“Wonderful light entertainment...like bonbons."

“Wonderful light entertainment - as wine expert Benjamin and his young valiant assistant Virgile eating cabbage soup to support him on an awful diet to lose the excess weight his wine-tasting and good living have added on. Meanwhile a serial killer is loose and the chief detective needs him to taste the signs at the site of the deaths - a glass of mediocre wine (mediocre for its vintage), and give him all the details he can about them; they've been left in the form of a ritual as the men in their 8th decade of life are either dug up from their graves, or murdered in a a bloody fashion. it is terrifically pleasant to meet the characters i read in an earlier volume, and the jovial and not too gruesome story is wound up with additional pleasure of learning about wines and the history of the war at that time. this is an easy read for an undemanding few hours - really suggest you get started, they are like bonbons.” —5-star Netgalley review

Deadly Tasting