The Crowded Grave: A Mystery of the French Countryside

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jul 10, 2012 - Fiction - 336 pages
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The fourth installment in the delightful, internationally acclaimed series featuring Bruno, Chief of Police.

It’s spring in the idyllic village of St. Denis, and for Chief of Police Bruno Courrèges that means lamb stews, bottles of his beloved Pomerol, morning walks with his hound, Gigi, and a new string of regional crimes and international capers. When a local archaeological team searching for Neanderthal remains turns up a corpse with a watch on its wrist and a bullet in its head, it’s up to Bruno to solve the case. But the task will not be easy, not with a meddlesome new magistrate, a series of attacks by animal rights activists on local foie gras producers, and a summit between France and Spain approaching—not to mention two beautiful, brilliant women vying for Bruno’s affections.

 

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User Review  - Romonko - LibraryThing

This is another excellent entry in the Bruno Chief of Police series, and this series is fast becoming one of my very favourites. I am now waiting for someone to get the marvelous idea to make a ... Read full review

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User Review  - MrsLee - LibraryThing

Bruno is on special detail heading up the local factor of security when a peace summit is scheduled to take place in St. Denis. This story touches on terrorism, PETA, foie gras, the Basque resistance ... Read full review

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MARTIN WALKER is senior director of the Global Business Policy Council, a private think tank for CEOs of major corporations, based in Washington, D.C. He is also editor in chief emeritus and an international affairs columnist at United Press International. His three previous novels in the Bruno series are Bruno, Chief of Police; The Dark Vineyard; and Black Diamond. He lives in Washington, D.C., and the Dordogne.

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