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.

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