The Shooting at Chateau Rock: A Mystery of the French Countryside (Bruno, Chief of Police Series)

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As summer dawns in the French countryside, Bruno, Chief of Police in St. Denis, learns that a local sheep farmer has died. But the farmer’s son and daughter are surprised to find that they were disinherited just before his death. Their father sold his farm to an insurance company in return for a place in a luxury retirement home. Although the local doctor found the death to be of natural causes, Bruno feels the whole thing is somehow strange. So he sets out to learn more about the insurance company only to discover that a wealthy Russian businessman heads it. And is it a coincidence that the businessman’s daughter has just turned up to visit some of Bruno’s friends in the area? As he looks further into the insurance issue, he discovers a web of questionable connections, and his case takes on national and international aspects he hadn’t imagined.
Martin Walker is a marvelous storyteller weaving together tales of mystery infused with culinary delights, history, and political intrigue. What I love most about this series is the sense of community he creates and the way the reader is drawn into the lives of his characters. Not to mention the fabulous settings and entertaining dinners that are sure to make your mouth water. Francophiles will be delighted with this one.

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Author Martin Walker
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Vintage
Publish Date 06-Apr-2021
ISBN 9780525567066 Buy this Book
Issue August 2021
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller