Treachery in Bordeaux

Jean-Pierre Alaux Noël Balen Anne Trager

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Treachery in Bordeaux

Treachery in Bordeaux By Jean-Pierre Alaux Noël Balen Anne Trager Treachery in Bordeaux The start of a book wine plus crime mystery series this journey to Bordeaux takes readers behind the scenes of a grand cru wine estate that has fallen victim to either negligence or sabotage World

  • Title: Treachery in Bordeaux
  • Author: Jean-Pierre Alaux Noël Balen Anne Trager
  • ISBN: 9781939474025
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Paperback
  • Treachery in Bordeaux By Jean-Pierre Alaux Noël Balen Anne Trager The start of a 22 book wine plus crime mystery series, this journey to Bordeaux takes readers behind the scenes of a grand cru wine estate that has fallen victim to either negligence or sabotage World renowned winemaker turned gentleman detective Benjamin Cooker sets out to find out what happened and why Who would want to target this esteemed vintner He and his assistanThe start of a 22 book wine plus crime mystery series, this journey to Bordeaux takes readers behind the scenes of a grand cru wine estate that has fallen victim to either negligence or sabotage World renowned winemaker turned gentleman detective Benjamin Cooker sets out to find out what happened and why Who would want to target this esteemed vintner He and his assistant gumshoe around the region to find out The series is a hit on TV in France.
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    1. Margitte on said:

      Blurb An immersion in French countryside and gourmet attitude with two amateur sleuths gumshoeing around Bordeaux wine country In modern day Bordeaux, there are few wine estates still within the city limits The prestigious grand cru Moniales Haut Brion is one of them When some barrels turn, world renowned winemaker turned gentleman detective Benjamin Cooker starts asking questions Is it negligence or sabotage Who would want to target this esteemed vintner Cooker and his assistant Virgile Lanssie [...]

    2. Chris on said:

      Disclaimer ARC courtesy of Le French and Netgalley First, I have to say that I am so p oed over the fact that MHZ is not, NOT, in my area any because apparently the French television version of this series is shown on that channel in the US Second, this is not something I would normally pick up, but the first book I read by this publishing house I gave one star to, and they still auto approved me, so I felt I should try something else Treachery in Bordeaux is a French cozy mystery there really i [...]

    3. Julie on said:

      Treachery in Bordeaux by Jean Pierre Alaux and Noel Balen is a Le French publication This book was released in August 2012 This book was translated from French to English by Anne Trager, who did an outstanding job as usual.I received a copy of this book from the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Benjamin Cooker is an expert wine consultant and writes reviews and articles about wine His new and rather green assistant, Virgile get an urgent request to check out a possible de [...]

    4. Susan on said:

      Treachery in Bordeaux is the first in the Winemaker Detective series, featuring Benjamin Cooker and his new assistant, Virgile Lanssien Benjamin Cooker is the owner of Cooker Co and author of a famous guide on wines Asked, with his enormous knowledge of winemaking, to troubleshoot problems, he is called by his old friend Denis Massepain to the Chateau Haut Brion and the only vineyard still found within great Bordeaux There is an infection in the winery, which both Benjamin and Virgile believe ha [...]

    5. Leah on said:

      Wining and diningWhen some barrels of wine in the Moniales Haut Brion vineyard are contaminated, the owner turns for advice to his friend Benjamin Cooker, a highly talented winemaker and renowned writer of wine guides Cooker and his new assistant Virgil work to save the wine but soon become convinced that the contamination was deliberate With the reputation of the vineyard at stake, they must try to find out who would do this and why, while making sure the whole matter stays confidential Meantim [...]

    6. Vicki on said:

      Both wine and mystery aficionados will love this book It is first of a planned series of Winemaker Detective stories, and it has already been adapted for television in France And you don t have to know a lot about wineyou ll know even after you have read the book anyway The protagonist is a wine connoisseur, steeped in the arts, the culture and the history of the Bordeaux region of France, and though he doesn t fancy himself a detective, he can t help but ponder a mystery when he finds it The m [...]

