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The Templars' Last Secret

The Templars' Last Secret

The Maigret of the Dordogne’ ANTONY BEEVOR

Walker does a wonderful job of bringing La France Profonde to life’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

In this latest mouthwatering mystery starring country policeman, Bruno, the body of a woman is found outside a cave beneath the ruined Templar chateau of Commarque in the heart of the Dordogne. She died of a broken neck. An accidental fall, or was she pushed?

The victim carries no identification and her fingerprints are not known to the French Police or Interpol.The only clue to the woman’s identity is that her dentistry looks American, but Bruno’s inquiries at local hotels and gites yield no trace of a missing foreign woman.

The chateau of Commarque, begun in the 11th century, was founded by a Bishop of Sarlat and entrusted to the Knights Templar. In the rocks beneath it are caves. It is one of the few Templar sites in France that has never been associated with the fabled hidden treasure of the Templars – never until now, when a local journalist publishes a sensational story around the unknown woman’s death and a centuries-old mystery looks like it might finally be solved…

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 13th June 2017

Price: £18.99

ISBN-13: 9781784294656

Reviews

Martin Walker tells a good story set in a region that he clearly knows and loves . . . fascinating and poignant
Crime Review
All the Bruno trademarks . . . the splendid Dordogne location . . . descriptions of food which leave your mouth watering . . . with the added bonus that you're not going to put the book down until you've turned the final page
The Book Bag
The perfect holiday read
Shiny New Books
The Maigret of the Dordogne
Anthony Beevor
Walker does a wonderful job of bringing La France Profonde to life
Mail on Sunday
A satisfyingly intriguing, wish-you-were-there read
the Guardian
Walker's relaxed style and good humour help to bring to life his engaging hero and delightful home and make one of the enjoyable books I've read in a long time
The Sunday Telegraph
A delight on many levels, and a paen to the sensuous attractions of 'La France profonde'
Irish Independent
Rattling good yarns
The Oldie