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Bruno Chief of Police

Bruno  Chief of Police Book
Author : Martin Walker
Publisher : Quercus Books
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Captain Bruno Courreges goes by the grand title of Chief of Police, though in truth he's the only municipal policeman on staff in the small town of St Denis in the beautiful Perigord region of south west France. He has a gun but never wears it; he has the power to arrest but never uses it. The law in St Denis and the farms and hamlets of its sprawling commune is not necessarily applied as Paris would like it. Bruno sees his job as protecting St Denis from its enemies, and these include the capital's bureaucrats and their EU counterparts in Brussels. Today is market day in the ancient town. Inspectors from Brussels have been swooping on France's markets, attempting to enforce EU hygiene rules. The locals call the Brussels' bureaucrats 'Gestapo' and Bruno supports their resistance. What's more, here in what was Vichy France, words like 'Gestapo' and 'resistance' still carry a profound resonance. When an old man, head of an immigrant North African family, is found viciously murdered - a swastika carved in his chest - the obvious conclusion is that this ritualistic killing must be racist, and that Le Front National is alive and well in the Dordogne. Suspicion falls on the son of the local doctor, found in flagrante playing sex games surrounded by Nazi paraphernalia. But Bruno isn't convinced, and suspects this unusual crime may have its roots in that most tortured period of recent French history - the Second World War. A time of terror and betrayal that set brother against brother, it casts a very long shadow.

The Children Return

The Children Return Book
Author : Martin Walker
Publisher : HarperWeekend
Release : 2016-04-05
ISBN : 9781443441063
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The seventh novel in Martin Walker’s irresistible mystery series set in the South of France and starring Bruno, Chief of Police—the Dordogne’s favourite chief of police is back in a case full of twists and turns that finds his small town shockingly targeted by a terrorist network When an undercover agent tracking domestic jihadists is found murdered, it’s troubling enough for Bruno’s beloved village. But when this is followed by the return of Sami, a local autistic youth thought lost to Islamic extremism, provincial St. Denis suddenly becomes a front line in the global war on terror. Abducted and exploited for his technological genius in Afghanistan, Sami has used his talents to gather invaluable stores of al-Qaeda intel—but as an international tribunal descends to begin an exhaustive debrief, it becomes clear Sami’s former handlers are far from ready to relinquish him. Now the same jihadists who killed the agent aim to silence Sami, and as the eyes of the intelligence world turn toward his case, Bruno must scramble to track down the terrorists before they exact their own justice. As if things aren’t complicated enough, Bruno finds himself contending with the mixed, alluring signals of one of the high-ranking U.S. intelligence officers on Sami’s case, even while juggling the affections of his neighbour and sometime lover. Add to that a member of the tribunal with dangerous skeletons in his closet, the mysterious history of two Jewish siblings who claim to have been sheltered locally from the Nazis during World War II, and a high-profile philanthropist whose presence in St. Denis seems to be attracting attention from the jihadists, and it’s all almost enough to absent Bruno from the village’s wine festival. With international intrigue and action aplenty, The Children Return is a journey to St. Denis that readers won’t soon forget. PRAISE FOR MARTIN WALKER AND THE BRUNO, CHIEF OF POLICE SERIES “Martin Walker’s bucolic mysteries offer a gentle reminder to slow down and smell the grapes.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW “Walker is brilliant at capturing the murderous charms of rural France.” —DAILY MIRROR “Walker hits the sweet spot of balancing humor and drama, and his food descriptions will leave readers fantasizing about dining in the Perigord.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

A Taste for Vengeance

A Taste for Vengeance Book
Author : Martin Walker
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-03-07
ISBN : 9781786486158
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'THE MAIGRET OF THE DORDOGNE' ANTONY BEEVOR Bruno, now Chief of Police for the whole Vézère valley, has an unusual challenge to rise to: teaching at his friend Pamela's new cookery school. It is a daunting prospect - the disappearance of one of the school's pupils almost serves as a welcome distraction. When the woman's body is discovered in one half of a double homicide, the evidence points to something far out of the ordinary. The other murder victim is a man, covered in combat scars and with a false passport. Investigations reveal a list of enemies as long as Bruno's arm. Any one of them would have had good reason to kill him - but which group managed it? And how did they find him? As more of their mystery man's previous life is revealed, Bruno realizes that there may be more intended victims in the vicinity. Now he must conduct the biggest manhunt in St Denis' history to find the killers before they strike again.

