The Patriarch - Martin Walker

Martin Walker

The Patriarch by Martin Walker.

Now I succeeded in getting hold of no.8 in the series. I have previously blogged about no. 9 because i didn't read them in the right order. That is not optimal as the relationship between the characters develop from novel to novel.
This story is as lovely as all the others. Beautiful French landscapes and places. In this one also a trip to Auvergne  (Massif Central) and Puy Mary. Also Le Thot , where the cave paintings you can't see in Lascaux II are reproduced. As in  other of the Benoît  Courrèges (Bruno) series this one is also full of good food and wine.
The story itself deals with a murder committed at a 90th birthday. The cold war, spies, family intrigues and politics are elements in the novel as well.
A very good crime novel.

Translated to Danish:

Politimesteren i St. Denis - Bruno Courrèges 1
Dødens Vingård - Bruno Courrèges 2

The series consist of:

Bruno, Chief of Police - Bruno, Chief of Police 1
The Dark Vineyard - Bruno, Chief of Police 2
Black Diamond - Bruno, Chief of Police 3
The Crowded Grave - Bruno, Chief of Police 4
The Devil's Cave - Bruno, Chief of Police 5
Bruno and the Carol Singers - Bruno, Chief of Police 5.5
The Resistance Man - Bruno, Chief of Police 6
Children of War - Bruno, Chief of Police 7
A Market Tale - Bruno, Chief of Police 7.5
The Patriarch - Bruno, Chief of Police 8
Fatal Pursuit - Bruno, Chief of Police 9
The Templars' Last Secret - Bruno, Chief of Police 10
A Taste for Vengeance - Bruno, Chief of Police 11
The Chocolate War - Bruno, Chief of Police 11.5
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