Femme fatale

Der fünfte Fall für Bruno, Chef de Police

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783257068627

Category:

Page: 426

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The Devil's Cave

(Bruno, Chief of Police #5)

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9781443409476

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8017

It is springtime in idyllic St Denis, a time of beauty and calm. But not for Bruno, Chief of Police: a woman’s body has been found on a boat, bearing signs of a black magic ritual. Bruno has much on his plate—a domestic abuse case that needs careful handling and a dodgy local development proposal that seems too good to be true. But a murder case must take precedence, and the roots of this one lie buried deep in the past, leading Bruno to a chateau above a bend in the river to the reclusive old woman who lives there and the secret hidden in the Devil’s Cave.

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.

Revanche

Der zehnte Fall für Bruno, Chef de police

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257608802

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 2756

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.

Grand Cru

Der zweite Fall für Bruno, Chef de police

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257601832

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9082

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.

Provokateure

Der siebte Fall für Bruno, Chef de police

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257604629

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3194

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.

A Taste for Vengeance

A Bruno, Chief of Police novel

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0525519971

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 391

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!

Bruno, Chief of Police

A Mystery of the French Countryside

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307271463

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6949

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

Germany 2064

Ein Zukunftsthriller

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257607024

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 1075

Statt Bruno Courrèges im heutigen Périgord ermittelt Hauptkommissar Bernd Aguilar im Deutschland von morgen. Sein engster Mitarbeiter: ein Roboter. Doch kann er diesem nach dem letzten Update noch trauen? Wer werden wir sein? In welcher Welt werden wir leben? Wie werden wir unser Geld verdienen? Was wird aus unseren Unternehmen? Wie bewegen wir Personen, Güter und Daten? Martin Walker hat unsere Chancen und Möglichkeiten zu einem atemberaubenden und realistischen Roman unserer Zukunft verdichtet.

Brunos Kochbuch

Rezepte und Geschichten aus dem Périgord

Author: Martin Walker,Julia Watson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783257069143

Category:

Page: 320

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The Patriarch

A Mystery of the French Countryside

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385354185

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2101

The tenth installment in the delightful, internationally acclaimed series featuring Chief of Police Bruno. Bruno Courrèges is thrilled when he receives an invitation to the lavish birthday celebration of his childhood hero, World War II flying ace Marco “the Patriarch” Desaix. But when the party ends in the death of one of Marco’s longtime friends, Gilbert, it turns into another day on the job for St. Denis's chief of police. All signs point to a tragic accident, but Bruno isn’t so sure, for there is more to the Desaix family's lives and loyalties than meets the eye. There’s Victor, the Patriarch’s son and Gilbert's sometimes rival, and Victor’s seductive wife, Madeleine, whose roving eye intrigues Bruno even more than her fierce political ambitions. Not to mention the Patriarch himself—did his postwar Soviet ties intersect too closely with Gilbert’s career in Cold War intelligence? As Bruno’s entanglement with the Desaix family becomes more complicated, his inquiries into Gilbert’s life will become a deadly threat to his own.

The Templars' Last Secret

A Bruno, Chief of Police novel

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101946814

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5096

When a woman’s body is found at the foot of a cliff near the idyllic French town of St. Denis, chief of police Bruno Courrèges suspects a connection to the great ruin that stands above: a long-ago Knights Templar stronghold. With the help of Amélie, a young newcomer to the Dordogne, Bruno learns that the dead woman was an archaeologist searching for a religious artifact of incredible importance. And her ties to Islamic terrorists—not to mention the return of an old flame of Bruno’s, who is assigned to work with him on the case—only heightens the pressure to unravel the centuries-old mystery. As Bruno works to connect the tangled threads of past and present, he nonetheless finds time, naturellement, to enjoy the wine, food, and beauty of the Périgord region.

Delikatessen

Der vierte Fall für Bruno, Chef de police

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783257242508

Category:

Page: 403

View: 6894


Fatal Pursuit

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print

ISBN: 9781410492098

Category: Fiction

Page: 462

View: 805

A pair of murders, a romance and rivals in pursuit of a long-lost vintage car of unfathomable value Bruno, chief of police, is busy in another mystery set in the beautiful Dordogne At the annual "fete" in St. Denis, Bruno s biggest worry is surviving as a last-minute replacement navigator in a car rally race. The contest and a classic-car parade are new to the festivities and draw a spate of outsiders with deep pockets, big-city egos and, in the case of a young Englishman, an intriguing story. It s the tale of a Bugatti Type 57C, lost somewhere in France during World War II. Among the most beautiful cars ever made, one of only four of its kind Ralph Lauren owns one it is worth millions and drives its pursuers mad with greed. In the midst of the festivities, a local scholar turns up dead and Bruno suspects unnatural causes. After a second death, there is mounting evidence that the events in St. Denis are linked to international crime. To make matters even more complicated, a family squabble over land brings to St. Denis a comely Parisienne who turns Bruno s head. As usual, Bruno s life offers its challenges but there is always time for a good bottle and a home-cooked meal."

