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Top Spook’s Guide to Business Intelligence and State Espionage

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on April 10, 2014
in Thrillers

The Greenland BreachIf you’ve been waiting for The Greenland Breach to come out in paper, be sure to order it now, as it hits bookstores on April 30. We’ll be running some blog posts by Bernard Besson in the next few weeks.

 

Here are some excerpts from a post he did for Thriller Central on…

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Second Consortium Thriller Translation Under Way

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on March 31, 2014

We have another non-stop action thriller translation in the works with a new translator, Sophie Weiner, who is busy translating the second Consortium thriller by David Khara. In The Shiro Project the modern world could face a heavy price from the madness of World War II.

The Shiro Project is a follow-up to The Bleiberg Project, which sold over 130,000 copies.

Sophie…

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New French Wine Country Mystery on Kindle

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on March 25, 2014

French wine country mysteryWe just launched a new French wine country mystery on Kindle: Nightmare in BurgundyWine and mystery seem made for each other in the Winemaker Detective series. In Nightmare in Burgundy, expert wine critic Benjamin Cooker leaves his native Bordeaux for Burgundy, where he is accepted…

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How Translation is All About Choice

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on March 19, 2014
in News

Sophie Weiner - translatorWe are happy to introduce you to a new translator we have on board. Sophie Weiner is a freelance translator and book publishing assistant from Baltimore, Maryland. After earning degrees in French from Bucknell University and New York University, Sophie went on to complete a master’s in literary translation from the Sorbonne, where she…

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Fourth wine-plus-crime whodunit in the works

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on February 27, 2014

In a new wine-plus-crime whodunit in the works, lush French wine country and exquisite grand cru bottles combine with ritualistic murders and a brilliant wine expert to solve the case. The fourth Winemaker Detective mystery now being translated promises to be a thriller with a very classy bouquet and more gourmet gumshoeing around France.

We are upping the translation pace on this series, signing…

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How a bottle of wine can lead to a TV series

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on February 25, 2014
in Mysteries

That’s pretty much the story of Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen with the Winemaker Detective series. They came up with the idea over a bottle of wine. It lead to a 22-book series and a TV series now in its fourth season in France, and I just saw available subtitled here (as Blood of the Vine). 

We’re picking up the pace on the…

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Weekend countdown deal

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on February 21, 2014

Tick-tock. Time is ticking for a special weekend countdown deal, just as it is for Paris homicide detectives in the chilling mystery up for grabs: The 7th Woman, by Frédérique Molay. In a race against the clock to catch a serial killer in the French capital, Chief of Police Nico Sirsky and his top homicide detectives are on tenterhooks as the killer gets…

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What Experts are Saying about Real-life Spies and Spy Novels

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on February 18, 2014
in Thrillers

Top thriller writerReal-life spies and spy novels was the topic of a recent conference  in France held at the Institut des hautes études de défense nationale (a national defense graduate school). Bernard Besson, author of the spy novel The Greenland Breach (among other thrillers) and former top-level police and intelligence officer, participated…

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Is Wine Sexy?

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on February 13, 2014

This question popped into my mind when one of our readers said she was in love with Virgile from the Winemaker Detective series. Virgile is a wine expert working for the renowned wine critic Benjamin Cooker, and the two of them gumshoe around France (and later elsewhere) solving mysteries, which all have something to do with wine or winemakers.

Well, I thought, what is it…

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Grand Cru Heist… for real!

on February 10, 2014

Lonely bottle - after Bordeaux wine heistFact: Bordeaux wine heist

Thought our latest release Grand Cru Heist was fiction? Think again! News of a major sting on a Bordeaux wine heist ring hit the French papers today. The French News Agency AFP revealed that a gang of thieves specialized in grand cru wines was arrested this…

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