"I become more and more pleased with the stories each time. The translations are spot on, the details exquisitely written..."

This is my third visit to the series, and I become more and more pleased with the stories each time. The translations are spot on, the details exquisitely written...

Benjamin Cooker and his daunting assistant Virgile have been hired to review the "books" of a well known vintner in the Cognac region after the "silent Asian partner" decides not to be so silent anymore. His shabby treatment by Marie-France and her brother Pierre make Cooker indignant enough to withdraw from the job after he runs across an ex-lover living in the area, who'd like to "rekindle" what they had in University, even though Benjamin is married! And when he doesn't bite...there is always Virgile.....

Who actually takes an active role in this investigation, bless his heart. He's not the milquetoast Cooker believes him to be...he has a savvy intelligence that hides behind his quiet demeanor, and his attention to detail is what find the "who" in this whodunnit.” —4-star Netgalley review

Cognac Conspiracies