After retiring from a long career as a GP, passionate blues aficionado and wine connoisseur R.M. Cartmel from Peterborough has dedicated himself full-time to the creation of crime fiction, and has published his first book, ‘The Richebourg Affair’. The vineyards and wine-makers of Burgundy are central to this series of ‘crime and wine’ crime-fiction novels. R.M. Cartmel has been a passionate lover of Burgundy wines (and others) for as long as he can remember, and is also an avid collector of fine and rare wines for tasting.
‘The Richebourg Affair’ is the first of a trilogy, and is set in and around Nuits-Saint Georges following the acute if rumpled Inspector Truchaud of the French police as he pursues fraudsters, murderers and gangsters over the course of a winemaking year in the vineyards of Burgundy.
R.M. Cartmel spoke with Sue Dougan on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire about his debut novel. Listen here!