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Tuesday, December 1, 2015



This is the third book I have read by this author-and the 3rd in the Brynn Bancroft Mysteries. (see my review of Hilltop Sunset here). I also read and reviewed Fair Disclosure in the same series (see my review here) It helps a bit to have read the the others in this series but is not mandatory-they all can be read as stand alones-but it does refer back to the other books occasionally. I guess you can tell I really love this series--they are action packed with lots of twists and turns, the characters feel real and are well defined. I read it very quickly--I found it hard to put down once I started reading! I don't think you want to miss this one!!



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A friend’s murder. An unconnected cast of suspects, including the victim’s missing adult daughter. As if that wasn’t enough, Brynn Bancroft’s winery has been broken into. Can she deal with her co-owner ex and help the police find her friend’s murder so she can finally overcome her own troubled past and enjoy family life with her teenage ward?



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About Brynn Bancroft
Brynn Bancroft evolved from the Jillian Hillcrest mysteries where she served as Jillian’s manager while Chief Financial Officer of Harmonia Therapeutics in Silicon Valley. A shapely blonde with a MENSA IQ, she had an affair with the CEO of the company.

Unfortunately for Brynn, the CEO’s wife figured out that the two were involved and asked Brynn to leave the company, which she agreed to do.

In the meantime, her husband, Liam—not unfamiliar with extramarital affairs himself but also understanding that Brynn grew up in an abusive household- grew tired of waiting for Brynn to commit to their relationship and asked for a divorce. At the same time, he solicited her assistance in developing his new winery in Sonoma County, Calif.

Much like Jillian--who does appear in the Brynn Bancroft mysteries--Brynn, too, attracts mystery and murders as she grows to enjoy life at her ex-husband’s Hilltop Sunset Winery.

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Hilltop Sunset: A Brynn Bancroft Mystery




A mystery set in wine country pitting financial exec Brynn Bancroft against a
determined stalker, a troubled love interest, and career clashes.

Brynn Bancroft learns that a former employee who beat her nearly to death
has returned to stalk her and her friend, Jillian Hillcrest, also a former victim.

Recently divorced, Brynn turns to a new love interest only to encounter additional unwelcome issues. Meanwhile, short-timer Brynn, who has resigned from her Silicon Valley company, becomes bored fulfilling her remaining responsibilities there. She begins to prefer supporting the launch of her ex-husband’s new hilltop winery while waiting to move to her next position. Between her stalker and her new love interest, Brynn faces a series of life-changing events.

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About the Author

Joyce T. Strand is the author of who-done-it mysteries set in the San Francisco Silicon Valley and Napa-Sonoma wine regions of California.

Her most recent novel, Landscape for Murder, follows Hilltop Sunset which was the first of a new series featuring protagonist Brynn Bancroft, a financial guru in transition to winemaker from corporate executive. Brynn Bancroft is a minor character in Strand's novels On Message, Open Meetings, and Fair Disclosure--three mysteries solved by Jillian Hillcrest, a publicist whose boss was Chief Financial Officer Brynn Bancroft.

Much like her protagonist Jillian Hillcrest, Joyce Strand headed corporate communications at several biotech and high-tech companies in California's Silicon Valley for more than 25 years. Unlike Jillian, however, she did not encounter murder in her career. She focused on writing by-lined articles, press releases, white papers, and brochures to publicize her companies and their products.

Strand has been a mystery fan since she read her first Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy stories as a teenager. She admits that in between reading Agatha Christie, Ian Fleming, Erle Stanley Gardner, and John McDonald in her youth, she also checked out Tolstoy, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Dostoyevsky, but her love of the “puzzle” always drew her back to the latest fictional detective. Today she favors John Grisham, Louise Penney, Linwood Barclay, Michael Connelly, and Stieg Larsson. She has always enjoyed the challenge of following clues to solve the puzzle of a mystery before it is revealed.

Joyce lives with her two cats and collection of cow statuary in Southern California, and seeks out and attends as many Broadway musicals and other stage plays as possible.

She received her Ph.D. from the George Washington University, Washington, D.C. and her B.A. from Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.

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39 comments :

Cali Willette said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would get books! :)

Dogvills said...

Sounds like a great read. I will add this to my list.

Sharon Martin said...

Hubbie's reading this one at the moment, he loves his mystery genre x

Masshole Mommy said...

That sounds like a great book. I love a good mystery!

Saidah Washington said...

Sounds like a great mystery read. I'm a big time reader myself.

Janet W. said...

I would spend my winnings on mystery books!

Joyce Strand said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review Landscape for Murder. And I'm truly delighted that you like the character development. I was uneasy using Brynn as a protagonist because she wasn't an appealing person as a minor character in the Jillian Hillcrest series. On the other hand, she has an interesting background. But she's coming along OK. Again, I really appreciate your hosting me.

Maggie David said...

I love the Mystery Genre, and have the book on my list of must buy's for next time I buy books. Great review, leaving me wanting it for sure.

Lydia Filgueras said...

I'm in need of new reading material at the moment. I'm always happy to start a new series.

Go Bronson! said...

Who doesn't love a good mystery! I am with Maggie, above, on this one!

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Literary Winner said...

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I love how you find such interesting reads with unique plots. The fact that is a murder mystery based in Silicon Valley, which is otherwise seen as this 'perfect' high-end location for tech entrepreneurs.. it's fascinating. It sounds like a mix of sensual moments intertwined with mystery - must be a great read.

Liz Mays said...

Since I tend to read at night and get sleepy quickly, I really appreciate that these have twists and turns to keep my interest going!

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I am adding this to my reading list. I have 3 weeks before Christmas break and I plan on reading as many books as I can while off for 2 weeks. Thanks for sharing.

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If I won, I would definitely buy some books. There's always something new that comes out that piques my fancy.

kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com said...

This sounds like such a great series! Thanks for the great giveaway, Miki!

Crystal said...

Brynn makes my life sound so simple! I am intrigued to know how she handles it all!

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Maybe use for Christmas gifts. Thanks and Happy Holidays.

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This rally sounds interesting to read, My hubby loves reading mystery books. Thanks for sharing.

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Mysteries are so much fun to read - this one would make a nice holiday gift for a co-worker.

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I would just buy stuff for the house if I won.

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