The Coldest Case: The Dordogne Mysteries 14 - The Dordogne Mysteries (Hardback)Martin Walker (author)
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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.
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 38 mm
Walker weaves an exciting story against a backdrop of bucolic bliss * Daily Mail *
It's Midsomer Murders meets MasterChef flavoured with espionage, dog breeding and veganism * Sun *
Walker's strength lies in his ability to bring out the character and charm of the region and interlace this with a strong plot that carries an equal sense of time and place * Crime Review *
New readers to the series can comfortably start here - Walker has the rare ability in a series writer of orienting old and new readers alike. A feast * Booklist * starred review *
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“Dollops of the sybaritic good life in rural France! Superb”
I’m taking part in the book tour and reviewing on its publication day The Coldest Case by Martin Walker.
I first came across Martin Walker and the Dordogne Mysteries when I received a copy of the Shooting At Château... More
“Pure escapism into beautiful France and crime”
The Bruno Courreges series is something of an enigma in that they have a stylistic approach that is quite unique. Each time I read one I say that it will be last but each new title lures me back. They have become a... More
“Cosy French mystery”
I thoroughly enjoyed this cosy mystery set in the beautiful Perigord region of France. It was a pleasure to spend time (and delicious-sounding dinners) with chief of police Bruno, his Basset hound Balzac and an... More
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