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Death In The Dordogne

Author : Martin Walker
ISBN : 1784299405
Genre : Fiction
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EU inspectors are causing havoc in St Denis and local tempers are running high, but is it really cause for murder? The first acclaimed and internationally bestselling case for Bruno, Chief of Police. 'Hugely enjoyable and absolutely gripping. Martin Walker has got off to a flying start in what promises to be a great series. Bruno will be the Maigret of the Dordogne' Antony Beevor Market day in the ancient town of St Denis in south-west France. EU hygiene inspectors have been swooping on France's markets, while the locals hide contraband cheese in their houses and call the Brussels bureaucrats 'Gestapo'. Police Captain Bruno Courreges supports their resistance. Although, here in what was once 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 murdered, 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 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. Now it's up to him to find the killer - but will the people of St Denis allow him to go digging through the past in order to do it?

Bruno Chief Of Police A Bruno Courr Ges Investigation 1

Author : Martin Walker
ISBN : 9781743343548
Genre : Fiction
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When an old North African man is found viciously murdered - a swastika carved in his chest - the obvious conclusion is that the killing must be racist. But Captain Bruno Courreges isn't convinced, and suspects it may have its roots in that most tortured period of recent French history - the Second World War

Death In The Dordogne

Author : Louis Sanders
ISBN : 1845057562
Genre : British
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When you moved out of North London to a picturesque hamlet in the Dordogne no one said it would be like this in February: freezing cold, dark by mid-afternoon and so quiet. Members of the Caminade family keep dying in suspicious circumstances, and the doctor knows more about it than he's prepared to reveal. You're sure there's a murderer at large: could it be the Old Dutch Woman or her deranged son, or the Mad Englishman from over the hill, and could you be the next victim, maybe you're imagining things, maybe it's the whisky, but then what's that scratching sound coming from the other half of the house... The first in a series, Death in the Dordogne portrays a rural France very different from A Year in Provence and other saccharine tales of expatriate derring-do. It is an essential book for everyone planning to go on a French holiday.

Deadly Slipper

Author : Michelle Wan
ISBN : 9780385515870
Genre : Fiction
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Nearly twenty years have passed since Mara Dunn’s sister Bedie, an orchid enthusiast, disappeared while on a hiking holiday in southwestern France. Mara remains determined to find out what happened—but her only real clue is a sequence of wild orchids, including a mysterious, previously unknown Lady’s Slipper, captured on a roll of film found in Bedie’s long-lost camera. With the help of Julian Wood, a reclusive English botanist, Mara begins her search . . . stumbling into decades’ worth of local secrets and putting herself in danger. Rich in lush descriptions of the Dordogne, and laden with savory details of French cooking, Deadly Slipper is rife with surprising twists and turns.

A Twist Of Orchids

Author : Michelle Wan
ISBN : 1429936401
Genre : Fiction
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"Cross-pollinates Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief with Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence."—The Washington Post Book World on Deadly Slipper In this electrifying third installment of the highly acclaimed Death in the Dordogne series, Mara Dunn and Julian Wood are living together in an uneasy, on-and-off way—so uneasy that each begins to wonder if they are really meant to be together. But when Julian, with his unerring understanding of the orchidlover's mind, thinks he has found the link between a killer and a local murder, one of them might lose the other—permanently.

Death Undercover

Author : Martin Walker
ISBN : 9781848664036
Genre : Fiction
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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS CHILDREN OF WAR Bruno, chief of police, is under pressure. He's investigating a murder - one his bosses would rather he left alone... Bruno, chef de 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 before. 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 far behind. Then an American woman appears in St Denis with a warrant for Sami's extradition. Bruno must unravel these multiple mysteries, amidst pressure from his bosses, and find his own way to protect his town and its people.

