Montmartre Mysteries

Dark plots in Paris

Wine expert Benjamin Cooker travels to the French capital, where his is called to help care for some vineyards in Montmartre, a neighborhood full of memories for him. He stops in on an old friend. Arthur Solacroup left the Foreign Legion to open a wine shop good enough to be in the Cooker Guide. An attempted murder brings the past back into the present. But which past? The winemaker detective and his assistant Virgile want to know more, and their investigation leads them from the the sands of Djibouti to the vineyards of Côte du Rhône. In between tasty meals, fine vintage tastings, and visits to Paris attractions, Benjamin and Virgile unravel another crime.

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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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Sally Pane studied French at State University of New York Oswego and the Sorbonne before receiving her Masters Degree in French Literature from the University of Colorado. She has translated several titles in this series.

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Montmartre Mysteries

by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen; translated by Sally Pane—published by Le French Book—ISBNs: 9781939474483  (ebook)/ 9781939474476 (trade paperback)/ 9781939474490 (hardcover)—First published in French (Ne tirez pas sur le caviste, Librairie Arthème Fayard, Paris)—Release date: September 3, 2015.

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