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The Crowded Grave: The Dordogne Mysteries 4

Martin Walker

5 Reviews

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The Dordogne Mysteries, Fiction, Crime & mystery, Historical mysteries

Spanish separatists, angry activists and a mystery corpse: Bruno, chief of police has has his work cut out in the fourth in this internationally bestselling series.

Life in the South of France isn't full of the charming peace that you might imagine. In St Denis a summit in a local chateau is threatened by Basque separatists, animal rights campaigners are causing havoc and it's about to get worse.

A local archaeological team 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.

Meanwhile, an influx of visitors makes Saint Denis unusually crowded, and the key to the body appears to lie with one of these outsiders. Bruno must think fast and keep his wits about him in order to work out how these events are connected. Especially if the answer lies a little closer to home.

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Praise for The Crowded Grave: The Dordogne Mysteries 4

  • Walker is brilliant at capturing the murderous charms of rural France ... the setting is undeniably delicious - Mirror

  • A satisfyingly intriguing, wish-you-were-there read - Guardian

  • Enchanting country mysteries [that] embody the sublime physical beauty and intractable political problems of the Dordogne - New York Times

  • Walker hits the sweet spot of balancing humor and drama, and his food descriptions will leave readers fantasizing about dining in the Perigord - Publishers Weekly

  • It's difficult not to be charmed by journalist Walker's series - Kirkus Reviews

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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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