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Bruno, Chief of Police

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Bruno, Chief of Police

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Martin Walker
publisher:
Knopf
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Fiction

We gave it a B+

The Story: Benoît ”Bruno” Courrèges — police chief of St. Denis — spends his days helping local farmers outfox the despised E.U. food inspectors, distilling his own vin de noix, and trying to forget the past — until the murder of the town’s French-Algerian patriarch dredges up old hatreds in Bruno, Chief of Police.
Movie Pitch: Music Box meets A Year in Provence.
Lowdown: Martin Walker’s book is a nice literary pairing with the slow-food movement. But lovely as it is to linger at the table, the sleuthing can drag. B+