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Death in the Dordogne

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781784299408

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 18th May 2017

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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‘A thoroughly enjoyable book and the introduction to a great series’ 5* READER REVIEW

Crime fiction fans worldwide are talking about the Dordogne Mysteries. In the first book in this beloved series, read and discover why, and what dark secrets are lurking in the idyllic French town of St Denis.

When an old man, head of an immigrant North African family, is found murdered, suspicion falls on the son of the local doctor, discovered playing sex games surrounded by Nazi paraphernalia.

But policeman Bruno isn’t convinced, and suspects the crime has its roots in that most tortured period of French history – World War 2, a time of terror and betrayal that set brother against brother. Now it’s up to him to find the killer – but will the people of St Denis allow him to go digging through a past they long to forget in order to do so?

‘An auspicious beginning and can be recommended unreservedly’ 5* READER REVIEW

‘The descriptions of people, the area, food and wine give a great insight to this part in France’ 5* READER REVIEW

‘I could almost see the countryside, taste the food, appreciate the characters’ 5* READER REVIEW

‘The book is wonderful and I have purchased the next four’ 5* READER REVIEW

‘Whether you fancy a trip through the sleepy Dordogne or a fascinating crime story then this book is for you’ 5* READER REVIEW


Hugely enjoyable and absolutely gripping. Martin Walker has got off to a flying start in what promises to be a great series. Bruno will be the Maigret of the Dordogne
Antony Beevor
It's beguiling, evocative and utterly wonderful. it also made me very hungry . . . the Alexander McCall Smith of La France Profonde
Francis Wheen
The selling point of this delightful book is its setting in the legendary France profonde . . . Walker brings to life both a complete community and the chief of police who is its protector, teacher and friend. This book's ingredients are combined as carefully as Bruno's good meals
Literary Review
Has many of the characteristics of Golden Age novels, above all the apparently remote setting which reveals its involvement in wider events. Martin Walker's Dordogne is worth a visit
Times Literary Supplement
The pleasures of life in the Dordogne, some distinctive well-rounded characters and an intriguing mystery are a winning combination . . . one of the most enjoyable books I've read in a long time
[Death on the Dordogne] may be a gentle book but it does not pull its punches. It is well-written, introducing a charming, likeable main character: a satisfying detective story; and conveying a strong love and understanding of the Dordogne region of France
Deftly dark, mesmerizing, and totally engaging
French Embassy
Hugely enjoyable and absolutely gripping... the Maigret of the Dordogne
Antony Beevor
A satisfyingly intriguing, wish-you-were-there read