Martin Walker

  • La truffe noire, symbole du Périgord, représente pour la région un marché dont les bénéfice s'élèvent chaque année à plusieurs dizaines de millions d'euros. Quand Bruno Courrèges, chef de la police municipale de Saint-Denis, apprend que ce trésor local est frelaté avec des truffe étrangères de moindre qualité, il investigue aussitôt pour débusquer les fraudeurs. Mais son en quête prend un tour bien plus sombre que prévu lorsqu'un ancien héros de guerre est assassiné durant les élections locales. Un meurtre qui déclenche des actes de violence en rafale et oblige Bruno Courrèges à délaisser pour un temps les truffes et à se plonger dans les tourments de l'histoire des guerres coloniales.

    Une série policière pittoresque et gourmande dans la droite lignée des enquêtes du commissaire Maigret.

  • Bruno Courrèges, chef de la police municipale, est réveillé au milieu de la nuit : un incendie s'est déclaré dans un champ de céréales génétiquement modifiées. L'enquête s'oriente aussitôt vers le milieu militant écologiste. Mais cet acte criminel n'est que le premier signe d'une série d'incidents qui vont émailler la petite vie paisible de Saint-Denis en Dordogne. Des viticulteurs étrangers arrivent dans la région pour faire main basse sur les sols fertiles du village. Or en matière de vin, St Denis compte déjà pas mal de rivaux : Max qui veut s'essayer au vin biologique, Jacqueline la trop séduisante Québécoise récemment installée dans le coin et Fernando, l'héritier d'un domaine prestigieux qui fait beaucoup d'envieux. Entre méthode traditionnelle, vin biologique et respect du terroir, c'est une véritable guerre du goût qui s'engage. Et ce ne sont pas les deux morts mystérieuses qui vont ramener le calme dans cette région paradisiaque...

  • Bruno Courrèges, chef de la police municipale du petit village de St Denis en Dordogne, mène une existence paisible, parfois émaillée de querelles entre voisins et de parties de cache-cache sur les marchés avec les agents de la commission de l'Hygiène de la Communauté Européenne. Jusqu'au jour où un meurtre d'une brutalité sans précédent vient bouleverser la vie de la petite bourgade. Hamid, retraité de l'armée française qui s'est comporté en héros pendant la guerre, est retrouvé chez lui lacéré de coups de couteaux, une croix gammée gravée sur le torse. Les enquêteurs privilégient immédiatement la piste du crime raciste et se tournent vers les groupuscules d'extrême-droite. Mais la réalité se révélera plus complexe et il faudra remonter le temps pour confondre le meurtrier et comprendre ses motivations. Une vérité qui sera difficile à entendre et qui provoquera bien des remous au sein de cette si tranquille communauté...

  • Millions of readers worldwide are talking about the Dordogne Mysteries. Discover why and join them with this gripping new read! What dark secrets lurk in the sunny south of France? Chief of police Bruno must solve a fiendish crime in his idyllic town of St Denis. 'THE MAIGRET OF THE DORDOGNE' ANTONY BEEVOR

  • A missing art student. An international investigation. A secret that will shatter the village of St Denis. Millions of readers worldwide are talking about the Dordogne Mysteries. Find out why and join them with the latest gripping addition to this beloved series. 'Will make readers long for lazy days in rural France' Irish Independent 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?

  • 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.

  • A TASTE FOR VENGEANCE

    Martin Walker

    @[email protected]@[email protected]'THE MAIGRET OF THE DORDOGNE' @[email protected] [email protected]@@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected], now Chief of Police for the whole Vezère valley, has an unusual challenge to rise to: teaching at his friend Pamela's new cookery school. It is a daunting prospect - the disappearance of one of the school's pupils almost serves as a welcome [email protected]@@[email protected] the woman's body is discovered in one half of a double homicide, the evidence points to something far out of the ordinary. The other murder victim is a man, covered in combat scars and with a false passport. Investigations reveal a list of enemies as long as Bruno's arm. Any one of them would have had good reason to kill him - but which group managed it? And how did they find [email protected]@@[email protected] more of their mystery man's previous life is revealed, Bruno realizes that there may be more intended victims in the vicinity. Now he must conduct the biggest manhunt in St Denis' history to find the killers before they strike [email protected]@

  • Allemand Revanche

    Martin Walker

    • Diogenes
    • 21 Novembre 2020

    Martin Walkers Romane spielen im geschichtsträchtigen Périgord mit seinen herrlich trutzigen Burgen. Von einer davon, 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 bei den damaligen Eroberern einen sagenumwobenen geraubten Schatz sowie ein politisch höchst explosives altes Dokument zutage fördern will.

  • @[email protected]@[email protected] body is found showing marks of Satanism. Bruno, chief of police must track down a murderer while quelling his town's superstitious fears in the fifth book in this internationally bestselling [email protected]@@[email protected]@[email protected] is springtime France's Perigord, a time of beauty and calm. But not for Bruno, chief of police of the small town of St Denis. A woman's body has been found on a boat, bearing signs of a black magic ritual. @[email protected]@[email protected] has too much on his plate as it is - mediating a domestic abuse case that needs careful handling and a dodgy local development proposal that seems just too good to be true. @[email protected]@[email protected] a murder case must take precedent and the roots of this one lie buried deep in the past - linked to a chateau above a bend in the river, to the reclusive old woman who lives there, and to the secret hidden in the Devil's [email protected]@

  • @[email protected]@[email protected] 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 [email protected]@@[email protected]@[email protected] 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. @[email protected]@[email protected] 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 [email protected]@

  • A new case for St Denis' incomparable Chief of Police, Captain Bruno Courreges, in this second instalment of a series set in rural France.

