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About the book
The start of a wine plus crime mystery series. Immerse yourself in French countryside and gourmet attitude with two amateur sleuths gumshoeing around Bordeaux wine country.
Benjamin Cooker is a renowned winemaker and critic turned gentleman detective who sets out to find who is trying to take down the prestigious grand cru Moniales Haut-Brion. Is it negligence or sabotage? Who would want to target this esteemed vintner? Cooker and his assistant Virgile Lanssien search the city and the vineyards for answers, giving readers and inside view of this famous wine region. Treachery in Bordeaux is the first of the 20-book Winemaker Detective series that delves into the underworld of a global luxury industry. Treachery in Bordeaux has been adapted for television in France, along with a number of other books from The Winemaker Detective Series, attracting an audience of over 4.5 million.
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About the authors
Prize-winning author Jean-Pierre Alaux–a magazine, radio and television journalist and true Epicurean–teamed up with writer and musician Noël Balen to write the Winemaker Detective Series, which now has 20 books.
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About the translator
The translator, Anne Trager has lived in France for over 26 years, working in translation, publishing and communications. In 2011, she woke up one morning and said, “I just can’t stand it anymore. There are way too many good books being written in France not reaching a broader audience.” That’s when she founded Le French Book to translate some of those books into English. The company’s motto is “If we love it, we translate it,” and Anne loves crime fiction about as much as she loves wine.
by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen; translated by Anne Trager—e-book $7.99; trade paperback $12.99—published by Le French Book—ISBN: 978-0-9853206-2-1 (Kindle)/ 978-0-9853206-3-8 (epub) /978-1-939474-02-5 (trade paperback)—First published in French (Mission à Haut-Brion, Librairie Arthème Fayard, Paris)—Direct-to-digital translation available; trade paperback release: May 29, 2014
- ForeWord Reviews Winter Edition review of Treachery in Bordeaux: “…the journey through its pages is not to be rushed.”
- Review of Treachery in Bordeaux from AustCrime: “It is the perfect book for people who might like a little treachery with their evening glass of Bordeaux, a little history and tradition with their Merlot.”
- Rachel Cotterill Book Reviews on Treachery in Bordeaux: “An enjoyable, quick read with the potential for developing into a really unique series.”
- French Village Diaries review: “It is a good read with some strong characters, it moves nicely and is easy to follow, even with quite a bit of technical wine speak.”
- Criminal Element publishes an excerpt of Treachery in Bordeaux
- 4-star Amazon review: ”How delightful to read a mystery without a gory death. This short book deals with a crime at a winery. I suggest pouring a glass of your favorite beverage, on a chilly evening, before a fire and reading this book cover to cover in one sitting.”
- 5-star Amazon review: ”If you like wine and mysteries this book is for you! Great geographic descriptions of the wine country of France.”
- 5-star Amazon review: ”This books weaves facts about the wine industry with a touch of art history to make a compelling mystery. The translator is to be commended for providing the flawless translation to English from the original French.”
- 5-star Amazon review: “This tale of foul play in the French winemaker’s world sucked me right in! Rich in fascinating detail, loaded with intrigue, and beautifully translated into English, the book comes highly recommended by – believe it or not – a beer drinker from Florida!”
- 4-star Amazon review: ”Wine and a mystery – parfait!”
- 5-star Amazon review: ”I enjoyed this book tremendously; especially the wine info. I am looking forward to the rest of the books in this series.”
- Review of Treachery in Bordeaux from Bless Your Hearts Moms: “I started with this ebook by accident, and after I had started it, didn’t want to put it down! In fact I finished it in one sitting! I learned SO much about wine making and the chemistry involved! But more than that is was a good little mystery- nothing wasted, and I still wasn’t sure totally who was behind the mystery til the end! Always a good thing! The book would be perfect for a book club to have a ‘wine’ night… As always, Anne’s translations are superb and you don’t realize you are reading a translated book.”
- Review by Kate Eileen Shannon at Rantin’, Ravin’ and Reading: “…a wonderful translation… wonderful descriptions of the art, architecture, history and landscape of the Bordeaux region…The shoes are John Lobb, the cigars are Cuban, and the wine is ‘classic’. As is this book.”
- Review at The Butler Did It: “This book combines a fairly simple mystery with the rich feel of the French winemaking industry. The descriptions of the wine and the food are mouth-watering!” Click to read the whole review.
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