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Death in the Dordogne

The first Bruno, Chief of Police Novel

Previously published as Bruno, Chief of Police, this is the first gripping mystery in the acclaimed series starring Captain Bruno Courreges. Captain Bruno Courreges goes by the grand title of Chief of Police, though in truth he's the only municipal policeman on staff in the small town of St Denis in the beautiful Perigord region of south west France. Bruno sees his job as protecting St Denis from its enemies, and these include the capital's bureaucrats and their EU counterparts in Brussels. Today is market day in the ancient town. Inspectors from Brussels have been swooping on France's markets, attempting to enforce EU hygiene rules. The locals call the Brussels' bureaucrats 'Gestapo' and Bruno supports their resistance. What's more, here in what was Vichy France, words like 'Gestapo' and 'resistance' still carry a profound resonance. EU inspectors are causing havoc in St Denis and local tempers are running high, but is it really cause for murder? The first acclaimed and internationally bestselling case for Bruno, Chief of Police.
'Hugely enjoyable and absolutely gripping. Martin Walker has got off to a flying start in what promises to be a great series. Bruno will be the Maigret of the Dordogne' Antony Beevor
Market day in the ancient town of St Denis in south-west France. EU hygiene inspectors have been swooping on France's markets, while the locals hide contraband cheese in their houses and call the Brussels bureaucrats 'Gestapo'. Police Captain Bruno Courreges supports their resistance. Although, here in what was once Vichy France, words like 'Gestapo' and 'resistance' still carry a profound resonance.
When an old man, head of an immigrant North African family, is found murdered, suspicion falls on the son of the local doctor, found in flagrante playing sex games surrounded by Nazi paraphernalia.
But Bruno isn't convinced, and suspects this crime may have its roots in that most tortured period of recent French history - the Second World War, a time of terror and betrayal that set brother against brother. Now it's up to him to find the killer - but will the people of St Denis allow him to go digging through the past in order to do it?
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Hugely enjoyable and absolutely gripping . Martin Walker has got off to a flying start in what promises to be a great series. Bruno will be the Maigret of the Dordogne Antony Beevor
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Martin Walker, geboren 1947, ist gebürtiger Schotte und nicht nur Schriftsteller, sondern auch Historiker und politischer Journalist. Er lebt in Washington und im Périgord und studierte Geschichte in Oxford sowie internationale Beziehungen und Wirtschaft in Harvard. Danach war er 25 Jahre lang Journalist bei der britischen Tageszeitung "The Guardian". Heute ist Martin Walker Vorsitzender des Global Business Policy Council, eines privaten Think Tanks für Topmanager mit Sitz in Washington. Er verfasste zahlreiche Sachbücher, unter anderem über den Kalten Krieg, über Gorbatschow und die Perestroika, über Präsident Bill Clinton sowie über das neue Amerika. Martin Walkers Bruno-Romane erscheinen gleichzeitig in zehn Sprachen.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 352
Erscheinungsdatum 14.01.2016
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-78429-940-8
Verlag Quercus Publishing Plc
Maße (L/B/H) 198/128/27 mm
Gewicht 249
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