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Black Diamond A Bruno Courreges Investigation by Martin Walker
  

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A new case for St Denis' incomparable Chief of Police, Captain Bruno Courreges, in this engaging series set in rural France. His latest case involves organised crime and an apparent Vietnamese-Chinese triad war but when a vicious murder, illegal immigration and the importation of underage girls for prostitution are added to the mix, Bruno has his work cut out. Martin Walker spins an intriguing mystery leavened with charm and humour, informed by love and knowledge for France, past and present. It is a combination that will win him many devoted readers.

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Synopsis

Black Diamond A Bruno Courreges Investigation by Martin Walker

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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'So likeable is Courreges and so convincing his milieu, that I was desperate for more Bruno as soon as Black Diamond's brisk and brutal conclusion came... C'est formidable'
Independent on Sunday

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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Book Info

Publication date

29th September 2011

Author

Martin Walker

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Author's Website

www.brunochiefofpolice.com/

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Publisher

Quercus Publishing

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781849161237

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