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!

Categories: Art, Books / Media, Exotic Travel, Paris, Politics, Pop Culture, Talent/Celebrities, Travel

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

12 replies

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

    • Yes, it’s a great look at life in the south of France, which is more sedate and full of good food and wine – but there are mysterious things underneath the surface as well, but not TOO gritty

  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 😉

    • 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.

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

  5. A great recommendation for this series, John.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Tina's Timeless Travels

Travel through the eyes of Tina

Through the Shattered Lens

Where mainstream meets grindhouse, exploitation, otaku and gamers

The Planking Traveler

Affordable Travel, Enjoyable Movement, And Healthy Living Inspiration

Just muddling through life

The ups and downs of a working mum

Laura's Books and Blogs

Writing tips, giveaways, reviews, and essays from a middle grade author and freelance blogger.

Pages, Places, & Plates

Reviews of books, eateries, experiences, and travel.


One of my happy places is in my books

Marian Wood

Aspiring Author and Poet

Love She Travels

Inspiring independent women to travel the world with confidence

Binging on a Budget

"Help Me, I'm Poor."

Sunshine with Savannah

Writer aiming to cultivate kindness. | Exploring, learning, scribbling, finding sunshine wherever I go.

The Romantic Vineyard

A Rich Harvest of Ideas to Help Your Marriage Grow

Notes from the U.K.

Exploring the spidery corners of a culture and the weird stuff that tourist brochures ignore.

Niamh R Blogs

Lifestyle | Petite Fashion | Travel | Entertainment

This Coffee Life

wellness & good reads

A Rambling Reviewer

Here be rambles and reviews.

Drew's Movie Reviews

Movie reviews from your average dude

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Wrangling literary arts for writers: words for people!

The Annual Bloggers Bash

The Official Website for the Best Blogging Event of the Year!

But I Smile Anyway...

Musings and memories, words and wisdom... of a working family woman

Colline's Blog

A potpourri of books and things

Travel with Intent

A photographer's view of the world - words and images to inspire your travels and your dreams

Movie Reviews 101

Daily Movie Reviews & ABC Film Challenge

Cindy Bruchman

Films. Travel. Photography. Books. Let's talk.

From Michigan to Germany

A family from Michigan living abroad in Germany.


The world's wildest movies from an era of "everything goes!"

Eclectic Alli

A bit of this, a bit of that, the meandering thoughts of a dreamer.


Little Things Make Us Happy

Rust Belt Girl

reading and writing the Rust Belt

Cult Of The Cinema

Exploring Cinematic Diversity

Retired? No one told me!

Tonight I Dream. Tomorrow I Do!


The musings of a Londoner, now living in Norfolk

The Bloomin Brilliant Blog

A Little Piece Of My Life

Suzie Speaks

The Adventures Of a Thirty-Something Life

Cats and Trails and Garden Tales

Musings on cats, travel, gardens and life

The BookWorm Drinketh

Give Tea to the Tillerman, But Booze to the Bookworm!

Tranquil Dreams

Watching, Reading, Cooking & Travelling

Esme Salon

Share, Care & Inspire

An Historian About Town

History in the Making

Susie Lindau's Wild Ride

Come for Adventure. Stay for the Ride!

Robbie's inspiration

Ideas on writing and baking

a mindful traveler

explore, live, love...

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Blog magazine for lovers of health, food, books, music, humour and life in general

It Rains... You Get Wet

Still more lazy thoughts from this one...

%d bloggers like this: