new york times & USA today bestselling author of

Murder, Mayhem, & Romance



Meet Nikki Sands

An amateur sleuth with a knack for uncovering skeletons in other’s closets, while keeping her own tightly locked away. Set in the monied circles of Napa’s wine country.


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Swimmingly Dead

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Michele Scott

new york times & USA today best selling author


I’ve been writing since I can remember! I always loved to read and write and wrote my first “book” when I was 12..of course it was about horses. Horses are my other passion and outside of writing I am the Vice President of our family business where we manufacture sports medicine products for horses. If you read my books you’ll find a few have an equestrian theme or background to them.


"Engagingly Dead kept me on my toes and at times on the edge of my seat.

Entertaining, and suspenseful, layered with a lot of humor this book was almost impossible to put down.. I hope another book with these characters is in the works because I want to see what happens next in their lives."

"There are so many wonderful red herrings that it will keep you guessing until the end.

Terrific plot and characters really add to the reading experience. I highly recommend this book."

The Best Reviews
"Nikki is a smart and witty heroine, and I enjoyed spending time with her.

The crisp writing, interesting characters and plot makes MURDER UNCORKED a great book. The recipes and wine suggestions are a bonus. I'm looking forward to Michele Scott's next wine lover mystery, plus her new equestrian mystery series. She writes the kind of books I like to read."


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Engagingly Dead for free!