The Dark Vineyard

The Dark Vineyard

Book - 2010
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A large barn and the fields surrounding it are ablaze. When Bruno arrives at the scene, the smell of gasoline leaves no doubt - it was arson. Soon after, a Californian wine mogul arrives with plans to buy half the valley and create an industrial-scale wine-making operation. When a body turns up in a vat of wine, it's up to Bruno to use his skills, tact and local knowledge to find out the truth.
Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins Canada, 2010.
ISBN: 9781554682669
Characteristics: 303 p. ; 24 cm.


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Oct 08, 2018

It’sbecome my experience that Martin Walker is one of those detective writers who’s work is very easy to enjoy. It features a small town cop set in the warm south of France the backdrop for his novels is very soothing indeed: it’s very small town and not at all big city. And his plots, this one in particular, are virtually Byzantine in their complexity —- enough so as to keep you scratching you head as you read. Very much to be recommended especially on gray, drizzle autumn day.

Apr 14, 2018

This book is in the catalogue, but there seem to be no copies of it.

Feb 08, 2018

An accomplished writer and an engaging story with a continuous sense of intrigue. I look forward to the author's next novel featuring the clever Bruno set in captivating rural France.

Nov 05, 2016

The second book in the Bruno, Chief of Police Investigation series. READ BOOK 3

bookfanatic1979 Jun 19, 2014

If you love fine food, the “Continental” way of life, and are an unabashed oenophile, I highly recommend you try this series. For the rest of us, the sections devoted to wine making, wine tasting, and wine appreciation can get a little repetitive but don’t let that stop you. It’s still a fine story with a satisfying ending.

Dec 28, 2012

These books by Martin Walker, starring the gendarme Bruno, are a fun easy read with a bit of French flair to add to the mix.

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