Backstabbing in Beaujolais by Jean-Pierre Alaux & Noël Balen,
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
ebook, 163 pages
Published November 19th 2015 by Le French Book
Source: egalley via edelweiss
Winemaker Detective Series (9)
Part of a long series, these books are always fresh. Quite different from the others so far, "Backstabbing in Beaujolais" uses foreshadowing for the opening chapter by beginning with the finding of a body then backtracking in time and spending a good portion of the book leading up to the murder. There are quite a few suspects and some French hanky-panky but this one of the cozier cases of the series. I particularly liked the epilogue which gave a "what are they up to now" on all the non-regular participants in the story. Not my favourite entry in the Cooker series but certainly a fun entry along the way. There are hints Margaux may be coming home and I can't wait to see if she will appear in the next book.