Bruno, Chief of Police
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  • 1
    Bruno, Chief of Police | Martin Walker

    Bruno, Chief of Police

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Martin Walker
    • Narrated By Robert Ian MacKenzie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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!

    This mystery/crime novel is very evocative of France, french history and country life. But, it is not a cozy, gentle story. Drugs, sex, violent crim..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 06 2014 by Sara (USA)
  • 2
    The Dark Vineyard: A Mystery of the French Countryside | Martin Walker

    The Dark Vineyard: A Mystery of the French Countryside

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Martin Walker
    • Narrated By Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Story
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    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.

    Another winner....

    Loved "Bruno" and couldn't wait for this follow-up. Does not disappoint. Highly believable plot line and engaging characters you care about. Mackenzie..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 05 2011 by Cary (Napa, California, United States)
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    The Dark Vineyard | Martin Walker

    The Dark Vineyard

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Martin Walker
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
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    Just before dawn one late-summer morning, Captain Bruno Courrèges is roused from sleep by the wail of the town siren atop the Mairie, summoning the volunteer firemen of St Denis. Bruno, the only policeman in the small Périgord town, follows the fire engines towards the site of a large barn, now engulfed in flames, the surrounding fields ablaze. Everything points to arson. A Californian wine maker is planning to buy up half the valley to create a huge wine-producing operation.

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  • 3
    Black Diamond: A Mystery of the French Countryside | Martin Walker

    Black Diamond: A Mystery of the French Countryside

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Martin Walker
    • Narrated By Robert Ian MacKenzie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    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!

    Bruno Courrèges is the Chief of Police (indeed, the only policeman) in the small, fictional town of St. Denis, located in the rural Périgord region of..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 22 2014 by Kathi (Sterling, VA, United States)
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    Black Diamond | Martin Walker

    Black Diamond

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Martin Walker
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
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    France’s Périgord region is the home of the black truffle and at five thousand euros a kilo, the exquisite ‘Black Diamond’ is a treasured local asset. When reports come in that this unique delicacy is being adulterated with a cheaper Chinese version, Captain Bruno Courrèges is asked to investigate the scam. But matters take a much darker turn when a horrific murder occurs, and Bruno has his work cut out to find the connection between present crimes and long-buried ones that are linked to France’s colonial past.

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  • 4
    The Crowded Grave: A Mystery of the French Countryside | Martin Walker

    The Crowded Grave: A Mystery of the French Countryside

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Martin Walker
    • Narrated By Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    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.

    A series that keeps improving

    Excellent narration and very interesting plot

    Reviewed on January 14 2013 by Sophia (WASHINGTON, DC, United States)
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    The Crowded Grave | Martin Walker

    The Crowded Grave

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Martin Walker
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
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    Life in south-west rural France is not the sleepy idyll you might suppose. Local duck and goose farms are being attacked by animal rights protestors attempting to halt the production of foie gras. A senior policeman has been shot by terrorists believed to be the Basque Separatists of ETA. And if that weren’t enough, a group of students have just unearthed a ‘modern’ skeleton during a dig at one of the ancient sites of this famous region and home to prehistoric man - a dig that has brought an influx of foreigners to the Dordogne.

    Bill Wallis reading is the 'Icing on this Cake'

    The Narrator Bill Wallis makes this an enjoyable listen. Having heard other narrators read Mr Walker's Brubo books I have to think that if Bill is no..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 12 2014 by Sandy (BUCKETTY, Australia)
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  • 5
    The Devil's Cave: Bruno, Chief of Police, Book 5 | Martin Walker

    The Devil's Cave: Bruno, Chief of Police, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Martin Walker
    • Narrated By Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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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    The Resistance Man: Bruno, Chief of Police, Book 6 | Martin Walker

    The Resistance Man: Bruno, Chief of Police, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Martin Walker
    • Narrated By Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
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    Story
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    Bruno Courrèges - provincial French police chief extraordinaire - is back in another delectable tale of mystery and suspense that unfolds in the gastronomically ravishing Dordogne.

    Another Winner from Walker

    This series is notable for its gentle tone, its sympathetic characters, the methodical unraveling of the core mystery, and topical themes. Earlier nov..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 12 2014 by Scott (Moss Beach, CA, United States)
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    Children of War: Bruno, Book 6 | Martin Walker

    Children of War: Bruno, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Martin Walker
    • Narrated By Peter Noble
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    Bruno, chef de 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 called Bruno for help only hours before. 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. Meanwhile, a Muslim youth named Sami turns up at a French army base in Afghanistan hoping to get home to St Denis.

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