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Publisher's Summary

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

©2013 Walker and Watson PLC (P)2014 Recorded Books

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This series just gets better and better

I always learn something from these books, whether it's a great recipe, information about the French judicial system, or the history of the French resistance in World War II. The characters are engaging and growing deeper all the time. My only caveat is that I'm not crazy about the way the narrator does women's voices. He's handicapped – he's a man. It's not enough to keep me from listening to the next book, but I wish he would be a little less arch in his delivery. Otherwise, and altogether great read/listen.

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High Hopes but Let Down

I have listened to Bruno mysteries before and I enjoy a complicated plot - when it is justified Sadly, this Bruno mystery uses too many unnecessary complications, seemingly to pad the story. Everything moves very slowly. Also, too many dinners described and too many bottles of wine poured Too many possible lovers for Bruno
Finally, the narrator reads too slowly, too little drama in his voice

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Not my favorite Bruno storyline

I found this story so hard to get into, the names confusing, did not enjoy it.

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  • Liv
  • Durham, NC
  • 08-07-16

Captivating to the end

If you're a Bruno fan, there is a big revelation in this story. This has an exciting storyline and interesting plot.

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These keep getting better

Vichy money, French resistance fighters, amazing food, and Bruno. What a great book!

I love the fact that Martin Walker is not afraid to address current issues. It makes it more interesting to see how these issues are handled in a small French town by its Chief of Police. I just love Bruno! And Bruno loves strong, successful women. I wish he'd pick one! :-) But where's the fun in that?

This is another wonderful book in this series that I hope never ends.

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another great adventure with Bruno

all though we were left wondering about that stash of old French bank notes the Resistance folks took from the Nazi train.

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Excellent!

Each Bruno novel I have read has been delightful but this one goes a step beyond. It keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire story. Martin Walker has an incredible way of capturing this wonderful part of France, it's people and his food. You will not be disappointed.

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  • Scott
  • Moss Beach, CA, United States
  • 06-12-14

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 novels in the series have addressed xenophobia, illegal immigration, human trafficking, genetically modified crops, real estate development, truffle fraud, fois gras, PETA and the ETA. Resistance Man incorporates themes of prejudice against homosexuals, abortion, the longing for family and government corruption. And as always, there are the ever present family feuds, politics, testing of loyalties, and the struggle to reconcile legal, pragmatic and moral solutions. The only frustration is that we'll have to wait another year for the next installment.

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Another 5 Star Review for Walker

The sensitivity and brilliance of the rugby playing chief of police is awesome! Smart man that does not put his foot in his mouth. You cant help but like Bruno and his village. I can't tell you how much I enjoy reading about a man that is does not degrade women but instead loves smart and independent women. Thank you