MUSING MONDAYS – What I’m reading right now

musingmondays51Every week, MizB hosts Musing Mondays on her blog, Should Be Reading. Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

So today I’ll tell you what I’m reading right now. I’m reading a book called Treachery in Bordeaux.

BLURB: Benjamin Cooker is a renowned winemaker and critic turned gentleman detective who sets out to find who is trying to take down the prestigious grand cru Moniales Haut-Brion. Is it negligence or sabotage? Who would want to target this esteemed vintner? Cooker and his assistant Virgile Lanssien search the city and the vineyards for answers, giving readers and inside view of this famous wine region. Treachery in Bordeaux is the first of the 20-book Winemaker Detective series that delves into the underworld of a global luxury industry.

MY MUSING: It is not a very long book and I am half way through. It is a translation from the French and it is apparently a very popular series in France that has recently been made into a television series and is now being translated into English. It is well written but I think I would be enjoying it more if I knew more about wine and the wine making process as there is a lot of technical jargon. Also, at the halfway point, there has been no body. I fall into the camp that thinks there must be a murder in a mystery. The mystery here so far seems twofold, what is ruining a particular vintner’s wine and the origin of two paintings. I will finish reading it before I make final judgement. But the fact I am finishing it is something of a judgement already.

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