The Resistance Man

The Resistance Man Book
Author : Martin Walker
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2013-06-06
ISBN : 1780870736
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In south-west France, WW2 casts the longest shadow when some rare bank notes are discovered, notes that may have links to the legendary Neuvic train robbery in 1944 in the sixth internationally-bestselling case for Bruno, chief of police In St Denis, Bruno, chef de police, can't get a moment's rest. Some rare bank notes have come to light that may have links to the legendary Neuvic train robbery in 1944. The investigation is fraught with issues. Bruno is also dealing with a wave of local burglaries, which have brought his old flame, Isabelle - and their complicated history - back to the town. Worse is to come. Tasked with piecing together these past crimes, Bruno now finds he has the more pressing matter of a body on his hands. He must now trace the links between past and present to restore peace in St Denis.

Dark Vineyard

Dark Vineyard Book
Author : Martin Walker
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2010-04-01
ISBN : 1849166536
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Industrial sabotage spills over into murder in the Dordogne village of St Denis. Chief of police Bruno must balance tradition and progress while bringing a killer to justice. Just before dawn one summer morning Bruno is summoned by the wail of the siren in the little town of St Denis in the Périgord. A fire is raging in a local barn and spreading to the surrounding fields. When Bruno arrives at the scene, the smell of petrol leaves no doubt: it was arson. The barn belongs to an agricultural research company experimenting with genetically modified crops - an unpopular move in deeply traditional St Denis. Meanwhile, a Californian producer wants to set up a wine-making business in the valley. Despite the money and jobs this would bring, many fear it would destroy their town. When a violent death follows the crop burning, it looks as though someone is prepared to do anything to stop the scheme. Bruno will have to draw on all his local knowledge to reach the truth.

The Body in the Castle Well

The Body in the Castle Well Book
Author : Martin Walker
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2019-06-04
ISBN : 1786485788
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'WILL MAKE READERS LONG FOR LAZY DAYS IN RURAL FRANCE' Irish Independent Millions of readers worldwide are discovering the special world of Bruno, Chief of Police, and the Dordogne Mysteries. There's murder in paradise in the twelfth case for France's favourite cop in this addition to a beloved series A missing art student. An international investigation. A secret that will shatter Bruno's charming village of St Denis. A rich American art student is found dead at the bottom of a well in an ancient hilltop castle. The young woman, Claudia, had been working in the archives of an eminent French art historian, a crippled Resistance war hero, at his art-filled chateau. As Claudia's White House connections get the US Embassy and the FBI involved, Bruno traces the people and events that led to her fatal accident - or was it murder? Bruno learns that Claudia had been trying to buy the chateau and art collection of her tutor, even while her researches led her to suspect that some of his attributions may have been forged. This takes Bruno down a trail that leads him from the ruins of Berlin in 1945, to France's colonial war in Algeria. The long arm of French history has reached out to find a new victim, but can Bruno identify the killer - and prove his case?

