Deadly Tasting by Jean-Pierre AlauxDeadly Tasting by Jean-Pierre Alaux

Deadly Tasting

byJean-Pierre Alaux, Noël BalenEditorSally Pane

Paperback | October 17, 2014

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A serial killer is on the loose in Bordeaux. A local chief detective calls wine expert Benjamin Cooker to the crime scene of a brutal murder. The killer has left a strange calling card: twelve wine glasses lined up in a semi-circle with the first one filled with wine. Cooker is charged with the task of identifying the fabulous grand cru and is astonished by what he learns. A second victim is found, with two glasses filled. Is the killer intentionally leaving clues about his victims and his motives? Memories are jogged about the complicated history of Bordeaux during Nazi occupation. It was a dark time: weinfuhrers ruled the wine trade, while collaborationists and paramilitary organizations spread terror throughout the region. In present-day wine country, time is running out. Will Cooker and his young assistant Virgile solve the mystery before all twelve glasses are full?
Jean-Pierre Alaux is a magazine, radio and television journalist when he is not writing novels in southwestern France. He is a genuine wine and food lover, and won the Antonin Carême prize for his cookbook La Truffe sur le Soufflé, which he wrote with the chef Alexis Pélissou. For him, "there is no greater common denominator than wine....
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Title:Deadly TastingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.34 inPublished:October 17, 2014Publisher:Le French BookLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1939474213

ISBN - 13:9781939474216

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"This story of amateur but expert sleuths in wine country is a polished piece of work."-Fresh Fiction