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Nightmare in Burgundy

Authors Jean-Pierre ALAUX and Noël BALEN

are featured for the 3rd time on France Book Tours!
After Treachery in Bordeaux, and Grand Cru Heist
meet again the famous wine maker detective with this 3rd volume!


Jean-Pierre ALAUX and Noël BALEN

on  Tour

April 7-11, 2014


Nightmare In Burgundy

(translated by Sally PANE)

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Genre: whodunit/cozy mystery

BISAC cat.: Mystery/Detective


e-release: March 18, 2014
ISBN: 978-1939474278

    p-release: July 31, 2014
ISBN: 978-1939474056
141 pages

Available  as a Kindle book in March
Paper: pre-order from your local bookstore



The Winemaker Detective leaves his native Bordeaux to go to Burgundy for a dream wine-tasting trip to France’s other key wine-making region. Between Beaune, Dijon and Nuits-Saint-Georges, it turns into a troubling nightmare when he stumbles upon a mystery revolving around messages from another era. What do they mean? What dark secrets from the deep past are haunting the Clos de Vougeot? Does blood need to spill to sharpen people’s memory? [provided by the publisher]


Praise for this series

“I love good mysteries. I love good wine.
So imagine my joy at finding a great mystery about wine,
and winemaking, and the whole culture of that fascinating world.
And then I find it’s the first of a series.
I can see myself enjoying many a bottle of wine
while enjoying the adventures of Benjamin Cooker
in this terrific new series.”
— William Martin, New York Times bestselling author
of Back Bay and The Lincoln Letter

The series is being adapted to television in France
and is a huge success in France, Belgium and Switzerland.
Four episodes have currently been on the air.




©David Nakache

Jean-Pierre Alaux is a magazine, radio and television journalist
when he is not writing novels in southwestern France.
He is a genuine wine and food lover and recently won the Antonin Carême prize for his cookbook La Truffe sur le Soufflé, which he wrote with the chef Alexis Pélissou.
He is the grandson of a winemaker and exhibits a real passion for wine and winemaking. For him, there is no greater common denominator than wine.
He gets a sparkle in his eye when he talks about the Winemaker Detective series, which he coauthors with Noël Balen.
Noël 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.


Translator Sally Pane studied French at State University of New York Oswego and the Sorbonne before receiving her Masters Degree in French Literature from the University of Colorado where she wrote Camus and the Americas: A Thematic Analysis of Three Works Based on His Journaux de Voyage.  Her career includes more than twenty years of translating and teaching French and Italian at Berlitz and at Colorado University Boulder.  She has worked in scientific, legal and literary translation; her literary translations include Operatic Arias; Singers Edition, and Reality and the Untheorizable by Clément Rosset.  She also served as the interpreter for the government cabinet of Rwanda and translated for Dian Fossey’s Digit Fund. In addition to her passion for French, she has studied Italian at Colorado University, in Rome and in Siena.  She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband.
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