The Children Return

A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9780385354158

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9550

Bruno must investigate the activities of a terrorist network threatening St. Denis when Sami, a local autistic youth who had been thought lost to Islamic extremism, returns with valuable al-Queda intelligence and his former jihadist handlers in pursuit.

Schatten an der Wand

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257602065

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 8586

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 Body in the Castle Well

A Bruno, Chief of Police novel

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0525519998

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4107

An aging art scholar and a visiting student, haunting echoes of France's colonialist past, and a delicious navarin of lamb--Bruno is back, and his latest case leads him from the Renaissance to the French Resistance and beyond by way of a corpse at the bottom of a well. When Claudia, a young American, turns up dead in the courtyard of an ancient castle in Bruno's jurisdiction, her death is assumed to be an accident related to opioid use. But her doctor persuades Bruno that things may not be so simple. Thus begins an investigation that leads Bruno to the girl's host and mentor in France, and then through his past. He is a renowned art historian who became extraordinarily wealthy through the sale of paintings that may have been falsely attributed--or so Claudia suggested shortly before her death. In his younger days the scholar had fought for the Resistance and been arrested by a Vichy policeman whose own complicated life story also becomes inexorably entangled with the case. Also in the mix is a young falconer who works at the Chateau des Milandes, the former home of fabled entertainer Josephine Baker. In the end, of course, Bruno will tie all the loose threads together and see that justice is served--along with a generous helping of his signature Périgordian cuisine.

Decameron

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio,Heinrich Steinhöwel,Heinrich Leubing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Middle High German

Page: 704

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The Resistance Man

A Mystery of the French Countryside

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385349556

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5943

The seventh installment in the delightful, internationally acclaimed series featuring Chief of Police Bruno. It's summer in St. Denis for chief of police Bruno Courrèges, and that means a new season of cases. This time there are three weighing on his mind. First, there’s the evidence that a veteran of the French Resistance is connected to a notorious train robbery; then, the burglary of a former British spymaster's estate; and, finally, the murder of an antiques dealer whose lover is conveniently on the lam. As Bruno investigates, it becomes clear that they are connected--however, figuring out how will take every skill he possesses. Add in juggling the complex affections of two powerful women, maneuvering village politics, and managing his irrepressible puppy, Balzac, and Bruno has his hands full once again.

The Dark Vineyard

A Novel of the French Countryside

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307593819

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6047

In this riveting sequel to Martin Walker’s internationally acclaimed novel Bruno, Chief of Police, some of France’s great pleasures—wine, passion and intrigue—converge in a dark chain of events that threaten the peaceful village of Saint-Denis. Benoît (Bruno) Courrèges—devoted friend, cuisinier extraordinaire and the town’s only municipal policeman—rushes to the scene when a research station for genetically modified crops is burned down outside Saint-Denis. Bruno immediately suspects a group of fervent environmentalists who live nearby, but the fire is only the first in a string of mysteries centering on the region’s fertile soil. Then a bevy of winemakers descends on Saint-Denis, competing for its land and spurring resentment among the villagers. Romances blossom. Hearts are broken. Some of the sensual pleasures of the town—a dinner of a truffle omelette and grilled bécasses, a community grape-crushing—provide an opportunity for both warm friendship and bitter hostilities to form. The town’s rivals—Max, an environmentalist who hopes to make organic wine; Jacqueline, a flirtatious, newly arrived Québécoise; and Fernando, the heir to an American wine fortune—act increasingly erratically. Events grow ever darker, culminating in two suspicious deaths, and Bruno finds that the problems of the present are never far from those of the past. A splendid mystery—and a delectable serving of the pleasures of France. Bonus material! Martin Walker is often asked by his readers for vacation recommendations in the area where his best-selling series is set. In "A Perfect Weekend in Perigord," Walker shares his itinerary for an ideal vacation in this picturesque region. This edition also includes an excerpt from Martin Walker's The Devil's Cave.