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The Body in the Castle Well (#12 Dordogne Mysteries)

Martin Walker



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01 March 2020
Fiction & Literature; Crime & mystery
A missing art student. An international investigation. A secret that will shatter the village of St Denis.

Millions of readers worldwide are talking about the Dordogne Mysteries. Find out why and join them with the latest gripping addition to this beloved series.

'Will make readers long for lazy days in rural France' Irish Independent 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?
By:   Martin Walker
Imprint:   Quercus
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 126mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   269g
ISBN:   9781786485779
ISBN 10:   178648577X
Series:   The Dordogne Mysteries
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   01 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Martin Walker is a prize-winning journalist and the author of several acclaimed works of non-fiction, including The Cold War: A History. He lives in the Dordogne and Washington, DC.

Reviews for The Body in the Castle Well (#12 Dordogne Mysteries)

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 The Maigret of the Dordogne A satisfyingly intriguing, wish-you-were-here read - Guardian Rich in atmosphere and personality - New York Times Walker's relaxed style and good humour help to bring to life his engaging hero and delightful home - Sunday Telegraph The Alexander McCall Smith of la France profonde Brilliant at capturing the murderous charms of rural France - Mirror

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