The Coldest Case - The Dordogne Mysteries (Paperback)
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The Coldest Case - The Dordogne Mysteries (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages
Published: 03/03/2022
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Murder mystery starring Bruno, France's favourite policeman, plus food and wine, great characters and sunshine and everything that's wonderful about the Dordogne.

'RICH ON LOCAL COLOUR' THE TIMES

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.

'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

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781787477766
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 248 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

It's a delight to dip into his sun soaked world - Observer

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

Hardback edition
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“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

Paperback edition
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“Bruno is back”

Another solid and totally enjoyable outing for Bruno, basset hound Balzac and the whole cast of characters who inhabit the Périgord. This time, an old case of Bruno's boss J-J - his very first as a young cop many... More

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