Pump Up Your Book Presents The Winemaker Detective: An Omnibus Virtual Book Publicity Tour

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Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Jean-Pierre Alaux & Noel Balen’s THE WINEMAKER DETECTIVE: AN OMNIBUS virtual book tour January 4-29!

Inside the Book:

The Winemaker Detective

Title: The Winemaker Detective: An Omnibus
Author: Jean-Pierre Alaux & Noel Balen
Publisher: LeFrench Book
Pages: 309
Genre: Mystery/French Cozy/Culinary Mystery

An immersion in French countryside, gourmet attitude, and light-hearted mystery.

Two amateur sleuths gumshoe around French wine country, where money, deceit, jealousy, inheritance and greed are all the ingredients needed for crime. Master winemaker Benjamin Cooker and his sidekick Virgile Lanssien solve mysteries in vineyards with a dose of Epicurean enjoyment of fine food and beverage. Each story is a homage to wine and winemakers, as well as a mystery.

In Treachery in Bordeaux, barrels at the prestigious grand cru Moniales Haut-Brion wine estate in Bordeaux have been contaminated. Is it negligence or sabotage?

In Grand Cru Heist, Benjamin Cooker’s world gets turned upside down one night in Paris. He retreats to the region around Tours to recover. He and his assistant Virgile turn PI to solve two murders and very particular heist.

In Nightmare in Burgundy, a dream wine tasting trip to Burgundy that turns into a troubling nightmare when Cooker and his assistant stumble upon a mystery revolving around messages from another era.

This made-for-TV series is “difficult to forget and oddly addictive” (ForeWord Reviews).

For More Information

  • The Winemaker Detective: An Omnibus is available at Amazon.
  • Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

Meet the Authors:

Jean-Pierre Noel Balen

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. The series has 24 titles to date and is a hit TV series in France. So far 10 have been translated. Jean-Pierre Alaux currently lives in southwestern France and Noël in Paris. They both are full-time writers and participate in the TV adaptation of their series.

Translator 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. She has translated several titles in this series.

And Anne Trager has a passion for crime fiction that equals her love of France. After years working in translation, publishing and communications, she founded the mystery and thriller publishing house Le French Book, dedicated to picking top mysteries and thrillers from France and translating them into English.

Their latest book is the cozy mystery, The Winemaker Detective: An Omnibus.

For More Information

Tour Schedule:

Monday, January 4 – Interview at I’m Shelf-ish

Tuesday, January 5 – Book Featured at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic

Wednesday, January 6 – Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book

Thursday, January 7 – Interview at The Writer’s Life

Friday, January 8 – Book Featured at A Taste of My Mind


Monday, January 11 – Interview at Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews

Tuesday, January 12 – Book Featured at 3 Partners in Shopping

Wednesday, January 13 – Interview at The Literary Nook

Thursday, January 14 – Book Featured at Write and Take Flight

Friday, January 15 – Book Featured at My Bookish Pleasures

Sunday, January 17 – Twitter Party (details coming soon)


Monday, January 18 – Interview at Literarily Speaking

Tuesday, January 19 – Guest Blogging at Literal Exposure

Wednesday, January 20 – Interview at Beyond the Books

Thursday, January 21 – Book Featured at Maureen’s Musings

Friday, January 22 – Interview at As the Page Turns


Monday, January 25 – Interview at The Dark Phantom

Tuesday, January 26 – Guest Blogging at Around the World in Books

Wednesday, January 27 – Book Review at Reading Reality

Thursday, January 28 – Book Featured at Ali- The Dragon Slayer

Friday, January 29 – Interview at The Book Rack


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