Fatal Pursuit

Fatal Pursuit

A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel

Book - 2016
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A pair of murders, a little romance, and rivals in pursuit of a long-lost vintage car of unfathomable value--Bruno, chief of police, is busy in another mystery set in the beautiful Dordogne.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
Edition: Firt United States edition
ISBN: 9781101946787
1101946784
Branch Call Number: MYS Walk
Characteristics: 301 pages

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captbligh
Jun 15, 2017

Excellent. All about France, Bruno, and how he succeeds with things around him. Yea, a bit much, but what a good read.

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kmoyer
Feb 15, 2017

Perfect antidote to snowed-in, end of winter blahs - some dastardly deeds but not overly grim, well paced with plenty of intrigue, fast cars, and set in the beautiful French rural idyll with exquisite cuisine.

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dougslater
Feb 10, 2017

Another in Walkers "Bruno" books and as always for me it was an enjoyable easy read with it's likeable characters and beautiful settings and delicious foods and yes also with a bit of local murder police drama to spice it all up.

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maipenrai
Nov 05, 2016

The ninth book in the Bruno, Chief of Police Investigation series

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miaone
Sep 01, 2016

I've enjoyed the previous Bruno novels, but this one strained my patience. I expected the WWII connection, and the Resistance connection, and I assumed there'd be past loves and a potential new love. The inclusion of food preparation, 90% meaty, is a given, though difficult for this vegetarian to read about. A growing list of Bruno's local friends the ingredient sine qua non, including one or two teens who are teetering on delinquency but are saved (or not) through Bruno's heroic efforts. And since the 2nd or maybe the 3rd in the series, lots about horseback riding and Bruno's and others' horses, plus the dog. All standard and expected. But I didn't anticipate page after boring page about CARS, past and present. BORING!! I plowed through it in hopes that it would prove worth it. It didn't. So, between the planes of The Patriarch and the cars of this one, I fear Walker has lost me. Too bad, but maybe it's too much to expect that a tried and true formula can keep putting out fresh ideas.

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stitchkat
Aug 31, 2016

Oh, my goodness! As if teenagers are the only people who lead lusty lives. This is definitely a lighter entry in the Bruno series, but it is no less a delightful read, if not as thought provoking or dark. What I wouldn't give for a trip to Martin Walker's Dordogne!

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jeffreyochsner
Aug 27, 2016

I love this series, though this book was not as rich as some of the earlier ones. I still enjoy the characters.

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looper46
Jul 11, 2016

I have really enjoyed the previous books on Chief Bruno. But, I'm returning this volume unfinished. Really too simplistic, and I'm tired of his cases of "teen-age" lust and his cook book episodes. Easy to see things coming, and very little mystery left. Sorry, I know there are people out there that enjoy this series. I did too at one time.

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