Black Diamond by Martin Walker. A Mystery of the French Countryside. Knopf Hardcover, August 2011.
A simple cozy village mystery this is not. What starts out as an interesting, if fairly typical, situation for the Chief of Police to investigate, turns complicated — seemingly unnecessarily so — and very dark about a third of the way in when the first murder occurs, followed by too many intersecting storylines for Bruno to sort through.
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