Le French Book Announces the Upcoming Release of The Winemaker Detective—An Omnibus by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen

Winemakers DetectiveNEW YORK, NY –  Le French Book announces the upcoming release of  The Winemaker Detective—An Omnibus by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen.  First published in France, The Winemaker Detective—An Omnibus includes the first three stories in the series:  Treachery in Bordeaux, Grand Cru Heist, and Nightmare in Burgundy. The Winemaker Detective—An Omnibus will be available in trade paper (ISBN: 9781939474568, $19.95, 309 pages) and eBook editions on December 5, 2015.

Decadent, delicious, and delightful, The Winemaker Detective series blends an immersion in French countryside, winemaking and gourmet attitude with mystery and intrigue.

Come along for the ride as amateur sleuths master winemaker Benjamin Cooker and his sidekick Virgile Lanssien solve mysteries in vineyards throughout France and beyond.  An unforgettable series, The Winemaker Detective delves deep into the underworld of a global luxury industry, where there’s money, deceit, death, crime, inheritance, jealousy—all the ingredients needed to distill a fine detective series.  Each story contains both a mystery and homage to wine and winemakers.

With a healthy dose of Epicurean enjoyment, sensational sleuths, and a to-die-for setting, The Winemaker Detective series is mesmerizing. A wildly successful made-for TV series in France, The Winemaker Detective has received high praise:

“Difficult to forget and oddly addictive.”  Foreword Reviews

“Alaux and Balen offer intrigue and plenty of good eating and drinking… this book and its successors will whet appetites of fans of both Iron Chef and Murder, She Wrote.”  Booklist

“A terrific new series.” William Martin, New York Times best-selling author 

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

Founded in 2011, Le French Book is an independent book publisher focused on bringing France’s best mysteries and thrillers to new readers across the English-speaking world. For more information, please visit:  www.lefrenchbook.comThe Winemaker Detective—An Omnibus is translated by Anne Trager and Sally Pane.

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