Bruno is a former soldier who has embraced the pleasures and slow rhythms of country life - living in his restored shepherd's cottage; patronizing the weekly market; sparring with, and basically ignoring, the European Union bureaucrats from Brussels. He has a gun but never wears it; he has the power to arrest but never uses it. But then the murder of an elderly North African who fought in the French army changes everything and galvanizes Bruno's attention.
"Good but hardly cozy and gentle!"
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.
"I love Bruno. even if he is French. LOL. JK"
A prolific journalist, Martin Walker has crafted a mystery series that deftly blends the stylings of Peter Mayle and Alexander McCall Smith. Chief Bruno Courreges loves life in his small French village. One day his idyll is disturbed when a local research station for genetically modified crops is burned down. An enclave of environmentalists seems to be the most likely culprit, but soon Bruno uncovers evidence that makes the case infinitely more complicated.
Giordano Bruno was a monk, poet, scientist, and magician on the run from the Roman Inquisition on charges of heresy for his belief that the Earth orbits the sun and that the universe is infinite. This alone could have got him burned at the stake, but he was also a student of occult philosophies and magic. In S. J. Parris's gripping novel, Bruno's pursuit of this rare knowledge brings him to London, where he is unexpectedly recruited by Queen Elizabeth I and is sent undercover to Oxford University on the pretext of a royal visitation.
"I love Historical fiction"
Bruno, chief of police in the French town of St. Denis, is already busy with a case when the body of an undercover French Muslim cop is found in the woods, a man who had called Bruno for help only hours earlier. But Bruno's sometime boss and rival, the Brigadier, doesn't see this investigation as a priority - there are bigger issues at stake. Bruno has other ideas.
"Bruno in a different light"
Bruno Courrèges - provincial French police chief extraordinaire - is back in another delectable tale of mystery and suspense that unfolds in the gastronomically ravishing Dordogne.
"This series just gets better and better"
A pair of murders, a little romance, and rivals in pursuit of a long-lost vintage car of unfathomable value - Bruno, chief of police, is busy in another mystery set in the beautiful Dordogne. At an annual fete in St. Denis, Bruno's biggest worry is surviving in the rally race. The rally and a classic car parade are new to the festivities and draw a spate of outsiders with deep pockets, big-city egos, and, in the case of a young Englishman, an intriguing story. It's the tale of a Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic, lost somewhere in Southern France during World War II.
"Weaker than normal book in the series"
Best-selling author Martin Walker’s previous two novels starring Chief of Police Bruno Courrèges became hits with fans and critics around the globe. In this thrilling third mystery, Bruno has his hands full with trouble in the truffle trade in St. Denis’ marketplace. And when a friend is murdered, things really start heating up.
"Engaging action, great characters/sense of place!"
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.
Bruno Bettelheim was one of the great child psychologists of the twentieth century and perhaps none of his books has been more influential than this revelatory study of fairy tales and their universal importance in understanding childhood development. Analyzing a wide range of traditional stories, Bettelheim shows how the fantastical, sometimes cruel, but always deeply significant narrative strands of the classic fairy tales can aid in our greatest human task, that of finding meaning for one's life.
Bruno Johnson, ex-detective with Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and an ex-convict, is hiding out from the FBI in Costa Rica, tending bar to support eight children he illegally rescued from abusive homes. Partway through a normal day, Barbara Wicks, a former colleague and the chief of police for Montclair, California, walks into his bar. Bruno is shocked to the core. Is she there to arrest him and take him back to California? Turns out she's there to request Bruno's help. Two children have been kidnapped.
A beloved village, a renowned family, a suspicious death - it's the latest adventure in the Dordogne for police chief Bruno. When Bruno is invited to the lavish birthday celebration of World War II flying ace and national icon Marco "the Patriarch" Desaix, it's the fulfillment of a boyhood dream. But when the party ends in the death of Gilbert, Marco's longtime friend, it's another day on the job for the chef de police. All signs point to a tragic accident, but Bruno isn't so sure.
"Great for atmosphere-disappointing ending"
Auf einer Gefängnisinsel wohnt ein Forschungsreisender einer ihn zugleich abstoßenden wie faszinierenden Bestrafung bei: Eine Exekutionsmaschine ritzt den Verurteilten in einer zwölfstündigen Tortur ihr Urteil in die Haut, bis diese schließlich - in einem Moment erlösender Offenbarung - sterben. Das behauptet zumindest der diensthabende Offizier, ein glühender Anhänger der Maschine, der sich schließlich pflichtbewusst selbst unter die "Egge" legt.
Dieci piccoli indiani è considerato il romanzo giallo in assoluto più venduto, un best seller dal 1939, anno della sua pubblicazione...
Einsam ist es auf den heißen Stühlen der Republik: als Gast von Günther Jauch, auf dem Vorstandssessel eines Dax-Unternehmens...
Paris, 1585: Giordano Bruno has come to Paris, a city on the edge of catastrophe. Alone and near destitute, Bruno turns to old friend and zealous preacher Paul Lefevre. But when the priest is murdered, Bruno is pulled into a dangerous world. If Bruno can't uncover the truth, not only is the future of the de Valois monarchy threatened - but his own life will be the forfeit.
Un racconto inquietante che vi farà sapere chi sono le vere streghe. Non quelle delle fiabe, sempre scarmigliate e a cavallo di una scopa, ma quelle elegantissime, somiglianti a certe signore che probabilmente già conoscete. Come fare a individuarle? Bisogna stare attenti a chi porta sempre i guanti, a chi si gratta la testa, a chi si toglie le scarpe a punta sotto il tavolo e a chi ha dei denti azzurrini, perché tutto ciò serve a nascondere gli artigli, i crani calvi, i piedi quadrati, la saliva blu mirtillo: tutti i segni distintivi delle vere streghe. Sapendo questo potete evitare di venir trasformarti in topi.
A ventriloquist is convinced that his dummy is alive and quite evil. Terror ensues when he decides to get rid of the dummy and start a new act.
"Tables Get Turned"
Su espíritu crítico y examinador puso contra las cuerdas todas las creencias de la Europa Medieval. Como nadie hasta entonces, desafió no sólo a la Iglesia Católica, sino también puso en la picota a calvinistas, luteranos, aristotélicos que anhelaban una retractación que no consiguieron pese a ser condenado a la hoguera.
London, summer of 1584: Radical philosopher, ex-monk, and spy Giordano Bruno suspects he is being followed by an old enemy. He is shocked to discover that his pursuer is in fact Sophia Underhill, a young woman with whom he was once in love. When Bruno learns that Sophia has been accused of murdering her husband, a prominent magistrate in Canterbury, he agrees to do anything he can to help clear her name.
"Even John Lee Can't Make This Story Entertaining"