    7. Eugene on said:

      My understanding is that Alaux and Balen originally wrote these as screenplays for a French TV series, later adapted them as novels, and they ve subsequently been translated to English, or at least 11 of the 22 or so in the series Benjamin Cooker is a master winemaker, he and his assistant Virgile somehow get involved in mysteries set at vineyards all around France hey, right up my alley And while spare and short, they re entertaining, even if they occasionally over emphasize the supremacy of al [...]

    8. Nicola Mansfield on said:

      I ve read every book in this series save the first, so with the 7th book coming out next week thought I d take care of this unfinished business I truly adored meeting all the characters in this introductory novel Benjamin and Virgil actually meet each other too just as Virgil is hired for the job They ve both come a long way as characters since this one The mystery was all wine business related and not that excited, I mean there isn t even a murder but watching Benjamin and Virgil putting their [...]

    9. Natalie on said:

      This book was not my favorite, and I probably would not have picked it up if it weren t for a book club The plot line is choppy, there are several misspellings and typos, and the resolution isn t very well explained The novel was confusing and not very captivating.

    10. Pat Olver on said:

      This ebook was provided to me free by Le French Book, a group whose aim seems to be to make French books in translation better known in the English speaking world The book is the first in a series, The Winemaker Detective It tells of a few days in the life of an oenologist wine expert you learn a lot about winemaking while reading these books advising an old friend whose wine vats have become contaminated, while at the same time hunting down the history of a painting he has acquired of his local [...]

    11. Paul on said:

      Treachery in BordeauxA savvy winemaker consultant sleuth exploring the wine regions of France Why didn t I think of that Usually I do not like series books, but this series works because it uses all the scenery, characters, and workings of the terroirs as a backdrop to a witty encyclopedia of wine facts and fancies The mysteries are enough to carry the reader from fact to fact If things slow down, open another wonderful bottle of wine The protagonist could be a less physical retired James Bond H [...]

    12. Kaye on said:

      Ok Kind of fun, a mystery without a murder yay, it can be done But seemed like nothing much happened, then poof it was over, leaving me wondering what I d missed Writing pretty ordinary, but since it s a translation it s hard to know where the problem lies Probably one of the better kindle freebies that I ve read.

    13. Alaina Sloo on said:

      I enjoy this series As mysteries, they are not especially challenging or deeply suspenseful, but they are a pleasant rainy day read And they give you an interesting sense of the distinct cultures of France s wine regions and its wine industry.

    14. Sherry McWilliams on said:

      I received this free from the author for a review I learned about how to make wine then I really want to know But the thread of the mystery that trickled through the story, I found very interesting.

    15. Jane Unland on said:

      Delightful little mystery steeped in all things winemaking in Bordeaux Loved it

    16. Charlotte Easter on said:

      J ai lu ce livre avec plaisir L histoire est tr s int ressant, et le style est tr s agr able Je me r jouie de commencer lire le livre suivant dans la s rie.

    17. Tina Reynolds on said:

      I found it a bit dense and the ending rather rushed Still enjoyable.

    18. Rakib_khan on said:

      First things first, I got this book from EdelWeiss, so thank you EdelWeiss and Le French Book for this opportunity Well, this book is certainly not for everyone It actually caters to the taste of a particular type of readers So ask yourself these first, do you like a short and simplistic cozy mystery Do you like exquisitely described scenarios and eccentricities in you characters in a novel Do you like detailed description almost at the level of love letters to heritage, food and beverage Most o [...]

    19. Lynne Perednia on said:

      Benjamin Cooker is a winemaker in this French detective series, consulting with vineyard owners and wineries, dispensing his opinion in a popular guidebook and serving on wine juries It s a good life for this half British, half French lover of good wine, food and cigars But just like Jessica Fletcher or any number of cozy amateur detectives, he doesn t go looking for murder It finds him.The series begins with Treachery in Bordeaux, in which wine in three vats of one of his longest friends has go [...]

    20. Karen on said:

      Living on the edge of the Pyrenees the ones in Victoria, Australia , surrounded as we are by wineries and winemakers, it s was a rather interesting experience to find myself reading TREACHERY IN BORDEAUX which is steeped in wine making tradition, methodology, and a dash of intrigueEACHERY IN BORDEAUX is the first in a series of books that are likely to be compared to the Number 1 Ladies Detective agency, if for no other reason than its incredibly strong sense of place and culture Plus, whilst th [...]

