After retiring from a long career as a GP, passionate blues aficionado and wine connoisseur R.M. Cartmel from Peterborough has dedicated himself full-time to the creation of crime fiction, and is now releasing his first book, ‘The Richebourg Affair’ on Wednesday 30th July. The vineyards and wine-makers of Burgundy are central to this series of ‘crime and wine’ crime-fiction novels. R.M. Cartmel has been a passionate lover of Burgundy wines (and others) for as long as he can remember, and is also an avid collector of fine and rare wines for tasting.
‘The Richebourg Affair’ is the first of a trilogy, and is set in and around Nuits-Saint Georges following the acute if rumpled Inspector Truchaud of the French police as he pursues fraudsters, murderers and gangsters over the course of a winemaking year in the vineyards of Burgundy.
Jeffrey Siger, bestselling author of Murder in Mykonos:
“R.M. Cartmel’s The Richebourg Affair is a well-crafted treasure of unforgettable characters, eloquent yet whimsical language, intrigues burrowed into the ways of classic French wine making, and vintage murder mystery writing. I felt so comfortable in Cartmel’s hands as a storyteller that I couldn’t believe it’s a debut novel.” Jeffrey Siger, best-selling author of Murder in Mykonos”
Chris Pollington, Private Account Manager at Berry Bros. & Rudd:
“Whether you are a lover of detective novels, the great wines of Burgundy, or, like me, both, The Richebourg Affair is a gripping read that will have you turning the pages from beginning to end.”