“Another French Winemaker mystery; what fun, was my thought upon finding this, my fourth foray into these lovely books. I learn so much within them.”

“Benjamin Cooker, and his trusty sidekick Virgile head down to the Gascony area, home of the Three Musketeers and some of the best Armagnac in the world, and the town that holds many secrets. Cooker has been sent to inspect and report on an insurance claim from Jean-Charles de Castayrac, one of the long time producers of this distilled product known all over for many centuries. It will give Benjamin and Virgile another adventure wrapped in food, wine and irony.

They find more than what is asked for as long held secrets are unburied, misapprpriated funds are reported, and long held understandings are both locked away and blown wide open. Is Castayrasc on the up and up? Are his children as innocent as they appear? Just who is who?

Another French Winemaker mystery; what fun, was my thought upon finding this, my fourth foray into these lovely books. I learn so much within them. And I really like that Benjamin isn't treating Virgile as just his lackey anymore. Virgile knows people as Cooker knows wines. It's nice to see the interaction and respect grow as the series matures.” —5-star Goodreads review

Flambé in Armagnac