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Treachery in Bordeaux

Authors Jean-Pierre ALAUX and Noël BALEN

will be on an upcoming Tour

July 11-30, 2013

with their novel

Treachery In Bordeaux

(translated by Anne TRAGER)

Website | Goodreads


Genre: whodunit/mystery

BISAC cat.: Mystery/Detective

(no murder, no sex, no violence – cozy, epicurean)


Treachery in Bordeaux has been adapted for television in France.



The start of a wine plus crime mystery series.

Immerse yourself in French countryside and gourmet attitude with two amateur sleuths gumshoeing around Bordeaux wine country.

In modern-day Bordeaux, there are few wine estates still within the city limits. The prestigious grand cru Moniales Haut-Brion is one of them. When some barrels turn, world-renowned winemaker turned gentleman detective Benjamin Cooker starts asking questions. Is it negligence or sabotage? Who would want to target this esteemed vintner? Cooker and his assistant Virgile Lanssien search the city and the vineyards for answers, giving readers and inside view of this famous wine region. Treachery in Bordeaux is the first of the 20-book Winemaker Detective series that delves into the underworld of a global luxury industry. The world of wine is no more respectable than the world of finance. There’s money, deceit, death, crime, inheritance, jealousy—all the ingredients needed to distill a fine detective series! [FROM THE PUBLISHER’S WEBSITE]


Praise for Treachery in Bordeaux

“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

 “Treachery in Bordeaux is a fine vintage
forged by the pens of two very different varietals.
It is best consumed slightly chilled, and never alone.
You will be intrigued by its mystery,
and surprised by its finish,
and it will stay with you for a very long time.”
— Prize-winning, international bestselling author Peter May



Sunday, July 14
Review at Valli’s Book Den

Saturday, July 27
Review + Giveaway at Melina’s Book blog

Sunday, July 28
Guest-post + Giveaway at Mary’s Cup of Tea

Tuesday, July 30
Review + Giveaway at Words And Peace