The Wrong Bank of the Rhone

Fiction, Thriller / Crime

Côtes du Rhône and Châteauneuf-du-Pape: two wine-growing regions, one on the left bank of the Rhone, the other on the right. Two brothers, vintners on opposite sides of the river. When one dies, it looks at first sight like an accident. But Simone Latroye, a trainee on the dead winegrower’s vineyard, has good reason to believe that’s not the case, so she asks her godfather Martin Bongers – currently a vintner in Bordeaux – for assistance. The erstwhile Frankfurt wine merchant rushes to her side immediately—only too well aware of what ambition, envy and greed can drive people to...

Paul Grote

After training as a management assistant in advertising, Paul Grote studied sociology and political science in Hamburg. He spent 15 years living in South America, from were he reported for the press and radio on wine and cookery.

The Wrong Bank of the Rhone

Côtes du Rhône and Châteauneuf-du-Pape: two wine-growing regions, one on the left bank of the Rhone, the other on the right. Two brothers, vintners on opposite sides of the river. When one dies, it looks at first sight like an accident. But Simone Latroye, a trainee on the dead winegrower’s vineyard, has good reason to believe that’s not the case, so she asks her godfather Martin Bongers – currently a vintner in Bordeaux – for assistance. The erstwhile Frankfurt wine merchant rushes to her side immediately—only too well aware of what ambition, envy and greed can drive people to...

Bibliographic Data
432 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-21691-3
First published 2017