Martin Walker’s novels starring Chief of Police Bruno Courrèges are a boon to Francophiles and mystery lovers around the world. In The Crowded Grave, Bruno is up to his ears in trouble after a local archaeological dig unearths a corpse with a bullet in its head. Further complicating matters are a meddlesome local magistrate, animal rights activists, and a missing professor - not to mention two lovely ladies vying for Bruno’s affections.
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Excellent narration and very interesting plot
When Bruno and the mayor plan a demonstration.
Yes, and although this is excellent it is not Mackenzie at his absolute best. His accent for the character of Carlos does not serve well.
Yes...to catch the little inuendos/
Yes but could not
Exceptional..want to go back to. France. Makes me wondertoo if marten is really the gifted a mccall smith as writing integrity is so similar
Absorbing, intriguing, enchanting
The plot developed slowly but each facet of the story was woven into a denouement both exciting and surprising.
Wonderful voice beautifully varied for each character and his French is impeccable.
Riveting, action-filled, surprise-endings
You get a deeper look into Bruno's ex-lover Isabel and her dreams and struggles in this novel.
Mackenzie reads with a very calming cadence and beautiful French pronunciation.
There are some sacrifices in this story that actually made me tear up.
My only complaint about this and the other Martin Walker novel I have read is that they have spoilers in them for earlier stories so if you have any intention of reading those, you are going to want to do it in order.
This is a fantastic series. I simply adore Bruno. I hope he gets his love life in order soon, though. :-)
The story is unique - combining Basque terrorists, foie gras, love of animals, French countryside, and fabulous meals. Simply amazing!
The narration was spot-on. I need the next book now. That ending was a little too blunt.
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