Bruno, Chief of Police : Bruno, Chief of Police

  • by Martin Walker
  • Narrated by Robert Ian MacKenzie
  • Series: Bruno, Chief of Police
  • 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Bruno is a former soldier who has embraced the pleasures and slow rhythms of country life - living in his restored shepherd's cottage; patronizing the weekly market; sparring with, and basically ignoring, the European Union bureaucrats from Brussels. He has a gun but never wears it; he has the power to arrest but never uses it. But then the murder of an elderly North African who fought in the French army changes everything and galvanizes Bruno's attention: the man was found with a swastika carved into his chest. Bruno soon discovers that even his seemingly perfect corner of la belle France is not exempt from that period's sinister legacy.

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Good but hardly cozy and gentle!

This mystery/crime novel is very evocative of France, french history and country life. But, it is not a cozy, gentle story. Drugs, sex, violent crime, war crimes and vengeance makes for quite the mix. This balanced out with artful descriptions of local food, markets, picnics, dinner parties, gardening and keeping chickens! Bruno is a busy, complex, and smart multi talented chief of police. But, I agree with a previous reviewer--the narrator ought to have given him a French voice--the British accent was a bit confusing. Worth a listen--but don't go into it looking for a warm and cozy mystery. In reality, it is a look into a dark aspect of France in WWII.
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- Sara

High hopes for this series!

Looking forward to the rest of the series. Good solid start with interesting characters, contemporary issues (water shortage, GMO, etc.) and something to say about the human condition.
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- Sandra

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-13-2009
  • Publisher: Recorded Books