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Le French Book handpicks, translates and publishes top crime fiction choices from France—a place whose very name evokes the good life, food, wine, lovely countryside, and of course, noir. France offers readers more: procedurals, cozies, espionage and other suspense novels that have that very French combination of pleasure seeking and creativity, sophistication, and European perspective.


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A routine assignment in Lyon, France's traditional capital of gourmet food, turns bitter for food writer Laure Grenadier when a beloved chef is found murdered. A wave of panic follows with a second death, and Laure sets out to find the truth. As she reviews the city's traditional bistros, interviews the town's best chefs and local food producers, and shares stories and culinary lore with her photographer Paco Alvarez, she uncovers secrets and rivalries. But will she find the murderer before the city loses more of its master chefs?

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Backstabbing in Beaujolais

Vintage rivalries make a "perfect mystery to read with a glass of vino in hand." The Winemaker Detective goes to Beaujolais in a French-style cozy mystery for lovers of food and drink, amateur sleuth stories or anything set in France. 

A business magnate calls on wine expert Benjamin Cooker to kickstart his new wine business in Beaujolais, sparking bitter rivalries. Can the Winemaker Detective and his assistant keep calculating real estate agents, taciturn winegrowers, dubious wine merchants and suspicious deaths from delaying delivery of the world-famous Beaujolais Nouveau? Another adventure in this made-for-TV mystery series set in France. Both a wine novel and a mystery. 

"Riveting from the first page as the mystery simmers until it is smartly deduced." —The Discerning Reader 



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A detective’s dogged quest for the truth reveals more than he bargained for. Newly appointed to lead a squad at the elite Paris Criminal Investigation Division, Nico Sirsky catches a challenging homicide case that plunges him into toxic police rivalries and harsh personal realizations, changing forever his approach to police work. This prequel to the award-winning Paris Homicide series by “the French Michael Connelly” transports readers to the French capital, where fighting crime is always personal.