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Featuring: Commissaire Dupin
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Mystery Police Procedural | Mystery
Commissaire Georges Dupin, a Parisian-born caffeine junkie
recently relocated from the glamour of Paris to the remote
(if picturesque) Breton coast, is not happy when he is
dragged from his morning croissant and coffee to the scene
of a curious murder. The local village of Pont-Aven-a sleepy
community by the sea where everyone knows one other and
nothing much seems to happen-is in shock. The legendary
ninety-one-year-old hotelier Pierre-Louis Pennec, owner of
the Central Hotel, has been found dead.
picture-perfect seaside village which played host to Gaugin
in the 19th century, Pont-Aven is at the height of its
tourist season and is immediately thrown into uproar. Dupin
and his team identify five principal suspects, including a
rising political star, a longtime friend of the victim, and
a wealthy art historian. An obstinate detective whose
unconventional methods include good food, good wine, and
taking in plenty of sea air, Dupin finds his case further
complicated when ongoing incidents compound the mystery. As
Dupin delves further into the lives of the victim and the
suspects, he uncovers a web of secrecy and silence that
belies the village's quaint image. A delectable read,
Death in Brittany by Jean-Luc Bannalec transports
readers to the French coast where you can practically smell
the sea air and taste the perfectly cooked steak frites in
an expertly crafted, page-turning mystery.
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