Death in Brittany

Death in Brittany

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Commissaire Georges Dupin, a Parisian-born caffeine junkie recently relocated from the glamour of Paris to the remote (if picturesque) Breton coast, is not happy when he 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 Gauguin in the nineteenth century, Pont-Aven is at the height of its tourist season and is immediately thrown into an 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 he 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 mystery, Death in Brittany transports listeners to the French coast, where you can practically smell the sea air and taste the perfectly cooked steak-frites.
Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] :, Blackstone Audio,, [2016]
Edition: Unabridged
Description: 1 audio disc (approximately 9 hr.) : digital, MP3 ; 4 3/4 in
Copyright Date: ℗2016
ISBN: 9781504756198
1504756193
Branch Call Number: SWMP Bann *

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maipenrai
Nov 15, 2016

THE FIRST BOOK IN THE Commissaire Georges Dupin SERIES

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patcarstensen
Aug 13, 2016

I will definitely read the next book in the series.

JCLJanineM Nov 09, 2015

Death in Brittany is a charming but slow-moving cozy mystery with few surprises. However, mystery readers who enjoy discovering various slices of historical, literary, or geographic knowledge will be rewarded with details about the Pont-Aven School of Art which began in the Brittany region of France and the inspiring beauty of landscape there. The contemplative tone makes this a solid choice for a bedtime read.

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