“Cooker is asked to help in a series of murders around Bordeaux, where 12 glasses are left each time, leading the police to expect 12 victims. The killer uses grands crus -easy in the region of Bordeaux! Benjamin Cooker has been put on a diet of liquid cabbage by his wife, and good wine seems to be the only consolation he has left!
The book takes you back to the dark times of WWII, when part of France was occupied and some French wee collaborating with the Germans, some without problems -but honestly, few of them, and most under blackmail against themselves or their families. The first victim has 11 empty glasses and one full one, the second 10 empty glasses and two full, etc. The quest for the truth is very interesting, with a lot of details about the second world war. Don't take it as a classical whodunnit. It is that, but it is funny, full of anecdotes you may not know. Worth reading, for a couple of hours of enjoyment.” —Educator review