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Jean-Pierre ALAUX and Noël BALEN

on  Tour

September 3-22


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Authors Jean-Pierre ALAUX and Noël BALEN

are featured for the 8th time on France Book Tours!
After Treachery in Bordeaux,
Grand Cru Heist,
Nightmare in Burgundy,
Deadly Tasting,
Cognac Conspiracies,
Mayhem in Margaux,
Flambé in Armagnac

meet again the famous wine maker detective with this 8th volume!

Montmartre Mysteries

(cozy mystery)

 Release date: September 3, 2015
at Le French Book

146  pages

ISBN: 978-1939474476

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Wine expert Benjamin Cooker travels to the French capital, where his is called to help care for some vineyards in Montmartre, a neighborhood full of memories for him. He stops in on an old friend. Arthur Solacroup left the Foreign Legion to open a wine shop good enough to be in the Cooker Guide. But an attempted murder brings the past back into the present. But which past? The winemaker detective and his assistant Virgile want to know more, and their investigation leads them from the sands of Djibouti to the vineyards of Côte du Rhône. [provided by the publisher]

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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.

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©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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Thursday, September 3
Review + Giveaway at Words And Peace

Friday, September 4
Review + Giveaway at Queen of All She Reads
Review + Giveaway at The Discerning Reader

Saturday, September 5
Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway at Mystery Playground

Sunday, September 6
Review + Giveaway at Book And Ink

Monday, September 7
Spotlight + Giveaway at Book Nerd
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Wednesday, September 9
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at I’d Rather Be At The Beach

Sunday, September 20
Review + Giveaway at LibriAmoriMiei

Tuesday, September 22
Review + Giveaway at Griperang’s Bookmarks

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