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Synopsis: The first installment in a wonderful new series that follows the exploits of Benoît Courrèges, a policeman in a small French village where the rituals of the café still rule. Bruno—as he is affectionately nicknamed—may be the town’s only municipal policeman, but in the hearts and minds of its denizens, he is chief of police.
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.
Because of the case’s potential political ramifications, a young policewoman is sent from Paris to aid Bruno with his investigation. The two immediately suspect militants from the anti-immigrant National Front, but when a visiting scholar helps to untangle the dead man’s past, Bruno’s suspicions turn toward a more complex motive. His investigation draws him into one of the darkest chapters of French history—World War II, a time of terror and betrayal that set brother against brother. Bruno soon discovers that even his seemingly perfect corner of la belle France is not exempt from that period’s sinister legacy.
Bruno, Chief of Police is deftly dark, mesmerizing, and totally engaging.
About the Author: Martin Walker is the senior director of the Global Business Policy Council and editor emeritus and international affairs columnist at United Press International. Formerly Moscow and U.S. bureau chief for Britain’s The Guardian, he is also a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. His books include The Cold War: A History, a New York Times Notable Book and short-listed for the Whitbread Book of the Year Prize, and The Caves of Périgord, a novel. He has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Times Literary Supplement. He lives in Washington, D.C., and the southwest of France.
Title: Bruno, Chief of Police: A Novel of the ...
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Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2819504890
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Bookseller Inventory # G0307270173I3N00
Book Description Knopf, 2009. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 0307270173-2-4
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Book Description Alfred a Knopf Inc, Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A., 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good - Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good - Fine. First American Edition. The first Inspector Bruno novel. Mild edge wear. A very good or better copy. Bookseller Inventory # 007114
Book Description Knopf, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020307270173
Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0307270173 Like New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # LN7.0076736
Book Description Knopf, New York, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 1st US edition in fine condition in fine dust jacket - signed by the author on the title page - 1st Bruno Courreges novel - fine, as new copy. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # msh5220
Book Description Knopf, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Bookseller Inventory # P010307270173