The Vintage Caper by Peter Mayle

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From Hollywood to Marseille with delicious stops in between, Peter Mayle’s latest novel is filled with the culinary delights and entertaining characters that make him our treasured chronicler of French food and life.
The story begins high above Los Angeles at the impressive wine cellar of lawyer Danny Roth. Unfortunately, after inviting the Los Angeles Times to write an extensive profile extolling the liquid treasures of his collection, Roth finds himself the victim of a world-class wine heist. Enter Sam Levitt, former lawyer and wine connoisseur, who follows leads to Bordeaux and Provence. The unraveling of the ingenious crime is threaded through with Mayle’s seductive rendering of France’s sensory delights—even the most sophisticated of oenophiles will learn a thing or two from this vintage work by a beloved author.

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About Peter Mayle

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Peter Mayle is the author of twelve previous books, six of them novels. A recipient of the Légion d'Honneur from the French government for his cultural contributions, he has been living in Provence with his wife, Jennie, for twenty years.
Published October 13, 2009 by Vintage. 241 pages
Genres: Travel, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Education & Reference, Action & Adventure, Law & Philosophy, Crime, Cooking, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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The celebrated author (A Good Year, 2004, etc.) introduces a wine-savvy sleuth who traces an L.A. cellar heist back to France.

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In this whodunit, Peter Mayle ships a sleuth off to France, but wine is clearly the main character.

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