The Champagne Fund

Fiction, Thriller / Crime

Champagne, lots of money – and a murder? A sparkling blend.

 

Philipp Achenbach has a problem: his boss, the owner of a Cologne-based wine import business, wants to fly even higher . He decides to boost his firm with a champagne-linked trust fund, and has left all the hard work to Achenbach – but he doesn’t like the idea at all , and what’s more he totally mistrusts the London financiers. And things aren’t going according to plan in Champagne either. Achenbach travels there to investigate for himself, and he discovers that not only have counterfeit corks, caps and labels turned up, but also that prosecco is being passed off as champagne. Now he’s up against his boss as well as shady strangers …

 

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 whence he reported for the press and radio on wine and cookery.

 

Press acclaim for previous Wine & Crime-novels by Paul Grote

• “The book is enough to inspire a craving for the wine to go along with the story.” amazon.de

• “What’s more enjoyable? A splendid wine or a juicy crime thriller? Paul Grote gives us both in one.” Frau im Spiegel

• “No-one knows more about human psychology, wine and evil than Paul Grote, and no-one writes clued-up crime stories more grippingly than he does.” Rheinische Post  

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 Champagne Fund

Champagne, lots of money – and a murder? A sparkling blend.

 

Philipp Achenbach has a problem: his boss, the owner of a Cologne-based wine import business, wants to fly even higher . He decides to boost his firm with a champagne-linked trust fund, and has left all the hard work to Achenbach – but he doesn’t like the idea at all , and what’s more he totally mistrusts the London financiers. And things aren’t going according to plan in Champagne either. Achenbach travels there to investigate for himself, and he discovers that not only have counterfeit corks, caps and labels turned up, but also that prosecco is being passed off as champagne. Now he’s up against his boss as well as shady strangers …

 

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 whence he reported for the press and radio on wine and cookery.

 

Press acclaim for previous Wine & Crime-novels by Paul Grote

• “The book is enough to inspire a craving for the wine to go along with the story.” amazon.de

• “What’s more enjoyable? A splendid wine or a juicy crime thriller? Paul Grote gives us both in one.” Frau im Spiegel

• “No-one knows more about human psychology, wine and evil than Paul Grote, and no-one writes clued-up crime stories more grippingly than he does.” Rheinische Post  

Bibliographic Data
400 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-21237-3
First published 2010