Thursday, May 7, 2015

Spotlight & Giveaway: Mayhem in Margaux by Jean-Pierre Alaux & Noel Balen

It’s summer in Bordeaux. There’s a heat wave, the vineyards are suffering, vintners are on edge, and wine expert Benjamin Cooker’s daughter is visiting. A tragic car accident draws the Winemaker Detective and his assistant Virgile into a case where the stakes are very personal, and they uncover the dirty secrets hiding behind some of Bordeaux’s finest grand cru classé wines from Margaux. [provided by the publisher]

(cozy mystery)
 Release date: May 14, 2015
at Le French Book
153  pages
ISBN: 978-1939474384

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.

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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 Global giveaway open internationally:
2 US residents will win a print copy of this book
3 residents of any country will receive a digital copy



  1. My favorite cozy mystery is by Duffy Brown, her consignment shop mystery, Demise in Denim. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. thanks for posting this spotlight, good cozy. Emma at FBT