The debut release in R.M. Cartmel’s wine mysteries series set in Burgundy, The Richebourg Affair is a seamless and suspenseful tale that takes readers on an unforgettable tour of the French wine country.
About The Richebourg Affair: Commandant Charlemagne 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, Truchaud faces the hard realization that crime isn’t limited to the big city. There is something sinister simmering under the serene surface of the quaint and quiet village of Nuits-Saint Georges. Beneath this magnificent setting lurks an unseemly underbelly of theft, fraud, deceit…and cold-blooded murder.
Truchaud launches an investigation that takes him deep into a hidden world where things are not what they seem. But Truchaud’s search for answers only leads to more questions: 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 he digs deeper and deeper into the mystery, Truchaud discovers that, for some people, Richebourg, quite literally, is a wine to die for….
A tantalizing tale that unfolds in the vineyards of Burgundy, The Richebourg Affair is a rich and riveting read. Novelist R.M. Cartmel has crafted a mesmerizing mystery that readers will savor from beginning to end. With its irresistible plot, sensational setting, and charming cast of characters, The Richebourg Affair is intoxicating.
Born into a military family, R.M. Cartmel was educated at the Sherborne School in the South West of England and Oxford. Cartmel served as a practicing doctor for over three and a half decades. The Richebourg Affair, Cartmel’s debut novel, combines two of his lifelong loves—writing and traveling throughout France’s exquisite Burgundy region. R.M. Cartmel is currently at work on book two in the Burgundy wine trilogy, The Saint-Georges Episode.
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