Bruno, Chief of Police

11 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 479 ratings

Bruno, Chief Of Police Summary

When an old man is found viciously murdered, a swastika carved in his chest, the obvious conclusion is that this killing must be racist. Suspicion falls on the son of the local doctor, found in flagrant playing sex games surrounded by Nazi paraphernalia.
©2008 Walker and Watson Ltd (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Bruno, Chief Of Police

    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    When an old man is found viciously murdered, a swastika carved in his chest, the obvious conclusion is that this killing must be racist. Suspicion falls on the son of the local doctor, found in flagrant playing sex games surrounded by Nazi paraphernalia.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Mediocre

    • By Impy on 31-03-15

    Regular price: £17.19

  • Book 2

    • The Dark Vineyard

    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Just before dawn one late-summer morning, Captain Bruno Courrèges is roused from sleep by the wail of the town siren atop the Mairie, summoning the volunteer firemen of St Denis. Bruno, the only policeman in the small Périgord town, follows the fire engines towards the site of a large barn, now engulfed in flames, the surrounding fields ablaze. Everything points to arson. A Californian wine maker is planning to buy up half the valley to create a huge wine-producing operation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An unfortunate mismatch

    • By Kl Love on 11-12-13

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 3

    • Black Diamond

    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    France’s Périgord region is the home of the black truffle and at five thousand euros a kilo, the exquisite ‘Black Diamond’ is a treasured local asset. When reports come in that this unique delicacy is being adulterated with a cheaper Chinese version, Captain Bruno Courrèges is asked to investigate the scam. But matters take a much darker turn when a horrific murder occurs, and Bruno has his work cut out to find the connection between present crimes and long-buried ones that are linked to France’s colonial past.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good suspense story

    • By Mary Carnegie on 17-09-16

    Regular price: £18.49

  • Book 4

    • The Crowded Grave

    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    Life in south-west rural France is not the sleepy idyll you might suppose. Local duck and goose farms are being attacked by animal rights protestors attempting to halt the production of foie gras. A senior policeman has been shot by terrorists believed to be the Basque Separatists of ETA. And if that weren’t enough, a group of students have just unearthed a ‘modern’ skeleton during a dig at one of the ancient sites of this famous region and home to prehistoric man - a dig that has brought an influx of foreigners to the Dordogne.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable read

    • By G. Barber on 14-04-13

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 5

    • The Devil's Cave

    • Bruno, Chief of Police, Book 5
    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Springtime in St Denis. It's two weeks before Easter, and Satanism has reared its ugly head. A female body has been found on a boat, bearing the ghastly signs of a black magic ritual. The victim is unknown and nobody is coming forward. This is the last thing Bruno needs. The Chief of Police-come-culinary connoisseur has too much on his plate as it is, mediating both a domestic abuse case and a local development proposal that seems just too good to be true. Moreover, he has no one to share these stresses with. His dog, Gigi, is gone, as are his usual roster of ladies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, tense and complex

    • By Mary Carnegie on 14-09-16

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 6

    • The Resistance Man

    • Bruno, Chief of Police, Book 6
    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Bruno, chief of police, can't get a moment's peace. He's uncovered a cache of old bank notes and is also dealing with a wave of burglaries. The victims include the recently retired head of Britain's Joint Intelligence Committee, which brings old flame Isabelle back to St Denis. The next burglary ends in murder: The victim's bludgeoned body found by his lover - the prime suspect. But Bruno is on another track.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nightmare France

    • By Mary Carnegie on 15-09-16

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 7

    • Death Undercover

    • Bruno, Chief of Police, Book 7
    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Bruno, chef de police in the French town of St Denis, is already busy with a case when the body of an undercover French Muslim cop is found in the woods, a man who called Bruno for help only hours before. But Bruno's sometime boss and rival, the Brigadier, doesn't see this investigation as a priority - there are bigger issues at stake. Bruno has other ideas. Meanwhile, a Muslim youth named Sami turns up at a French army base in Afghanistan hoping to get home to St Denis.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • For fans of the series, this was a good listen.

    • By KPB on 02-09-16

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 8

    • The Dying Season

    • Bruno, Chief of Police, Book 8
    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    The Dordogne town of St Denis may be picturesque and sleepy, but it has more than its fair share of mysteries, as Bruno,chef de police, knows all too well. But when Bruno is invited to the 90th birthday of a powerful local patriarch - a war hero with high-level political connections in France, Russia and Israel - he encounters a family with more secrets than even he had imagined. When one of the other guests is found dead the next morning and the family try to cover it up...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Dinah Wells on 07-06-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 9

    • Fatal Pursuit

    • Bruno, Chief of Police, Book 9
    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    The Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic was called the most beautiful car of all time. Only four of them were ever built. A California museum paid $37 million for one; Ralph Lauren bought another; a third was smashed by a train at a level crossing. The fourth disappeared in France during World War II. It was the car used by British racing ace William Grover Williams, twice winner of the French and Monaco Grand Prix, who became an undercover agent in occupied France.

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  • Book 10

    • The Templars' Last Secret

    • Bruno, Chief of Police 10
    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    In this latest mouthwatering mystery starring country policeman Bruno, the body of a woman is found outside a cave beneath the ruined Templar chateau of Commarque in the heart of the Dordogne. She died of a broken neck. An accidental fall, or was she pushed? The victim carries no identification, and her fingerprints are not known to the French police or Interpol. The only clue to the woman's identity is that her dentistry looks American, but Bruno's inquiries at local hotels and gites yield no trace of a missing foreign woman.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poor not normal standard.

    • By steve robson on 29-08-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 11

    • A Taste for Vengeance

    • Bruno, Chief of Police, Book 11
    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 30

    Bruno, now Chief of Police for the whole Vézère valley, has an unusual challenge to rise to: teaching at his friend Pamela's new cookery school. It is a daunting prospect; the disappearance of one of the school's pupils almost serves as a welcome distraction. When the woman's body is discovered in one half of a double homicide, the evidence points to something far out of the ordinary. The other murder victim is a man, covered in combat scars and with a false passport. Investigations reveal a list of enemies as long as Bruno's arm. Any one of them would have had good reason to kill him - but which group managed it? And how did they find him? As more of their mystery man's previous life is revealed, Bruno realizes that there may be more intended victims in the vicinity. Now he must conduct the biggest manhunt in St Denis' history to find the killers before they strike again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic read, loved it!

    • By Sylvia Morrow on 23-08-18

    Regular price: £19.99