The Coldest Case

The Coldest Case Book
Author : Martin Walker
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2021-05-27
ISBN : 1787477789
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Capturing the magic of the Dordogne and its people, the Dordogne Mysteries are worldwide bestsellers. Featuring Bruno, France's favourite policeman, along with gourmet food and wine, local colour, sunshine and murder mystery, no wonder they are so popular. 'RICH ON LOCAL COLOUR' THE TIMES 'DOLLOPS OF THE GOOD LIFE IN RURAL FRANCE SPICED UP WITH INTERNATIONAL INTRIGUE' IRISH INDEPENDENT 'UNRIVALED AT INTERWEAVING THE PROFESSIONAL AND PRIVATE PURSUITS OF A THOROUGH LIKABLE COP' DAILY MAIL Bruno Courreges is Chief of Police of the lovely town of St Denis in the Dordogne. His main wish is to keep the local people safe and his town free from crime. But crime has a way of finding its way to him. For thirty years, Bruno's boss, Chief of Detectives Jalipeau, known as J-J, has been obsessed with his first case. It was never solved and Bruno knows that this failure continues to haunt J-J. A young male body was found in the woods near St Denis and never identified. For all these years, J-J has kept the skull as a reminder. He calls him 'Oscar'. Visiting the famous pre-history museum in nearby Les Eyzies, Bruno sees some amazingly life-like heads expertly reconstructed from ancient skulls. He suggests performing a similar reconstruction on Oscar as a first step towards at last identifying him. An expert is hired to start the reconstruction and the search for Oscar's killer begins again in earnest.

Bruno Chief of Police

Bruno  Chief of Police Book
Author : Martin Walker
Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
Release : 2010-05-11
ISBN : 1443401706
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Recipe for Success Take a rural commune in the heart of the Dordogne and a one-man police department by the name of Bruno. Add a brutal murder with the hallmarks of a racial crime against immigrant workers from North Africa. Season with clues that point to unsettled feuds from the Nazi legacy of the Second World War. Serve with Gallic charm in all good bookshops as the first book in a brilliant crime fiction series. Set in the street markets, cobbled squares, vineyards and farmland of the Dordogne area of France, Bruno, Chief of Police features Captain Bruno Courrèges, a man as charming and eccentric as he is wise. A formidable investigator, Bruno must rise to the challenge when the head of an Algerian family is murdered and the peace of Bruno’s beloved village of St. Denis is shattered. Racism is the obvious conclusion, and the son of a local doctor who is caught playing sex games surrounded by Nazi paraphernalia is the immediate suspect. But Bruno knows his people well and sees a more complex explanation lurking in the memories and unsettled feuds of the German occupation. This addictively readable novel, filled with the sights and sounds—and politics—of the French countryside, launches a stunning new crime fiction series.

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Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-09-23
ISBN : 0525519963
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Devil s Cave

The Devil s Cave Book
Author : Martin Walker
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2013-06-25
ISBN : 1443409472
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It is springtime in idyllic St Denis, a time of beauty and calm. But not for Bruno, Chief of Police: a woman’s body has been found on a boat, bearing signs of a black magic ritual. Bruno has much on his plate—a domestic abuse case that needs careful handling and a dodgy local development proposal that seems too good to be true. But a murder case must take precedence, and the roots of this one lie buried deep in the past, leading Bruno to a chateau above a bend in the river to the reclusive old woman who lives there and the secret hidden in the Devil’s Cave.

The Shooting at Chateau Rock

The Shooting at Chateau Rock Book
Author : Martin Walker
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2021-04-06
ISBN : 0525567062
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bruno's back! In his newest adventure, the chief of police finds himself tangled in a mystery that brings together a Russian oligarch and a rock star--and, of course, Bergerac red and white. It's summer in the Dordogne. The heirs of a Périgordian sheep farmer learn that they have been disinherited, and their father's estate sold to an insurance company in return for a policy that will place him in a five-star retirement home for the rest of his life. But the farmer never gets his life of luxury--he dies before moving in. Was it a natural death? Was there foul play? Chief of Police Bruno Courrèges begins an investigation that will lead him to several shadowy insurance companies owned by a Russian oligarch with a Cypriot passport. The companies are based in Cyprus, Malta, and Luxembourg, but Bruno finds a weak spot in France: the Russian's France-based notaire and insurance agent. As Bruno is pursuing this lead, the oligarch's daughter turns up in the Périgord, and complications ensue, eventually bringing the action to the château of an aging rock star. It will take all of Bruno's resolve and quick thinking to untangle the truth in one of his toughest cases yet. But, as ever--there's always time for lunch.

