Oh, Happy Day when there's a new Bruno, Chief of Police mystery, right? That's how I felt when I saw that the next book in the series is set to be released in June 2019. I even get a chance to combine two of my regular features since both the US and UK covers of the book are available.
Let's take a look at the covers and then read a synopsis of The Body in the Castle Well, shall we?
oOo Synopsis oOo
As Claudia's White House connections get the US Embassy and the FBI involved, Bruno traces the people and events that led to her fatal accident - or was it murder?
Bruno learns that Claudia had been trying to buy the chateau and art collection of her tutor, even while her researches led her to suspect that some of his attributions may have been forged. This takes Bruno down a trail that leads him from the ruins of Berlin in 1945, to France's colonial war in Algeria.
The long arm of French history has reached out to find a new victim, but can Bruno identify the killer - and prove his case?"
Sounds good, doesn't it? And-- something that doesn't happen very often-- both the UK and US editions of The Body in the Castle Well will be available on the same day-- June 4, 2019. Plenty of time to add it to your wishlist!
oOo US or UK? oOo
The publishers of both editions are certainly sticking to the title of the book, aren't they? The UK cover has the castle, and the US has the well.
I prefer the UK edition. That chateau screams France and makes me want to pick up the book. The only quibbles I have are the completely unnecessary blurb at the bottom and the fact that "A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel" and "Martin Walker" don't show up more prominently.
On the other hand, the US cover has an understated elegance that I really like. There's no blurb! The title, description, and author's name stand out bright and clear. But surely they could've come up with something more eye-catching than that particular blah photograph of a well?
Now, all you Walker fans and book cover fans, speak up! Which cover do you prefer? US? UK? Too close to call? Neither one float your boat? Inquiring minds would love to know!