Death In Brittany

Author: Jean-Luc Bannalec
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466867744
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"Roll over, Maigret. Commissaire Dupin has arrived."—M.C. Beaton 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 that played host to Gaugin in the nineteenth century, Pont-Aven is at the height of its tourist season and is immediately thrown into uproar. As Dupin delves 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, Jean-Luc Bannalec's Death in Brittany 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 for fans of Martin Walker.

Bretonische Verh Ltnisse

Author: Jean-Luc Bannalec
Publisher: Novels
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In einem pittoresken Künstlerdorf in der Bretagne wird ein Hotelier ermordet. Dabei hätte der über 90-Jährige sowieso nur noch wenige Tage zu leben gehabt. Kommissar Dupin ermittelt und fördert Geheimnisvolles zutage.

Death In Brittany

Author: Jean-Luc Bannalec
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466867744
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"Roll over, Maigret. Commissaire Dupin has arrived."—M.C. Beaton 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 that played host to Gaugin in the nineteenth century, Pont-Aven is at the height of its tourist season and is immediately thrown into uproar. As Dupin delves 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, Jean-Luc Bannalec's Death in Brittany 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 for fans of Martin Walker.

The Awkward Squad

Author: Sophie Hénaff
Publisher: MacLehose Press
ISBN: 1681440016
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Suspended from her job as a promising police officer for firing "one bullet too many", Anne Capestan is expecting the worst when she is summoned to H.Q. to learn her fate. Instead, she is surprised to be told that she is to head up a new police squad, working on solving old cold cases. Though relived to still have a job, Capestan is not overjoyed by the prospect of her new role. Even less so when she meets her new team: a crowd of misfits, troublemakers and problem cases, none of whom are fit for purpose and yet none of whom can be fired. But from this inauspicious start, investigating the cold cases throws up a number a number of strange mysteries for Capestan and her team: was the old lady murdered seven years ago really just the victim of a botched robbery? Who was behind the dead sailor discovered in the Seine with three gunshot wounds? And why does there seem to be a curious link with a ferry that was shipwrecked off the Florida coast many years previously?

Murder On Brittany Shores

Author: Jean-Luc Bannalec
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1250142199
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Ten miles off the coast of Brittany lie the fabled Glénan Islands. Boasting sparkling white sands and crystal-clear waters, they seem perfectly idyllic, until one day in May, three bodies wash up on shore. At first glance the deaths appear accidental, but as the identities of the victims come to light, Commissaire Dupin is pulled back into action for a case of what seems to be cold-blooded murder. Ever viewed as an outsider in a region full of myths and traditions, Dupin finds himself drawn deep into the history of the land. To get to the bottom of the case, he must tangle with treasure hunters, militant marine biologists, and dangerous divers. The investigation leads him further into the perilous, beautiful world of Glénan, as he discovers that there's more to the picturesque islands than meets the eye. Steeped in the enchanting atmosphere of Brittany and peppered with wry humor, Murder on Brittany Shores is a superbly plotted mystery that marks the return of Jean-Luc Bannalec's international bestselling series starring the cantankerous, coffee-swigging Commissaire Dupin.

Dumont Reise Taschenbuch Reisef Hrer Bretagne

Author: Manfred Gšrgens
Publisher: DuMont Reiseverlag
ISBN: 3770173570
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Der Nordwesten Frankreichs ist berühmt für seine Granitküste, für Fischbuden und Sandstrände. Autor Manfred Görgens liebt seine Bretagne jedoch auch für das blaugrüne Meer, die gelegentlichen Stürme und die kulinarischen Spezialitäten. Im DuMont Reise-Taschenbuch Bretagne lotst er die Leser zu den Highlights der Region, von den Leuchttürmen der äußersten Westküste bis zum Künstlerdorf Pont-Aven. Wo gibt es den schönsten Strand zum Baden? Sind Sturm und Regen wirklich so häufige Reisebegleiter, und welche Köstlichkeiten sollte man unbedingt probieren? Diese und andere Fragen von Reisenden beantwortet der Autor gleich auf den ersten Seiten. Die Vielseitigkeit der Bretagne zeigt sich in den zehn Entdeckungstouren: Geschichte hautnah erleben kann man auf der Mittelalterfestung Fort La Latte, Kunstinteressierte wandeln auf Gauguins Spuren und Radfans strampeln von Vannes zur Halbinsel Rhuys hinüber. Eine rasche Orientierung ermöglichen dabei die detaillierte Extra-Reisekarte im Maßstab 1:540.000, eine Übersichtskarte mit den Highlights der Bretagne sowie 22 präzise Citypläne, Wander- und Routenkarten. Den Gratis-Download von Updates zum Buch findet der Leser unter www.dumontreise.de/bretagne.

Bretonisches Leuchten

Author: Jean-Luc Bannalec
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462316877
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Bretonische Ferien und ein perfides Verbrechen Zwischen den rosa Granitfelsen der Côte d‘Armor steht Commissaire Dupin vor einer unlösbaren Aufgabe: Es ist Hochsommer, und er soll Ferien machen. Am Strand liegen, die milde Süße des Lebens auskosten – zwei Wochen lang. Für Dupin eine unerträgliche Vorstellung. Zum Glück, muss man da fast sagen, verschwindet vor seinen Augen eine Frau. Und ein Verbrechen ungeahnten Ausmaßes erschüttert das malerische Örtchen Trégastel. Während Claire die Ruhe zu genießen scheint, nutzt Dupin jede Gelegenheit, das Strandhandtuch zu verlassen. Das fabelhafte Abendessen auf der Terrasse und die Gerüchte über eine geklaute Heiligenstatue gehören zu den wenigen spannenden Momenten seiner Tage. Doch dann verschwindet eine Frau vor den Augen der Hotelgäste spurlos und es wird ein Anschlag auf eine Abgeordnete verübt, die im Clinch mit den Landwirten liegt. Wenig später erschüttert der Fund einer Leiche den Küstenort. Heimlich nimmt Dupin mithilfe der Dorfbewohner die Ermittlungen auf, schließlich dürfen Claire und seine Kollegen aus Concarneau nichts mitbekommen, sie haben ihm strengste Erholung verordnet. Zwischen verwunschenen Tälern, traumhaften Stränden und einer leuchtend bizarren Felslandschaft entwickelt sich ein abgründiger Fall, der die Grenzen zwischen Realität und Phantasie verschwimmen lässt.

I Am Your Judge

Author: Nele Neuhaus
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466882875
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Police Detective Pia Kirchhoff is about to leave on her long-delayed honeymoon when she receives a phone call from police headquarters: An elderly woman has been shot and killed while walking her dog. Neither her grieving daughter nor any of her acquaintances have an explanation for the horrifying murder. Ingeborg Rohlehder was well-liked and a generous, loving woman. A short while later, another murder is committed and the modus operandi is eerily similar — a woman is executed by a precisely aimed bullet to the head that smashes through her kitchen window while she is baking cookies . . . and in both cases the same weapon fired the shot from a distance only a trained sniper could manage. Two more murders follow in short order. None of the victims had enemies and no one knows why they were singled out. As fear of the Taunus Sniper grows among the local residents, the pressure rises on Detective Kirchhoff. She and her partner, Oliver von Bodenstein, search feverishly for a suspect who appears to murder at will, but soon realize that “The Judge,” as the sniper calls himself, seems to have a mission—a mission that has not reached its conclusion yet. As the investigation progresses, the police officers uncover a human tragedy that will shake them to the core. I am Your Judge is tightly plotted, and delivers surprise twists at every turn with a story that is ripped from the headlines.