Sunday, November 17, 2019

On My Radar: Martin Walker's The Shooting at Château Rock

As someone who reads a lot of mystery series, I've become accustomed to a few things. One of those things is visiting the same part of the world at roughly the same time each year. You can imagine my little happy dance when I found out that I would be visiting with Bruno in the Périgord region of France again next year. My taste buds are already smiling in anticipation.

Let's see what Bruno will be up to in the latest book in Martin Walker's delightful series...

Available May 26, 2020!


"It's summer in the Dordogne. The heirs of a Périgordian sheep farmer learn that they have been disinherited, and their father's estate sold to an insurance company in return for a policy that will place him in a five-star retirement home for the rest of his life. But the farmer never gets his life of luxury--he dies before moving in. Was it a natural death? Was there foul play? Bruno begins the investigation that leads him to several shadowy insurance companies owned by a Russian oligarch with a Cypriot passport. The companies are based in Cyprus, Malta, and Luxembourg, but Bruno finds a weak spot in France: the Russian's France-based notaire and insurance agent. As Bruno is pursuing this lead, the oligarch's daughter turns up in the Périgord, and complications ensue, eventually bringing the action to the château of an aging rock star. But, as ever, Bruno makes time for lunch amid it all."

It seems as though the mystery in The Shooting at Château Rock won't have ties to World War II this time but with Russia and insurance companies instead. Not that it matters to me-- getting my hands on a new Bruno mystery is always a cause for celebration! I can see all you Bruno fans nodding in agreement. And if you haven't sampled one of Martin Walker's mysteries? There's no time like the present...err...make that next May!


  1. Yes, I'm nodding although I'm not as far along in the series as you. Reading them slowly and trying to make the series last. :-)

    1. I'm so far behind in so many series that it's a wonder I'm all caught up with this one!

  2. Oh, this looks great, Cathy! I like the series very much, and I think Walker does such a good job of developing characters and evoking place. This one's on my radar, too, now.

  3. Oh, j'aime Bruno! Thank you for the news about the next book!

  4. I read The Dark Vinyard and then the next two books, but haven't read anything sense. Maybe it's time to catch up!


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