The Dordogne Mysteries Bruno Chief Of Police The Early Cases

Author : Martin Walker
ISBN : 9781787472938
Genre : Fiction
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The first three cases for Bruno, Chief of Police of St Denis in the Dordogne. The perfect escapist read for a winter's night. 'The Maigret of the Dordogne' - Antony Beevor DEATH IN THE DORDOGNE Bruno investigates the death of a local North African patriarch, in a case whose solution may lie in that most fraught part of recent French history: the Second World War. St Denis was part of Vichy France, with a strong Resistance movement. Will the people of St Denis allow Bruno to dig up their past in order to find the killer? THE DARK VINEYARD A Californian wine producer is planning to set up a wine-making business in the St Denis valley. The locals aren't happy, and when a violent death occurs at the vineyard, Bruno will have to draw on all his local knowledge to reach the truth. BLACK DIAMOND The black truffles of the Dordogne are world-famous and extremely valuable. But their price is being driven down by cheaper, adulterated truffles from China, and it seems Chinese organised crime is behind the fraud. A vicious murder in St Denis points Bruno in the direction of the scam. Will he be able to sniff out the culprit, and find the killer? 'A satisfyingly intriguing, wish-you-were-here read' Guardian

A Shooting At Chateau Rock

Author : Martin Walker
ISBN : 9781787477728
Genre : Fiction
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Millions of readers worldwide are talking about the Dordogne Mysteries. Discover why and join them with this gripping new read! 'WILL MAKE READERS LONG FOR LAZY DAYS IN RURAL FRANCE' Irish Independent Following the funeral of a local farmer, Bruno gets a phone call from his son. He tells Bruno that before his father's sudden death, he had signed over his property to an insurance company in return for a subscription to a luxury retirement home. Bruno discovers that both the retirement home and the insurance company are scams with links to a Russian oligarch whose dealings are already being tracked by the French police. Meanwhile an aging British rock star is selling his home, Chateau Rock. The star's son returns for the summer with his Russian girlfriend. As Bruno pursues his inquiries into the farmer's death and the stolen inheritance, he learns that the oligarch is none other than the girlfriend's father. Bruno's talents are tested to the limit as he untangles a Gordian Knot of criminality that reaches as far as the Kremlin. But luckily Bruno still has time to cook delicious meals for his friends and enjoy the life of his beloved Dordogne. What's more, love is in the air. His pedigree basset, Balzac, is old enough to breed. Bruno heads for the kennels where a suitable beauty, Diane de Poitiers, is ready and waiting for Balzac's attentions...

Your Death Would Be Mine

Author : Martha HANNA
ISBN : 9780674038271
Genre : History
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Paul and Marie Pireaud, a young peasant couple from southwest France, were newlyweds when World War I erupted. With Paul in the army from 1914 through 1919, they were forced to conduct their marriage mostly by correspondence. Drawing upon the hundreds of letters they wrote, Martha Hanna tells their moving story and reveals a powerful and personal perspective on war. Civilians and combatants alike maintained bonds of emotional commitment and suffered the inevitable miseries of extended absence. While under direct fire at Verdun, Paul wrote with equal intensity and poetic clarity of the brutality of battle and the dietary needs (as he understood them) of his pregnant wife. Marie, in turn, described the difficulties of working the family farm and caring for a sick infant, lamented the deaths of local men, and longed for the safe return of her husband. Through intimate avowals and careful observations, their letters reveal how war transformed their lives, reinforced their love, and permanently altered the character of rural France. Overwhelmed by one of the most tumultuous upheavals of the modern age, Paul and Marie found solace in family and strength in passion. Theirs is a human story of loneliness and longing, fear in the face of death, and the consolations of love. "Your Death Would Be Mine" is a poignant tale of ordinary people coping with the trauma of war.

The Englishman S Wife

Author : Louis Sanders
ISBN : UCSC:32106017186443
Genre : Fiction
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John and Georgia left London to abandon themselves to the joys of a simple, modest life in the Dordogne, in their little ?dream? cottage. After a summer of sun and parties, they have to face the facts: the simple, modest life is turning out more expensive than they'd expected, the winter is harsh and the locals are not always that easy. And why does Georgia put on so much make-up when meeting other men and act so charmingly flirtatious with them? Consumed by the green eyed monster of jealousy in this static little hamlet in the Dordogne, John, outside of his London milieu, is very slowly beginning to lose the plot. The simple rustic life that he envisioned in is becoming more complicated than he ever imagined and he has murder on his mind.

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