Black diamond: Bruno, Chief of Police Series, Book 3
Country life -- France, Southwest -- Fiction
Detective and mystery stories, American
France, Southwest -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Police chiefs -- France, Southwest -- Fiction
Smuggling -- Fiction
Social life and customs
Truffles -- Fiction
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|Grouping Title||black diamond|
|Grouping Author||walker martin|
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|Last Indexed||2018-11-16 17:47:32PM|
|detailed_location_catalog||Bellevue - Adult Fiction, Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction|
The third installment in Martin Walker's delightful, internationally acclaimed series featuring Chief of Police Bruno.
Something dangerous is afoot in St. Denis. In the space of a few weeks, the normally sleepy village sees attacks on Vietnamese vendors, arson at a local Asian restaurant, subpar truffles from China smuggled into outgoing shipments at a nearby market—all of it threatening the Dordogne's truffle trade, worth millions of dollars each year, and all of it spelling trouble for Benoît "Bruno" Courrèges, master chef, devoted oenophile, and, most important, beloved chief of police. When one of his hunting partners, a noted truffle expert, is murdered, Bruno's investigation into the murky events unfolding around St. Denis becomes infinitely more complicated. His friend wasn't just a connoisseur of French delicacies, he was a former high-profile intelligence agent—and someone wanted him dead.
As the strange crimes continue, Bruno's detective work takes him from sunlit markets to dim cafés, from luxurious feasts to tense negotiations—from all of the paradisial pleasures of the region to its shadowy underworld—and reunites him with a lost love, an ambitious policewoman also assigned to the case. Filled with an abundance of food and wine (including, bien sûr, many, many truffles) and a soupçon of romance, Black Diamond is a deliciously entertaining concoction that delivers all the complexity and delights of the Dordogne itself.
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.
This edition also includes an excerpt from Martin Walker's The Devil's Cave.
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000378764|Book|Books|1st U.S. ed.|English|Alfred A. Knopf,|2011.|297 p. : map ; 23 cm., overdrive:bba6be7d-2218-40f8-ae6a-52c5ac0f1cf2|eBook|eBook||English|Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|2011||
|series||Bruno Courreges mysteries|
|series_with_volume||Bruno Courreges mysteries|3|
|subject_facet||Country life -- France, Southwest -- Fiction, Detective and mystery stories, American, France, Southwest -- Social life and customs -- Fiction, Police chiefs -- France, Southwest -- Fiction, Smuggling -- Fiction, Truffles -- Fiction|
|title_full||Black Diamond Bruno, Chief of Police Series, Book 3, Black diamond / Martin Walker|
|title_sub||Bruno, Chief of Police Series, Book 3|
|topic_facet||Country life, Detective and mystery stories, American, Fiction, Mystery, Police chiefs, Smuggling, Social life and customs, Truffles|