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Death in Brittany
by Jean-Luc Bannalec and Sorcha Mcdonagh


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An international bestseller, this captivating whodunit introduces Commisaire Dupin--a witty, quintessential traditional police inspector in an idyllic French seaside village



Commissaire Georges Dupin, a cantankerous, Parisian-born caffeine junkie recently relocated from the glamour of Paris to the remote (if picturesque) Breton coast, is dragged from his morning croissant and coffee to the scene of a curious murder.  Read more...


 
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Overview

An international bestseller, this captivating whodunit introduces Commisaire Dupin--a witty, quintessential traditional police inspector in an idyllic French seaside village



Commissaire Georges Dupin, a cantankerous, Parisian-born caffeine junkie recently relocated from the glamour of Paris to the remote (if picturesque) Breton coast, is dragged from his morning croissant and coffee to the scene of a curious murder. The local village of Pont-Aven--a sleepy community by the sea where everyone knows one other and nothing much seems to happen--is in shock. The legendary ninety-one-year-old hotelier Pierre-Louis Pennec, owner of the Central Hotel, has been found dead.



A picture-perfect seaside village which played host to Gaugin in the 19th century, Pont-Aven is at the height of its tourist season and is immediately thrown into uproar. Dupin and his team identify five principal suspects, including a rising political star, a longtime friend of the victim, and a wealthy art historian. An obstinate detective whose unconventional methods include good food, good wine, and taking in plenty of sea air, Dupin finds his case further complicated when ongoing incidents compound the mystery. As Dupin delves further into the lives of the victim and the suspects, he uncovers a web of secrecy and silence that belies the village's quaint image. A delectable read, "Death in Brittany "by Jean-Luc Bannalec""transports readers to the French coast where you can practically smell the sea air and taste the perfectly cooked steak frites in an expertly crafted, page-turning mystery.





 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781250061744
  • ISBN-10: 1250061741
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • Publish Date: June 2015
  • Page Count: 318
  • Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 8.75 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.88 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Traditional British

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-04-06
  • Reviewer: Staff

Francophiles and art lovers will welcome Bannalec’s good old-fashioned detective story set in Brittany. When a prominent hotel owner, Pierre-Louis Pennec, is found stabbed to death in his restaurant in the village of Pont-Aven, Commissaire Georges Dupin, a former Paris policeman exiled to what he considers a backwater, investigates. Why would someone kill a terminally-ill nonagenarian? Pennec and his forebears amassed an impressive collection of art by painters who have frequented Pont-Aven since the end of the 19th century. Could one painting in the collection be a previously unknown Gauguin? The members of Pennac’s small, acrimonious family and the local art society are anxious to find out. Like Simenon’s Maigret, Dupin is a loner, who relies on thorough data and objective analysis to make his deductions. Bannelec excels at plotting and pacing, as well as vivid descriptions of the Finistère countryside. Readers will look forward to seeing more Dupin books from this talented author. (June)

 
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