• Wed. Jul 17th, 2024

So This is Paris: Treachery in Bordeaux #BEA14


So last year year at BEA13 I became friends with Anne from Le French Book. She’s an expat living in France and we’ve enjoyed swapping books and stories over the past year. As a devout Francophile, I’m always interested in learning more about France and it’s beautiful environs. You can imagine how excited I was to learn that she publishes great French books in English!

In honor of our Book Expo friendship, I thought I’d feature one of her latest books: Treachery in Bordeaux. 

Treachery in Bordeaux by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noel Balen


Here’s a blurb about the book:

 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 21-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!

Sounds fun, right? I can envision a wine tasting book club enjoying this title. What do you think?