Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
The Body in the Castle Well
The Body in the Castle Well: A Bruno, Chief of Police novel | Martin Walker
5 posts | 6 read | 8 to read
An aging art scholar and a visiting student, haunting echoes of France's colonialist past, and a delicious navarin of lamb--Bruno is back, and his latest case leads him from the Renaissance to the French Resistance and beyond by way of a corpse at the bottom of a well. When Claudia, a young American, turns up dead in the courtyard of an ancient castle in Bruno's jurisdiction, her death is assumed to be an accident related to opioid use. But her doctor persuades Bruno that things may not be so simple. Thus begins an investigation that leads Bruno to Monsieur de Bourdeille, the scholar with whom the girl had been studying, and then through that man's past. He is a renowned art historian who became extraordinarily wealthy through the sale of paintings that may have been falsely attributed--or so Claudia suggested shortly before her death. In his younger days, Bourdeille had aided the Resistance and been arrested by a Vichy policeman whose own life story also becomes inexorably entangled with the case. Also in the mix is a young falconer who works at the Chteau des Milandes, the former home of fabled jazz singer Josephine Baker. In the end, of course, Bruno will tie all the loose threads together and see that justice is served--along with a generous helping of his signature Prigordian cuisine.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
review
kspenmoll
post image
Pickpick

Bruno‘s feasts:his region‘s local
produce,cheeses,meat,&wine that fill it‘s markets,and Bruno‘s table. Mouthwatering!
Bruno investigates the death of a wealthy American heiress.In doing so,he finds himself catapulted into the art world,where allegations of false attribution to paintings acquired during/post WWII linger,creating a pall over a former resistance fighter.A falconer,a singer reminiscent of Josephine Baker add to the mix.

Suet624 Are you tucked under that blanket? 4mo
kspenmoll @Suet624 Good eyes! I am- my legs are under there! I cannot complain about cold to you, but it‘s 13 degrees & on a quick descent! 4mo
Suet624 @kspenmoll I decided to check the temperature. It's -5 F and expected to go to -12 F. I had no idea it was that cold right now. Anyway... you can always complain to me about the cold. Cold is cold. 4mo
See All 6 Comments
Sapphire I am about halfway through the series. I didn‘t know about this title 4mo
kspenmoll @Suet624 YIKES!!! You are in negative temps. 4mo
kspenmoll @Sapphire Love this series! This is #12 4mo
62 likes2 stack adds6 comments
blurb
kspenmoll
post image

#booksandcoffee #mugtour

In 2016 we jumped in our car for a scenic ride to Stockbridge, MA. After a tour of the Norman Rockwell Museum & its grounds, we ate a scrumptious lunch in the outdoor Courtyard of The Red Lion Inn, an Historic Landmark. When perusing through town we discovered the once Back Room restaurant that was memorialized by Arlo Guthrie‘s iconic song, “Alice‘s Restaurant.” That‘s me pictured in front of the building on Alice St.

63 likes1 stack add
blurb
kspenmoll
post image

Em-cat & me, all smuggled up for an evening read. #catsoflitsy

LeahBergen She doesn‘t look like she‘s enjoying herself AT ALL. 😆 4mo
AmyG Omg ❤️ 4mo
vlwelser 😻 4mo
See All 12 Comments
kspenmoll @LeahBergen @AmyG @vlwelser She is the sweetest kitty!💕💕 I just have to lie on the couch & read so she can snuggle & snooze. All for her of course! 😂😂 4mo
rubyslippersreads Such a cozy picture. 😻 4mo
Librarybelle Looks so cozy!!! 4mo
Suet624 How sweet. And toasty warm. 4mo
marleed Perfection 4mo
Chrissyreadit This looks like a very Hygge kind of monument. 4mo
RaeLovesToRead Awww 💕 4mo
kspenmoll @Chrissyreadit Yes, Perfect Hygge moment! 4mo
kspenmoll @rubyslippersreads @Librarybelle @rubyslippersreads @Suet624 @marleed @RaeLovesToRead It‘s been in the single digits temp wise these days so I am snuggling as much as I can to stay warm in this drafty old house. Great excuse to read & avoid housework.😁 4mo
93 likes1 stack add12 comments
blurb
kspenmoll
post image

Love this dedication! #Bruno #StDenis

tokorowilliamwallace Josephine Baker, the French Jazz singer? 4mo
kspenmoll @tokorowilliamwallace Yes! The author has homes in the US & the Dordogne in France & does his research. 4mo
tokorowilliamwallace @kspenmoll I used to own one of her albums by CD, probably found thrifting. 4mo
52 likes2 stack adds3 comments
review
CherylC
post image
Pickpick

I just finished this latest edition of the Bruno, Chief of Police series by Martin Walker. I highly recommend them all. Set in the Dordogne region in France, each book is full of interesting people, delicious sounding food and wine, and a bit of history along with mystery. I‘ve come to know and love the residents of the fictional town of St. Denis. I‘ll bet you will, too.