A book release party for “Deadly Offer,” the latest in local author Vicki Doudera’s Darby Farr mystery series, will be held Thursday, April 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cellardoor Winery, 367 Youngtown Road. Doudera will read from her new novel, refreshments will be served and there will be a cash bar.

Realtor Darby Farr is back in Doudera’s third mystery, and this time she is headed to wine country where a vintner, Selena Thompson, has died under mysterious circumstances at her up-and-coming vineyard.

Doudera, also the author of “Moving to Maine,” “A House to Die For” and “Killer Listing,” said the setting of “Deadly Offer” was inspired in part by Cellardoor Winery: “Two years ago I looked out over the neat rows of grapes and knew that I wanted to put Darby in peril in a vineyard,” she said.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or dernest@villagesoup.com.