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  • Martin Walker

    Best-selling author Martin Walker's previous two novels starring Chief of Police Bruno CourrEges became hits with fans and critics around the globe. In this thrilling third mystery, Bruno has his hands full with trouble in the truffle trade in St. Denis' marketplace. And when a friend is murdered, things really start heating up. 'Walker's bucolic mysteries offer a gentle reminder to slow down and smell the grapes.'-New York Times Book...read more

  • Martin Walker

    Acclaimed journalist Martin Walker has written a New York Times Notable Book and a novel shortlisted for the Whitbread Book of the Year Prize. Bruno, Chief of Police is the first installment of a series starring BenoIt 'Bruno' CourrEges, the only cop stationed in a rural French village where tradition remains strong. '[A] timely whodunit . Walker deftly drives his plot toward a dark place where old sins breed fresh heartbreak.'-Publishers...read more

  • Martin Walker

    Bestselling author Martin Walker pens stories filled with small-town ambience and charming characters. In The Devil's Cave, police chief Bruno CourrEges is investigating a murder as the tiny French village of St. Denis prepares for Easter. An unknown woman--dead, naked, and bearing the marks of a black magic ritual--is found in a boat floating down the River VEzEre. With the townsfolk terrified, clues quickly lead Bruno to the Gouffre de Colombac--the Devil's...read more

  • Martin Walker

    'The seventh novel in Martin Walker's irresistible mystery series set in the South of France and starring Bruno, Chief of Police Bruno, chief of police in the French town of St. Denis, is already busy with a case when the body of an undercover French Muslim cop is found in the woods, a man who called Bruno for help only hours earlier. But Bruno's sometime boss and rival, the Brigadier, doesn't see this investigation as a priority-there are bigger issues at stake. Bruno has other ideas. Meanwhile, a Muslim youth named Sami turns up at a French army base in Afghanistan hoping to get home to St. Denis. One of Bruno's old army comrades helps to smuggle Sami back to France, but the FBI aren't...read more

  • Martin Walker

    A beloved village, a complicated family, a suspicious death-it's the latest adventure in the Dordogne for police chief Bruno. Martin Walker is a senior fellow of the Global Business Policy Council, a private think tank for CEOs of major corporations, based in Washington, D.C. He is also editor-in-chief emeritus and international affairs columnist at United Press International. His previous novels in the Bruno series are Bruno, Chief of Police; The Dark Vineyard; Black Diamond; The Crowded Grave; The Devil's Cave; The Resistance Man, and The Children Return, all international best sellers. He lives in Washington, D.C., and the...read more

  • Martin Walker

    A prolific journalist, Martin Walker has crafted a mystery series that deftly blends the stylings of Peter Mayle and Alexander McCall Smith. Chief Bruno Courreges loves life in his small French village. One day his idyll is disturbed when a local research station for genetically modified crops is burned down. An enclave of environmentalists seems to be the most likely culprit, but soon Bruno uncovers evidence that makes the case infinitely more...read more

  • Martin Walker

    Internationally best-selling author Martin Walker delights audiences with his holiday-themed mystery, 'Bruno and the Carol Singers.' It's Christmastime in the tiny French village of St. Denis and police chief Bruno CourrEges is busy playing PEre Noel for the children. But when money raised for charity goes missing, Bruno trades in his bag of toys for his badge and sets out to find the...read more

  • Martin Walker

    Martin Walker presents his first collection of stories featuring the familiar characters from his Bruno, Chief of Police novels and the glories of the Périgord, with ample helpings of food and wine. After a prisoner breaks parole to see his son on Christmas, Bruno must track him down before he throws away his chance at eventual freedom. When a Senegalese man’s coffee sells superbly at the market, some café owners become incensed by the new competition and take matters into their own hands. As a Swiss tourist and a St. Denis native fall in love over the fruit-and-vegetable stall, one of their relatives takes drastic steps to break up the relationship. A fledgling tour bus business is...read more

  • Martin Walker

    Walker's richly interwoven novel opens with the arrival of a mysterious package for a young American woman working in a London auction house. Brought by a British officer, it contains a 17,000-year-old fragment of a cave painting left to him by his father, a former World War II hero. The fragment, significant and stunning in itself, is also the key to the existence of an unknown cave that may be more important in the history of art and human creation than the world-famous one at Lascaux. It triggers a storm of publicity and commands the attention of the French authorities all the way up to the President of the Republic, who seems to know more about the painting's origins than anyone else ....read more

  • Martin Walker

    Another delectable serving of mystery and the pleasures of the Dordogne from the newest master of suspense, Martin Walker. It' s spring in the idyllic village of St. Denis, and for Chief of Police Bruno CourrEges that means lamb stews, bottles of his beloved Pomerol, morning walks with his hound, Gigi-- and a new string of regional crimes and international capers. When a local archaeological team looking for Cro-Magnon and Neanderthal remains turns up a corpse with a watch on its wrist and a bullet in its head, it' s up to Bruno to solve the case. But the task will not be easy, not with a meddlesome new magistrate eager to make a strong impression, an ongoing series of attacks by animal...read more

