Late Harvest Havoc by Jean-Pierre AlauxLate Harvest Havoc by Jean-Pierre Alaux

Late Harvest Havoc

byJean-Pierre Alaux, Noël BalenEditorSally Pane

Paperback | December 15, 2015

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Winter is in the air in Alsace and local customs are sowing trouble, piquing the curiosity of the famous winemaker from Bordeaux, Benjamin Cooker. While the wine expert and his assistant Virgile settle into their hotel in the old city of Colmar, distinguished vineyards are attacked. Is it revenge? The plot thickens when estates with no apparent connection to one another suffer the same sabotage just days prior to the late harvest. All of Alsace is in turmoil, plunged in the grip of suspicion that traces its roots back to the darkest hours of the German occupation. As he crosses back and forth into Germany from the Alsace he thought he knew so well, Cooker discovers a land of superstition, rivalry, and jealousy. Between tastings of the celebrated wines, he is drawn into the lives and intrigues of the inhabitants.
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.Noël Balen lives in Paris, where he shares his time between writing, making recor...
Title:Late Harvest HavocFormat:PaperbackDimensions:167 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.43 inPublished:December 15, 2015Publisher:Le French BookLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1939474590

ISBN - 13:9781939474599

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Editorial Reviews

"A fine vintage with a perfectly twisted plot." -Tele-loisir "A delightful way to discover Alsace and its wines." -5-star reader review "This is a fun and informative take on the cozy crime mystery, French style." -Eurocrime "Funny, full of anecdotes you may not know. Worth reading, for a couple of hours of enjoyment." -Educator review "Francophiles, history buffs, mystery fans, oenophiles will want to add the entire series to their reading shelf." -The Discerning Reader "Difficult to forget and oddly addictive...deserves a high mark for keeping the answers hidden and the pages turning." -Foreword Reviews