Brilliant at capturing the murderous charms of rural France ... the setting is undeniably delicious
Consistently excellent ... I really want to know Bruno, to eat at his dinner table with his charming and entertaining guests ... I really want to be Bruno
Rich in atmosphere and personality
Rich in local colour, once again showing Walker's encyclopaedic knowledge of French food'
A satisfyingly intriguing, wish-you-were-here read
Dollops of the sybaritic good life in rural France are spiced up with a dash of international intrigue in this excellent Bruno, Chief of Police outing'
Francophiles will relish the evocative descriptions of the Perigord region and its cuisine. Distinctive characters complement the intricate mystery. Readers new to this elegant series will feel right at home
I've read a lot of mysteries in my day and you're up there at the top of my list alongside Michael Connelly, Georges Simenon and, most recently, Anthony Horowitz
Martin Walker has caught the magic of the Dordogne ... and along the way imparts some useful knowledge, not just on matters culinary (invaluable) but also on quirks of French life
The Maigret of the Dordogne
The Alexander McCall Smith of la France profonde
A seductive and engaging read
Walker is unrivalled at interweaving the professional and private pursuits of a thoroughly likeable cop