• Bruno's day has not started well.The Saint Denis Chief of Police is busy. A French-Spanish summit to be held in a local chateau is being threatened by Basque separatists, and animal rights campaigners are causing havoc at the foie gras farms. Up to his ears with ETA and PETA, he's not even had time for lunch. And it's about to get worse.A local archaeological team, digging for evidence of prehistoric man, 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. With an influx of visitors making Saint Denis almost as crowded as the excavation's grave, the key appears to lie with one of these outsiders. Bruno must think fast, and keep his wits about him. Especially as the answer may lie a little closer to home.

  • It is springtime France's Périgord, a time of beauty and calm. But not for Bruno, chef de 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. Bruno 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. But 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 Cave.

  • It's the last market day before Christmas and Bruno, Chief of Police is preparing for a traditional gastronomic feast. But, never off duty for long, Bruno is called to action when he receives information that a prisoner on parole has gone missing, last seen heading for St Denis, where his ex-wife and son live. The goose, the oysters, his English girlfriend's Christmas pudding and Bruno's famous mulled wine will just have to wait... And if Martin Walker's 'Bruno' novels have inspired you to visit this beautiful part of France yourself, keep reading for the author's own guide to 'A Perfect Week in Perigord'.

  • 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.

  • 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.bAt 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.b

  • France's Périgord region is the proud home of the famed black truffle, the 'Black Diamond'. Yet reports are coming in that this treasured asset is being adulterated with an inferior Chinese substitute, affecting the value of the genuine article. Chief of Police Bruno Courrèges is called in to investigate.Meanwhile, tension is brewing in Saint Denis. A Vietnamese market stall has been vandalized by a Chinese gang, leaving inter-country relations at breaking point. Then, as if to prove that bad things come in threes, murder rears its ugly head. Bruno can't help but wonder if these problems are connected.When his suspicions are confirmed, Bruno finds himself facing a very present danger, one brought about by a long-buried feud tracing all the way back to France's colonial past.b

  • 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.

  • 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 whocalled 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.

  • 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.

  • Les GUIDES IMRAY sont l'adaptation française des ouvrages de la prestigieuse maison d'édition anglaise IMRAY, référence mondiale dans le domaine de la cartographie marine.
    Ils décrivent avec précision les ports, les marinas et les nombreux mouillages ainsi que les approches des bassins de croisière aux quatre coins du monde. Les guides offrent une présentation très claire et de nombreuses cartes et photos. Pour chaque port, île ou baie, on y trouve une description complète (way-points, dangers, feux, cartes, contacts radio, capitaineries...), la cartographie, les approches de jour et de nuit, les amarrages et mouillages, les équipements ou encore les visites à faire.
    Ce volume couvre la côte atlantique de la péninsule ibérique, du cap Prior à Gibraltar.
    Il explore la Galice, la côte portugaise, l'Algarve et l'Andalousie.

  • @[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]@

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