Monday, 28 July 2014

The Winemaker Detective Series

Winemaker Detective Series, by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen, offers an immersion in French countryside and gourmet attitude, with two wine-loving amateur detectives.  This cozy mysteries series will "whet the appetite of lovers of both Iron Chef and Murder, She Wrote”, according to Booklist.  Alaux and Balen offer intrigue and plenty of good eating and drinking within just a few pages.”

Already a popular television series in France, the Winemaker Detective series is being translated into English by mystery and thriller publisher Le French Book, which just signed the rights for five more titles.

With these new titles, the Winemaker Detective will travel to Montmartre, in Paris, Beaujolais, Alsace, Romanée-Conti (Burgundy) and all the way to Hungary's Tokay region.

For publisher Anne Trager, "These are entertaining cozy mysteries full of wine lore and food loving zeal.  As the series goes on, the two main characters grow, and their adventures continue, while readers get to vicariously explore more wine country.  They are great fun."

Jean-Pierre Alaux is a magazine, radio, and television journalist when he is not writing novels in south-western France.  He is a genuine wine and food lover and the grandson of a winemaker.  For him, there is no greater common denominator than wine.  Co-author of the Winemaker Detective series, Noël Balen lives in Paris, where he shares his time between writing, making records, and lecturing on music.  He plays bass, is a music critic, and has authored a number of books about musicians in addition to his novel and short-story writing.

More information can be found at Le French Book.

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