ARC Review: Mayhem in Margaux (Winemaker Detective) Book 6

Title: Mayhem in Margaux (Winemaker Detective) Jean Pierre Alaux & Noel Balen
Publisher: Le French Book
Format: advanced e-galley received through from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Pages: 164 pages
Genre: Mystery

This book was released May 14, 2015

Synopsis: 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 class√© wines from Margaux.

(34)Review: This book made me wish I could drink wine, unfortunately a sulfite allergy destroys that ability.  So with little to no knowledge of wine but feeling mighty thirsty at the end of the book I learned a lot (like the merits of a traditional cork over a screw top in wine bottles!) and had a lot of fun with this book.

This cozy mystery intertwined around the wines and vines of France's Wine Country is quick, entertaining read. There isn't the graphic sex and violence accompanying many mystery/thrillers these days and it actually reminds me a bit of a good old English Murder Mystery such as anything by Agatha Christie.

So grab a glass of your favorite vintage and curl up for an evening of fun. I'll sit here and sip my juice and wish it was of the fermented variety.