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Jean-Pierre ALAUX and Noël BALEN on tour: Requiem in Yquem

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Authors Jean-Pierre ALAUX and Noël BALEN

are back on France Book Tours!
Check here for their previous books

meet again the famous wine maker detective with this 13th volume!
NB: each volume can be read as a standalone

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Jean-Pierre ALAUX and Noël BALEN

on Tour

September 11-22



Requiem in Yquem


Release date: September 12, 2017
at Le French Book

215 pages

ISBN: 9781943998104

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The intricate taste of greed and remorse.
The “addictive” Winemaker Detective series returns with a French mystery set in Sauternes, home of one of the world’s finest dessert wines, Yquem, known to some as liquid gold.
In the mist-covered hills of Sauternes, where the wine is luscious and the landscape beguiling, the brutal murder of an elderly couple intrigues the wine expert Benjamin Cooker and awakens memories for his dashing assistant Virgile Lanssien. Drawn into the investigation, the two journey through the storied Sauternes countryside, where the Château d’Yquem has reigned for centuries. Will the murder go unexplained and the killer remain free? The Winemaker Detective’s discernment and incessant curiosity pushes investigators to look deeper, while Virgile rekindles memories of his days at school and questions the meaning of his life.
In another satisfying wine novel with a French flair, authors Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen give readers a perfectly intoxicating combination French wine, gourmet meals, and mystery in the gloriously described Sauternes wine region with all the scenery, scents, and sounds of France. This light, fun mystery combines amateur sleuths, food, and wine in a wonderfully French mystery novel that doubles as a travel guide.
It is a new kind read on the international mystery and crime scene: a pitch-perfect, wine-infused, French-style cozy mystery.


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Made for TV

The series is being adapted to television in France,
attracting an audience of over 4 million.
The series is a huge success in France, Belgium and Switzerland.
Blood of the Vine is also available on DVD, with English subtitles.


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Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen,
the authors of the Winemaker Detective series
are epicures.
Jean-Pierre Alaux is a magazine, radio and TV journalist
when he is not writing novels in southwestern France. |
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 mystery 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 prolific novel and short-story writing.

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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 University of Colorado 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, along with a number of titles in the Winemaker Detective series. 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.


Monday, September 11
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at Books Are Cool

Tuesday, September 12
Spotlight + Giveaway at An Accidental Blog

Wednesday, September 13
Review by Shree

Thursday, September 14
Review by Denise

Tuesday, September 19
Review by Andrea

Wednesday, September 20
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at Locks, Hooks and Books

Thursday, September 21
Review + Giveaway at Libri Amori Miei

Friday, September 22
Review + Giveaway at Words And Peace

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Bestseller sale!

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Le French Book bestseller sale!

Right now, Le French Book is pushing two top titles and hope to push the sales rank to NUMBER 1 in a category or overall.
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Both titles were on tour on France Book Tours and were very much appreciated by our readers.

Highly recommended  thrillers!

A new book by Giacometti and Ravenne


New book by Giacometti and Ravenne

Authors Giacometti and Ravenne were on France Book Tours
with Shadow Ritual

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about their latest thriller!