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Black Diamond

(2010)
(The third book in the Bruno, Chief of Police Investigation series)
A novel by

 
 
The third installment in Martin Walker's delightful, internationally acclaimed series featuring Chief of Police Bruno.

Something dangerous is afoot in St. Denis. In the space of a few weeks, the normally sleepy village sees attacks on Vietnamese vendors, arson at a local Asian restaurant, subpar truffles from China smuggled into outgoing shipments at a nearby market - all of it threatening the Dordogne's truffle trade, worth millions of dollars each year, and all of it spelling trouble for Benoît 'Bruno' Courrèges, master chef, devoted oenophile, and, most important, beloved chief of police. When one of his hunting partners, a noted truffle expert, is murdered, Bruno's investigation into the murky events unfolding around St. Denis becomes infinitely more complicated. His friend wasn't just a connoisseur of French delicacies, he was a former high-profile intelligence agent - and someone wanted him dead.

As the strange crimes continue, Bruno's detective work takes him from sunlit markets to dim cafés, from luxurious feasts to tense negotiations - from all of the paradisial pleasures of the region to its shadowy underworld - and reunites him with a lost love, an ambitious policewoman also assigned to the case. Filled with an abundance of food and wine (including, bien sûr, many, many truffles) and a soupçon of romance, Black Diamond is a deliciously entertaining concoction that delivers all the complexity and delights of the Dordogne itself.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

August 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Black Diamond
Author(s): Martin Walker
ISBN: 0-307-70014-3 / 978-0-307-70014-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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August 2011 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Black Diamond
Author(s): Martin Walker
ISBN: 1-55468-268-1 / 978-1-55468-268-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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July 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Black Diamond: A Bruno Courreges Investigation (Bruno, Chief of Police)
Author(s): Martin Walker
ISBN: 0-85738-049-4 / 978-0-85738-049-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
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Paperback Editions

October 2012 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Black Diamond
Author(s): Martin Walker
ISBN: 1-55468-269-X / 978-1-55468-269-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: Black Diamond: A Mystery of the French Countryside
Author(s): Martin Walker
ISBN: 0-307-74463-9 / 978-0-307-74463-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Black Diamond: A Bruno Courreges Investigation (Bruno Chief of Police 3) (The Dordogne Mysteries)
Author(s): Martin Walker
ISBN: 1-84916-123-2 / 978-1-84916-123-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
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July 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Black Diamond: Bruno, Chief of Police 3
Author(s): Martin Walker
ISBN: 0-85738-053-2 / 978-0-85738-053-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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July 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Black Diamond: A Bruno Courreges Investigation
Author(s): Martin Walker
ISBN: 1-84916-122-4 / 978-1-84916-122-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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July 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Black Diamond: A Bruno Courreges Investigation (Bruno, Chief of Police)
Author(s): Martin Walker
ISBN: 1-84916-121-6 / 978-1-84916-121-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
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Audio Editions

October 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Black Diamond: A Mystery of the French Countryside
Author(s): Martin Walker
Publisher: Recorded Books
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October 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Black Diamond: A Mystery of the French Countryside
Author(s): Martin Walker
Publisher: Recorded Books
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July 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Black Diamond
Author(s): Martin Walker
Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2011 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Black Diamond
Author(s): Martin Walker
Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Black Diamond
Author(s): Martin Walker
Publisher: Audible Studios
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2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Black Diamond: A Mystery of the French Countryside
Author(s): Martin Walker
ISBN: 1-4618-0758-1 / 978-1-4618-0758-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
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Kindle Editions

August 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Black Diamond: (Bruno, Chief of Police #3) (Bruno, Chief of Police series)
Author(s): Martin Walker
Publisher: HarperWeekend
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August 2011 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Black Diamond: A Mystery of the French Countryside (Bruno Chief Of Police Book 3)
Author(s): Martin Walker
Publisher: Vintage
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July 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Black Diamond: The Dordogne Mysteries 3
Author(s): Martin Walker
Publisher: Quercus
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