Martin Walker

  • Bruno Courrèges, chef de la police municipale, est réveillé au milieu de la nuit : un incendie s'est déclaré dans un champ de céréales génétiquement modifiées. L'enquête s'oriente aussitôt vers le milieu militant écologiste. Mais cet acte criminel n'est que le premier signe d'une série d'incidents qui vont émailler la petite vie paisible de Saint-Denis en Dordogne. Des viticulteurs étrangers arrivent dans la région pour faire main basse sur les sols fertiles du village. Or en matière de vin, St Denis compte déjà pas mal de rivaux : Max qui veut s'essayer au vin biologique, Jacqueline la trop séduisante Québécoise récemment installée dans le coin et Fernando, l'héritier d'un domaine prestigieux qui fait beaucoup d'envieux. Entre méthode traditionnelle, vin biologique et respect du terroir, c'est une véritable guerre du goût qui s'engage. Et ce ne sont pas les deux morts mystérieuses qui vont ramener le calme dans cette région paradisiaque...

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  • Bruno Courrèges, chef de la police municipale du petit village de St Denis en Dordogne, mène une existence paisible, parfois émaillée de querelles entre voisins et de parties de cache-cache sur les marchés avec les agents de la commission de l'Hygiène de la Communauté Européenne. Jusqu'au jour où un meurtre d'une brutalité sans précédent vient bouleverser la vie de la petite bourgade. Hamid, retraité de l'armée française qui s'est comporté en héros pendant la guerre, est retrouvé chez lui lacéré de coups de couteaux, une croix gammée gravée sur le torse. Les enquêteurs privilégient immédiatement la piste du crime raciste et se tournent vers les groupuscules d'extrême-droite. Mais la réalité se révélera plus complexe et il faudra remonter le temps pour confondre le meurtrier et comprendre ses motivations. Une vérité qui sera difficile à entendre et qui provoquera bien des remous au sein de cette si tranquille communauté...

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  • A missing art student. An international investigation. A secret that will shatter the village of St Denis. Millions of readers worldwide are talking about the Dordogne Mysteries. Find out why and join them with the latest gripping addition to this beloved series. 'Will make readers long for lazy days in rural France' Irish Independent A rich American art student is found dead at the bottom of a well in an ancient hilltop castle. The young woman, Claudia, had been working in the archives of an eminent French art historian, a crippled Resistance war hero, at his art-filled chateau. As Claudia's White House connections get the US Embassy and the FBI involved, Bruno traces the people and events that led to her fatal accident - or was it murder? Bruno learns that Claudia had been trying to buy the chateau and art collection of her tutor, even while her researches led her to suspect that some of his attributions may have been forged. This takes Bruno down a trail that leads him from the ruins of Berlin in 1945, to France's colonial war in Algeria. The long arm of French history has reached out to find a new victim, but can Bruno identify the killer - and prove his case?

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  • @2@@20@'THE MAIGRET OF THE DORDOGNE' @18@ANTONY BEEVOR@19@@21@@3@@2@Bruno, now Chief of Police for the whole Vezère 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.@3@@2@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?@3@@2@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.@3@

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  • Noirs diamants

    Martin Walker

    Bruno Courrèges, chef de la police municipale de Saint-Denis, est chargé d'enquêter sur un trafic frauduleux de truffes chinoises. Ses recherches sont interrompues par un meurtre qui le contraint à exhumer d'anciens crimes et à se replonger dans l'histoire de France.

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  • Millions of readers worldwide are talking about the Dordogne Mysteries. Discover why and join them with this gripping new read! What dark secrets lurk in the sunny south of France? Chief of police Bruno must solve a fiendish crime in his idyllic town of St Denis. 'THE MAIGRET OF THE DORDOGNE' ANTONY BEEVOR

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  • Allemand Revanche

    Martin Walker

    • Diogenes
    • 21 Novembre 2020

    Martin Walkers Romane spielen im geschichtsträchtigen Périgord mit seinen herrlich trutzigen Burgen. Von einer davon, Commarque, brachen im Mittelalter die Tempelritter zu Kreuzzügen nach Jerusalem auf. Tausend Jahre später nimmt das einstige Morgenland eine späte Revanche in der Person einer jungen Archäologin, die bei den damaligen Eroberern einen sagenumwobenen geraubten Schatz sowie ein politisch höchst explosives altes Dokument zutage fördern will.

