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Bruno, Chief of Police
Bruno, Chief of Police: A Novel of the French Countryside [1] | Martin Walker
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Meet Benot Courrges, aka Bruno, a policeman in a small village in the South of France. Hes 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 routinesliving in his restored shepherds cottage, shopping at the local market, drinking wine, strolling the countrysidewith a politically delicate investigation. Hes paired with a young policewoman from Paris and the two suspect anti-immigrant militants. As they learn more about the dead mans past, Brunos suspicions turn toward a more complex motive. This edition includes an excerpt from Martin Walker's The Devil's Cave. Bonus material! Martin Walker is often asked by his readers for vacation recommendations in the area where his best-selling series is set. In "A Perfect Weekend in Perigord," Walker shares his itinerary for an ideal vacation in this picturesque region.
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Laura317
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What a good book! It‘s not like Louise Penny‘s books, but I didn‘t care. Lots of heart, good mystery, and food descriptions. Love it.

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Laura317
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So I‘m hoping THIS book suits my mood. I wish I could remember who was reading this series...I grabbed this based on her review of a later book. I‘m hoping it‘s similar to Louise Penny‘s Gamache series.

Laura317 Added to say: It was @Crazeedi that mentioned this series. 2mo
Crazeedi I'm on book 6 of this series! I love it, I hope you enjoy! 2mo
Laura317 I‘m three chapters in, and it is delightful! @Crazeedi 2mo
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Crazeedi
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First in a series I have wanted to read for a while! Great story set in St. Denis, a small town in France, filled with mystery and food!! Delightful and delicious! Cant wait to read more! Highly recommend!

Crazeedi Sorry I didnt think my first post worked!!! 6mo
TheEllieMo That looks like it could be my sort of thing 6mo
Crazeedi @TheEllieMo I enjoyed it, I have the 2nd book downliaded 6mo
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Crazeedi
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Finally read the first in this series! It was delightful and delicious! Set in St. Denis, the story of a small town in France, filled with mystery and especially food!! I loved it and will continue reading series!

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Christinak
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”Along with her love of privacy and her odd #habit of filling in the Times crossword as she walked from the Maison de la Presse to collect her morning croissant from Fauquet‘s café, this justified her title.”
#QuotsyJan19

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wanderinglynn
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Happy, happy birthday @gradcat 🥳🎂🎉🥂 What a fun #birthdaygiveaway

1. Sherlock Holmes (💜), of course. And I really enjoy the tagged series, which is set in rural France.
2. I love my grandfather‘s (Pappy‘s) bourbon slushies: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-Gb6JyHjujKELj33o1RIXw4hij15KIrxpeWQjJEnn2U

You can actually use whatever liquor you wish. You can also add, or use in lieu of liquor, ginger ale or a lemon-lime soda.

Julsmarshall Happy Birthday! It‘s a great day for a birthday, it‘s my daughter‘s 18th today! 11mo
Kimzey Thanks for the bourbon recipe and the series recommendation! 🍹🇫🇷 11mo
wanderinglynn @Julsmarshall It‘s actually @gradcat ‘s birthday. But mine is coming up on Jan. 13. ☺️ (edited) 11mo
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wanderinglynn @Kimzey My pleasure! ☺️ I hope you enjoy both. 11mo
gradcat @Julsmarshall Thank you very much for my birthday wishes!! 😍👍🎂 11mo
gradcat Thanks very much for entering!! 11mo
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kspenmoll
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#sunshine #porchreading
The sky cleared today & it was actually warm & sunny. So happy to be out on my porch again after what has been days of rain, fog, humidity, cloudy skies...if it‘s been nice, I have worked late & the sun sets earlier each day😟 Anyway, relaxing with a mystery.

BooksBikes12 very nice place for a day of reading. 14mo
Crazeedi I have had this book in my sights for a year! I still haven't gotten it. Did you like? 14mo
kspenmoll @Crazeedi I really enjoyed his character, the village & the historical info that was involved. Read it when you can. 14mo
kspenmoll @Books_Bikes_12 It was unexpectedly warm- delightful reading time! 14mo
Crazeedi @kspenmoll I will! 14mo
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Jen2
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Really enjoyed this book.

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TheKidUpstairs
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Yay for #letsgetcozy!!! Thank you so much @Eryn2513 I love it all! The mystery sounds great, and set in France which I love 😁 And a beautiful mug with some delicious sounding tea to drink in it. Thank you thank you! And thanks to @cobwebmoth for organizing the swap!

Tamra That sounds like a cozy mystery read for me, stacked! 2y
Eryn2513 Yay!!! I'm glad it finally made it!!!!! 2y
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Emiller

Mystery series set in rural France. Loving it so far!

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Christinak
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This was recommended to me when I was looking for a gift for my mom 2 Xmas's ago. Today it is $1.99 on amazon so I bought it. It seems everything time I turn on the tv I develop a nervousness tick... I need to escape!
The synopsis starts "Meet Benoît Courrèges, aka Bruno, a policeman in a small village in the South of France."
This seems like the perfect thing I have been looking for! And it's on sale today! ‪#freshpick #springflingreading

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slothandtabby
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Reading with my buddy Thurston. We just started this book, the first in a series involving the chief of police in a small French village, and we're enjoying it so far. #catsoflitsy #ThurstonPrefersCatRelatedMysteries

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MichaelKwan
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Because of work and just a lack of time, it's been a while since I finished a book this quickly. I got this one three days ago and, even with all the Holiday craziness and family visiting, I just finished it. Good, likeable characters and s good first mystery for the series. I think I am going to like returning to Chief Bruno's part of France.

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MichaelKwan
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Starting a new (to me) mystery series. I read the two Chief Bruno novellas, so I finally decided to try out the full books.

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Sapphire
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I really enjoyed this five book series. we had a great trip to this region of France a few years before which made me pick it up. But it's got light mystery detective fiction, a charming lead and interesting supporting characters, romance that is not cheesy. Very enjoyable and I highly recommend.

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