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Martin Walker - Author

About the Author

Martin Walker was educated at Balliol College, Oxford and Harvard. In 25 years with the Guardian, he served as Bureau Chief in Moscow and, in the US, as European Editor. In addition to his prize-winning journalism, he wrote and presented the BBC series Martin Walker's Russia and Clintonomics. He has written several acclaimed works of non-fiction, including The Cold War: A History. His most recent novel is Dark Vineyard. He lives in Washington and spends his summers in his house in the Dordogne.

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The Resistance Man A Bruno Courreges Investigation

The Resistance Man A Bruno Courreges Investigation

Author: Martin Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/03/2014

In St Denis, Bruno, chef de police, can't get a moment's rest. Some rare bank notes have come to light that may have links to the legendary Neuvic train robbery in 1944. The investigation is fraught with issues. Bruno is also dealing with a wave of local burglaries, which have brought his old flame, Isabelle - and their complicated history - back to the town. Worse is to come. Tasked with piecing together these past crimes, Bruno now finds he has the more pressing matter of a body on his hands. He must now trace the links between past and present to restore peace in St Denis.

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Black Diamond A Bruno Courreges Investigation

Black Diamond A Bruno Courreges Investigation

Author: Martin Walker Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/09/2011

At the heart of French gastronomy lies the famed black truffle of the Perigord. But France's truffles are being adulterated with cheaper ones from China, and it seems that Chinese organised crime is behind the fraud. In St Denis market, a Vietnamese family has been selling their dishes for years, until their stall is wrecked by attackers who look Chinese. Again it appears that organised crime is behind the outrage, firing the opening shots of a Viet-Chinese triad war.

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Other books by Martin Walker

The Body in the Castle Well The Dordogne Mysteries 12

The Body in the Castle Well The Dordogne Mysteries 12

Author: Martin Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

A missing art student. An international investigation. A secret that will shatter the village of St Denis. Millions of readers worldwide are talking about the Dordogne Mysteries. Find out why and join them with the latest gripping addition to this beloved series. 'Will make readers long for lazy days in rural France' Irish Independent A rich American art student is found dead at the bottom of a well in an ancient hilltop castle. The young woman, Claudia, had been working in the archives of an eminent French art historian, a crippled Resistance war hero, at his art-filled chateau. As Claudia's White House connections get the US Embassy and the FBI involved, Bruno traces the people and events that led to her fatal accident - or was it murder? Bruno learns that Claudia had been trying to buy the chateau and art collection of her tutor, even while her researches led her to suspect that some of his attributions may have been forged. This takes Bruno down a trail that leads him from the ruins of Berlin in 1945, to France's colonial war in Algeria. The long arm of French history has reached out to find a new victim, but can Bruno identify the killer - and prove his case?

The Body in the Castle Well The Dordogne Mysteries 12

The Body in the Castle Well The Dordogne Mysteries 12

Author: Martin Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

A missing art student. An international investigation. A secret that will shatter the village of St Denis. Millions of readers worldwide are talking about the Dordogne Mysteries. Find out why and join them with the latest gripping addition to this beloved series. 'Will make readers long for lazy days in rural France' Irish Independent A rich American art student is found dead at the bottom of a well in an ancient hilltop castle. The young woman, Claudia, had been working in the archives of an eminent French art historian, a crippled Resistance war hero, at his art-filled chateau. As Claudia's White House connections get the US Embassy and the FBI involved, Bruno traces the people and events that led to her fatal accident - or was it murder? Bruno learns that Claudia had been trying to buy the chateau and art collection of her tutor, even while her researches led her to suspect that some of his attributions may have been forged. This takes Bruno down a trail that leads him from the ruins of Berlin in 1945, to France's colonial war in Algeria. The long arm of French history has reached out to find a new victim, but can Bruno identify the killer - and prove his case?

The Body in the Castle Well The Dordogne Mysteries 12

The Body in the Castle Well The Dordogne Mysteries 12

Author: Martin Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2019

A missing art student. An international investigation. A secret that will shatter the village of St Denis. Millions of readers worldwide are talking about the Dordogne Mysteries. Find out why and join them with the latest gripping addition to this beloved series. 'Will make readers long for lazy days in rural France' Irish Independent A rich American art student is found dead at the bottom of a well in an ancient hilltop castle. The young woman, Claudia, had been working in the archives of an eminent French art historian, a crippled Resistance war hero, at his art-filled chateau. As Claudia's White House connections get the US Embassy and the FBI involved, Bruno traces the people and events that led to her fatal accident - or was it murder? Bruno learns that Claudia had been trying to buy the chateau and art collection of her tutor, even while her researches led her to suspect that some of his attributions may have been forged. This takes Bruno down a trail that leads him from the ruins of Berlin in 1945, to France's colonial war in Algeria. The long arm of French history has reached out to find a new victim, but can Bruno identify the killer - and prove his case?

