Bernard Martin

3 books in series
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Cezanne's Quarry Publisher's Summary

A young woman is found murdered…and the clues to her death point to her spurned lover, Paul Cézanne

In this richly atmospheric novel, a mysterious young woman named Solange Vernet arrives in Aix-en-Provence with her lover, a Darwinian scholar named Charles Westbury, and a year later is found strangled in a quarry outside the city. The young and inexperienced magistrate, Bernard Martin, finds his investigation caught in the crossfires of a raging cultural debate.

Initially assuming that Solange’s murder was a simple crime de passion by either a jealous Cézanne or a betrayed Westbury, Bernard soon finds himself on a mission to unravel the secrets of Solange and Cézanne’s hidden past - the key to which may be a series of his paintings which depict the strangulation and violation of a woman with golden-red hair.

Exploring the questions of science and religion - and the role of women in these realms - that persist even today, Cézanne’s Quarry is an impressive debut mystery about life, death, love, and art.

©2008 Barbara Corrado Pope (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Cezanne's Quarry

    • By: Barbara Pope
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this richly atmospheric novel, a mysterious young woman named Solange Vernet arrives in Aix-en-Provence with her lover, a Darwinian scholar named Charles Westbury, and a year later is found strangled in a quarry outside the city. The young and inexperienced magistrate, Bernard Martin, finds his investigation caught in the crossfires of a raging cultural debate.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Weak Story, Awful reader

    • By Leora on 07-18-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • The Blood of Lorraine

    • By: Barbara Pope
    • Narrated by: Chris Kayser
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the wake of the Dreyfus affair, the murder of two Jews in Lorraine reveals the darker side of human natureIn the wake of the Vernet murders in Aix-en-Provence, magistrate Bernard Martin moves to Lorraine, France, along with his pregnant wife, Claire, who is as fervent about Republican ideals as her husband. They are not there long when an infant boy is found dead, his tiny body mutilated. The wet nurse and mother say that this was a case of “ritual sacrifice” by a “wandering tinker,” or Jew.

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • The Missing Italian Girl

    • A Bernard Martin Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Barbara Corrado Pope
    • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On a sultry night in June 1897, Pyotr Ivanovich Balenov, a young Russian, and two young women transport a dead man through the narrow streets of a working-class neighborhood in northeastern Paris. They throw the body into the canal and the girls flee to the Latin Quarter to hide with one of the Russian's anarchist "comrades".

    Regular price: $18.17