The Crowded Grave by Martin Walker audiobook

The Crowded Grave: A Mystery of the French Countryside

By Martin Walker
Read by Robert Ian MacKenzie

Recorded Books, Inc.

The Bruno, Chief of Police Series: Book 4

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664409644

  • ISBN: 9781664517479

Runtime: 10.21 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of anAudioFile Earphones Award

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Walker hits the sweet spot of balancing humor and drama, and his food descriptions will leave readers fantasizing about dining in the Périgord.” Publishers Weekly
“A lighthearted celebration of the Périgord region of France…A pleasure for Francophiles, oenophiles, and the palate.” Booklist
“Another delicious romp through a French menu garnished with politics.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Martin Walker

Author Bio: Martin Walker

Martin Walker is the author of several works of nonfiction, fiction novels, and the Bruno, Chief of Police mystery series. He is a senior fellow of the Global Business Policy Council, a private think tank based in Washington, DC. He is also editor in chief emeritus and international affairs columnist at United Press International.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.21
Audience: Adult
Language: English