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The Crowded Grave

Martin Walker

Another delectable serving of mystery and the pleasures of the Dordogne from the newest master of suspense, Martin Walker. It' s spring in the idyllic village of St. Denis, and for Chief of Police Bruno CourrEges that means lamb stews, bottles of his beloved Pomerol, morning walks with his hound, Gigi-- and a new string of regional crimes and international capers. When a local archaeological team looking for Cro-Magnon and Neanderthal remains turns up a corpse with a watch on its wrist and a bullet in its head, it' s up to Bruno to solve the case. But the task will not be easy, not with a meddlesome new magistrate eager to make a strong impression, an ongoing series of attacks by animal rights activists on local foie gras producers, and a nearby summit between France and Spain approaching-- not to mention two beautiful, brilliant women vying for Bruno' s affections. Complicating events even further, the professor in charge of the dig is soon reported missing, leading Bruno to suspect that the past and the present are bound up in dangerous ways. As summer approaches, the wine growing cooler and the fruit sweeter, Bruno's investigations take him indelibly deeper into contemporary Europe' s dark history of terrorist and counterterrorist tactics-- and toward a dramatic finale. As savory as foie gras, as piquant as vin de noix, and as richly complex as the region' s truffles, The Crowded Grave is a feast for mystery lovers and Francophiles alike.

Another delectable serving of mystery and the pleasures of the Dordogne from the newest master of suspense, Martin Walker. It' s spring in the idyllic village of St. Denis, and for Chief of Police Bruno CourrEges that means lamb stews, bottles of his beloved Pomerol, morning walks with his hound, Gigi-- and a new string of regional crimes and international capers. When a local archaeological team looking for Cro-Magnon and Neanderthal remains turns up a corpse with a watch on its wrist and a bullet in its head, it' s up to Bruno to solve the case. But the task will not be easy, not with a meddlesome new magistrate eager to make a strong impression, an ongoing series of attacks by animal rights activists on local foie gras producers, and a nearby summit between France and Spain approaching-- not to mention two beautiful, brilliant women vying for Bruno' s affections. Complicating events even further, the professor in charge of the dig is soon reported missing, leading Bruno to suspect that the past and the present are bound up in dangerous ways. As summer approaches, the wine growing cooler and the fruit sweeter, Bruno's investigations take him indelibly deeper into contemporary Europe' s dark history of terrorist and counterterrorist tactics-- and toward a dramatic finale. As savory as foie gras, as piquant as vin de noix, and as richly complex as the region' s truffles, The Crowded Grave is a feast for mystery lovers and Francophiles alike.
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Another delectable serving of mystery and the pleasures of the Dordogne from the newest master of suspense, Martin Walker. It' s spring in the idyllic village of St. Denis, and for Chief of Police Bruno CourrEges that means lamb stews, bottles of his beloved Pomerol, morning walks with his hound, Gigi-- and a new string of regional crimes and international capers. When a local archaeological team looking for Cro-Magnon and Neanderthal remains turns up a corpse with a watch on its wrist and a bullet in its head, it' s up to Bruno to solve the case. But the task will not be easy, not with a meddlesome new magistrate eager to make a strong impression, an ongoing series of attacks by animal rights activists on local foie gras producers, and a nearby summit between France and Spain approaching-- not to mention two beautiful, brilliant women vying for Bruno' s affections. Complicating events even further, the professor in charge of the dig is soon reported missing, leading Bruno to suspect that the past and the present are bound up in dangerous ways. As summer approaches, the wine growing cooler and the fruit sweeter, Bruno's investigations take him indelibly deeper into contemporary Europe' s dark history of terrorist and counterterrorist tactics-- and toward a dramatic finale. As savory as foie gras, as piquant as vin de noix, and as richly complex as the region' s truffles, The Crowded Grave is a feast for mystery lovers and Francophiles alike.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Ian Mackenzie

Length:

10h 14m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

06:20


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

23:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:53


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

21:01


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

22:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

22:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

26:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:53