Thursday, January 7, 2016

Virtual Tour & #Giveaway for Late Harvest Havoc by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noel Balen

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Tour, presented by France Book Tours, for Late Harvest Havoc by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen. Please leave a comment or question for the authors to let them know you stopped by.  My review of this book is running a day late due to illness, please check back for it tomorrow. 

Late Harvest Havoc
By Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen
Winemaker Detective Series, Book 10

Publisher:  LeFrench Book
Release Date: December 15, 2015
Genre: Mystery
Length:  157 Pages
ISBN: 9781939474599
Translated by: Sally Pane

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About the book:

Vineyard revenge.

Winter is in the air in Alsace and local customs are sowing trouble, piquing the curiosity of the famous winemaker from Bordeaux, Benjamin Cooker. While the wine expert and his assistant Virgile settle into their hotel in the old city of Colmar, distinguished vineyards are attacked. Is it revenge?

The plot thickens when estates with no apparent connection to one another suffer the same sabotage just days prior to the late harvest. All of Alsace is in turmoil, plunged in the grip of suspicion that traces its roots back to the darkest hours of the German occupation.

As he crosses back and forth into Germany from the Alsace he thought he knew so well, Cooker discovers a land of superstition, rivalry, and jealousy. Between tastings of the celebrated wines, he is drawn into the lives and intrigues of the inhabitants.

An episode in a long successful French mysteries series that is a hit television series now in its fourth season and attracting an audience of over 4 million. The series is a huge success in France, Belgium and Switzerland.


©David Nakache

Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen, wine lover and music lover respectively, came up with the idea for the Winemaker Detective series while sharing a meal, with a bottle of Château Gaudou 1996, a red wine from Cahors with smooth tannins and a balanced nose.


Sally Pane studied French at State University of New York Oswego and the Sorbonne before receiving her Masters Degree in French Literature from the University of Colorado where she wrote Camus and the Americas: A Thematic Analysis of Three Works Based on His Journaux de Voyage. Her career includes more than twenty years of translating and teaching French and Italian at Berlitz and at University of Colorado Boulder. She has worked in scientific, legal and literary translation; her literary translations include Operatic Arias; Singers Edition, and Reality and the Untheorizable by Clément Rosset, along with a number of titles in the Winemaker Detective series. She also served as the interpreter for the government cabinet of Rwanda and translated for Dian Fossey’s Digit Fund. In addition to her passion for French, she has studied Italian at Colorado University, in Rome and in Siena. She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband.

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Monday, January 4
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at It’s a Mad Mad World
Wednesday, January 6
Review + Giveaway at The Discerning Reader
Thursday, January 7
Review + Giveaway at Queen of All She Reads
Saturday, January 16
Review at BookerTalk
Tuesday, January 19
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at Griperang’s Bookmarks
Friday, January 22
Review + Giveaway at LibriAmoriMiei
Saturday, January 23
Review + Giveaway at Words And Peace

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