  • @[email protected]@[email protected] Dordogne town of St Denis may be picturesque and sleepy, but it has more than its fair share of mysteries, as Bruno knows all too well. @[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected] 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 [email protected]@@[email protected], 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. @[email protected]@[email protected] the centre of it all, Bruno must use all his cunning and character to protect his community's future from its present - and its [email protected]@

  • @[email protected]@[email protected]'THE MAIGRET OF THE DORDOGNE' @[email protected] [email protected]@@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected] has been promoted, but his new responsibilities aren't what's making him nervous. That would be the promise he made to his friend Pamela to teach some classes at her new cookery school. Cooking the delicious traditional Perigord dishes he loves is one thing, but presenting to a class of people at the same time? In English? Even brave Bruno is quaking in his [email protected]@@[email protected] disappearance of one of the cookery school clients almost comes as a welcome relief. At first Bruno is unconcerned, but the discovery of the woman's body in one half of a double homicide soon proves how wrong this feeling was. The other murder victim is more mysterious - a man, covered in combat scars and with a false passport. Investigations reveal him to be an ex-soldier of fortune, with a list of enemies as long as Bruno's arm. Any one of them would have had good reason to kill him - but which group managed it? And how did they find [email protected]@@[email protected] more of their mystery man's previous life is revealed, Bruno realizes that he and Pamela's cookery student may not have been the only intended victims in the vicinity. Now he must conduct the biggest manhunt in St Denis history to find the killers before they strike [email protected]@

  • @[email protected]@[email protected] 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 [email protected]@@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]'Rich in atmosphere and personality' @[email protected] York [email protected]@@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected] 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. @[email protected]@[email protected] Claudia's White House connections get the US Embassy and the FBI involved, Bruno traces the people and events that led to her death - or was it [email protected]@@[email protected] 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 [email protected]@@[email protected] long arm of French history has reached out to find a new victim, but can Bruno identify the killer - and prove his [email protected]@

  • Es ist Hochsommer im Périgord und Hochsaison für ausgedehnte Gaumenfreuden und Fahrten mit offenem Verdeck. Eine Oldtimer-Rallye, von Bruno, Chef de police, organisiert, bringt auch zwei besessene junge Sammler nach Saint-Denis. Sie sind auf der Jagd nach dem wertvollsten Auto aller Zeiten: dem letzten von nur vier je gebauten Bugattis Typ 57 SC Atlantic, dessen Spur sich in den Wirren des Zweiten Weltkriegs im Périgord verlor. Ein halsbrecherisches Wettrennen um den großen Preis beginnt.

  • 'Evocative descriptions of the Perigord ... distinctive characters ... intricate mystery. Readers new to this series will feel right at home' Publishers Weekly starred review Capturing the magic of the Dordogne and its people, the Dordogne Mysteries are worldwide bestsellers. Featuring Bruno, France's favourite policeman, along with gourmet food and wine, local colour, sunshine and murder mystery, it's easy to see why they are so popular. Bruno Courreges is Chief of Police of the lovely town of St Denis in the Dordogne. His main wish is to keep the local people safe and his town free from crime. But crime has a way of finding its way to him. For thirty years, Bruno's boss, Chief of Detectives Jalipeau, known as J-J, has been obsessed with his first case. It was never solved and Bruno knows that this failure continues to haunt J-J. A young male body was found in the woods near St Denis and never identified. For all these years, J-J has kept the skull as a reminder. He calls him 'Oscar'. Visiting the famous pre-historic museum in Les Eyzies, Bruno sees some amazingly life-like heads expertly reconstructed from ancient skulls. He suggest performing a similar reconstruction on Oscar as a first step towards at last identifying him. An expert is hired to start the reconstruction and the search for Oscar's killer begins again in earnest.

  • THE COLDEST CASE - THE DORDOGNE MYSTERIES Nouv.

    ''Evocative descriptions of the Perigord ... distinctive characters ... intricate mystery. Readers new to this series will feel right at home'' Publishers Weekly starred review Capturing the magic of the Dordogne and its people, the Dordogne Mysteries are worldwide bestsellers. Featuring Bruno, France''s favourite policeman, along with gourmet food and wine, local colour, sunshine and murder mystery, no wonder they are so popular. Bruno Courreges is Chief of Police of the lovely town of St Denis in the Dordogne. His main wish is to keep the local people safe and his town free from crime. But crime has a way of finding its way to him. For thirty years, Bruno''s boss, Chief of Detectives Jalipeau, known as J-J, has been obsessed with his first case. It was never solved and Bruno knows that this failure continues to haunt J-J. A young male body was found in the woods near St Denis and never identified. For all these years, J-J has kept the skull as a reminder. He calls him ''Oscar''. Visiting the famous pre-history museum in nearby Les Eyzies, Bruno sees some amazingly life-like heads expertly reconstructed from ancient skulls. He suggests performing a similar reconstruction on Oscar as a first step towards at last identifying him. An expert is hired to start the reconstruction and the search for Oscar''s killer begins again in earnest.

  • @[email protected]@[email protected] 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 [email protected]@@[email protected]@[email protected] 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. @[email protected]@[email protected] 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 [email protected]@

  • BRUNO''S CHALLENGE & OTHER DORDOGNE TALES Nouv.

  • In St Denis, Bruno, chef de police, can't get a moment's rest. Some rare bank notes have come to light that may have links to the legendary Neuvic train robbery in 1944. The investigation is fraught with issues. Bruno is also dealing with a wave of local burglaries, which have brought his old flame, Isabelle and their complicated history back to the town. Worse is to come. Tasked with piecing together these past crimes, Bruno now finds he has the more pressing matter of a body on his hands. He must now trace the links between past and present to restore peace in St Denis.

  • The Bruno series . . . is highly assured, full of quirky touches and characterised with real exuberance

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