Wednesday 5 February 2014

Grand Cru Heist by Jean Pierre Alaux & Noël Balen

Grand Cru HeistGrand Cru Heist by Jean-Pierre Alaux
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read the first wine detective story, Treachery in Bordeaux and enjoyed the brief foray into the world of wine. Grand Cru Heist is no different. The main character Benjamin Cooker is unique as ever, but ever so slightly annoying. The plot is a simple one and the setting is well suited for this, anything more complex would not work as well.

Car jacked in Paris the wine expert is drawn into a search for stolen vintage wine and the solving of a double murder. Cooker is helped in his investigation by his assistant Virgile. Throughout the story you given a lesson on French wines and regions, which is interesting but could be minimised? Overall a good book to pass a few hours.

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