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Publisher's Summary

"A terrific series." - New York Times best-seller William Martin.

The gold standard in mysteries that dovetail travel, cuisine, and wine. In between enjoying sumptuous food and wine, the "Winemaker Detective" grapples with deceit and deception in Old World Europe.

France's top wine expert Benjamin Cooker sets off to enjoy the delights of Vienna, a romantic ride down the Danube, a gourmand's visit to Budapest, and a luxury train through the enchanting Hungarian countryside. All too soon, stolen wallets, disappearing passports, guides who are a bit too obliging, and murder mar the trip.

Meanwhile, in Bordeaux, Cooker's handsome assistant Virgile faces an annoying rival and a mildew crisis in the vineyards just as Cooker's lab technician is the victim of a mugging.

If you love cozy culinary mysteries, amateur detective stories, international mysteries with French flair, or anything wine-related, this made-for-TV series offers armchair travel at its best with gentle mysteries.

©2006 Librairie Arthème Fayard; First published in English in 2016 By Le French Book, Inc.; English adaptation copyright 2016 Sally Pane (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“Light and enjoyable… If you feel like taking an armchair tour of France, this series hits just the right spot.” (Star Tribune)

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