  • Martin Walker

    When a musician’s new song hits a political nerve, he finds himself in the crosshairs of Spanish nationalists’ ire, and it’s up to Bruno to track down an extremist who seems ready to take deadly measures. Les Troubadours, a folk music group that Bruno has long supported, go viral with their new number, “Song for Catalonia,” when the Spanish government suddenly bans it. The songwriter, Joel Martin, is a local enthusiast for the old Occitan language of Périgord and the medieval troubadours, and he sympathizes with the Catalan bid for independence. The success of his song provokes outrage among extreme Spanish nationalists. Then a stolen car on a Périgord back road collides with...read more

  • Martin Walker

    Bruno CourrEges--provincial French police chief extraordinaire--is back in another delectable tale of mystery and suspense that unfolds in the gastronomically ravishing...read more

  • Martin Walker

    A pair of murders, a little romance, and rivals in pursuit of a long-lost vintage car of unfathomable value--Bruno, chief of police, is busy in another mystery set in the beautiful Dordogne. At an annual fete in St. Denis, Bruno's biggest worry is surviving in the rally race. The rally and a classic car parade are new to the festivities and draw a spate of outsiders with deep pockets, big-city egos, and, in the case of a young Englishman, an intriguing story. It's the tale of a Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic, lost somewhere in southern France during World War II. Among the most beautiful cars ever made, one of only four of its kind, it is worth untold millions and drives its pursuers mad with...read more

  • Martin Walker

    Bruno, the beloved chief of police in the idyllic French town of St. Denis, is back! This time a mysterious death brings ancient secrets to light, and it's up to our hero-and favorite gourmand-to connect the tangled threads of past and present When a woman's body is found at the foot of a cliff near St. Denis, Bruno suspects a connection to the great ruin that stands on the cliff above: the Chateau de Commarque, a long-ago Knights Templar stronghold which, along with the labyrinth of prehistoric caves beneath it, continues to draw the interest of scholars. With the help of Amelie, a young newcomer to the Dordogne, Bruno learns that the dead woman was an archaeologist searching for a...read more

  • Martin Walker

    A missing woman, a shocking pregnancy, a dash of international intrigue, and a bottle or two of good Bergerac: it's another case for Bruno, Chief of Police. When a British tourist fails to turn up for a luxurious cooking vacation in Bruno's usually idyllic Dordogne village of St. Denis, the worried hostess is quick to call on Bruno for help. Monica Felder is nowhere to be found, and her husband, a retired British major, is unreachable. And not long after Bruno discovers that Monica was traveling with a mysterious Irishman (her lover?), the two turn up dead. The Irishman's background in intelligence and his connection to Monica's husband only raise more questions for Bruno. Was she running...read more

  • Martin Walker

    An aging art scholar and a visiting student, haunting echoes of France's colonialist past, and a delicious navarin of lamb--Bruno is back, and his latest case leads him from the Renaissance to the French Resistance and beyond by way of a corpse at the bottom of a well. When Claudia, a young American, turns up dead in the courtyard of an ancient castle in Bruno's jurisdiction, her death is assumed to be an accident related to opioid use. But her doctor persuades Bruno that things may not be so simple. Thus begins an investigation that leads Bruno to Monsieur de Bourdeille, the scholar with whom the girl had been studying, and then through that man's past. He is a renowned art historian who...read more

  • Martin Walker

    When a local’s death is linked to a Russian oligarch and his multinational conglomerate, Bruno faces one of his toughest cases yet, one that brings together a conniving French businessman and a rock star—and, of course, Bergerac red and white. It’s summer in the Dordogne. The heirs of a modest Périgordian sheep farmer learn upon his death that they have been disinherited, and their father’s estate sold to an insurance company in return for a policy that would have placed him in a five-star retirement home for the rest of his life. His children are immediately suspicious of the uncharacteristically lavish arrangement. Their inquest raises other unsavory questions about his passing:...read more

  • Martin Walker

    An anonymous skull, an unsolved murder, sinister rumors about Cold War espionage—Bruno’s investigation into a long-standing cold case takes him into the tangled inheritance of a Bergerac vineyard and into the archives of once Communist-run regions of Paris as a fierce heat wave threatens the region with fire. After attending an exhibit on the facial reconstruction of ancient skulls, Bruno wonders if the technology might help him resolve a thirty-year-old murder case in which a body was found in the woods near St. Denis. Then the death in action of a French special forces soldier puts his DNA into the national database and a tangled family tale unfolds. The murdered man from the...read more