The Body in the Castle Well The Dordogne Mysteries 12

The Body in the Castle Well The Dordogne Mysteries 12

Author: Martin Walker Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2019

A missing art student. An international investigation. A secret that will shatter the village of St Denis. Millions of readers worldwide are talking about the Dordogne Mysteries. Find out why and join them with the latest gripping addition to this beloved series. 'Will make readers long for lazy days in rural France' Irish Independent A rich American art student is found dead at the bottom of a well in an ancient hilltop castle. The young woman, Claudia, had been working in the archives of an eminent French art historian, a crippled Resistance war hero, at his art-filled chateau. As Claudia's White House connections get the US Embassy and the FBI involved, Bruno traces the people and events that led to her fatal accident - or was it murder? Bruno learns that Claudia had been trying to buy the chateau and art collection of her tutor, even while her researches led her to suspect that some of his attributions may have been forged. This takes Bruno down a trail that leads him from the ruins of Berlin in 1945, to France's colonial war in Algeria. The long arm of French history has reached out to find a new victim, but can Bruno identify the killer - and prove his case?

A Taste for Vengeance The Dordogne Mysteries 11

A Taste for Vengeance The Dordogne Mysteries 11

Author: Martin Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

'THE MAIGRET OF THE DORDOGNE' ANTONY BEEVOR Bruno, now Chief of Police for the whole Vezere valley, has an unusual challenge to rise to: teaching at his friend Pamela's new cookery school. It is a daunting prospect - the disappearance of one of the school's pupils almost serves as a welcome distraction. When the woman's body is discovered in one half of a double homicide, the evidence points to something far out of the ordinary. The other murder victim is a man, covered in combat scars and with a false passport. Investigations reveal a list of enemies as long as Bruno's arm. Any one of them would have had good reason to kill him - but which group managed it? And how did they find him? As more of their mystery man's previous life is revealed, Bruno realizes that there may be more intended victims in the vicinity. Now he must conduct the biggest manhunt in St Denis' history to find the killers before they strike again.

A Taste for Vengeance The Dordogne Mysteries 11

A Taste for Vengeance The Dordogne Mysteries 11

Author: Martin Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

'THE MAIGRET OF THE DORDOGNE' ANTONY BEEVOR Bruno, now Chief of Police for the whole Vezere valley, has an unusual challenge to rise to: teaching at his friend Pamela's new cookery school. It is a daunting prospect - the disappearance of one of the school's pupils almost serves as a welcome distraction. When the woman's body is discovered in one half of a double homicide, the evidence points to something far out of the ordinary. The other murder victim is a man, covered in combat scars and with a false passport. Investigations reveal a list of enemies as long as Bruno's arm. Any one of them would have had good reason to kill him - but which group managed it? And how did they find him? As more of their mystery man's previous life is revealed, Bruno realizes that there may be more intended victims in the vicinity. Now he must conduct the biggest manhunt in St Denis' history to find the killers before they strike again.

A Taste for Vengeance The Dordogne Mysteries 11

A Taste for Vengeance The Dordogne Mysteries 11

Author: Martin Walker Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/06/2018

'THE MAIGRET OF THE DORDOGNE' ANTONY BEEVOR Bruno, now Chief of Police for the whole Vezere valley, has an unusual challenge to rise to: teaching at his friend Pamela's new cookery school. It is a daunting prospect - the disappearance of one of the school's pupils almost serves as a welcome distraction. When the woman's body is discovered in one half of a double homicide, the evidence points to something far out of the ordinary. The other murder victim is a man, covered in combat scars and with a false passport. Investigations reveal a list of enemies as long as Bruno's arm. Any one of them would have had good reason to kill him - but which group managed it? And how did they find him? As more of their mystery man's previous life is revealed, Bruno realizes that there may be more intended victims in the vicinity. Now he must conduct the biggest manhunt in St Denis' history to find the killers before they strike again.

