“The plots include tampering, theft and vandalism. Along the way, readers get an inside look at the world of wine and winemaking.”

“Benjamin Cooker is an English-born wine expert who travels the French countryside with his young protégé Virgile, advising vintners and solving unusual crimes. The plots in the three novellas collected in this omnibus include wine tampering, theft, and vandalism. Along the way, readers get an inside look at the world of wine and winemaking. The first two novellas, Treachery in Bordeaux andGrand Cru Heist, are translated adequately but sometimes stiffly. The third novella,Nightmare in Burgundy, is translated by Sally Pane, who skillfully manages to convey the clever elegance of the original authors.” —Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, The Jury Box

The Winemaker Detective: An Omnibus