Backstabbing in beaujolais

Beaujolais Nouveau mystery

Vintage rivalries

A business magnate calls on wine expert Benjamin Cooker to kickstart his new wine business in Beaujolais, sparking bitter rivalries. Can the Winemaker Detective and his assistant keep calculating real estate agents, taciturn winegrowers, dubious wine merchants and suspicious deaths from delaying delivery of the world-famous Beaujolais Nouveau?


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Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen, wine lover and music lover respectively, came up with the idea for the Winemaker Detective series while sharing a meal, with a bottle of Château Gaudou 1996, a red wine from Cahors with smooth tannins and a balanced nose.

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Anne Trager has a passion for crime fiction that equals her love of France. After years working in translation, publishing and communications, she founded Le French Book to bring French mysteries and thrillers to more readers across the English-speaking world.

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Backstabbing in Beaujolais

by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen; translated by Anne Trager—published by Le French Book—ISBNs: 9781939474544(ebook)/ 9781939474537 (trade paperback)/ 9781939474551 (hardcover)—First published in French (Le vin nouveau n'arrivera pas, Librairie Arthème Fayard, Paris)—Release date: November 19, 2015.

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J.P Alaux & N. Balen portrait