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The Body in the Castle Well

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781786485779

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 5th March 2020

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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A missing art student. An international investigation. A secret that will shatter Bruno’s charming village of St Denis.

A rich American art student is found dead at the bottom of a well in an ancient hilltop castle. The young woman, Claudia, had been working in the archives of an eminent French art historian, a crippled Resistance war hero, at his art-filled chateau.

As Claudia’s White House connections get the US Embassy and the FBI involved, Bruno traces the people and events that led to her fatal accident – or was it murder?

Bruno learns that Claudia had been trying to buy the chateau and art collection of her tutor, even while her researches led her to suspect that some of his attributions may have been forged. This takes Bruno down a trail that leads him from the ruins of Berlin in 1945, to France’s colonial war in Algeria.

The long arm of French history has reached out to find a new victim, but can Bruno identify the killer – and prove his case?


What readers are saying about The Body in the Castle Well

‘I loved the book and strongly recommend it’ 5* Reader Review

Interesting plot, satisfying mystery to solve, accompanied by lovely descriptions of the beautiful Périgord region of France5* Reader Review

‘My favourite author5* Reader Review

‘As always, a book about Bruno is a delight5* Reader Review

Another gem . . . One of his very best, not just a good and clever story, but particularly rich in French history5* Reader Review


The Maigret of the Dordogne
Antony Beevor
A satisfyingly intriguing, wish-you-were-here read
Rich in atmosphere and personality
New York Times
The Alexander McCall Smith of la France profonde
Francis Wheen
Walker's relaxed style and good humour help to bring to life his engaging hero and delightful home
Sunday Telegraph
Brilliant at capturing the murderous charms of rural France
The lyrical depictions of the beautiful Perigord countryside and the sumptuous descriptions of Bruno's kitchen exploits will make readers long for lazy days in rural France
Irish Independent