Media Center: 'Crowded Grave' by Martin Walker
THE CROWDED GRAVE,
a mystery of the French Countryside
Published by Knopf July 6, 2012
Author tour to Houston, New York, Phoenix, and Washington DC
“Walker hits the sweet spot, balancing humor and drama.
“The discovery at an archeological dig of a corpse dating back only to the 1980s, with a gunshot wound to the head, is but the first of several problems facing St. Denis police chief Bruno Courrèges in Walker’s appealing fourth mystery set in France’s Perigord region.
“Bruno also has to worry about a potential terrorist threat to a high-profile meeting between French and Spanish officials in St. Denis. To make matters worse, the town’s newly installed investigating magistrate is a stickler who takes health code violations seriously in a community where people often slaughter their own livestock, with of without a license. Finally, at a time when PETA activists are stirring up trouble, the magistrate launches a campaign against the sacred fois gras.
“Walker’s descriptions will leave readers fantasizing about dining in the Perigord.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
“A pleasure for Francophiles, oenophiles, and the palate.”
—Michele Leber, BOOKLIST
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