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The Devil's Cave

A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel
Walker, Martin (eBook - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Devil's Cave


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Investigating an apparent occult murder during the Easter season in St. Denis, beloved chief of police Bruno discovers links to a troubling real estate proposal, a suspicious accident, and the sudden reappearance of a controversial elderly countess.
Authors: Walker, Martin, 1947 January 23-
Title: The devil's cave
a Bruno, chief of police novel
[electronic resource]
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2013
Edition: 1st United States ed
Characteristics: 1 online resource (333 p.) :,map
Notes: "This is a Borzoi Book"--t.p. verso
Originally published in Great Britain by Quercus Publishing PLC, London, in 2012"--t.p. verso
Summary: Investigating an apparent occult murder during the Easter season in St. Denis, beloved chief of police Bruno discovers links to a troubling real estate proposal, a suspicious accident, and the sudden reappearance of a controversial elderly countess.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 038534953X
9780385349536
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Report This Nov 22, 2013
  • miaone rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

As always, Martin takes the reader to the lovely French town of St Denis and the characters who are familiar to readers of the previous novels in the series. The protagonist, Bruno, will go to any lengths to protect his town as long as he can remain true to his ethics and to the law. He has to confront his boss, as well as a good friend, about whether they're letting their desire for a real estate plan to benefit St Denis overcome their good sense and honesty. He has a murder to solve, and suspects from the first that some of the details of it are planted. Bruno and his colleagues will ferret out the facts. I love Bruno's loyalty to his job, his town, and his friends, along with his willingness to look for truth and to confront uncomfortable facts. In each of Walker's books I learn more about French history, and in this one there is a connection to the French Resistance of World War II. I love learning more about the Perigord region of France where all the books take place. Reading the other 3 comments, I have to wonder if we all read the same book. I didn't find The Devil's Cave unfocused or crude, and I certainly didn't notice any theme of international crime or prostitution. I would encourage readers to begin reading this series in chronological order, as the characters grow and change through the books.

Report This Nov 10, 2013
  • stephaniedchase rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

While not as well-polished as previous entries in the series -- and with a subject that can easily turn ridiculous to boot -- THE DEVIL'S CAVE is still a good entry in the "Bruno, Chief of Police" series, with lots of local color, friendship, food, and small-town politics.

Report This Aug 18, 2013
  • judi38 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

very crude compared to the last few. I did not finish it. it did seem unfocused to me. disappointed.

Report This Aug 06, 2013
  • BrickBook rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This excellent addition to the Bruno Correges series seems a little less focused than the rest, although it's easy to say that the theme is international crime and prostitution. But there is a whole lot of action (more than most of them) and some very heartwarming stuff, too. A thumping good read!

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