Bruno's Challenge & Other Dordogne Tales (Paperback)
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Bruno's Challenge & Other Dordogne Tales (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages
Published: 21/07/2022
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A bumper collection of delightful stories featuring Bruno, Chief of Police and France's favourite cop, all set in the beautiful Dordogne valley and the ravishing Perigord region of the south west. Here is a landscape of meandering rivers with medieval castles overlooking their banks, of lush hillsides and spreading vineyards, of delicious local wines and world renowned cuisine.

With titles like 'The Chocolate War'; 'The Birthday Lunch'; 'Oystercatcher'; 'A Market Tale' and 'Fifty Million Bubbles', you may be sure that champagne and gastronomy will feature as well as cosy crime in 'Dangerous Vacation'. Bruno strides through these tales, staying calm. settling local disputes and keeping safe his beloved town of St Denis.

Only on one occasion does he panic: in 'Bruno's Challenge', his friend Ivan, proprietor and chef of the town's popular eatery, suddenly collapses on the eve of a large anniversary dinner, and he asks Bruno to take over the restaurant. After a few protests followed by some deep breaths, the inimitable Bruno meets his challenge and saves the day.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781529418149
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 22 mm


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These short stories have something for everyone, whether you follow Bruno for his culinary expertise, his local knowledge and his loyal friends or his policework . . . If you've not met Bruno before, this would be a very good place to start - Crime Review

Local customs and everyday life spring off the page, set against the beautiful Dordogne countryside . . . If you haven't met Bruno and his friends yet, I urge you to do so, very soon - Mystery People

Any Francophile who has been unable to travel in the last eighteen months will either choke with envy and frustration or devour with gusto Bruno's Challenge . . . The whole collection is quite charming and heart-warming - Shots

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“Thoroughly enjoyable read!”

Some lovely stories in a community centered town in the Dordogne. Many appealing characters and activities which involve a lot of food and wine. They also catch some oyster smugglers! Very enjoyable read.

Hardback edition
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Kid Ferrous

“This collection of short stories is a treat.”

A sumptuous mix of “A Year In Provence” and Midsomer Murders”, Martin Walker’s book “Bruno's Challenge & Other Dordogne Tales” is full of “crime douillet” (cosy crime in French) stories featuring his popular... More

Hardback edition
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“Bruno's Challenge”

I am not the biggest fan of short stories. However I am a big fan of Bruno and also, I really don't mind short stories when they contain characters and places I am already familiar with. So... it was a no brainer... More

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