Death in the Dordogne by Martin Walker: Bookmark in Spalding's Book of the Week
Bruno Courreges is the municipal cop in pretty St Denis, south west France.
When an old man, head of an immigrant North African family, is found murdered, suspicion falls on the local doctor’s son.
But Bruno suspects the crime may have its roots in the Second World War - a time of terror and betrayal that set brother against brother.
Bruno’s job is to protect the town from its enemies in every form - gaining the trust of the locals and protecting a timeless way of life.
But will the people of St Denis allow Bruno to go digging through their past to find the old man’s killer?
Death in the Dordogne is one of a series of books by Martin Walker, featuring his lead character Benoît Courrèges, aka Bruno.
Bruno is a former soldier turned policeman. Having ‘embraced the pleasures and slow rhythms of country life in the idyllic village of St Denis in the South of France, a series of murders, intrigues, and other crimes soon interrupt his peace and quiet...’
Other books in the series include ‘The Coldest Case,’ ‘The Shooting at Chateau Rock’ and ‘A Taste for Vengeance.’
Death in the Dordogne (RRP £8.99) is on sale at Bookmark in The Crescent, Spalding, at £6.99. There's 20% off with the voucher in this week's Spalding Guardian (on sale until Wednesday, October 21). The voucher is valid until October 21.