New Wine-Plus-Crime Mystery by Le French Book Now Available On Kindle
"I love the wine-plus-crime premise for a whodunit," says Anne Trager, founder of the mystery and thriller publisher Le French Book, "and we are thrilled to continue this series. It's a huge hit on French television."
Grand Cru Heist-the second in the Winemaker Detective mystery series-is a gourmet journey through France. Renowned wine critic Benjamin Cooker's world gets turned upside down one night in Paris. He retreats to the region around Tours to recover. There a flamboyant British dandy, a spectacular blue-eyed blond, a zealous concierge and touchy local police disturb his well-deserved rest. From the Loire Valley to Bordeaux, in between a glass of Vouvray and a bottle of Saint-E?milion, the Winemaker Detective and his assistant Virgile turn PI to solve two murders and very peculiar heist. Who stole those bottles of grand cru classe??
For Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen, the authors of this long-running made-for-TV mystery series focusing on the world of winemaking and wine tasting, each book is as much a mystery novel as a wine tasting-the discovery of a region, a wine and the people who make it.
"These are cozy mysteries, in the tradition of amateur sleuths, with a distinctly French flavor to them," Trager says.
The Grand Cru Heist ebook is now available for Kindle. The first in the series, Treachery in Bordeaux, is also available as an e-book, and both will be published as print books this summer. Prints books can be preordered now.
Jean-Pierre Alaux-a magazine, radio and television journalist and true Epicurean-teamed up with full-time writer and musician Noël Balen to write the Winemaker Detective Series, which now has 22 books. They came up with the idea for this mystery series while sharing a meal and a bottle of Château Gaudou 1996, a red wine from Cahors with smooth tannins and a balanced nose.