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Bruno's Challenge & Other Dordogne Tales

Martin Walker

4 Reviews

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Crime & mystery

A bumper collection of delightful stories featuring Bruno, Chief of Police and France's favourite cop, all set in the beautiful Dordogne valley and the surrounding Perigord - the perfect escape.

A bumper collection of delightful stories featuring Bruno, Chief of Police and France's favourite cop, all set in the beautiful Dordogne valley and the ravishing Perigord region of the south west. Here is a landscape of meandering rivers with medieval castles overlooking their banks, of lush hillsides and spreading vineyards, of delicious local wines and world renowned cuisine.

With titles like 'The Chocolate War'; 'The Birthday Lunch'; 'Oystercatcher'; 'A Market Tale' and 'Fifty Million Bubbles', you may be sure that champagne and gastronomy will feature as well as cosy crime in 'Dangerous Vacation'. Bruno strides through these tales, staying calm. settling local disputes and keeping safe his beloved town of St Denis.

Only on one occasion does he panic: in 'Bruno's Challenge', his friend Ivan, proprietor and chef of the town's popular eatery, suddenly collapses on the eve of a large anniversary dinner, and he asks Bruno to take over the restaurant. After a few protests followed by some deep breaths, the inimitable Bruno meets his challenge and saves the day.

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Praise for Bruno's Challenge & Other Dordogne Tales

  • Walker is unrivalled at interweaving the professional and private pursuits of a thoroughly likeable cop - Daily Mail

  • Rich on local colour - The Times

  • Dollops of the sybaritic good life in rural France are spiced up with a dash of international intrigue in this excellent Bruno, Chief of Police outing - Irish Independent on A Shooting At Chateau Rock

  • I've read a lot of mysteries in my day and you're up there at the top of my list alongside Michael Connelly, Georges Simenon and, most recently, Anthony Horowitz

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Martin Walker

Martin Walker is a prize-winning journalist and the author of several acclaimed works of non-fiction, including The Cold War: A History. He lives in the Dordogne and Washington, DC.

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