A Shooting at Chateau Rock: The Dordogne Mysteries 13 - The Dordogne Mysteries (Hardback)Martin Walker (author)
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'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...
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 34 mm
Walker is unrivalled at interweaving the professional and private pursuits of a thoroughly likeable cop * Daily Mail *
I've read a lot of mysteries in my day and you're up there at the top of my list alongside Michael Connelly, Georges Simenon and, most recently, Anthony Horowitz * Graydon Carter *
Rich in local colour, once again showing Walker's encyclopaedic knowledge of French food' * Sunday Times *
Dollops of the sybaritic good life in rural France are spiced up with a dash of international intrigue in this excellent Bruno, Chief of Police outing * Irish Independent, Pick of the Week *
Martin Walker has caught the magic of the Dordogne ... and along the way imparts some useful knowledge, not just on matters culinary (invaluable) but also on quirks of French life * Shotsmag *
Francophiles will relish the evocative descriptions of the Perigord region and its cuisine. Distinctive characters complement the intricate mystery. Readers new to this elegant series will feel right at home * Publishers Weekly * Starred review *
Consistently excellent ... I really want to know Bruno, to eat at his dinner table with his charming and entertaining guests ... I really want to be Bruno * BookPage * Starred review *
A book to get lost in * Women's Weekly *
Rich in atmosphere and personality * New York Times *
The Maigret of the Dordogne -- Antony Beevor
The Alexander McCall Smith of la France profonde -- Francis Wheen
Brilliant at capturing the murderous charms of rural France ... the setting is undeniably delicious * Mirror *
A satisfyingly intriguing, wish-you-were-here read * Guardian *
A mixture of cooking, local history and detective work makes for an interesting read. Vivid details of the region are outstanding and would make you wish you were in France * Woman's Way *
The real pleasure of this Dordogne mystery is reading about the daily life and myriad friends and colleagues of Bruno * Choice magazine *
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As this was the 13th mystery in this series I was a little concerned that I would be out of my depth with regard to what was going on and who was who, however I needn’t have worried.... it stands alone perfectly.... More
“Balzac returns.... Oh, and so does Bruno.”
A Bruno novel is like a big hug - and certainly much needed at this time. You know what you are going to get, and as ever Martin Walker delivers. This time it's a shady story of insurance scams and Russian... More
“Martin Walker - The Shooting at Château Rock”
The death of an old sheep farmer does not seem too suspicious, he was suffering from heart problems and scheduled for getting a pacemaker. Yet, when his son and daughter find out that they have been disinherited and... More
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