Death in the DistilleryBook - 2004
Tony Boudreaux needed a rest. So when his lady friend, Janice, insists he escort her to the annual reception at the Chalk Hills Distillery, he immediately refuses. Her aunt, Beatrice Morrison, is the CEO of Chalk Hills and is anxious to host a lavish event to drive her company stock even higher. She's also insufferably snobbish.
However, when one of her workers ends up dead, chopped to pieces under one of the large field tractors, she takes a shine to Tony. She hires him to prove that this is an accident, not a murder. Her request strikes Tony as very odd, as usually evidence is needed to prove a murder, not an accident. Intrigued, he agrees to look into it. At first the death does seem like an accident. But the more Tony digs, the more suspicious this accident becomes. With the local sheriff on his back, El Nino causing crazy weather, and Mrs. Morrison breathing down his neck, Tony becomes determined to get to the bottom of the mystery - regardless of the verdict.