Bruno Chef de police

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257601816

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Bruno Courrèges – Polizist, Gourmet, Sporttrainer und begehrtester Junggeselle von Saint-Denis – wird an den Tatort eines Mordes gerufen. Ein algerischer Einwanderer, dessen Kinder in der Ortschaft wohnen, ist tot aufgefunden worden. Das Opfer ist ein Kriegsveteran, Träger des Croix de Guerre, und weil das Verbrechen offenbar rassistische Hintergründe hat, werden auch nationale Polizeibehörden eingeschaltet, die Bruno von den Ermittlungen ausschließen wollen. Doch der nutzt seine Ortskenntnisse und Beziehungen, ermittelt auf eigene Faust und deckt die weit in der Vergangenheit wurzelnden Ursachen des Verbrechens auf.

Death in the Dordogne

Bruno, Chief of Police 1

Author: Martin Walker,Quercus

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849166307

Category: Fiction

Page: 353

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS BRUNO, CHIEF OF POLICE It's market day in St Denis, a small town in the Périgord region of South West France. The locals are on the alert because inspectors are expected to make a 'surprise visit' in an attempt to enforce the unpopular and bureaucratic EU hygiene rules. But for Captain Bruno Courrèges, St Denis' Chief of Police, this particular market day turns into something far more serious. An old man, head of a local immigrant North African family, is found viciously murdered. Suspicion falls on the son of the local doctor, but Bruno isn't so certain. He believes it to be an act of vengeance, with its motive hidden deep in France's divisive war-time past. As rumour and mistrust grow, Bruno must look beneath the surface of this normally calm community to find a brutal killer.

Grand Cru

Der zweite Fall für Bruno, Chef de police

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257601832

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Ein geheimes Paradies auf Erden, das ist das Périgord. Oder vielmehr war, denn die Weinberge der Gegend sollen von einem amerikanischen Weinunternehmer aufgekauft werden. Es gärt im Tal, in den alten Freund- und Seilschaften, und in einem Weinfass findet man etwas völlig anderes als Wein – eine Leiche.

Revanche

Der zehnte Fall für Bruno, Chef de police

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257608802

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Martin Walkers Romane spielen im geschichtsträchtigen Périgord mit seinen herrlichen Landschaften und trutzigen Burgen. Von einer dieser Burgen, 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 wild entschlossen scheint, bei den damaligen Eroberern einen sagenumwobenen geraubten Schatz sowie ein politisch höchst explosives altes Dokument zutage zu fördern.

Femme fatale

Der fünfte Fall für Bruno, Chef de Police

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257603088

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Das Périgord ist ein Paradies für Schlemmer, Kanufahrer und Liebhaber des gemächlichen süßen Lebens. Doch im April, kurz vor Beginn der Touristensaison, stören ein höchst profitables Touristikprojekt, Satanisten und eine nackte Frauenleiche in einem Kahn die beschaulichen Ufer der Vézère. Und Bruno, den örtlichen Chef de police, stören zusätzlich höchst verwirrende Frühlingsgefühle.

Provokateure

Der siebte Fall für Bruno, Chef de police

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257604629

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Saint-Denis im Périgord ist ein Sehnsuchtsort für viele. Auch für einige, die hier aufgewachsen sind. Doch als ein autistischer Junge aus Saint-Denis auf einer französischen Armeebasis in Afghanistan auftaucht und nach Hause möchte, ist unklar, ob als Freund oder Feind. Dies herauszufinden ist die dringende Aufgabe für Bruno, ›Chef de police‹, ehe sich verschiedene Provokateure einmischen und alle in tödliche Gefahr bringen können.

Delikatessen

Der vierte Fall für Bruno, Chef de police

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257601654

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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›Savoir vivre‹: Archäologische Funde zeigen, dass man schon vor 30 000 Jahren im Périgord gut leben konnte. Aber der Tote, auf den man bei neuen Grabungen stößt, stammt eindeutig aus dem falschen Jahrhundert und weist alle Spuren eines Gewaltverbrechens auf.

Schatten an der Wand

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257602065

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Martin Walkers früher Roman über die Entstehung einer prähistorischen Höhlenzeichnung, deren Verwicklung in blutige Kriege und Intrigen zur Zeit der Höhlenmaler von Lascaux und während des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Die Geschichte gipfelt in dem erbitterten Kampf von fünf Menschen, sie heute zu besitzen. Denn wer diese Zeichnung findet, erhält den Schlüssel zur Aufklärung eines Verbrechens, das bis in die höchste Politik reicht und von dem bis heute keiner wissen darf.

