A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel
by Martin Walker
Martin Walker’s books about Bruno are quite popular. This is the fifteenth title in the long running series. This time the murder is of a farmer who is about to disappoint his potential heirs. Readers can safely guess what happens to him. But, can they guess who did it and why? What is the role of insurance, Russian oligarchs and a rock star? Bruno investigates.
As is true in some of my favorite Italian mystery series (Brunetti and Montalbano) the sense of place is well evoked in the Bruno stories. Food is also an important part of the action, just as in the series noted above.
So, readers enjoy some mystery along with a virtual trip to France and some good eating in your imagination.
I enjoyed Walker’s writing and look forward to reading other titles in the series. Some reviews have felt that this title is formulaic. I found it to be a fine, if slightly slow, read.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title. All opinions are my own.