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Authors Jean-Pierre ALAUX and Noël BALEN

are featured for the 6th time on France Book Tours!
After Treachery in Bordeaux,
Grand Cru Heist,
Nightmare in Burgundy,
Deadly Tasting,
Cognac Conspiracies,
meet again the famous wine maker detective with this 5th volume!


Jean-Pierre ALAUX and Noël BALEN

on  Tour

May 6-15



Mayhem in Margaux

(cozy mystery)

 Release date: May 14, 2015
at Le French Book

153  pages

ISBN: 978-1939474384

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It’s summer in Bordeaux. There’s a heat wave, the vineyards are suffering, vintners are on edge, and wine expert Benjamin Cooker’s daughter is visiting. A tragic car accident draws the Winemaker Detective and his assistant Virgile into a case where the stakes are very personal, and they uncover the dirty secrets hiding behind some of Bordeaux’s finest grand cru classé wines from Margaux. [provided by the publisher]


An episode in a long successful French mysteries series
that is a hit television series now in its fourth season
and attracting an audience of over 4 million.
The series is a huge success in France, Belgium and Switzerland.




©David Nakache


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 Château Gaudou 1996,
a red wine from Cahors
with smooth tannins and a balanced nose.


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. She has translated several titles in this series.
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Wednesday, May 6
Review + Giveaway at For the Hook of a Book

Thursday, May 7
Spotlight + Giveaway at Just One More Chapter

Friday, May 8
Review + Giveaway at It’s a Mad Mad World

Saturday, May 9
Spotlight + Giveaway at Book Nerd

Sunday, May 10
Spotlight + Giveaway at View From the Birdhouse

Monday, May 11
Review + Guest-Post + Giveaway at Griperang’s Bookmarks

Thursday, May 14
Review + Giveaway at Words And Peace

Friday, May 15
Review + Giveaway at Unshelfish
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at Libri Amori Miei


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