This french mystery is set in the Loire Valley, movie stars, history, home to castles, and luscious wines. Wine expert benjamin cooker and his handsome sidekick Virgile, tasting the ebullient flowery wines, are shooting a documentary in the region, noting their boisterous acidity. Like the other books in the series, it holds a special place on the international mystery and crime scene: a pitch-perfect, wine-infused, French-style cozy mystery.
Foul Play in Vouvray The Winemaker Detective Book 14 #ad - What intrigue is playing out behind the scenes?in another satisfying wine novel with a French flair, authors Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen give readers a perfectly intoxicating combination French wine, gourmet meals, and mystery in Vouvray, one of the most diverse wine regions in the world. When the lines between love, betrayal and jealously blur, the Winemaker Detective and his dashing assistant return to sniff out the difference be illusion and reality.
Late Harvest Havoc The Winemaker Detective Series Book 10Le French Book #ad - Between tastings of the celebrated wines, he is drawn into the lives and intrigues of the inhabitants. Will appeal to wine buffs and those who dream of visiting a French countryside that is filled with chateaux and rascally nobility, and where all the women—and most men—are superb chefs. Publishers weekly “Difficult to forget and oddly addictive.
. Deserves a high mark for keeping the answers hidden and the pages turning. Foreword reviews“you’ll travel to france to taste the complex flavors, while relishing the French countryside, the unraveling of a mystery, the gourmet dishes, and the simple pleasurable delight of this rare series.5-star educator review "A fine vintage with a perfectly twisted plot.
Late Harvest Havoc The Winemaker Detective Series Book 10 #ad - Tele-loisir "A delightful way to discover Alsace's wines. 5-star reader review “This is a fun and informative take on the cozy crime mystery, French style. Eurocrime “francophiles, history buffs, mystery fans, oenophiles will want to add the entire series to their reading shelf. The discerning Reader. Vintners are tense and old grudges surface.
Is it revenge? the plot thickens when estates with no apparent connection to one another suffer the same sabotage just days prior to the late harvest. All of alsace is in turmoil, plunged in the grip of suspicion that traces its roots back to the darkest hours of the German occupation.
Requiem in Yquem The Winemaker Detective Book 13Le French Book #ad - In another satisfying wine novel with a french flair, gourmet meals, scents, and mystery in the gloriously described Sauternes wine region with all the scenery, authors Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen give readers a perfectly intoxicating combination of French wine, and sounds of France. Drawn into the investigation, the two journey through the storied Sauternes countryside, where the Château d’Yquem has reigned for centuries.
This light, fun mystery combines amateur sleuths, food, and wine in a wonderfully French mystery novel that doubles as a travel guide. It is a new kind of read on the international mystery and crime scene: a pitch-perfect, wine-infused, French-style cozy mystery. Praise for the series“The perfect mystery to read with a glass of vino in hand.
Shelf awareness, starred review“Light and enjoyable. Will whet appetites of fans of both Iron Chef and Murder, She Wrote. Booklist“one of my favorite series to turn to when i’m looking for something cozy and fun!” —Back to Books“Wine lovers and book lovers, get a glass of wine, for a perfect break in the shadows of your garden or under the sun on the beach, and enjoy this cozy mystery.
Requiem in Yquem The Winemaker Detective Book 13 #ad - Even your gray cells will enjoy!” —Library Cat“Recommended for those who like the journey, with good food and wine, as much as the destination. Writing about books“the reader is given a fascinating look into the goings on in the place the story is set and at the people who live there, not to mention all the wonderful food and drinks.
Montmartre Mysteries The Winemaker Detective Series Book 8Le French Book #ad - He stops in on an old friend. Arthur solacroup left the Foreign Legion to open a wine shop good enough to be in the Cooker Guide. But which past? the winemaker detective and his assistant Virgile want to know more, and their investigation leads them from the sands of Djibouti to the vineyards of Côte du Rhône.
. But an attempted murder brings the past back into the present. Wine expert benjamin cooker travels to the French capital, where his is called to help care for some vineyards in Montmartre, a neighborhood full of memories for him.