The Coldest Case

The Coldest Case Book
Author : Martin Walker
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2021-08-03
ISBN : 0525656685
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An anonymous skull, an unsolved murder, sinister rumors from the Cold War era of espionage—Bruno's investigation into a long-standing cold case finds him caught between an enigmatic winegrower and a menacing Communist organization from the past. After attending an exhibit on the facial reconstruction of ancient skulls, Bruno wonders if this technology might provide an invaluable clue to a thirty-year-old cold case. But learning the identity of the murder victim is only the beginning. The investigation quickly turns thorny and leads Bruno to a reclusive vintner, Henri Bazaine, whose education at a vocational school in a formerly Communist region has raised some eyebrows. An inquiry into the defunct school turns up shadowy reports of possible connections and funding from the Stasi, the repressive police agency of the former East Germany. The scrutiny on Henri intensifies once Bruno discovers that he was declared dead thirty years ago and has been living under an assumed name ever since. The strange case is further complicated as Parisian bureaucrats get involved, hinting that essential diplomatic relations might be at stake. And to make matters even worse, the Dordogne is suffering from an intense summer drought that is sparking fires across the region. But as always, Bruno will keep a cool head through it all--and, bien sûr, takes time to enjoy a sumptuous Périgordian meal!

Fatal Pursuit

Fatal Pursuit Book
Author : Martin Walker
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-03-09
ISBN : 9781784294632
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic was called the most beautiful car of all time. Only four of them were ever built. A California museum paid $37 million for one; Ralph Lauren bought another; a third was smashed by a train at a level crossing. The fourth disappeared in France during World War 2. It was the car used by British racing ace William Grover Williams, twice winner of the French and Monaco Grand Prix, who became an undercover agent in Occupied France. Two young men, both racing drivers with a passion for antique cars, compete to find new clues as to the car's hiding place in the Perigord region of France where Bruno is the local chief of police. When a local researcher turns up dead on Bruno's patch, and French intelligence starts investigating the use of classic car sales to launder money for funding Islamic terrorism, Bruno finds himself once more caught up in a case that reaches far beyond his small town and its people.

The Resistance Man

The Resistance Man Book
Author : Martin Walker
Publisher : HarperWeekend
Release : 2015-01-06
ISBN : 9781443428248
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bruno Courreges-provincial French police chief extraordinaire-is back in another tale of mystery and suspense in the gastronomically ravishing Dordogne countryside, the sixth in the internationally bestselling series. A veteran of the French Resistance has died, and among his possessions are documents that connect him to a notorious Second World War-era train robbery. A former British spymaster's estate is burgled, the latest in a spree of expert thefts. An academic's home is broken into just as she is finishing a revelatory book on France's nuclear-weapons program. An antiques dealer is found brutally murdered, and his former lover, the number-one suspect, is on the run. It's just another summer in St. Denis for Bruno, who must balance a multitude of demands on his time and expertise-including the complex affections of two powerful women; town politics; his irrepressible puppy, Balzac; and nights entertaining friends and visitors with sumptuous repasts-with a new focus on the mounting crime wave. Bruno begins to suspect the seemingly unrelated events are linked, and his search for clues about crimes old and new leads to stunning revelations about both his country's history and his own, putting several more lives-including Bruno's-in grave danger. In a thrilling denouement that proves the past is never really past, Bruno fights to secure the future of his beloved community and those he cares about most. As charming and compelling as its hero, The Resistance Man offers fresh joys for loyal Bruno readers and newcomers to this beloved mystery series alike.