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  • @2@@20@In this latest mouthwatering mystery starring country policeman, Bruno, the body of a woman is found outside a cave beneath the ruined Templar chateau of Commarque in the heart of the Dordogne. She died of a broken neck. An accidental fall, or was she pushed?@21@@3@@2@The victim carries no identification and her fingerprints are not known to the French Police or Interpol.The only clue to the woman's identity is that her dentistry looks American, but Bruno's inquiries at local hotels and gites yield no trace of a missing foreign woman. @3@@2@The chateau of Commarque, begun in the 11th century, was founded by a Bishop of Sarlat and entrusted to the Knights Templar. In the rocks beneath it are caves. It is one of the few Templar sites in France that has never been associated with the fabled hidden treasure of the Templars - never until now, when a local journalist publishes a sensational story around the unknown woman's death and a centuries-old mystery looks like it might finally be solved...@3@

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  • A new case for St Denis' incomparable Chief of Police, Captain Bruno Courreges, in this second instalment of a series set in rural France.

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  • @2@@20@The Dordogne town of St Denis may be picturesque and sleepy, but it has more than its fair share of mysteries, as Bruno knows all too well. @21@@3@@2@But when Bruno is invited to the 90th birthday of a powerful local patriarch - a war hero with high-level political connections in France, Russia and Israel - he encounters a family with more secrets than even he had imagined. When one of the other guests is found dead the next morning and the family try to cover it up, Bruno knows it's his duty to prevent the victim from becoming just another skeleton in their closet. Even if his digging reveals things Bruno himself would rather keep buried.@3@@2@Meanwhile, very modern battles are being fought in St Denis between hunters defending their traditions and environmentalists protecting local wildlife. Neither side, it seems, is above the use of violent tactics. @3@@2@At the centre of it all, Bruno must use all his cunning and character to protect his community's future from its present - and its past.@3@

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  • @2@@20@PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS @18@CHILDREN OF WAR@19@@21@@3@@2@@20@Bruno, chief of police, is under pressure. He's investigating a murder - one his bosses would rather he left alone... @21@@3@@2@Bruno, chef de police in the French town of St Denis, is already busy with a case when the body of an undercover French Muslim cop is found in the woods, a man who called Bruno for help only hours before. @3@@2@But Bruno's sometime boss and rival, the Brigadier, doesn't see this investigation as a priority - there are bigger issues at stake. Bruno has other ideas. @3@@2@Meanwhile, a Muslim youth named Sami turns up at a French army base in Afghanistan hoping to get home to St Denis. One of Bruno's old army comrades helps to smuggle Sami back to France, but the FBI aren't far behind. Then an American woman appears in St Denis with a warrant for Sami's extradition. @3@@2@Bruno must unravel these multiple mysteries, amidst pressure from his bosses, and find his own way to protect his town and its people.@3@

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  • @2@The Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic was called the most beautiful car of all time. Only four of them were ever built. A California museum paid $37 million for one; Ralph Lauren bought another; a third was smashed by a train at a level crossing. The fourth disappeared in France during World War 2. It was the car used by British racing ace, William Grover Williams, twice winner of the French and Monaco Grand Prix, who became an undercover agent in Occupied France.@3@@2@The latest adventure in the Bruno series of mystery novels starts from this true story. Two young men, both racing drivers with a passion for antique cars, compete to find new clues as to the car's hiding place in the Perigord region of France where Bruno is the local chief of police. @3@@2@When a local researcher turns up dead on Bruno's patch, and French intelligence starts investigating the use of classic car sales to launder money for funding Islamic terrorism, Bruno finds himself once more caught up in a case that reaches far beyond his small town and its people.@3@@2@With the bucolic charm and gourmet cooking that are the hallmarks of this series, Bruno's latest adventure finds him falling in love again as he races to find the murderer and to track down the fate of the most beautiful car ever made.@3@

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  • @2@@20@A missing art student. An international investigation. A secret that will shatter the village of St Denis. Bruno, chief of police, faces a dark reckoning with France's past in this page-turning mystery.@21@@3@@2@@20@'Rich in atmosphere and personality' @18@New York Times@19@@21@@3@@2@A rich American art student is found dead at the bottom of a well in an ancient hilltop castle. The young woman, Claudia, had been working in the archives of an eminent French art historian, a crippled Resistance war hero, at his art-filled chateau. @3@@2@As Claudia's White House connections get the US Embassy and the FBI involved, Bruno traces the people and events that led to her death - or was it murder?@3@@2@Bruno learns that Claudia had been trying to buy the chateau and art collection of her tutor, even while her researches led her to suspect that some of his attributions may have been forged. This takes Bruno down a trail that leads him from the ruins of Berlin in 1945, to France's colonial war in Algeria.@3@@2@The long arm of French history has reached out to find a new victim, but can Bruno identify the killer - and prove his case?@3@

