Jean-Pierre Alaux & Noël Balen
The authors of Treachery in Bordeaux, the first in the Winemaker Detective series, are Epicures. Jean-Pierre Alaux is a magazine, radio and TV journalist when he is not writing novels in southwestern France. He is the grandson of a winemaker and exhibits a real passion for wine and winemaking. For him, there is no greater common denominator than wine. He gets a sparkle in his eye when he talks about the Winemaker Detective, which he coauthors with Noël Balen. Noël lives in Paris, where he shares his time between writing, making records, and lecturing on music. 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.
Jean-Pierre Alaux won the Prix Antonin Carême for a cookbook, and the Académie d’Occitanie’s Prix des Lettres for another detective series he writes.
Saying, Doing, Happening
In this French mystery set in the Loire Valley, a beguiling actress meets with foul play. Wine expert Benjamin Cooker and his handsome sidekick Virgile rush to the rescue of a dear friend only to find that everyone is a suspect. What intrigue is playing out behind the scenes?
Who is lurking in the vineyards in the new Winemaker Detective mystery? Meet a few of the main characters.