Chocolate War

Chocolate War

Author: Martin Walker Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2018

Early on summer mornings, police chief Bruno enjoys wandering the stalls of the weekly market in the village of St. Denis as they are being loaded with waresducks, oysters, wooden toys, used books, exotic teas and now, even miniskirts and cellphone cases. St. Denis is changing. But when Bruno's old friend Leopold from Senegal and his young nephew Cali start selling African coffee and chocolate more cheaply than Bruno's old friend Fauquet at his cafe across the squareFauquet starts to lose his clientele and a competition erupts between the vendors. As a local taxpayer, Fauquet seeks protection against unfair competition while Leopold and Cali seek the right to do business fairly and protection from the anti-immigrant cafe-owners in nearby towns. As the rivalry escalates, it's up to Bruno to find a way for the neighbors of St. Denis to make peace. A Vintage Shorts original. An ebook short.

The Templars' Last Secret The Dordogne Mysteries 10

The Templars' Last Secret The Dordogne Mysteries 10

Author: Martin Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

In this latest mouthwatering mystery starring country policeman, Bruno, the body of a woman is found outside a cave beneath the ruined Templar chateau of Commarque in the heart of the Dordogne. She died of a broken neck. An accidental fall, or was she pushed? The victim carries no identification and her fingerprints are not known to the French Police or Interpol.The only clue to the woman's identity is that her dentistry looks American, but Bruno's inquiries at local hotels and gites yield no trace of a missing foreign woman. The chateau of Commarque, begun in the 11th century, was founded by a Bishop of Sarlat and entrusted to the Knights Templar. In the rocks beneath it are caves. It is one of the few Templar sites in France that has never been associated with the fabled hidden treasure of the Templars - never until now, when a local journalist publishes a sensational story around the unknown woman's death and a centuries-old mystery looks like it might finally be solved...

The Templars' Last Secret The Dordogne Mysteries 10

The Templars' Last Secret The Dordogne Mysteries 10

Author: Martin Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

In this latest mouthwatering mystery starring country policeman, Bruno, the body of a woman is found outside a cave beneath the ruined Templar chateau of Commarque in the heart of the Dordogne. She died of a broken neck. An accidental fall, or was she pushed? The victim carries no identification and her fingerprints are not known to the French Police or Interpol.The only clue to the woman's identity is that her dentistry looks American, but Bruno's inquiries at local hotels and gites yield no trace of a missing foreign woman. The chateau of Commarque, begun in the 11th century, was founded by a Bishop of Sarlat and entrusted to the Knights Templar. In the rocks beneath it are caves. It is one of the few Templar sites in France that has never been associated with the fabled hidden treasure of the Templars - never until now, when a local journalist publishes a sensational story around the unknown woman's death and a centuries-old mystery looks like it might finally be solved...

Bruno, Chief of Police: The Early Cases

Bruno, Chief of Police: The Early Cases

Author: Martin Walker Format: eBook Release Date: 16/11/2017

The first three cases for Bruno, Chief of Police of St Denis in the Dordogne. The perfect escapist read for a winter's night. 'The Maigret of the Dordogne' - Antony BeevorDEATH IN THE DORDOGNEBruno investigates the death of a local North African patriarch, in a case whose solution may lie in that most fraught part of recent French history: the Second World War. St Denis was part of Vichy France, with a strong Resistance movement. Will the people of St Denis allow Bruno to dig up their past in order to find the killer?THE DARK VINEYARDA Californian wine producer is planning to set up a wine-making business in the St Denis valley. The locals aren't happy, and when a violent death occurs at the vineyard, Bruno will have to draw on all his local knowledge to reach the truth.BLACK DIAMONDThe black truffles of the Dordogne are world-famous and extremely valuable. But their price is being driven down by cheaper, adulterated truffles from China, and it seems Chinese organised crime is behind the fraud. A vicious murder in St Denis points Bruno in the direction of the scam. Will he be able to sniff out the culprit, and find the killer?'A satisfyingly intriguing, wish-you-were-here read' Guardian

The Templar's Last Secret

The Templar's Last Secret

Author: Martin Walker Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 13/06/2017

The victim carries no identification and Bruno's inquiries at local hotels yield no trace of a missing foreign woman. The chateau of Commarque, begun in the 11th century, was entrusted to the Knights Templar. It is one of the few Templar sites in France that has never been associated with the fabled hidden treasure. Until now, when a journalist publishes a sensational story around the unknown woman's death and a centuries-old mystery looks like it might finally be solved.

