I Love France #39: (2012) #66 review: Bruno and the Carol Singers

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Bruno and the Carol Singers:
A Christmas Mystery of the French Countryside

by

Martin WALKER

29 pages

Bruno and the Carol Singers

Publication date:  December 18th 2012, by Knopf

Ebook received from Random House/Knopf and Edelweiss

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MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK

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Would you like a very quick cute warm mystery to help you get into the Christmas mood, and if I specify that Bruno and the Carol Singers is set in France, would you resist any longer? Well, you have no excuse to resist, as this is a very neat story. No big plot, no big splashes of blood, just a cozy mystery that highlights what Christmas is.

This is the first time I read anything by Martin Walker. I like his main character, Bruno the gentle village cop, definitely NOT the usual French cop you meet in France… Within less than 30 pages, the author manages to set a plausible story, with real characters, stuck in problems common in our time.

The list price is only $0.99, so why not go for it on December 18?

I will definitely consider other books in the same series on Bruno.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT

 Martin Walker has created a delightful, internationally acclaimed series of mysteries featuring Bruno, chief of police of the small French village of St. Denis.
“A gentle reminder to slow down and smell the grapes” says The New York Times Book Review.
In this exclusive eBook, St. Denis is experiencing its coldest winter in years—bringing the promise of snow and shared chocolats chauds in the village’s cafés—and Bruno is occupied with his Christmastime duties. From organizing carolers to playing Father Christmas for the local schoolchildren, Bruno has his hands full . . . at least until some funds raised for charity go missing. Then it’s up to Bruno to save the day (and perhaps manage a Christmas miracle) in this charming holiday installment of Walker’s best-selling series. [Goodreads]

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 Martin Walker

Martin Walker is senior director of the Global Business Policy Council, a private think tank for CEOs of major corporations, based in Washington, D.C. He is also editor in chief emeritus and an international affairs columnist at United Press International. His three previous novels in the Bruno series are Bruno, Chief of Police; The Dark Vineyard; and Black Diamond. He lives in Washington, D.C., and the Dordogne. [publisher]

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4 thoughts on “I Love France #39: (2012) #66 review: Bruno and the Carol Singers

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