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Martin Walker

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Black Diamond (2010)
language
English
3.92 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Bruno is a wonderful character and I enjoy reading how he can assess the situation and fix it so that everyone but the perpetrators are happy! The black diamond is a rare truffle that demands a huge price in the market so there is a mystery surrounding the truffle market in the ...
The Crowded Grave (2011)
language
English
3.94 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Another excellent entry into this series. Martin Walker's fictional French country town of St. Denis is again at the center of a large national crisis and the nearly impossibly perfect chief of police, Bruno, has to help solve problems big and small--all while playing and coachin...
The Resistance Man (2014)
language
English
3.96 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: As I have come to expect from the Bruno, Chief of Police stories, there is a corpse early on in the story and Bruno sets about to solve the crime amidst the distractions of daily routine, wonderful meals, girlfriends and helping out the general population of St. Denis. There is ...
Bruno, Chief Of Police (2008)
language
English
3.79 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Well written in a clear and simple style. Based on the first chapter, I expected more stylized prose, but it turned out to be quite minimalist. Bruno is a wonderful character and the author does a good job of painting a rough sketch of the community and people in it. He then leav...
The Dark Vineyard (2009)
language
English
3.81 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: THE DARK VINEYARD is the second mystery book in the French Countryside series by Martin Walker. Bruno, the chief of police, reminds me a little of Louise Penny’s Armand Gamache. Bruno is a younger version, laid back, interested and loyal to his village and those who live there, w...
The Devil's Cave (2013)
language
English
3.95 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Number five in the series and I thought a bit long and dry until the action really took off and it was a merry ride. Bruno is like a dog with a bone, he will get to the bottom of the crime or mystery no matter what. Along the way the reader enjoys the life he has built, his frie...
Schwarze Diamanten: Der dritte Fall für Bruno, Chef de police (2010)
language
English
3.92 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Walker's French policeman, Bruno, is charming, smart, and an all around good soul who plays Father Christmas for the town children, and puts essential clues together to catch the bad guys. As an added bonus, Walker transports the reader to the French countryside with an ease only...
Bruno and the Carol Singers: A Christmas Mystery of the French Countryside (2012)
language
English
3.69 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I started this book and was ploughing through nicely waiting for some excitement but I felt let down, even with the ending. Bruno is a good citizen of St Denis and does his best to keep crime down to a minimum. If petty crimes are all he gets in his town then he is doing pretty...
Reiner Wein (2014)
language
English
3.95 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: This is my guilty pleasure too! Although the story is not worth 5 stars, I always enjoy learning about some new aspects of the Dordogne (which I know well) or French history that I hadn't heard of before. In this novel I learnt about the biggest train robbery of all time, which r...
Delikatessen (2011)
language
English
3.94 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: This is the fourth in Martin Walker's Bruno series and, in many ways, the best so far. The Brigadier again has a prominent role and so we spend time dealing with international matters - an area where a small town Chief of Police seems an unlikely participant. The author just ...
Bruno, Chef de police (2008)
language
English
3.79 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: A nice portrait of a sleepy town and man formerly adrift finding his place. Though ostensibly a murder mystery it's rather light on the murder. I think maybe 60 pages in the whole book really focus on the crime and trying to solve it. The rest of the time Bruno is eating, thin...
Grand Cru (2009)
language
English
3.81 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: First time I've read a Martin Walker book. The book seems more about rural French life than the mystery investigation (not that there isn't one). I imagine a Francophile would like this book very much. I must not be a Francophile. Not that I have anything against France ... but I...
The Dark Vinyard (2009)
language
English
3.81 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Even though I happened to read this second in the series out of order, I think it may be the best -- so far -- of those I've read. It was, as always, a nice mixture of who-doneit with local rural French charm and political/historical enhancement.Rumor has it that this series has ...
Bruno and le Pere Noel: A Bruno, Chief of Police, Christmas Story (2013)
language
English
3.67 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Short, cheap and quite comfy!Sweet, but uninteresting; a bit like a women's mag story (I hope that doesn't sound sexist), which have an established role in many people's lives.I live in Brittany and don't see local life through such rose-coloured spectacles. The bit about the Pro...
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