The Templars' Last Secret Bruno, Chief of Police 10

The Templars' Last Secret Bruno, Chief of Police 10

Author: Martin Walker Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/06/2017

'The Maigret of the Dordogne' ANTONY BEEVOR 'Walker does a wonderful job of bringing La France Profonde to life' MAIL ON SUNDAY In this latest mouthwatering mystery starring country policeman, Bruno, the body of a woman is found outside a cave beneath the ruined Templar chateau of Commarque in the heart of the Dordogne. She died of a broken neck. An accidental fall, or was she pushed? The victim carries no identification and her fingerprints are not known to the French Police or Interpol.The only clue to the woman's identity is that her dentistry looks American, but Bruno's inquiries at local hotels and gites yield no trace of a missing foreign woman. The chateau of Commarque, begun in the 11th century, was founded by a Bishop of Sarlat and entrusted to the Knights Templar. In the rocks beneath it are caves. It is one of the few Templar sites in France that has never been associated with the fabled hidden treasure of the Templars - never until now, when a local journalist publishes a sensational story around the unknown woman's death and a centuries-old mystery looks like it might finally be solved...

Fatal Pursuit The Dordogne Mysteries 9

Fatal Pursuit The Dordogne Mysteries 9

Author: Martin Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2017

The real life disappearance of 'the most beautiful car ever made' sparks a compelling new case for Bruno, chief of police The Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic was called the most beautiful car of all time. Only four of them were ever built. A California museum paid $37 million for one; Ralph Lauren bought another; a third was smashed by a train at a level crossing. The fourth disappeared in France during World War 2. It was the car used by British racing ace, William Grover Williams, twice winner of the French and Monaco Grand Prix, who became an undercover agent in Occupied France. The latest adventure in the Bruno series of mystery novels starts from this true story. Two young men, both racing drivers with a passion for antique cars, compete to find new clues as to the car's hiding place in the Perigord region of France where Bruno is the local chief of police. When a local researcher turns up dead on Bruno's patch, and French intelligence starts investigating the use of classic car sales to launder money for funding Islamic terrorism, Bruno finds himself once more caught up in a case that reaches far beyond his small town and its people. With the bucolic charm and gourmet cooking that are the hallmarks of this series, Bruno's latest adventure finds him falling in love again as he races to find the murderer and to track down the fate of the most beautiful car ever made.

Stille Nacht

Stille Nacht

Author: Martin Walker Format: eBook Release Date: 07/11/2016

Lucia soll fur einen Concept Store das passende Weihnachtsambiente schaffen - und das mitten im Sommer, doch die Dekorateurin kann sich schlecht auf ihre Arbeit konzentrieren. Ihr Mann Simon ist als Kriegsfotograf im Nahen Osten. Und dann kommt die so gefurchtete Nachricht: Simon ist bei einem Einsatz getotet worden. Nur langsam erholt sich Lucia vom Verlust. Was ihr bleibt, sind Simons zahlreiche eindringliche Bilder. Ein Jahr spter wird Lucia von einem Mann angesprochen, der ihr irgendwie bekannt vorkommt. Scheu entwickelt sich zwischen ihr und Saeed, einem Knstler aus Syrien, eine zarte Beziehung. Er ist einer der Menschen, die Simon fotografiert hat. Martin Walker hat eine berhrend liebe- und humorvolle Geschichte geschrieben, die dazu ermuntert, trotz politischer Wirren und privater Mhsal nicht aufzugeben.

Fatal Pursuit The Dordogne Mysteries 9

Fatal Pursuit The Dordogne Mysteries 9

Author: Martin Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2016

The Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic was called the most beautiful car of all time. Only four of them were ever built. A California museum paid $37 million for one; Ralph Lauren bought another; a third was smashed by a train at a level crossing. The fourth disappeared in France during World War 2. It was the car used by British racing ace, William Grover Williams, twice winner of the French and Monaco Grand Prix, who became an undercover agent in Occupied France. The latest adventure in the Bruno series of mystery novels starts from this true story. Two young men, both racing drivers with a passion for antique cars, compete to find new clues as to the car's hiding place in the Perigord region of France where Bruno is the local chief of police. When a local researcher turns up dead on Bruno's patch, and French intelligence starts investigating the use of classic car sales to launder money for funding Islamic terrorism, Bruno finds himself once more caught up in a case that reaches far beyond his small town and its people. With the bucolic charm and gourmet cooking that are the hallmark of this series, Bruno's latest adventure finds him falling in love again as he races to find the murderer and to track down the fate of the most beautiful car ever made.

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