Mayhem in Margaux by Jean-Pierre AlauxMayhem in Margaux by Jean-Pierre Alaux

Mayhem in Margaux

byJean-Pierre Alaux, Noël BalenEditorSally Pane

Paperback | May 14, 2015

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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 some dirty secrets hiding behind some of Bordeaux's finest grand cru classé wines from Margaux.
Jean-Pierre Alaux is a magazine, radio and tele- vision 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.Noël Balen lives in Paris, where he shares his time betwee...
Title:Mayhem in MargauxFormat:PaperbackDimensions:164 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.39 inPublished:May 14, 2015Publisher:Le French BookLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1939474388

ISBN - 13:9781939474384

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Short Mystery Paired Nicely with a Margaux I enjoyed this short mystery. It is really more of a novella. Since it is so short there is not lot of character development and the mystery does move quickly. The author does know wine and the Bordeaux area of France well. There is a lot of wine information. I liked the main character-amateur sleuth. I was glad that he worked with police in solving the crime. There were only a few suspects so the mystery was easy to solve. Enjoy this quick mystery with a nice glass of Margaux. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review
Date published: 2015-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting and Educational Another great wine inspector tale. This time Benjamin's daughter Margaux is a major player, and she even does some flirting with Virgile that causes consternation. The characters are well-developed, the plot is deliciously twisted, and once again the only problem is the story flies by so quickly, and you really want to spend more time with these people. The book is interesting and descriptive of wines and the French countryside. It is well worth reading.
Date published: 2015-05-22

Editorial Reviews

"Travel to France and join Benjamin Cooker, her wife and daughter, their friends and his able assistant as they relish sought after wines and delectable food that will have you calling your travel agent as soon as you finish this delicious page turner." -5-star reader review