Bestselling author Martin Walker pens stories filled with small-town ambience and charming characters. In The Devil’s Cave, police chief Bruno Courréges is investigating a murder as the tiny French village of St. Denis prepares for Easter. An unknown woman - dead, naked, and bearing the marks of a black magic ritual - is found in a boat floating down the River Vézère. With the townsfolk terrified, clues quickly lead Bruno to the Gouffre de Colombac - the Devil’s Cave.
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This was well written and captivating. There was rather a lot of sordid sexual imagery that I didn't like it because the book has some sex-related themes or I would have enjoyed it a lot more.
As I finished the fifth installment of Bruno's adventures, I wonder about my desire to keep on going, and yet it is there. I have learned so much about French history, which is appropriate in our present state of world affairs. But I know there is so much I miss out on, having no French language experience. So much French, most of it not translated is frustrating. But the characters, and Bruno, especially, are so real and complex, that you just want to stay with it.
The best comparison I can think of is that the series reminds me of Louise Penny's Three Pines series...which she can't publish fast enough for me. Anyway, this series really makes me want a Bassett Hound!!!!!8
Another fabulous Bruno adventure.
Great series; great book; great food; great characters; great narration. I just want Bruno to finally settle on one woman. :-)
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