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Bruno, Chief of PoliceThe Story: Benoît ''Bruno'' Courrèges — police chief of St. Denis — spends his days helping local farmers outfox...Bruno, Chief of PoliceMystery and Thriller, FictionThe Story: Benoît ''Bruno'' Courrèges — police chief of St. Denis — spends his days helping local farmers outfox...2009-03-17Knopf
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Bruno, Chief of Police

Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Fiction; Author: Martin Walker; Publisher: Knopf

The Story: Benoît ”Bruno” Courrèges — police chief of St. Denis — spends his days helping local farmers outfox the despised E.U. food inspectors, distilling his own vin de noix, and trying to forget the past — until the murder of the town’s French-Algerian patriarch dredges up old hatreds in Bruno, Chief of Police.
Movie Pitch: Music Box meets A Year in Provence.
Lowdown: Martin Walker’s book is a nice literary pairing with the slow-food movement. But lovely as it is to linger at the table, the sleuthing can drag. B+

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