Tainted Tokay The Winemaker Detective Series Book 11Le French Book #ad - Crackling, interesting dialogue and persona. Foreword reviews“the authors of the Winemaker Detective series hit that mark each and every time. Student of opinions“francophiles, mystery fans, history buffs, oenophiles will want to add the entire series to their reading shelf. The discerning reader“Intrigue and plenty of good eating and drinking.
. Will whet appetites of fans of both Iron Chef and Murder, She Wrote. Booklist “one of my favorite series to turn to when i’m looking for something cozy and fun!” —Back to Books“Wine lovers and book lovers, get a glass of wine, for a perfect break in the shadows of your garden or under the sun on the beach, and enjoy this cozy mystery.
Tainted Tokay The Winemaker Detective Series Book 11 #ad - In between enjoying sumptuous food and wine, the Winemaker Detective grapples with deceit and deception in Old World Europe. It reminds me a bit of a good old English Murder Mystery such as anything by Agatha Christie. New paper adventures“I love good mysteries. The descriptive language is captivating. Even your gray cells will enjoy!” —library Cat “Recommended for those who like the journey, with good food and wine, as much as the destination.
Writing about books“the reader is given a fascinating look into the goings on in the place the story is set and at the people who live there, not to mention all the wonderful food and drinks.
Flambé in Armagnac The Winemaker Detective Series Book 7Le French Book #ad - As we witness the time-honored process of armagnac distillation and the day-to-day activities of the hunt, the market place, and the struggle for power and duck confit, we get a glimpse of the traditions of southwestern France where this mystery of possible arson and murder lies below the surface. Will appeal to wine buffs and those who dream of visiting a French countryside that is filled with chateaux and rascally nobility, and where all the women—and most men—are superb chefs.
Publishers weekly“the armagnac producers, the landscapes, the vineyards… it’s like being on vacation in the pure sense of the word: that of the mind, this series is a gift, with all the senses being free… for me, and an exploration. But cooker and his assistant Virgile want to know more. And there really is something here for all of them: a tightly plotted story, plenty of information about how Armagnac is made, and a lovingly rendered landscape.
Flambé in Armagnac The Winemaker Detective Series Book 7 #ad - Booklist "imagine yourself in a corner of France, with its customs and history, its Armagnac and duck confit. How did the old alembic explode? was it really an accident? Why is the estate owner Baron de Castayrac penniless? How legal are his dealings? The deeper the Winemaker Detective digs, the more suspicious characters he uncovers.
I love these. 5-star reader review"the audience for the winemaker series ranges from lovers of mysteries set in the world of food and drink, to fans of amateur-sleuth stories, to readers who enjoy pretty much anything set in France. Wine expert benjamin Cooker is called in to estimate the value of the losses.
Backstabbing in Beaujolais The Winemaker Detective Series Book 9Le French Book #ad - Riveting from the first page as the mystery simmers until it is smartly deduced. The discerning reader "from the beginning, the characters dove right into their plentiful knowledge of wine and the countryside of France. Illicit affairs, jealousies, relatives, all contribute to the intrigue within this carefully-written book.
An accidental blog "there is a lot of drama and a murder, and it all makes this book worth the time spent reading it. If you like books that take place in France, about wine or murder, this is a book for you. I’d rather be At The Beach. Both a wine novel and a mystery. Vintage rivalries make a "perfect mystery to read with a glass of vino in hand.
Backstabbing in Beaujolais The Winemaker Detective Series Book 9 #ad - The winemaker detective goes to beaujolais, in a French-style cozy mystery for lovers of food and drink, amateur sleuth stories or anything set in France. Can the winemaker detective and his assistant keep calculating real estate agents, taciturn winegrowers, dubious wine merchants and suspicious deaths from delaying delivery of the world-famous Beaujolais Nouveau? Another adventure in this made-for-TV mystery series set in France.
A business magnate calls on wine expert Benjamin Cooker to kickstart his new wine business in Beaujolais, sparking bitter rivalries.
