The Crowded Grave

Author(s): Martin Walker
Series: Bruno, Chief of Police Series No: 4
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: C00513
Released: Jul 27, 2012
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ISBN: #9781464023392
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Another delectable serving of mystery and the pleasures of the Dordogne from the newest master of suspense, Martin Walker. It' s spring in the idyllic village of St. Denis, and for Chief of Police Bruno CourrEges that means lamb stews, bottles of his beloved Pomerol, morning walks with his hound, Gigi-- and a new string of regional crimes and international capers. When a local archaeological team looking for Cro-Magnon and Neanderthal remains turns up a corpse with a watch on its wrist and a bullet in its head, it' s up to Bruno to solve the case. But the task will not be easy, not with a meddlesome new magistrate eager to make a strong impression, an ongoing series of attacks by animal rights activists on local foie gras producers, and a nearby summit between France and Spain approaching-- not to mention two beautiful, brilliant women vying for Bruno' s affections. Complicating events even further, the professor in charge of the dig is soon reported missing, leading Bruno to suspect that the past and the present are bound up in dangerous ways. As summer approaches, the wine growing cooler and the fruit sweeter, Bruno's investigations take him indelibly deeper into contemporary Europe' s dark history of terrorist and counterterrorist tactics-- and toward a dramatic finale. As savory as foie gras, as piquant as vin de noix, and as richly complex as the region' s truffles, The Crowded Grave is a feast for mystery lovers and Francophiles alike.


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The Crowded Grave
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Product Number:C00513
Product Number:Z04703

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Author(s): Martin Walker
Narrator(s): Robert Ian Mackenzie
Product Number Z04703
Released: Aug 01, 2012
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ISBN: #9781464023415
Author(s): Martin Walker
Product Number EB00173163
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307958594

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"This entertaining mystery is set in the French countryside. The story features Bruno, a gourmet cook who also serves as municipal police chief. (He's its only policeman.) Martin Walker's story has something for everyone, including a summit on terrorism and PETA attacks on the foie gras producers. Despite a detailed plot, the story is engrossing as it offers charming glimpses of French culture. Narrator Robert Ian Mackenzie ensures that the audio production is pure pleasure. Whether it's a French phrase or name gliding off his tongue or a moment when a pause allows the listener to savor Walker's delightful dialogue--Mackenzie is terrific. No matter the subject, Mackenzie deftly handles each moment, delivering each of the story's surprises with ease. D.J.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"