Acclaimed journalist Martin Walker has written a New York Times Notable Book and a novel shortlisted for the Whitbread Book of the Year Prize. Bruno, Chief of Police is the first installment of a series starring BenoIt "Bruno" CourrEges, the only cop stationed in a rural French village where tradition remains strong. "[A] timely whodunit . Walker deftly drives his plot toward a dark place where old sins breed fresh heartbreak."-Publishers Weekly
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by Martin Walker
"Bruno does not leap over tall buildings in a single bound, but we know that he could if he wished to. Narrator Robert MacKenzie offers a subtle, understated reading, which reinforces the protagonist's charms in this French mystery. As Bruno, chief of police in a rural Dordogne town, investigates the murder of an elderly Muslim immigrant, we expect that he will succeed and that all the local women will fall for him. We are not disappointed. The story is as much about relations between natives and immigrants, and between Paris and rural France, as it is about the murder; which is fine, as the amusing writing and easy narration will appeal to many. Also, recommended for Francophiles, whether mystery fans or not. R.E.K. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"
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