The Missing Corpse
A Brittany MysteryBrittany Mystery Series (Volume 4)
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St. Martin's Press
On Sale: 04/23/2019
ISBN: 9781250173362336 Pages
"Roll over Maigret. Commissaire Dupin has arrived." —M.C. Beaton on Death in Brittany
"Very satisfying…along the lines of Martin Walker’s novels set in Dordogne, or M.L. Longworth’s Aix-en-Provence mysteries." —Booklist on Murder on Brittany Shores
The Missing Corpse is internationally bestselling author, Jean-Luc Bannalec’s fourth novel in the Commissaire Dupin series. It’s picturesque, suspenseful, and the next best thing to a trip to Brittany.
Along the picturesque Belon River, home of the world famous oyster beds, between steep cliffs, ominous forests and the Atlantic Ocean, a stubborn elderly film actress discovers a corpse. By the time Commissaire Dupin arrives at the scene, the body has disappeared. A little while later, he receives a phone call from the mystical hills of Monts d'Arree, where legends of fairies and the devil abound: another unidentified body has turned up. Dupin quickly realizes this may be his most difficult and confounding case yet, with links to celtic myths, a sand theft operation, and mysterious ancient druid cults.
The First Day
He was the biggest of the lot. He gave a loud cry. Brisk. Monosyllabic. His head craned arrogantly upward. The vigorous cry was to a buddy who peeped out from behind a rocky ledge and was now rushing over. It was cold,...
Praise for The Missing Corpse
"Delicious Brittany mysteries... If this isn't heaven, it's close enough." —The New York Times
"The usual food obsessions and Parisian fish-out-of-water tropes become more amusing with each installment, making Dupin something of a contemporary provincial Poirot."—Publishers Weekly
Praise for the series:
"Bannelec's Breton adventures are some of the best French local color going, with a deft blend of puzzle, personality, and description of the indescribable."—Kirkus Reviews on The Fleur de Sel Murders
"Well-drawn, complex characters, the lovingly described countryside, and the area’s culinary bounty make this a winner. Some fans will be inspired to take their next vacation in Brittany."—Publishers Weekly on The Fleur de Sel Murders
"Jean-Luc Bannalec... has channeled his affection for the westernmost region of France into a charming first mystery." —New York Times Book Review on Death in Brittany
"A setting to die for... The star of the mystery, though, is Brittany." —Booklist (starred review) on Death in Brittany