“I enjoyed the setting, the information on wines, the culinary descriptions, all serving the narrative well. An unlikely pairing wine/food and murders, somehow the authors successfully accomplished the unimaginable...Benjamin Cooker and Virgil make an impressive dynamic duo. Despite Cooker’s forte as a leading oenologist he plays the inducted role of amateur sleuth with ease. He’s charming and authentic causing the reader much entertainment as we traipse along in his adventures, both personal and professional as well as solving the pieces to his ‘side work.’
This being the fourth installment in a series, read with ease as a standalone. With the presentation as dramatic as it was bestowed I would read other books included in this unique series. I found the setting, characters and narrative original, a curious mystery, with plenty of intrigue set in beautiful France, the WWII historical element was exceptionally appealing to this reviewer. Reaching a wide audience – Francophiles, history buffs, mystery fans, Oenophilia’s will want to add Deadly Tasting if not the entire series to their reading shelf.” —The Discerning Reader.