morgan shares her findings with Bud Anderson, a retired homicide cop. But he believes that the woman took her own life, whatever her grief-stricken sister might say. That is, until death strikes again, in the neat rows of grapevines that clamber up the banks of Lake Okanagan. Uncovering obsessions that might have fuelled murderous thoughts among the victim's wacky neighbours is a start, but as Cait unravels the clues, she realizes that more lives are at stake. Sequel to "The corpse with the silver tongue". 2013.