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Black Diamond

Black Diamond

A culinary con has fatal results in this gripping mystery set in the idyllic French town of St Denis.

‘Makes you want to buy a plane ticket and immerse yourself in la France profondeIrish Independent


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.

In St Denis market, a Vietnamese family has been selling their dishes for years, until their stall is wrecked by attackers who look Chinese. Again it appears that organised crime is behind the outrage, firing the opening shots of a Viet-Chinese triad war. When vicious murder, illegal immigration and the importation of underage girls for prostitution are added to the mix, Bruno has his work cut out to keep St Denis from tearing itself apart.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 29th July 2010

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781849169172

Reviews

So likeable is Courreges and so convincing his milieu, that I was desperate for more Bruno as soon as Black Diamond's brisk and brutal conclusion came... C'est formidable
Independent on Sunday
Makes you want to buy a ticket and immerse yourself in la France profonde
Irish Independent
There are truffles to gather and market days to attend, as well as a sumptuous funeral banquet for a murdered truffle master that surpasses any meal cooked up thus far in a series that always makes your mouth water
International Herald Tribune
Luscious rural French caper
Sunday Mirror
Martin Walker spins a surprising and compelling mystery, laced with charm and a deep knowledge and love of France, past and present. It is a combination that will win him many fans
Waterstones.com
Done with elegance, intelligence and a touch of steel to ensure that the books never turn into a twee portrayal of rural life
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