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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    • The Body in the Castle Well

    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    An aging art scholar and a visiting student, haunting echoes of France's colonialist past, and a delicious navarin of lamb - Bruno is back, and his latest case leads him from the Renaissance to the French Resistance and beyond by way of a corpse at the bottom of a well....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better and better!

    • By L. Dwyer on 06-14-19

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Bruno, Chief of Police

    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian MacKenzie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,003
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 866
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 861

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing!

    • By J. Lindsey on 06-11-16

    Regular price: $20.26

    • Black Diamond

    • A Mystery of the French Countryside
    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian MacKenzie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 363
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 328
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324

    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 Dark Vineyard

    • A Mystery of the French Countryside
    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 550
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 480
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 480

    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

    • A Taste for Vengeance

    • A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel
    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 329
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 303
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300

    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
    • Best of the best

    • By Sharon Major on 06-28-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Caves of Perigord

    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
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      4 out of 5 stars 39

    Walker's richly interwoven novel opens with the arrival of a mysterious package for a young American woman working in a London auction house. Brought by a British officer, it contains a 17,000-year-old fragment of a cave painting left to him by his father, a former World War II hero....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Jean on 06-29-19

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 266
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241

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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great for atmosphere-disappointing ending

    • By Eva on 09-18-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Crowded Grave

    • A Mystery of the French Countryside
    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 377
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 342
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 344

    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 Resistance Man

    • Bruno, Chief of Police, Book 6
    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Robert Ian Mackenzie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307

    Bruno Courrèges - provincial French police chief extraordinaire - is back in another delectable tale of mystery and suspense that unfolds in the gastronomically ravishing Dordogne....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This series just gets better and better

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-15-16

    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 314
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287

    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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