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Pre-orders are now open for Minced, Marinated, and Murdered, a deliciously authentic culinary mystery novel is the first of a new series set in France offering a well-balanced blend of gastronomy and suspense with mouth-watering excursions into the regions of France.

Author Noël Balen, who also pens the made-for-TV Winemaker Detective Series, has teamed up with Vanessa Barrot and created a new female sleuth for this series, which combines local reality and fiction, historical fact and culinary anecdotes, recipes and local products, providing armchair travel, culinary delight, and mystery. 

In the run up to the launch of our brand new culinary mystery series, we've put together some fun bonuses. Order it now and you'll get:

  • A collection of authentic Lyon recipes from the authors' kitchen.
  • A food lover's guide to Lyon.

These gifts will disappear forever on February 20, so get them now!

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Requiem in Yquem out today


A New Winemaker Detective Mystery

The intricate taste of greed and remorse

In the mist-covered hills of Sauternes, where the wine is luscious and the landscape beguiling, the brutal murder of an elderly couple intrigues the wine expert Benjamin Cooker and awakens memories for his dashing assistant Virgile Lanssien. Drawn into the investigation, the two journey through the storied Sauternes countryside, where the Château d’Yquem has reigned for centuries. Will the murder go unexplained and the killer remain free? The Winemaker Detective’s discernment and incessant curiosity push investigators to look deeper, while Virgile rekindles memories of his days at school and questions the meaning of his life. 

Praise for the series

“Magnificent series. Beautifully written. Fascinating characters. Intriguing story lines. Most entertaining reading I've done in many years. And, a bit educational as well.  Reminded me of the Colin Dexter books and TV series about CDI Endeavor Morse.”

“If you love to read cozies, enjoy learning about different locales and wines and intriguing sleuths then you need to check out this mystery series.”

"The series will have wide appeal within the British and American mystery-reading market, and particularly for those who enjoy a bit of armchair travel and descriptions of great French food and wine." 

Pre-orders the new Winemaker Detective mystery with bonuses!

 The new Winemaker Detective mystery will whisk you away to Sauternes.

The new Winemaker Detective mystery will whisk you away to Sauternes.

In another satisfying wine novel with a French flair, authors Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen give readers a perfectly intoxicating combination of French wine, gourmet meals, and mystery in the gloriously described Sauternes wine region with all the scenery, scents, and sounds of France.

Requiem in Yquem comes out on September 12.  

We’ve put together some amazing things you get if you pre-order the book before September 12. Buy any format and you’ll get immediate access to:

  • Bittersweet Delights: The lowdown on Bordeaux’s famous canelés, with a recipe and tricks for getting them right.
  • Liquid Gold, a booklet with inside information about Sauternes wine and pictures from Château d’Yquem
  • An extended excerpt, so you can start reading now.

WHAT DO I DO?

Book Lover's Remedy to Overworking

We recommend escaping into a story. And this week, we are participating in a cross-promotional giveaway. It's easy. It's free. Click the below button and you'll land on a page full of free mysteries and thrillers. Take your pick. About midway down, you'll find Frédérique Molay's Paris Homicide series prequel: Vital Links. Now is as good a time as any to get it and enjoy.

Exclusive, limited-time offer — Vital Links

After Looking to the Woods, Frédérique Molay has now produced a prequel to the Paris Homicide series. It's called Vital Links and for now it is only available for free. We will be selling it soon, so don't miss this chance to get the ebook. 

Vital Links by Frédérique Molay
A prequel to the Paris Homicide series

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A detective’s dogged quest for the truth reveals more than he bargained for. Newly appointed to lead a squad at the elite Paris Criminal Investigation Division, Nico Sirsky catches a challenging homicide case that plunges him into toxic police rivalries and harsh personal realizations, changing forever his approach to police work. This prequel to the award-winning Paris Homicide series by “the French Michael Connelly” transports readers to the French capital, where fighting crime is always personal. 

Paris Book Fair and Paperback

Frédérique Molay's story has something truly special. Her first published novel took France by storm when she won the Prix du Quai des Orfèvre—this is The 7th Woman, which we were so very proud to count among our first titles. She then wrote Crossing the Line and The City of Blood. However, after that, for reasons beyond her control and related to the occasionally obscure world of publishing, she lost her French publisher, and almost stopped writing altogether. 

I told her to send me the manuscript and, if nothing else, we would bring it out in English. We did better than that. It was published by Amazon Crossing in January in English—Looking to the Woods, and at the same time by Amazon Publishing Europe in French as—Copier n'est pas jouer.

As of yesterday, Copier n'est pas jouer is in paperback as well in France, published by City Editions. And Frédérique spent last weekend at the Paris Book Fair, as did both books.

 

Pre-launch Paris Homicide Mystery Giveaway

We're getting very excited about the upcoming release of the new Paris Homicide mystery by Frédérique Molay. We translated it, and Amazon Publishing in both France and the US are publishing, with a simultaneous release in both countries on January 17! We can't wait.

In the mean time, check out this pre-launch giveaway on Goodreads. Don't miss your chance to win one of 100 ebooks.

This Month on Goodreads

This month we have four Goodreads giveaways running. Don't miss out.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

White Leopard by Laurent Guillaume

White Leopard

by Laurent Guillaume

Giveaway ends September 28, 2016.

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The Lafayette Sword by Eric Giacometti

The Lafayette Sword

by Eric Giacometti

Giveaway ends September 28, 2016.

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The Rare Earth Exchange by Bernard Besson

The Rare Earth Exchange

by Bernard Besson

Giveaway ends September 28, 2016.

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Red-Handed in Romanae-Conti by Jean-Pierre Alaux

Red-Handed in Romanae-Conti

by Jean-Pierre Alaux

Giveaway ends October 31, 2016.

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