The Patriarch

The Patriarch Book
Author : Martin Walker
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2015
ISBN : 0804173516
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Originally published in slightly different form in Great Britain by Quercus Publishing"--Title page verso.

A Market Tale

A Market Tale Book
Author : Martin Walker
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2014-12-02
ISBN : 1101873973
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The eighth installment in the delightful, internationally acclaimed series featuring Chief of Police Bruno. Between the seventeenth-century mairie and the stone bridge over the river that winds through town, the village of St. Denis hosts its weekly market, as well-stocked with local gossip as with fresh produce and pâtés. As summer blooms, the newest talk of the town is the rapport between Kati, a Swiss tourist, and Marcel, a popular stall owner whom Kati meets over his choice strawberries. None are happier than police chief Bruno to see Marcel, a young widower, interested in love again, but as his friend’s romance deepens, Bruno senses trouble in the form of Marcel’s meddlesome sister Nadette. Even as Kati begins to put down roots in St. Denis, vending her delicious baking in the market, it seems the overbearing Nadette will stop at nothing to make her feel unwelcome. When her schemes reach the limits of law, Bruno takes it upon himself to set things right. An eBook short. A Vintage Short.

The Dying Season

The Dying Season Book
Author : Martin Walker
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016-03-03
ISBN : 9781784295684
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fatal Pursuit

Fatal Pursuit Book
Author : Martin Walker
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-03-09
ISBN : 9781784294625
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic was called the most beautiful car of all time. Only four of them were ever built. A California museum paid $37 million for one; Ralph Lauren bought another; a third was smashed by a train at a level crossing. The fourth disappeared in France during World War 2. It was the car used by British racing ace William Grover Williams, twice winner of the French and Monaco Grand Prix, who became an undercover agent in Occupied France. Two young men, both racing drivers with a passion for antique cars, compete to find new clues as to the car's hiding place in the Perigord region of France where Bruno is the local chief of police. When a local researcher turns up dead on Bruno's patch, and French intelligence starts investigating the use of classic car sales to launder money for funding Islamic terrorism, Bruno finds himself once more caught up in a case that reaches far beyond his small town and its people.

The Crowded Grave

The Crowded Grave Book
Author : Martin Walker
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2011-10-29
ISBN : 0857389572
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'Brilliant at capturing the murderous charms of rural France' Mirror Spanish separatists, angry activists and a mystery corpse: Bruno, chief of police has has his work cut out in this exciting mystery, part of the internationally bestselling series. Life in the South of France isn't full of the charming peace that you might imagine. In St Denis a summit in a local château is threatened by Basque separatists, animal rights campaigners are causing havoc and it's about to get worse. A local archaeological team unearths a well-preserved skeleton. Yet it's a lot more recent than they'd hoped - boasting a Swatch on its wrist and a bullet-hole in its skull. Meanwhile, an influx of visitors makes Saint Denis unusually crowded, and the key to the body appears to lie with one of these outsiders. Bruno must think fast and keep his wits about him in order to work out how these events are connected. Especially if the answer lies a little closer to home. 'The Maigret of the Dordogne' Antony Beevor

A Birthday Lunch

A Birthday Lunch Book
Author : Martin Walker
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2019-03-19
ISBN : 1984897640
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When not solving mysteries in his beloved little town of St. Denis, Bruno, the chief of police, likes to cook and share his meals with local guests and dear friends. For his friend Florence’s birthday, Bruno is preparing a surprise. But, like much else in St. Denis, it’s a communal effort, and one that Bruno pulls off with a little help from the countryside and the town. He finds an ancient hand axe in the ground during his morning run with his dog Balzac—it will make a spectacular gift—picks up newspapers for wrapping by the medical center, and gathers fresh nettles from by his chicken coop and thyme from his garden for soup and garnish. It’ll be the perfect day for Bruno and his guests to celebrate their collective history. A Vintage Shorts original. An ebook short.