The Body in the Castle Well: A Mystery of the French Countryside (Bruno, Chief of Police Series) (Paperback)

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When Claudia Muller, a young American woman, turns up dead in the courtyard of an ancient castle in his jurisdiction, Bruno Courrèges initially assumes that she died of an overdose. But Claudia’s doctor soon persuades him that things may not be so simple, setting Bruno on an investigation that will lead him from the Renaissance to the French Resistance and beyond. Claudia had been studying with Monsieur de Bourdeille, a renowned art historian who became extraordinarily wealthy through the sale of paintings that may have been falsely attributed—or so Claudia suggested shortly before her death. In his younger days, Bourdeille had aided the Resistance and been arrested by a Vichy police officer whose own life story also becomes inexorably entangled with the case. Also in the mix is a young falconer who works at the Château des Milandes, the former home of fabled jazz singer Josephine Baker. Once again, it’s up to Bruno to make sure that justice is served—along with a generous helping of his signature Périgordian cuisine, of course.

About the Author

Martin Walker is a senior fellow of the Global Business Policy Council, a private think tank based in Washington, D.C. His previous novels in the Bruno series are Black DiamondBruno, Chief of PoliceThe Children ReturnThe Crowded GraveThe Dark VineyardThe Devil’s CaveFatal PursuitThe PatriarchThe Resistance ManA Taste for Vengeance; and The Templars’ Last Secret, all international best sellers. He lives in Washington, D.C., and the Dordogne.

Praise For…

“Charming.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Walker’s Bruno novels are good mysteries, but they’re also travelogues and culinary experiences, history lessons and nature guides.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“[Walker] always delivers a live-wire plot, well-realized characters (he’s especially adept at character revealing scenes), and an incredibly varied setting. . . . Another winner in an always-strong series.” —Booklist (starred review)

“Whether he’s preparing a gourmet dinner, enjoying a glass of wine, or solving a murder, it’s a pleasure to be in Bruno’s company.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780525435723
ISBN-10: 0525435727
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: April 16th, 2020
Pages: 352
Series: Bruno, Chief of Police Series

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