The Coldest Case: A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel (Bruno, Chief of Police Series)

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When Bruno, Chief of Police in St. Denis, France, is at a museum viewing a facial reconstruction of our ancient ancestors, he gets an idea for solving a cold case. A skull from thirty years ago has remained unidentified, and Bruno thinks a reconstruction might help identify the victim. It turns out to be a complicated case, and only one witness can be found. The possible perpetrator may also have a past that connects him to former East Germany. But before the case can be solved, French bureaucracy may intervene.

On top of a case that is taking unexpected turns, Bruno’s cousin has come for a visit, and his beloved basset hound has just sired a batch of pups. If that weren’t enough, forest fires threaten the area giving Bruno even more work to attend. But thankfully, he has friends to lend a helping hand, and there is sure to be a tasty meal and good wine at the end of the day.

Coldest Case is richly detailed and full of history, which makes it a great read. More than that, Walker has a way of making me feel like I’m part of the charming French community and countryside that Bruno loves so much.

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Author Martin Walker
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 336 pages
Publisher Penguin Random House
Publish Date 03-Aug-2021
ISBN 9780525656678 Buy this Book
Issue August 2021
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller