Oenophilia and Bibliophilia Collide: Wine Enthusiast R. M. Cartmel’s latest venture takes him from Richebourg to Charlemagne

Oenophilia and Bibliophilia Collide: Wine Enthusiast R. M. Cartmel’s latest venture takes him from Richebourg to Charlemagne

– Wine enthusiast R. M. Cartmel’s two passions—wine and books—intersect in his newest venture, a trilogy of mystery novels about villainy in the vineyards. Crime Scene Books announces the release of Cartmel’s latest wine mystery, The Charlemagne Connection. The Charlemagne Connection is published in trade paper (ISBN: 978-0992948627, $13.99) and eBook editions.

Cartmel won raves among critics and readers for The Richebourg Affair, the debut release in his wine mysteries series set in Burgundy:

“Intriguing…replete with rich descriptions.” – ForeWord Review of Books

“Cartmel joins the ranks of the best classic crime writers here: one whose mystery has the full character development of any novel, with believable events, attention to police procedures— and that hard to define element which makes the story very difficult to put down.” – Long and Short Reviews

“I savored The Richebourg Affair like a good bottle of wine.” – Reviewing the Evidence

“An entertaining read, primarily due to the gorgeously depicted Burgundy region of France and to the engaging character of Truchaud.” – Mysterious Reviews

“A well-paced complex mystery…intricate and fascinating” – Rambles

The Charlemagne Connection, Cartmel’s latest mystery, is an exhilarating tale of featuring the rumpled but shrewd Inspector Charlemagne Truchaud of the Paris police.

About The Charlemagne Connection: Something sinister is afoot in the charming little Burgundy village of Nuits-Saint-Georges. Inspector Truchaud will have an elaborate mystery to unravel when a young German tourist goes missing in Nuits-Saint-Georges. What appears, at first, to be a straightforward case takes a dark turn when a decomposing body is found in the woods….

A captivating tale that transports readers to the vineyards of Burgundy, The Charlemagne Connection crackles with suspense. Smart, seamless, and sensational, The Charlemagne Connection blends a to-die for setting, a well-balanced, full-bodied plot, and irresistible characters. Celebrated novelist R.M. Cartmel uncorks a wild, witty, and winning wine mystery in The Charlemagne Connection.

Born into a military family, R.M. Cartmel was educated at Sherborne School in the South West of England and at Oxford. Cartmel served as a practicing doctor for over three and a half decades. As a novelist Cartmel combines two of his lifelong loves—writing and traveling throughout France’s exquisite Burgundy region.

Crime Scene Books is an independent book publisher based in the U.K. Members of the news media wishing to request additional information are kindly asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone: (615) 297-9875, or by email: maryglenn@maryglenn.com


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