The Resistance Man

(Bruno, Chief of Police #6)

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 1443428256

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Bruno Courreges—provincial French police chief extraordinaire—is back in another tale of mystery and suspense in the gastronomically ravishing Dordogne countryside, the sixth in the internationally bestselling series. A veteran of the French Resistance has died, and among his possessions are documents that connect him to a notorious Second World War–era train robbery. A former British spymaster’s estate is burgled, the latest in a spree of expert thefts. An academic’s home is broken into just as she is finishing a revelatory book on France’s nuclear-weapons program. An antiques dealer is found brutally murdered, and his former lover, the number-one suspect, is on the run. It’s just another summer in St. Denis for Bruno, who must balance a multitude of demands on his time and expertise—including the complex affections of two powerful women; town politics; his irrepressible puppy, Balzac; and nights entertaining friends and visitors with sumptuous repasts—with a new focus on the mounting crime wave. Bruno begins to suspect the seemingly unrelated events are linked, and his search for clues about crimes old and new leads to stunning revelations about both his country’s history and his own, putting several more lives—including Bruno’s—in grave danger. In a thrilling denouement that proves the past is never really past, Bruno fights to secure the future of his beloved community and those he cares about most. As charming and compelling as its hero, The Resistance Man offers fresh joys for loyal Bruno readers and newcomers to this beloved mystery series alike.

Death Undercover

Bruno, Chief of Police 7

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848664036

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS CHILDREN OF WAR Bruno, chief of police, is under pressure. He's investigating a murder - one his bosses would rather he left alone... 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. 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. 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. Bruno must unravel these multiple mysteries, amidst pressure from his bosses, and find his own way to protect his town and its people.

A Taste for Vengeance

A Bruno, Chief of Police novel

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0525519971

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A missing woman, a shocking pregnancy, a dash of international intrigue, and a bottle or two of good Bergerac: it's another case for Bruno, Chief of Police. When a British tourist fails to turn up for a luxurious cooking vacation in Bruno's usually idyllic Dordogne village of St. Denis, the worried hostess is quick to call on Bruno for help. Monica Felder is nowhere to be found, and her husband, a retired British major, is unreachable. And not long after Bruno discovers that Monica was traveling with a mysterious Irishman (her lover?), the two turn up dead. The Irishman's background in intelligence and his connection to Monica's husband only raise more questions for Bruno. Was she running away? How much does her husband really know? What's the real story behind a scandal buried in the threesome's military past? Meanwhile, the star of the girls' rugby team, a favorite of Bruno's, is pregnant, putting at risk her chances of being named to the French national squad. Bruno's search for the truth in both cases leads him to places he hadn't intended to go--but, as ever, he and his friends take time to savor the natural delights of the Dordogne. Santé!

The Templars' Last Secret

Bruno, Chief of Police 10

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784294675

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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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? 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. 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...

The Dying Season

Bruno, Chief of Police 8

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784294594

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The Dordogne town of St Denis may be picturesque and sleepy, but it has more than its fair share of mysteries, as Bruno, chef de police, knows all too well. 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. 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. 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.

Bruno, Chief of Police

A Mystery of the French Countryside

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307271463

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The first installment in the delightful, internationally acclaimed series featuring Chief of Police Bruno. Meet Benoît Courrèges, aka Bruno, a policeman in a small village in the South of France. He’s a former soldier who has embraced the pleasures and slow rhythms of country life. He has a gun but never wears it; he has the power to arrest but never uses it. But then the murder of an elderly North African who fought in the French army changes all that. Now Bruno must balance his beloved routines—living in his restored shepherd’s cottage, shopping at the local market, drinking wine, strolling the countryside—with a politically delicate investigation. He’s paired with a young policewoman from Paris and the two suspect anti-immigrant militants. As they learn more about the dead man’s past, Bruno’s suspicions turn toward a more complex motive. "Enjoyable.... Martin Walker plots with the same finesse with which Bruno can whip up a truffle omelette, and both have a clear appreciation for a life tied to the land." —The Christian Science Monitor "A nice literary pairing with the slow-food movement.... [It is] lovely...to linger at the table." —Entertainment Weekly "A wonderfully crafted novel as satisfying as a French pastry but with none of the guilt or calories." —Tuscon Citizen's Journal

Dark Vineyard

Bruno, Chief of Police 2

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849166536

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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In the Périgord town of St Denis, Captain Bruno Courrèges is pulled from sleep by the wail of the local fire engines. A nearby barn is engulfed in flame, the surrounding fields ablaze. Everything points to arson. At the same time, a California wine maker wants to set up a huge vineyard in the valley. Despite the money this would bring in, many fear it would destroy their little town. When another outrage follows the crop burning, it looks like someone is prepared to do anything to stop the scheme - and Bruno will have to draw on all his local knowledge to get to the truth.

