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Death in Brittany

Death in Brittany

A Mystery

Brittany Mystery Series (Volume 1)

Jean-Luc Bannalec

Minotaur Books

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"Roll over, Maigret. Commissaire Dupin has arrived."—M.C. Beaton

Commissaire Georges Dupin, a cantankerous, Parisian-born caffeine junkie recently relocated from the glamour of Paris to the remote (if picturesque) Breton coast, 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.

A picture-perfect seaside village that played host to Gaugin in the nineteenth century, Pont-Aven is at the height of its tourist season and is immediately thrown into uproar. As Dupin delves 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, Jean-Luc Bannalec's Death in Brittany 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 for fans of Martin Walker.

Praise for Death in Brittany

“Roll over Maigret. Commisaire Dupin has arrived.” —M. C. Beaton

“Dupin is a quirky as his Italian counterparts Montalbano and Brunetti--a cheerful, sun-drenched, stress-free whodunit thriller.” —Der Spiegel (Germany)

“A love letter to Brittany.” —Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany)

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Jean-Luc Bannalec

JEAN-LUC BANNALEC is a pseudonym. The author divides his time between Germany and coastal Brittany, France.Death in Brittany, the first case for Commissaire Dupin, was published in German in March 2012 and sold 600,000 copies there, spending many months on the bestseller list. It has been sold in fourteen countries.

Jean-Luc Bannalec

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