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Publisher's Summary

A bumper collection of delightful stories featuring Bruno, chief of police and France's favourite cop, all set in the beautiful Dordogne valley and the ravishing Perigord region of the south west. Here is a landscape of meandering rivers with medieval castles overlooking their banks, of lush hillsides and spreading vineyards, of delicious local wines and world renowned cuisine.

With titles like 'The Chocolate War', 'The Birthday Lunch', 'Oystercatcher', 'A Market Tale' and 'Fifty Million Bubbles', you may be sure that champagne and gastronomy will feature as well as cosy crime in 'Dangerous Vacation'. Bruno strides through these tales, staying calm, settling local disputes and keeping safe his beloved town of St Denis. 

Only on one occasion does he panic: in 'Bruno's Challenge', his friend Ivan, proprietor and chef of the town's popular eatery, suddenly collapses on the eve of a large anniversary dinner, and he asks Bruno to take over the restaurant. After a few protests followed by some deep breaths, the inimitable Bruno meets his challenge and saves the day.

©2021 Watson & Walker Limited (P)2021 Quercus Editions Limited

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  • Sheila Magee
  • 12-12-21

Like a French Montalbano

The most comforting Audiobook I have come across. It took me to Bruno's town enjoying the great food and wine, going on an early morning ride with the floppy eared dog running alongside'

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  • LizzyL
  • 18-04-22

This book was too disjointed.

I didn't like this book! There were too few stories & none of them made much sense because the way they all mingled together!

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  • R. Shields
  • 07-03-22

Wonderful

Another chance to catch up with Bruno, the modern Don Camillo, looking after his flock in the Dordogne.

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  • Loraine Wenham
  • 27-02-22

Great feel good factor

These short stories about chef de police Bruno and the Perigorde town of st Dennis are simply a delight. Reader Peter Noble is superb.