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The Dark Vineyard

(2009)
(The second book in the Bruno, Chief of Police Investigation series)
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In this riveting sequel to Martin Walker's internationally acclaimed novel Bruno, Chief of Police, some of France's great pleasures - wine, passion and intrigue - converge in a dark chain of events that threaten the peaceful village of Saint-Denis.

Benoît (Bruno) Courrèges - devoted friend, cuisinier extraordinaire and the town's only municipal policeman - rushes to the scene when a research station for genetically modified crops is burned down outside Saint-Denis. Bruno immediately suspects a group of fervent environmentalists who live nearby, but the fire is only the first in a string of mysteries centering on the region's fertile soil.

Then a bevy of winemakers descends on Saint-Denis, competing for its land and spurring resentment among the villagers. Romances blossom. Hearts are broken. Some of the sensual pleasures of the town - a dinner of a truffle omelette and grilled bécasses, a community grape-crushing - provide an opportunity for both warm friendship and bitter hostilities to form. The town's rivals - Max, an environmentalist who hopes to make organic wine; Jacqueline, a flirtatious, newly arrived Québécoise; and Fernando, the heir to an American wine fortune - act increasingly erratically. Events grow ever darker, culminating in two suspicious deaths, and Bruno finds that the problems of the present are never far from those of the past.

A splendid mystery - and a delectable serving of the pleasures of France.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

November 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dark Vineyard (Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery)
Author(s): Martin Walker
ISBN: 1-4104-3054-5 / 978-1-4104-3054-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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July 2010 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Dark Vineyard
Author(s): Martin Walker
ISBN: 1-55468-266-5 / 978-1-55468-266-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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July 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dark Vineyard: A mystery of the French countryside
Author(s): Martin Walker
ISBN: 0-307-27018-1 / 978-0-307-27018-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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1900 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Dark Vineyard: A Case for Bruno, Chief of Police
Author(s): Martin Walker
ISBN: 1-84724-915-9 / 978-1-84724-915-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
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Paperback Editions

September 2011 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Dark Vineyard
Author(s): Martin Walker
ISBN: 1-55468-267-3 / 978-1-55468-267-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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July 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dark Vineyard: A Novel of the French Countryside
Author(s): Martin Walker
ISBN: 0-307-45471-1 / 978-0-307-45471-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dark Vineyard: A Bruno Courreges Investigation (The Dordogne Mysteries)
Author(s): Martin Walker
ISBN: 1-84916-185-2 / 978-1-84916-185-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
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July 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dark Vineyard: A Case for Bruno, Chief of Police
Author(s): Martin Walker
ISBN: 1-84724-916-7 / 978-1-84724-916-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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Audio Editions

April 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Dark Vineyard: A Mystery of the French Countryside
Author(s): Martin Walker
Publisher: Recorded Books
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April 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Dark Vineyard: A Mystery of the French Countryside
Author(s): Martin Walker
Publisher: Recorded Books
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February 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Dark Vineyard
Author(s): Martin Walker
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2010 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Dark Vineyard
Author(s): Martin Walker
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Dark Vineyard
Author(s): Martin Walker
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

September 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Dark Vineyard: (Bruno, Chief of Police #2) (Bruno, Chief of Police series)
Author(s): Martin Walker
Publisher: HarperWeekend
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June 2010 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Dark Vineyard: A Novel of the French Countryside (Bruno Chief Of Police Book 2)
Author(s): Martin Walker
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dark Vineyard: The Dordogne Mysteries 2
Author(s): Martin Walker
Publisher: Quercus
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