Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Mystery Bookshelf: Bruno, Chief of Police, first in a series by Martin Walker

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The Mystery Bookshelf, where you can discover a library of new mysteries, is pleased to feature a new mystery series title we recently received from the publisher.

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Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker
A Bruno, Chief of Police Mystery (1st in series)
Vintage (Trade Paperback)
Publication Date: April 2010
ISBN-13: 978-0-307-45469-0

Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker
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About Bruno, Chief of Police (from the publisher): Meet Benoît Courrèges, aka Bruno, a policeman in a small village in the South of France. He’s a former soldier who has embraced the pleasures and slow rhythms of country life. He has a gun but never wears it; he has the power to arrest but never uses it. But then the murder of an elderly North African who fought in the French army changes all that. Now Bruno must balance his beloved routines—living in his restored shepherd’s cottage, shopping at the local market, drinking wine, strolling the countryside—with a politically delicate investigation. He’s paired with a young policewoman from Paris and the two suspect anti-immigrant militants. As they learn more about the dead man’s past, Bruno’s suspicions turn toward a more complex motive.

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About Martin Walker: The senior director of the Global Business Policy Council and editor emeritus and international affairs columnist at United Press International, he was also the Moscow and U.S. bureau chief for Britain’s The Guardian. He is also a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. He lives in Washington, D.C., and the southwest of France. Visit his website at

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