Thursday, August 13, 2015

Book Beginning: Flambé in Armagnac


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A hot-air balloon was slipping into the clouds above a herd of wild horses. A village of rustic chalets hewn from rustic logs stood silently on a ridge against a blue sky.
-- Flambé in Armagnac by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noel Balen. Well, that certainly sets an idyllic scene!

This is the fifth book in the "winemaker detective" series featuring amateur sleuth Benjamin Cooker. The has already been made into a TV show in France. I have dived into this cozy but I want to go back and start at the beginning of the series.

Find the winemaker detective series and several other mystery and thriller series on my new favorite timesuck, the Le French Book website.


Amy said...

Wow really descriptive! Sounds like a great book :D
Amy x

guiltless reader said...

I'd keep reading! Such a strange cover through.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great excerpt! Lovely cover, too.

Elizabeth B said...

Before I read the intro, I thought it might be a cook book, from the title. I haven't heard of this series, so I'll go back and start at the beginning.

karen said...

I'll have to look into this series, too. I love a good series :)

Sherry Fundin said...

I am not familiar with the series, but who doesn't like a balloon ride?
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

Diane Coto said...

The winemaker detective series sounds very interesting. I do like the idyllic setting at the beginning of this one. Thanks!
@dino0726 from 
FictionZeal - Impartial, Straighforward Fiction Book Reviews

Whitney Behr said...

I hadn't heard of this series before but I have to agree that opening with a balloon ride creates an idyllic scene.

Elizabeth said...

Love the description.


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Katherine P said...

I read one in this series and really enjoyed it! The beginning of this one definitely reminds me that I need to get back to it. I'd love to see the TV series!

Jessica Nicole said...

How atmospheric! Interesting opening!

Jessica @ Ramblings on Readings

Andrea Stoeckel said...

I am blessed to have been able to read everything that LeFrenchBook has made available in English. It is one of my guilty pleasures at NetGalley.

LuAnn Braley said...

Sounds very relaxing, although if it's a mystery, I doubt it stays that way! I have no trouble with flying in an airplane, but I don't know if I could handle a hot air balloon. (I'd be willing to give it a try!) :O)

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