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Death in Pont-Aven

(2014)
(Death in Brittany)
(The first book in the Commissioner Dupin series)
A novel by

 
[Translated by Sorcha McDonagh]

An international bestseller, this captivating whodunit introduces Commisaire Dupin -- a witty, quintessential traditional police inspector in an idyllic French seaside village.

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.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

June 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Death in Brittany
Author(s): Jean-Luc Bannalec
ISBN: 1-250-06174-1 / 978-1-250-06174-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Death in Brittany: A Mystery (Commissaire Dupin)
Author(s): Jean-Luc Bannalec
ISBN: 1-250-08843-7 / 978-1-250-08843-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Death in Pont-Aven (Commissaire Dupin) (Commissioner Dupin)
Author(s): Jean-Luc Bannalec
ISBN: 1-84391-498-0 / 978-1-84391-498-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: DEATH IN PONT-AVEN (Commissioner Dupin)
Author(s): Jean-Luc Bannalec
ISBN: 1-84391-499-9 / 978-1-84391-499-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hesperus Press
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

June 2016 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Death in Brittany (Commissaire Dupin Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Jean-Luc Bannalec
ISBN: 1-5047-5618-5 / 978-1-5047-5618-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2016 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Death in Brittany (Commissaire Dupin Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Jean-Luc Bannalec
ISBN: 1-5047-5619-3 / 978-1-5047-5619-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

June 2016 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Death in Brittany (Commissaire Dupin)
Author(s): Jean-Luc Bannalec
ISBN: 1-5047-5617-7 / 978-1-5047-5617-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Death in Brittany: A Mystery (Commissaire Dupin)
Author(s): Jean-Luc Bannalec
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

April 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Death in Pont-Aven (Commissioner Dupin Book 1)
Author(s): Jean Luc Bannalec, Jean-Luc Bannalec
Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd.
Availability: Amazon UK   


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