    21. Daniel on said:

      This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book Rated 3.25 of 5Mysteries and wine in France Why, yes, thank you This book is the first in a winemaker detective series, written in French and translated by Anne Trager The series is apparently quite popular in France, with a television series made from it as well.The book follows Benjamin Cooker, a world renowned wine maker, passionate about wine, and saddened by the dwindling French wineries When a friend calls him to report that an en [...]

    22. Zeb Kantrowitz on said:

      This is the first volume of the Winemaker Detectives series The main men are Benjamin Cooker who is an Englishman based in the Medoc and his new assistant Virgile Lanssien Cooker is known as the Flying Winemaker because he travels all over the world expounding on wines Virgile has just graduated from a prestigious wine academy in Paris and working for Cooker is his first job.Needless to say Cooker is the oenophile s oenophile and can tell you which side of the mountain that the wine grapes are g [...]

    23. Cathy Cole on said:

      This novella sized book is the first in the twenty book Winemaker Detective series that is very popular in France As a first book, it has some opportunities to improve Treachery in Bordeaux is long on ambiance and short on mystery.There is little to no development of the mystery No suspense, no hint of danger, no red herrings is there no wine that goes well with herring just a simple straight line from Cooker making a decision early on in the book to his stumbling across the culprit at the end T [...]

    24. Linda Baker on said:

      Treachery in Bordeaux is the first of a 20 book series featuring renowned wine expert Benjamin Cooker A very popular French TV series is also based on the series Cooker is an expert vintner and wine critic, much sought after by the industry and well known by the public at large.When a vintage from the prestigious grand cru Moniales Haut Brion is tampered with in the barrel, the owner calls Cooker in to investigate whether it was sabotage Benjamin, along with his new assistant, Virgile Lanssien, [...]

    25. Vanessa Delamare on said:

      You don t read that book, you enjoy and sip it while lounging in vineyards or admiring architecture and painting This is clearly not a detective story like any other it doesn t happen much not even a murder This can be annoying for who thinks it s a classic novel detective It s true that at one point I said to myself but when will the action happens Maybe because this is the first volume, the authors spend time describing Cooker s living environment, people around him, the decor, his tastes for [...]

    26. Jacqueline on said:

      I was immediately attracted to this book as it is set in Bordeaux, a city I love The descriptions of the city, the surrounding areas and the vineyards didn t disappoint and made me want to get myself back there toute de suite and I must now explore the town of Blaye that is situated on the other side of the Gironde estuary Not surprising for a French book set in Bordeaux, the wine is a key player, but just as good as the wine tasting notes are the descriptions of the food real regional dishes mo [...]

    27. Susan Johnston on said:

      This is the second book of the series that I have read this week and I am enchanted Actually, this is the first book written I read them out of order As much as I enjoyed the previous book, The Grand Cru Murders, this one tickled my fancy equally.Benjamin Cooker is a delightful character, sophisticated, urbane, and so knowledgable about wine I confess that there were times when I skimmed some of the details in order to get to the story Other characters are equally compelling particularly the cru [...]

    28. Emma on said:

      The word is that Scandinavian crime fiction is dead, put to the sword by an invasion of French crime writing excellence Thus begins a fascinating article just written by Quentin Bates France is the new Sweden by Quentin Bates on crime fiction.Could we say the same of mysteries Anne Trager would probably agree, as she launched Le French Book precisely to make French writers better known to the English reading public, and quite a few of the books they have translated and published so far are myste [...]

    29. Jen on said:

      Treachery in Bordeaux trans Anne Trager From the book description In modern day Bordeaux, there are few wine estates still within the city limits The prestigious grand cru Moniales Haut Brion is one of them When some barrels turn, world renowned winemaker turned gentleman detective Benjamin Cooker starts asking questions Is it negligence or sabotage Who would want to target this esteemed vintner Cooker and his assistant Virgile Lanssien search the city and the vineyards for answers, giving reade [...]

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