The Winemaker Detective Omnibus
by Jean-Pierre Alaux & Noël Balen
Translated by Sally Pane
This collection of three novellas introduces readers to the world of middle-aged professional winemaker and famous critic Benjamin Cooker and his assistant Virgile Lanssien, a handsome young man from southwestern France. From Cooker’s office in Bordeaux, the pair travel over the backroads and through the small villages of France’s wine regions, with thievery, sabotage, and murders lurking around many corners. Anyone with an interest in fine wine, gourmet food, and France will love these smart, well-translated mysteries. I highly recommend reading with a glass of a good French red when reading in the winter; or perhaps, a rosé from Provence during the summer. Happily, these are the first three titles in a series that now includes about 20 titles.
Available in e-book, paper, and hardcover formats
Paper Edition: Dec. 15, 2015
New York: Le French Book, Inc.