Bruno Chief Of Police

May 14, 2010|
Bruno Chief Of Police by Martin Walker
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A Recipe for Success
. Take a rural commune in the heart of the Dordogne and a one-man police department by the name of Bruno.
. Add a brutal murder with the hallmarks of a racial crime against immigrant workers from North Africa.
. Season with clues that point to unsettled feuds from the Nazi legacy of World War II.
. Serve with Gallic charm in all good bookshops as the first book in a brilliant crime fiction series.

Set in the street markets, cobbled squares, vineyards and farmland of the Dordogne area of France, Bruno, Chief of Police features Captain Bruno Courrèges, a man as charming and eccentric as he is wise. A formidable investigator, Bruno must rise to the challenge when the head of an Algerian family is murdered and the peace of Bruno's beloved village of St. Denis is shattered. Racism is the obvious conclusion, and the son of a local doctor who is caught playing sex games surrounded by Nazi paraphernalia is the immediate suspect. But Bruno knows his people well and sees a more complex explanation lurking in the memories and unsettled feuds of the German occupation.

This addictively readable novel, filled with the sights and sounds -- and politics -- of the French countryside, launches a stunning new crime fiction series.

MARTIN WALKER is the senior director of the Global Business Policy Council as well as editor emeritus and international affairs columnist of United Press International, the global news agency. Married with two daughters, he lives in Washington, D.C., and spends his summers in the Dordogne region of France. Check out his website atwww.b...
Title:Bruno Chief Of PoliceFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 7.12 X 5.31 X 0.65 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 7.12 X 5.31 X 0.65 inPublished:May 14, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554682657

ISBN - 13:9781554682652

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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