The dark vineyard /

by Walker, Martin.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010Description: 303 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780307270184 :; 0307270181.Title notes: $23.95 11-2010 (db)Subject(s): Police chiefs -- France -- Fiction | Arson investigation -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Environmentalists -- Fiction | Vintners -- Fiction | Country life -- France -- Fiction | Dordogne (France) -- Fiction | Mystery fictionSummary: "...the Dordogne's great pleasures--wine, romance, and intrigue--threaten Bruno's beloved village of Saint-Denis."--Jacket.
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In this riveting sequel to Martin Walker's internationally acclaimed novel Bruno, Chief of Police, some of France's great pleasures--wine, passion and intrigue--converge in a dark chain of events that threaten the peaceful village of Saint-Denis.<br> <br> Benoît (Bruno) Courrèges--devoted friend, cuisinier extraordinaire and the town's only municipal policeman--rushes to the scene when a research station for genetically modified crops is burned down outside Saint-Denis. Bruno immediately suspects a group of fervent environmentalists who live nearby, but the fire is only the first in a string of mysteries centering on the region's fertile soil.<br> <br> Then a bevy of winemakers descends on Saint-Denis, competing for its land and spurring resentment among the villagers. Romances blossom. Hearts are broken. Some of the sensual pleasures of the town--a dinner of a truffle omelette and grilled bécasses, a community grape-crushing--provide an opportunity for both warm friendship and bitter hostilities to form. The town's rivals--Max, an environmentalist who hopes to make organic wi≠ Jacqueline, a flirtatious, newly arrived Québécoise; and Fernando, the heir to an American wine fortune--act increasingly erratically. Events grow ever darker, culminating in two suspicious deaths, and Bruno finds that the problems of the present are never far from those of the past.<br> <br> A splendid mystery--and a delectable serving of the pleasures of France.

$23.95 11-2010 (db)

Originally published: London : Quercus, 2009.

"...the Dordogne's great pleasures--wine, romance, and intrigue--threaten Bruno's beloved village of Saint-Denis."--Jacket.

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