Le French Book Releases a Winemaker Detective Omnibus

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Mystery and thriller publisher Le French Book recently released a 3-book omnibus of its hit made-for-TV culinary mystery series set in France: The Winemaker Detective.

Winemaker Detective culinary mystery series omnibus

"Decadent, delicious, delightful."

These stories are as much a celebration of France and its well-deserved reputation for quality wines and food, as they are an exploration of finely tuned, enticing mysteries.

A series that will "whet the appetites of fans of both Iron Chef and Murder, She Wrote," the Winemaker Detective culinary mystery series takes readers deep into French wine country with amateur sleuths master winemaker Benjamin Cooker and his sidekick Virgile Lanssien. The two solve mysteries, explore France, and enjoy the finer things in life in this three-book omnibus. A celebration of wine and winemakers, the series, by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen add light-hearted mysteries to make a one-of-a-kind French cozy mysteries series.

First published in France, The Winemaker Detective—An Omnibus includes the first three stories in the series: Treachery in Bordeaux, Grand Cru Heist, and Nightmare in Burgundy. Decadent, delicious, and delightful, The Winemaker Detective series blends an immersion in French countryside, winemaking and gourmet attitude with mystery and intrigue.

With a healthy dose of Epicurean enjoyment, sensational sleuths, and a to-die-for setting, The Winemaker Detective series is mesmerizing. A wildly successful made-for TV series in France, The Winemaker Detective has received high praise:

"Masterful." Star Tribune

“Difficult to forget and oddly addictive.” Foreword Reviews

“Alaux and Balen offer intrigue and plenty of good eating and drinking… this book and its successors will whet appetites of fans of both Iron Chef and Murder, She Wrote.” Booklist

“A terrific new series.” William Martin, New York Times best-selling author

Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen, wine lover and music lover respectively, came up with the idea for The Winemaker Detective series while sharing a meal, with a bottle of Chateau Gaudou 1996, a red wine from Cahors with smooth tannins and a balanced nose.

Founded in 2011, Le French Book is an independent book publisher focused on bringing France’s best mysteries and thrillers to new readers across the English-speaking world. For more information, please visit: http://www.lefrenchbook.com.

The Winemaker Detective—An Omnibus is translated by Anne Trager and Sally Pane. Available wherever books are sold.

©2016 Le French Book, Inc. All rights reserved. Information is subject to change without notice.

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