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The Crowded Grave

The Crowded Grave

‘Brilliant at capturing the murderous charms of rural France’ Mirror

Spanish separatists, angry activists and a mystery corpse: Bruno, chief of police has has his work cut out in this exciting mystery, part of the internationally bestselling series.

Life in the South of France isn’t full of the charming peace that you might imagine. In St Denis a summit in a local château is threatened by Basque separatists, animal rights campaigners are causing havoc and it’s about to get worse.

A local archaeological team unearths a well-preserved skeleton. Yet it’s a lot more recent than they’d hoped – boasting a Swatch on its wrist and a bullet-hole in its skull.

Meanwhile, an influx of visitors makes Saint Denis unusually crowded, and the key to the body appears to lie with one of these outsiders. Bruno must think fast and keep his wits about him in order to work out how these events are connected. Especially if the answer lies a little closer to home.

‘The Maigret of the Dordogne’ Antony Beevor
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 29th October 2011

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780857389572


'This is a grabbing read and wonderful for foodies as readers can enjoy a meander through the back roads of the Dordogne and into Bruno's kitchen for navarin d'agneau made with love and washed down with his '03 Pomerol' Connexion.
'Intriguing well written crime novel that keeps the reader guessing though to the final pages ... a good read and one of the most enjoyable books I have read in a long time' Female First.
Female First
'The Courrèges books may be billed as crime fiction, but they also offer an entertaining insight into French village life, with a particular emphasis on the food and wine of the area' France Magazine.
France Magazine
'I read this in two evenings, and there's an added bonus; Bruno cooks a couple of dishes and full recipes are supplied' Poitou-Charentes Journal.
Poitou-Charentes Journal
'One of the charms of the series is the detailed procession of French country cuisine ... another if the character of Bruno himself - humane, sensible, honest and a very good cook ... a satisfyingly intriguing, wish-you-were-there read with lashings of gastroporn' Guardian.
The book has a wonderful sense of place, bringing the region and its people vividly to life' Reviewing the Evidence.
Reviewing the Evidence
''Fans of Bruno Courreges will be delighted to see this latest book in the series ... It's an exciting tale in a French setting with lots of great detail about French life and culture' Destination France magazine.
Destination France magazine