Nightmare in Burgundy The Winemaker Detective Series Book 3Le French Book #ad - So imagine my joy at finding a great mystery about wine, and winemaking, and the whole culture of that fascinating world. And then i find it’s the first of a series. What do they mean? what dark secrets from the deep past are haunting the Clos de Vougeot? Does blood need to be shed to sharpen people's memory? A made-for-TV series.
Jean-pierre alaux and noël balen, came up with the idea for the winemaker Detective series while sharing a meal, wine lover and music lover respectively, with a bottle of Château Gaudou 1996, a red wine from Cahors with smooth tannins and a balanced nose. I love good wine. You will be intrigued by its mystery, and surprised by its finish, and it will stay with you for a very long time.
Prize-winning, bestselling author peter may “I finished it in one sitting! I learned so much about wine making…But more than that is was a good little mystery—nothing wasted. The book would be perfect for a book club to have a ‘wine’ night. Bless your hearts Mom “I love good mysteries. Nightmare in burgundy wine plus crime in Burgundy Wine Country “A fun and informative take on the cozy crime mystery, French style.
Nightmare in Burgundy The Winemaker Detective Series Book 3 #ad - The amateur sleuth winemaker detective leaves his native Bordeaux to go to Burgundy for a dream wine tasting trip to France's other key wine-making region. Those who like detective stories that rely on the fine qualities of the investigator will find Cooker an enjoyable lead. Publishers weekly “Well-crafted, as always, so an enjoyable read.
Cognac Conspiracies The Winemaker Detective Series Book 5Le French Book #ad - Renowned wine expert Benjamin Cooker is called in to audit the books. The heirs to one of the oldest Cognac estates in France face a hostile takeover by foreign investors. Meanwhile, irresistible Virgile mingles with the local population until a drowning changes the stakes. In what he thought was a sleepy provincial town, he is stonewalled, crosses paths with his first love, and stands up to high-level state officials keen on controlling the buyout.
Mayhem in Margaux The Winemaker Detective Series Book 6Le French Book #ad - There’s a heat wave, vintners are on edge, the vineyards are suffering, and wine expert Benjamin Cooker’s daughter is visiting. Already turned into a popular television series in France, this book and its successors will whet appetites of fans of both Iron Chef and Murder, She Wrote. ”. Gourmet sleuthing in French wine country.
Fine wines, dirty secrets. It’s summer in Bordeaux. A made-for-TV series. This series stays with you. Netgalley review "in these cosy mysteries as you get caught up in the descriptions of the scenery, the good food, great wines and even good cigars. Netgalley review “i really enjoyed this book, its a lovely cosy mystery and it did keep me guessing to the end as to whodunnit and why.
Mayhem in Margaux The Winemaker Detective Series Book 6 #ad - Netgalley review “love it ! another success for the Winemaker Detective!” —Reader review “Wine lovers and mystery lovers alike will enjoy. Crime is a pretext for Epicurean moments in renowned landscapes. Soleil vert praise for the series:“Unusually adept at description, the authors manage to paint everything.
Deadly Tasting The Winemaker Detective Series Book 4Le French Book #ad - The killer has left a strange calling card: twelve wine glasses lined up in a semi-circle with the first one filled with wine. When wine tasting turns to murder. A serial killer is on the loose in Bordeaux. He is a genuine wine and food lover, and won the Antonin Carême prize for his cookbook La Truffe sur le Soufflé, which he wrote with the chef Alexis Pélissou.
Noël balen lives in paris, making re- cords, where he shares his time between writing, and lecturing on music. And then i find it’s the first of a series. A second victim is found, with two glasses filled. He plays bass, is a music critic and has authored a number of books about musicians in addition to his novel and short-story writing.
Deadly Tasting The Winemaker Detective Series Book 4 #ad - A twenty-two-book series A hit on television in France. I love good mysteries. I love good wine. It was a dark time: weinfuhrers ruled the wine trade, while collaborationists and paramilitary organizations spread terror throughout the region. Cooker is charged with the task of identifying the fabulous grand cru and is astonished by what he learns.
Is the killer intentionally leaving clues about his victims and his motives? Memories are jogged about the complicated history of Bordeaux during Nazi occupation. A local chief detective calls wine expert Benjamin Cooker to the crime scene of a brutal murder.