Martin Walker
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Martin Walker

Former foreign correspondent in USSR, USA, Europe and Africa for the Guardian (UK), author of histories of the Cold War and 20th century USA, and of studies of Gorbachev, Clinton, the extreme right etc.
Now I write mystery stories set in the Perigord region of rural France, home of truffles, foie gras, great cheeses and wonderful wines.
In 2013, I was made a chevalier of foie gras, in the confrerie of pate de Perigueux, and also an honorary Ambassador of the Perigord, which means I get to accompany the traveling exhibition of the Lascaux cave as it goes on display at museums around the world. I also help promote the wines of Bergerac at international wine fairs, and was chairman of the jury for this year's Prix Ragueneau, the international culinary prize,
The hero of my mystery stories is Bruno, a French country policeman and former soldier who was wounded while serving it UN peacekeepers during the siege of Sarajevo. Bruno hunts, cooks, tries never to arrest anyone and, hates to carry his gun (but sometimes must. He loves his basset hound, his horse and a complicated array of firmly independent women.
The Perigord also contains more medieval castles per square kilometre than anywhere else on earth and is home to the prehistoric paintings of the Lascaux cave. Most of what we know of prehistory comes from this valley of the river Vezere, where humans have lived continuously for some 70,000 years or more. Devoted to the area and his adopted home of the small town of St Denis, Bruno instinctively understands why our ancestors chose this spot

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Best Sellers

    • A Taste for Vengeance

    • A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel
    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    British tourist Monica Felder is nowhere to be found, and her husband, a retired British major, is unreachable. And not long after Bruno discovers that Monica was traveling with a mysterious Irishman (her lover?), the two turn up dead....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bruno Just Gets Better and Better!

    • By Alexis on 06-18-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Bruno, Chief of Police

    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian MacKenzie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 734
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 629
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 623

    Bruno is a former soldier who has embraced the pleasures and slow rhythms of country life....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • High hopes for this series!

    • By Sandra on 09-14-14

    Regular price: $20.26

    • The Templars' Last Secret

    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165

    When a woman's body is found at the foot of a cliff near St. Denis, Bruno suspects a connection to the great ruin that stands on the cliff above: the Chateau de Commarque....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bruno meets terrorists

    • By Michael on 01-28-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Crowded Grave

    • A Mystery of the French Countryside
    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 277
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 254
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256

    In The Crowded Grave, Bruno Courrèges is up to his ears in trouble after a local archaeological dig unearths a corpse with a bullet in its head....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bruno's world has captured me in its orbit.

    • By Victor G. Savikas on 07-28-16

    Regular price: $23.76

    • The Children Return

    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bruno in a different light

    • By Maine Knitter on 05-27-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Black Diamond

    • A Mystery of the French Countryside
    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian MacKenzie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253

    Best-selling author Martin Walker’s previous two novels starring Chief of Police Bruno Courrèges became hits with fans and critics around the globe....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging action, great characters/sense of place!

    • By Kathi on 04-22-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Patriarch

    • Bruno, Chief of Police
    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186

    A beloved village, a renowned family, a suspicious death - it's the latest adventure in the Dordogne for police chief Bruno....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Big disappointment

    • By Lawrence on 10-31-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Fatal Pursuit

    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 222

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So sorry to see this book end

    • By Maine Knitter on 06-24-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Dark Vineyard

    • A Mystery of the French Countryside
    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 426
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 369

    A prolific journalist, Martin Walker has crafted a mystery series that deftly blends the stylings of Peter Mayle and Alexander McCall Smith....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another winner....

    • By Cary on 05-05-11

    Regular price: $23.76

    • The Devil's Cave

    • Bruno, Chief of Police, Book 5
    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    In The Devil’s Cave, police chief Bruno Courréges is investigating a murder as the tiny French village of St. Denis prepares for Easter....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Series Got Much Better with Book # 5

    • By L. O. Pardue on 03-01-17

    Regular price: $23.76

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