French Cop Bruno’s On The Case! The “Wednesday Bookmobile” Heads To France For Wine – And Murder!

Welcome to The French Riviera!

Gorgeous, isn’t it? I could imagine living here in peaceful opulence – without a care in the world…but, that’s not what the “Wednesday Bookmobile” is about, is it?

No, we are here in the south of France to meet a Cop who also wanted to relax and enjoy life – until there was a murder!

Bruno, Chief of Police

I stumbled upon this great series of mysteries set in the the south of France and love them – and wanted to share with you! As Amazon describes:

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.

MARTIN WALKER is a senior fellow of the Global Business Policy Council, a private think tank based in Washington, D.C. He lives in Washington, D.C., and the Dordogne.

Here are the books in order of release:

Bruno, Chief of Police (2008)
The Dark Vineyard (2009)
Black Diamond (2010)
The Crowded Grave (2011)
The Devil’s Cave (2012)
Bruno and the Carol Singers / Bruno and le Pere Noel (2012)
The Resistance Man (2013)
The Children Return / Children of War (2014)
A Market Tale (2014)
The Dying Season / The Patriarch (2015)
Fatal Pursuit (2016)
The Templars’ Last Secret (2017)
A Taste for Vengeance (2018)
The Chocolate War (2018)
The Body in the Castle Well (2019)

Bravo to Walker for this terrific series of mysteries…

The “Wednesday Bookmobile” is my way to share books that I love – like this one:

Yes,w while many know “The Princess Bride” as a classic film, it was a novel first! See more about the Author, one of Hollywood’s greatest Screenwriters, by clicking here:

I also love non-fiction, especially stories like this one:

Yes, Lucy Irvine answered a personal ad and ended up spending a year on a deserted island – click here to read her fascinating story:

Let me know if you try any of the Bruno books!

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13 replies

  1. I like the sound of this series John. A little murder but not too intense.

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  2. Martin Walker wasn’t an author I’d come across but I’m liking the sound of the series, will have to investigate a little more as I could do with some fresh bookish inspiration for my mum’s birthday next month 😉

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    • It’s easy to try the first one, or even look at the same Amazon offers, but what’s nice is that they aren’t overly graphic – the crimes aren’t the sort of nasty, brutal ones that some books have – thanks for your comment!


  3. That’s a big series, John. But laid-back detectives are exceedingly popular in fiction these days. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. A terrific selection John and thanks for the recommendation for Martin Walker’s books and will check them out.

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  5. A great recommendation for this series, John.

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