Nightmare in Burgundy

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Wine plus crime in Burgundy wine country.

The Winemaker Detective leaves his native Bordeaux to go to Burgundy for a dream wine tasting trip to France's other key wine-making region. Between Beaune, Dijon and Nuits-Saint-Georges, it turns into a troubling nightmare when he stumbles upon a mystery revolving around messages from another era. What do they mean? What dark secrets from the deep past are haunting the Clos de Vougeot? Does blood need to be shed to sharpen people's memory? A made-for-TV series.

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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.

Find out more about Jean-Pierre Alaux & Noël Balen.

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.

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Nightmare in Burgundy

by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen; translated by Sally Pane—published by Le French Book—ISBNs: 9781939474278 (ebook)/ 9781939474056 (trade paperback)/ 9781939474285 (hardcover)—First published in French (Cauchemar dans les Côtes de Nuits, Librairie Arthème Fayard, Paris)—Direct-to-digital translation release: July 1, 2014—Print versions release: July 24, 2014.

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