I was recently sent The Richebourg Affair book by the lovely people at mumsnet. I was so excited to read it because I’ve reviewed books but not often books for adults (not naughty) and ones that are to my taste. This book fits both 🙂
Firstly the blurb…
Who’d have thought it? Commandant Truchaud of the Paris police is used to dealing with villainy and violence in the French capital, but when he is summoned home to Burgundy on the death of his brother, he finds a seething vat of theft, fraud, and cold-blooded murder fomenting beneath the serene surface of the little village of Nuits-Saint-Georges. What is hidden behind the cellar walls? Who wanted his brother dead? Why does Inspector Molleau have a loaded pistol in his desk drawer? As Truchaud digs deeper and deeper into the mystery, he discovers that, for some people, Richebourg is quite literally a wine to die for. The Richebourg Affair is the first of a trilogy set in and around Nuits-Saint Georges, following Truchaud through three different wine-related scandals over the course of a year in the Burgundy vineyards.
I loved this book! It’s so exciting, it kept me engaged and I wanted to keep reading on to see what happened.
It did take a little while to get through due to the different names, it can get a bit confusing. I realised at the end of the book R.M Cartmel has written them all down with an explanation of who they are on the last few pages. I would suggest to you that you read these notes as you read the book, I think it would help lots!
It’s a very complex mystery with lots a different elements but that’s what I liked about it 🙂
I was surprised to learn that this is R.M Carmel’s first book. He is a natural author and was born to write.
I would definitely recommend if you like in depth mystery books. I give it 8/10