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Bruno, now Chief of Police for the whole Vézère valley, has an unusual challenge to rise to: teaching at his friend Pamela's new cookery school. It is a daunting prospect; the disappearance of one of the school's pupils almost serves as a welcome distraction. 

When the woman's body is discovered in one half of a double homicide, the evidence points to something far out of the ordinary. The other murder victim is a man, covered in combat scars and with a false passport. Investigations reveal a list of enemies as long as Bruno's arm. Any one of them would have had good reason to kill him - but which group managed it? And how did they find him? 

As more of their mystery man's previous life is revealed, Bruno realizes that there may be more intended victims in the vicinity. Now he must conduct the biggest manhunt in St Denis' history to find the killers before they strike again.

©2018 Martin Walker (P)2018 Quercus Editions Limited

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"The Maigret of the Dordogne." (Antony Beevor)

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  • Dinah Wells
  • 06-26-18

Another Bruno adventure

An excellent story featuring many familiar rural characters full of local French colour. Delicious meals that one can almost taste. The tale includes atmospheric incidents with dangerous participants with violent attitudes; murder and security threats, affecting three countries. All this leading up to an exciting conclusion.
Beautifully presented and narrated by Peter Noble an altogether enjoyable experience

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  • JAM111
  • 08-11-18

A step into another world

This is a wonderful series of books about a cop who works in the French countryside and gets involved in Parisian and international incidents. A fabulous look into the workings of the French countryside, the recipes for love and good as we trip through the French psyche, their need for wonderful food, fresh ingredients, excellent wine and a love affair!

Great listening!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-21-18

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the reader made the enjoyment of this book very boring. failed to finish the book.

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