I just started reading Chef Maurice and the Wrath of Grapes by J.A. Lang. This book is the second book in the Chef Maurice Mystery series and I am delighted to be back in the Cotswolds.
Chef Maurice and his good friend, restaurant critic Arthur Wordington-Smythe, are visiting Bourne Hall for a dinner and wine tasting hosted by wine collector Sir William Burton-Trent. A handful of other guests including a Californian director turned vineyard owner, the granddaughter of a French wine family and her English husband, a wine critic, and an elderly relative make up the party. Things are not quite as jovial as they seem, however. When the cook discovers Sir William is locked in the wine cellar and won't respond to her knocks and calls, she fears the worst.
A country manor, a raging snowstorm, a mysterious stranger, and plenty of wine: ingredients for a perfect murder!