When Bruno is invited to the 90th birthday of a powerful local patriarch he encounters a family with more secrets than even he had imagined. When one of the other guests is found dead the next morning and the family try to cover it up, Bruno knows it's his duty to prevent the victim from becoming just another skeleton in their closet. Meanwhile, very modern battles are being fought in St Denis between hunters defending their traditions and environmentalists protecting local wildlife. Neither side, it seems, is above the use of violent tactics. At the centre of it all, Bruno must use all his cunning and character to protect his community's future from its present - and its past.
|Publisher||Jammer Audio; 2015|
At the heart of French gastronomy lies the famed black truffle of the Périgord. But France's truffles are being adulterated with cheaper ones from China, and it seems that Chinese organised crime is behind the fraud. When a vicious murder and illegal immigration are added to the mix, Bruno, Chief of Police, has his work cut out to keep St Denis from tearing itself apart.
BRUNO, CHIEF OF POLICE
Captain Bruno Courreges, Chief of Police (in fact the only policeman) in St Denis in rural south west France, investigates the death of an elderly North African man which seems to have its roots in the Second World War.
CHILDREN OF WAR
Bruno, Chief of Police in the French town of St Denis, is already busy when the body of an undercover French Muslim cop is found, a man who called Bruno for help only hours before. Meanwhile, a Muslim youth named Sami turns up at an army base in Afghanistan hoping to get home to St Denis. Bruno must unravel these mysteries, and find a way to protect his town and its people.
THE CROWDED GRAVE
In St Denis, a local archaeological team unearths a well-preserved skeleton. Yet it's a lot more recent than they'd hoped - boasting a Swatch on its wrist and a bullet-hole in its skull. Meanwhile, an influx of visitors makes Saint Denis unusually crowded, and the key to the body appears to lie with one of these outsiders. Bruno, Chief of Police, must think fast and keep his wits about him in order to work out how these events are connected. Especially if the answer lies a little closer to home.
THE DARK VINEYARD
In the little town of St Denis in the Perigord a fire is raging in a local barn. When police chief Bruno arrives on the scene there is a strong smell of petrol, indicating an arson attempt. A violent death follows and Bruno is drawn into an investigation centring on plans by a Californian wine producer to set up a wine-making business.
THE DEVIL'S CAVE
In the the small town of St Denis, a female body has been found on a boat bearing the ghastly signs of a black magic ritual. Bruno, chief of police, must track down a murderer while quelling his town's superstitious fears. He and his colleagues are drawn ever closer to a climactic showdown in the Gouffre de Colombac - the place locals call the Devil's Cave...
THE RESISTANCE MAN
Bruno, Chief of Police, is dealing with a wave of burglaries. The victims include the recently retired head of Britain's Joint Intelligence Committee, which brings old flame Isabelle back to St Denis. The next burglary ends in murder: the victim's bludgeoned body found by his lover - the prime suspect…He must now trace the links between past and present to restore peace in St Denis.