“So evocative of France, you can visit it in an afternoon without leaving home.”

A book that is so evocative of France, you can visit it in an afternoon without leaving the comfort of your home!

Story starts with the one of the major cognac producers having a minority shareholder who is Chinese and who insists on having everything audited, we also meet a femme fatale character who likes to bathe in the moonlight (which I was thought was very sensuously written), she is also one of the shareholders.

Throw in meetings in cemeteries with representatives from the Government, Virgile (Benjamin's assistant) who seems to have caught the eye of more than one person, plus Benjamin's first love from over 30 years ago and you have a maelstrom of emotion, with the odd murder thrown in!

It is not a difficult or complicated read and will pass an afternoon or two. What I do like is that the end is wrapped up and there are no loose ends, I hate wondering afterwards what happened to a character

Highly recommended enjoyable reading.”  —4-star Netgalley review

Cognac Conspiracies