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The body in the castle well. #12 / Martin Walker.

Walker, Martin, 1947- author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Crookston Public Library M WAL (Text) 33500013077698 New Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525519980
  • ISBN: 052551998X
  • Physical Description: 333 pages : map ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note: "A Borzoi book."
Sequel to: A taste for vengeance.
Summary, etc.: 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 Monsieur de Bourdeille, the scholar with whom the girl had been studying, and then through that man's 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, Bourdeille had aided the Resistance and been arrested by a Vichy policeman whose own life story also becomes inexorably entangled with the case. Also in the mix is a young falconer who works at the Château des Milandes, the former home of fabled jazz singer 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.-- Publisher's description.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1
    *Starred Review* Bruno Courrèges, municipal policeman for the village of St. Denis and chief of police for the Vézère Valley in France's Dordogne, has an enviable life, one that often starts with a morning horseback ride, continues with croissants at his favorite café, lunch with friends at a picturesque bistro, dinner consisting of locally sourced food from his own farm, and visits from women who are former lovers and still occasional bed partners. The mysteries that come his way don't upset his routine; in fact, Bruno's cozy web of friends and wide interests help solve them, often from something said at the weekly dinners he and his friends take turns hosting. In this, the twelfth entry in the Bruno, Chief of Police, series, Bruno learns from a friend that a young American woman, an art-history student visiting from Yale, has been discovered dead at the bottom of a well, just outside a castle where she'd attended a lecture. The girl's heavy use of opioids complicates the investigation: Was this murder or an accidental fall caused by an overdose? Adding to the interest is the fact that Bruno had known this woman for months (a flashback provides details about their friendly acquaintance). Martin always delivers a live-wire plot, well-realized characters (he's especially adept at character-revealing scenes), and an incredibly varied setting—this time, he throws in some expertise in medieval falconry. Another winner in an always-strong series. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

MARTIN WALKER is a senior fellow of the Global Business Policy Council, a private think tank based in Washington, D.C. He is also editor in chief emeritus and international affairs columnist at United Press International. His previous novels in the Bruno series are Bruno, Chief of Police; The Dark Vineyard; Black Diamond; The Crowded Grave; The Devil's Cave; The Resistance Man; The Children Return; The Patriarch; Fatal Pursuit;The Templars' Last Secret; and A Taste for Vengeance, all international best sellers. He divides his time between Washington, D.C., and the Dordogne.

Subject: Police > France > Fiction.
Courrèges, Bruno (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Americans > France > Fiction.
France > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Art historians > Fiction.
Scholars > Fiction.
Students > Fiction.
Falconers > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction.
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