Treachery in Bordeaux

Treachery in Bordeaux

eBook - 2012
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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 readers and inside view of this famous wine region. It is the first of the 20-book Winemaker Detective series that delves into the underworld of a global luxury industry.
Publisher: New York : Le French Book, 2012.
ISBN: 9780985320652
0985320656
Characteristics: 1 online resource.

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oblio_88
Oct 02, 2017

The level of detail about the wine regions of France and their history is phenomenal...unfortunately, that's about all these books have going for them. These are labeled as the "Winemaker's Detective" novels, but there's precious little detecting going on. A crime gets committed, and the reader follows Benjamin Cooker through his exquisitely tasteful life until, by happy coincidence, he stumbles onto the solution of the mystery.

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Pilosha
Jul 31, 2017

Boring, a bit pretentious, full of discussions about the Bordeaux region and architecture, history and other details that do nothing to the plot. Not well written, stilted, characters are one dimensional, could not find a plot, does not flow at all. Could not get into it, did not finish it. Waste of my time.

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rsolin
Oct 11, 2015

Very slim, and hardly anything happens. Still, I found myself enjoying an inside look at the wine making industry. The main character, Benjamin Cooker, is a bit unbelievable, though. Everyone seems to be in awe of him, and he knows just about everything. On the whole, an OK read.

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