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  • Es ist Hochsommer im Périgord und Hochsaison für ausgedehnte Gaumenfreuden und Fahrten mit offenem Verdeck. Eine Oldtimer-Rallye, von Bruno, Chef de police, organisiert, bringt auch zwei besessene junge Sammler nach Saint-Denis. Sie sind auf der Jagd nach dem wertvollsten Auto aller Zeiten: dem letzten von nur vier je gebauten Bugattis Typ 57 SC Atlantic, dessen Spur sich in den Wirren des Zweiten Weltkriegs im Périgord verlor. Ein halsbrecherisches Wettrennen um den großen Preis beginnt.

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  • Millions of readers worldwide are talking about the Dordogne Mysteries. Discover why and join them with this gripping new read!'WILL MAKE READERS LONG FOR LAZY DAYS IN RURAL FRANCE' Irish IndependentFollowing the funeral of a local farmer, Bruno gets a phone call from his son. He tells Bruno that before his father's sudden death, he had signed over his property to an insurance company in return for a subscription to a luxury retirement home. Bruno discovers that both the retirement home and the insurance company are scams with links to a Russian oligarch whose dealings are already being tracked by the French police. Meanwhile an aging British rock star is selling his home, Chateau Rock. The star's son returns for the summer with his Russian girlfriend. As Bruno pursues his inquiries into the farmer's death and the stolen inheritance, he learns that the oligarch is none other than the girlfriend's father. Bruno's talents are tested to the limit as he untangles a Gordian Knot of criminality that reaches as far as the Kremlin. But luckily Bruno still has time to cook delicious meals for his friends and enjoy the life of his beloved Dordogne. What's more, love is in the air. His pedigree basset, Balzac, is old enough to breed. Bruno heads for the kennels where a suitable beauty, Diane de Poitiers, is ready and waiting for Balzac's attentions.

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  • THE COLDEST CASE - THE DORDOGNE MYSTERIES 14 Nouv.

    'Evocative descriptions of the Perigord ... distinctive characters ... intricate mystery. Readers new to this series will feel right at home' Publishers Weekly starred review Capturing the magic of the Dordogne and its people, the Dordogne Mysteries are worldwide bestsellers. Featuring Bruno, France's favourite policeman, along with gourmet food and wine, local colour, sunshine and murder mystery, it's easy to see why they are so popular. Bruno Courreges is Chief of Police of the lovely town of St Denis in the Dordogne. His main wish is to keep the local people safe and his town free from crime. But crime has a way of finding its way to him. For thirty years, Bruno's boss, Chief of Detectives Jalipeau, known as J-J, has been obsessed with his first case. It was never solved and Bruno knows that this failure continues to haunt J-J. A young male body was found in the woods near St Denis and never identified. For all these years, J-J has kept the skull as a reminder. He calls him 'Oscar'. Visiting the famous pre-historic museum in Les Eyzies, Bruno sees some amazingly life-like heads expertly reconstructed from ancient skulls. He suggest performing a similar reconstruction on Oscar as a first step towards at last identifying him. An expert is hired to start the reconstruction and the search for Oscar's killer begins again in earnest.

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  • In St Denis, Bruno, chef de police, can't get a moment's rest. Some rare bank notes have come to light that may have links to the legendary Neuvic train robbery in 1944. The investigation is fraught with issues. Bruno is also dealing with a wave of local burglaries, which have brought his old flame, Isabelle and their complicated history back to the town. Worse is to come. Tasked with piecing together these past crimes, Bruno now finds he has the more pressing matter of a body on his hands. He must now trace the links between past and present to restore peace in St Denis.

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  • The Bruno series . . . is highly assured, full of quirky touches and characterised with real exuberance

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  • Bruno's day has not started well.The Saint Denis Chief of Police is busy. A French-Spanish summit to be held in a local chateau is being threatened by Basque separatists, and animal rights campaigners are causing havoc at the foie gras farms. Up to his ears with ETA and PETA, he's not even had time for lunch. And it's about to get worse.A local archaeological team, digging for evidence of prehistoric man, unearths a well-preserved skeleton. Yet it's a lot more recent than they'd hoped - boasting a Swatch on its wrist and a bullet-hole in its skull. With an influx of visitors making Saint Denis almost as crowded as the excavation's grave, the key appears to lie with one of these outsiders. Bruno must think fast, and keep his wits about him. Especially as the answer may lie a little closer to home.

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