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In Bordeaux: The Bitter Finish: A Vengeance in the Vineyard Mystery, thirty-year-old NYPD detective Max Maguire returns to France as bodyguard to a famous American wine critic. But when her client turns up dead in her hotel room, and a precious bottle of wine goes missing, Max has no choice but to team up with examining magistrate and former lover, Olivier Claumont.

Max, using aggressive tactics learned from her homicide detective father, stays one step ahead of Olivier in the investigation. Olivier’s more elegant approach takes them into the heart of Bordeaux society where he is sure the murderer and some fine dining lurks. Is a counterfeit wine operation with ties to New York somehow connected to the critic’s murder?

Bordeaux: The Bitter Finish is book two in the Vengeance in the Vineyard series and follows Champagne: The Farewell. Readers are introduced to the fascinating world of fine wine, and to a cast of characters (and suspects) sure to keep even the most discerning critic on the edge of their seats. To purchase Bordeaux: The Bitter Finish (2014, Poisoned Pen Press), visit: (Amazon) (Indiebound) (Poisoned Pen Press).

Praise for Bordeaux: The Bitter Finish

BORDEAUX: The Bitter Finish will appeal to foodies, Francophiles, oenophiles, and fans of whodunits. It is a delicious and intoxicating read.” —Sheila M. Merrit, Mystery Scene Magazine

“…A good choice for Peter Mayle fans.” —Karen Muller, Booklist

“Janet Hubbard brings the Bordeaux region to life in this scintillating novel steeped in the colors, scents and flavors of France that will have both mystery fans and armchair travelers unable to turn the pages fast enough. Max Maguire is back, diving into the dark side of the wine trade to solve a murder, and woe is it to anyone who stands in her way! Sit back, raise a glass and prepare to be delighted.” — Jennifer McMahon, New York Times bestselling author of Promise Not to Tell

“What a delicious mix of fine wine and murder in Janet Hubbard’s Bordeaux: The Bitter Finish. Great sense of place, clever array of characters, and terrific plotting that kept me turning pages, thirsty for another glass of vintage writing that the author serves up in her series.” —Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author of the Alex Cooper Crime Novels


Chapter one: “Bordeaux: The Bitter Finish” a vineyard mystery and the world of fine wine (part one)

Chapter two: Bordeaux: The Bitter Finish” greed, suspense, murder – lust for the best vintages (part two)


Janet Hubbard’s “Bordeaux: Bitter Finish” on mystery writing – digging below the surface, behind the façade, lurks story, rumor, and competition on A Woman’s Paris®.

20110817_MG_980_JanetHubbard_1 234X351 cropJanet Hubbard divides her time between Vermont, Virginia, and France. This series is a result of annual trips to France over a twenty year span to visit French friends, and a love of wine and the wine culture that let extensive stays in some of the wine districts, including Champagne and Bordeaux.

A Virginian by birth, Janet Hubbard is a graduate of New York University and a former employee of Time-Life Books. She wrote over twenty non-fiction books for Chelsea House Publishers, a school and library publisher, under the name Janet Hubbard-Brown, and has an active editing and teaching business in Vermont. For more information about Janet Hubbard visit: (Website)

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