Schwarze Diamanten

Der dritte Fall für Bruno, Chef de police

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257601662

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Was haben Trüffeln mit Frankreichs Kolonialkrieg in Vietnam und mit chinesischen Triaden zu tun? Die Lösung von Bruno Courrèges' drittem Fall ist so tief vergraben wie die legendären schwarzen Diamanten unter den alten Eichen im Périgord – und genauso schwer zu finden.

The Body in the Castle Well

Bruno, Chief of Police 12

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1786485788

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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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. 'Rich in atmosphere and personality' New York Times 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?

Fatal Pursuit

Bruno, Chief of Police 9

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784294608

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The real life disappearance of 'the most beautiful car ever made' sparks a compelling new case for Bruno, chief of police 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. 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. 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. 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.

Die Gewalt der Dunkelheit

Thriller

Author: Michael Koryta

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641195632

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Mark Novak ist ein effektiver Ermittler. Hart, schnell, unbeugsam. Er arbeitet für die Organisation Innocence Incorporated, die unschuldig zum Tode Verurteilte vertritt. Doch seit seine Frau erschossen wurde, sucht Novak nach ihrem Mörder. Als er zur Gefahr wird, schickt man ihn in die gnadenlose Kälte von Garrison, Indiana. Vor zehn Jahren ist dort eine junge Frau in einem gigantischen Höhlensystem verschwunden. Ein Retter konnte ihren Leichnam bergen – und gilt seitdem als Hauptverdächtiger. Doch es gibt keine Beweise. Der Jagdinstinkt erwacht in Novak: Um Erlösung zu erlangen, muss er die Wahrheit finden – die Wahrheit, die in der kalten Dunkelheit der Höhlen liegt.

Bretonische Brandung

Kommissar Dupins zweiter Fall

Author: Jean-Luc Bannalec

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462306936

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Die Bretagne hat einen Platz auf der Krimilandkarte erobert Zehn Seemeilen vor Concarneau: Die sagenumwobenen Glénan Inseln wirken mit ihrem feinen weißen Sand und kristallklaren Wasser wie ein karibisches Paradies – bis eines schönen Maitages drei Leichen angespült werden.Das hatte gerade noch gefehlt: eine Bootsfahrt am frühen Morgen. Kommissar Dupin würde sich nach der Überfahrt am liebsten sofort mit einem bretonischen Hummer in der urigen Inselkneipe belohnen, doch dafür lässt ihm der Präfekt keine Zeit. Wer sind die Toten am Strand? Wurden sie Opfer des heftigen Unwetters der vergangenen Nacht?Alles deutet auf Tod durch Ertrinken hin, doch als sich herausstellt, dass einer der Toten ein windiger Unternehmer mit politischen Beziehungen, der andere ein selbstherrlicher Segler mit jeder Menge Feinden war, ahnt Dupin nichts Gutes. War der vermeintlich tragische Unfall auf offener See in Wahrheit ein kaltblütig geplanter Mord? Wer ist der Dritte im Bunde, und was verbindet die drei Männer? Während der nächste Sturm aufzieht, begegnet Dupin modernen Schatzsuchern, militanten Meeresbiologen, attraktiven Taucherinnen und unheimlichen Gestalten aus der überreichen Fabelwelt der Bretonen. Seine Ermittlungen führen ihn in die Geschichte der Inseln und ihrer eigensinnigen Bewohner und bringen eine dramatische Gewissheit ans Licht.Jean-Luc Bannalec gelingt erneut ein raffinierter Krimi mit verblüffenden Wendungen, feinsinnigem Humor und unvergesslicher Atmosphäre. Und zugleich eine Liebeserklärung an die Bretagne und die atemberaubende Schönheit der Glénan. Der erste Band fand über 250.000 begeisterte Leser – die Erfolgsgeschichte des kauzigen Kommissars am »Ende der Welt« geht weiter.