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  • ISBN: 1250753082
  • ISBN: 9781250753083
  • Physical Description: 371 pages ; 22 cm.
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  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note: In English, translated from the German.
Sequel to: Bretonische Leuchten. Published in English as: The Granite Coast murders.
"First published as Bretonische Geheimnisse in Germany by Verlag Kiepenheuer & Witsch."
Summary, etc.: "The King Arthur Case is the seventh installment of Jean-Luc Bannalec's bestselling mystery series. The forest of Broceliande, with its picturesque lakes and castles, is the last remnant of the fairy kingdom, if Breton lore is to be believed. Innumerable legends spanning thousands of years are set here, including the tale of King Arthur and the Round Table. It seems to be an appropriate destination for Commissaire Dupin and his team to take a late summer field trip. But when the body of a historian turns up, Dupin is called upon to investigate in the brutal murder case. Before too long, there are more victims. What knowledge do the assembled scientists have about the most recent archaeological digs in the area? Where do they stand on the controversial decision to turn parts of the forest into an amusement park? And why is no one willing to talk? Even Nolwenn, Dupin's unshakeable assistant, is concerned. And that means trouble. Mysterious, ingenious, and suspenseful: Dupin's seventh case takes him and his team into the very heart of Brittany"--
Language Note:
In English, translated from the German.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 April #1
    The famous Brocéliande Forest in Brittany, stomping ground for Merlin, Morgan le Fay, Lancelot, and other characters and sites in Arthurian legend, forms the backdrop for this seventh Commissaire Georges Dupin mystery. Dupin, happily exiled from the Paris Police to the Atlantic seacoast town of Concarneau, takes a sort of learning expedition/bonding trip with his coworkers to the inland forest, and no sooner does the group arrive at a large manor house than Dupin stumbles over a noted Arthurian expert's newly murdered body. That same day, another Arthurian scholar is found stabbed to death in the forest. Dupin (who is anathema to the head of the Paris Police) is, in a rather absurd plot point, appointed to head the investigation. The backstory to the murders and attempted murders centers on the conflict among the Arthurian scholars, gathered for a conference, over whether King Arthur was legendary or actual, given new evidence unearthed at archaeological digs in the UK and France. The plot is not entirely believable, but the fascinating background carries the day. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Internationally bestselling author JEAN-LUC BANNALEC lives in Germany and the southerly region of the French département of Finistère. In 2016 he was given the award ‘Mécène de Bretagne’. Since 2018 he has been an honorary member of the Académie littéraire de Bretagne. He is also the author of Death in Brittany, Murder on Brittany Shores, The Fleur de Sel Murders, The Missing Corpse, The Killing Tide, and The Granite Coast Murders.

Subject: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / International Crime & Mystery
Paimpont, Forest of (France) Fiction
King Arthur's Round Table Fiction
Murder Investigation Fiction
Police France Brittany Fiction
Dupin, Georges (Fictitious character) Fiction
Genre: Detective and mystery stories.
Novels.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Novels.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Fictional Work
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