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Wine and Crime with R.M. Cartmel

27th March 2015
Venue: Queen Victoria Hall, Oundle PE8 4BW
Time: 7.30pm

R.M. Cartmel talks about his new crime novel and discusses the wines of Burgundy with Philip Amps from Amps Fine Wines of Oundle.

After a long and successful career as a GP in Peterborough, R. M. Cartmel decided to dedicate himself to his other passion: writing. The Richebourg Affair is the first part of a trilogy and is Cartmel’s debut novel. It combines two of his lifelong loves — writing and travelling throughout the Burgundy region of France.

Commandant Charlemagne Truchaud of the Paris police is used to dealing with villainy and violence in the French capital. But when he is summoned home to Burgundy on the death of his brother, Truchaud faces the hard realisation that crime isn’t limited to the big city. There is something sinister simmering under the serene surface of the quaint and quiet village of Nuits-Saint Georges. Beneath this magnificent setting lurks an unseemly underbelly of theft, fraud, deceit… and cold-blooded murder.

Truchaud launches an investigation that takes him deep into a hidden world where things are not what they seem. But Truchaud’s search for answers only leads to more questions: What is hidden behind the cellar walls? Who wanted his brother dead? Why does Inspector Molleau have a loaded pistol in his desk drawer?

As he digs deeper and deeper into the mystery, Truchaud discovers that, for some people, Richebourg, quite literally, is a wine to die for…

 “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.”
- Chris Pollington, Private Account Manager at Berry Bros. & Rudd

Come and hear about this tantalising tale that unfolds in the vineyards of Burgundy, sample some wines and savour the conversation. You’ll find that The Richebourg Affair is as marvellous as the wine!


Tickets £10 available from the Oundle Box Office, 4 New Street, Oundle.

Open hours: 10.00am – 1.00pm Mon to Fri Tel 01832 274734, online at www.oundlefestival.org.uk

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