Wine and Crime Fiction
The Richebourg Affair is the first of a trilogy of crime-fiction novels set in and around the little village of Nuits-Saint-Georges, following the exploits of the brilliant if slightly crumpled Inspector Truchaud as he deals with thugs, drugs and viticultural villains.
It has now been translate into French. L’Affaire Richebourg out now!
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.
Chris Pollington – Private Account Manager – 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.
Cartmel successfully contrasts the intrigue and violence of a murder mystery with the slow-paced, pastoral life of a quiet French village.
The small village atmosphere of Nuit-Saints-George starts to come alive, so much so, it becomes easy to imagine sitting at the Café du Centre sipping creamy coffee and munching on sweet biscuits with Truchaud and Geneviève.
M. Lignor, Amazon book reviewer
The Richebourg Affair is a vintage to be enjoyed and R.M. Cartmel leaves the reader eagerly awaiting the next taste. Highly recommended.
The Richebourg Affair is a fun read in which the reader is fed tiny nuggets of gold which later lead to the gold mine itself.