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The Resistance Man

The Resistance Man by Martin Walker
Feb 25, 2014 | 336 Pages
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“Rides on horseback through the French countryside of the Dordogne. Elaborately prepared and explained meals. Wines. And, oh yes, a mystery blended into this heady mix. While most readers think the British have a line on cozies, Walker makes a great case for the French version…Much to admire and sigh over in this appetizing mystery.”

“Endearing…Existing fans and newcomers alike will savor Walker’s ability to smoothly fold suspense into his Périgordian soufflé.”
            —Publishers Weekly

“As usual…[a] celebration of la belle France. But this time, Bruno, who’s required to act as enforcer, sleuth, diplomat, comforter, impersonator, hostage negotiator and rescuer, reveals unexpected resources.”

“An exemplary entry in the police procedural, with dogged and thorough investigation techniques coupled with experienced hunches and Bruno’s usual local knowledge all contributing…A must for lovers of the series.”

“Of at least equal importance to the crimes and their resolutions…are the author’s exquisite descriptions of the food and the meals, the quirky cantankerous residents and the evocative scents of fine cheeses and flowers that infuse all of these books…A perfect way to enjoy a wonderful imaginary vacation.”
            —Read Me Deadly

“What’s not to like? …To those making Bruno’s acquaintance for the first time: don’t be surprised if you come away from this book with a hankering to read another six or seven novels in this series—and maybe even plan a trip to France really soon.”
            —New York Journal of Books

“Rich in character, rich in culture and customs, and permeated with the most delightful sense of place…An armchair travelling sleuth’s delight.”
            —Kittling: Books

“The Resistance Man evokes all the history, culture, romance and fine food and drink you might expect of French village life, and yet there is still the opportunity for a heinous crime or two to spice things up…Endlessly charming, funny, warm, and clever, with a hero evocative of John Mortimer’s Rumpole or Colin Cotterill’s Dr. Siri, The Resistance Man is sure to satiate Walker’s many fans and win him lots more in the bargain.”

“Engaging…Bruno the charming police chief of the Dordogne is transcended by Bruno the brilliant chef…This is not the first Bruno mystery, and it certainly should not be the last.”
            —The Washington Times

“A passionate valentine to the splendors of the slow life: walking through the pastoral countryside, engaging in friendly gossip at the farmer’s market, or enjoying an inspired wine and cheese partnership at the corner bistro…[even as] the tranquility of life in Bruno’s village is threatened by forces inside and out.”
            —Washington Independent Review of Books

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