Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Great Escapes Book Tour: Chef Maurice and the Wrath of Grapes by J.A. Lang

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 553 KB
  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Purple Panda Press (July 13 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00WET7X64

Available from:
iTunes | Kobo | B&N/Nook (US) | Nook (UK) | Google Play | Amazon

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Book Description

 In the rarefied world of wine collecting, murder isn’t exactly a barrel of laughs…

An invitation to dinner at the home of renowned wine collector Sir William Burton-Trent soon finds Chef Maurice in the middle of an all-too-real murder mystery party, when Sir William is found dead in his own wine cellar.

The guests are acting all innocent, but which one is only playing the part? The pushy Californian film director? The seductive French winemaker? Or could it be, against all narrative decency, the butler who did it?

With the help of food critic friend Arthur Wordington-Smythe, a large kipper sandwich, and the newly formed Cochon Rouge Wine Appreciation Society, Chef Maurice must get to the bottom of matters before events turn decidedly sour…

Also in this series:
-Chef Maurice and a Spot of Truffle (Book #1)

About the Author

J.A. Lang is the author of the Chef Maurice Mysteries, set in the fictional Cotswold village of Beakley, conveniently located within driving distance of her home in Oxford, England. She lives with her husband, an excessive number of cookbooks, and a sourdough starter named Bob.

 Her favourite authors include Agatha Christie, P.G. Wodehouse and Terry Pratchett.

 When not at her writing desk, she enjoys cooking, eating, travelling to places with good food, drinking good wine, and thinking about her next meal. (Please note that any similarities between J.A. Lang and her main character, Chef Maurice, are purely coincidental.)

My Review

Chef Maurice and the Wrath of Grapes is the second book in the Chef Maurice mystery series by author J. A. Lang. This is the first book I've read in the series and can easily be read as a stand-alone.

Do you like reading funny mysteries? Do you love wine? Culinary mysteries?  Then Chef Maurice and the Wrath of Grapes is for you. Sometimes you need a light funny mystery! Very enjoyable read!

J.A. Lang words flow in this delightful read. The characters are interesting and memorable as is the setting. Great culinary mystery! Be sure to pick up a copy!



  1. This series has a special meaning for me and I would absolutely love to win a copy of this book to give to my daughter. My husband, her Dad's, middle name is Maurice and so is everyone in his family as far back as we know, so this is a must have/must read for her. She and I both love cozies and I know this would be a great treat for her as she loves to read and share her book information with her book friends at her office.. Thank you for giving me that opportunity for Melanie to win.

  2. Kay West is a place I plan to visit this year. It would be a great book to take with me.