The Resource Bruno, chief of police, Martin Walker

Bruno, chief of police, Martin Walker

Label
Bruno, chief of police
Title
Bruno, chief of police
Statement of responsibility
Martin Walker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Meet Benoit Courréges, affectionately named Bruno, chief of police in a small village in the South of France where the rituals of the café still rule. A former soldier, Bruno has embraced the slow rhythms of country life. But the murder of an elderly North African who fought in the French army galvanizes his attention: the man had a swastika carved into his chest. When a visiting scholar helps untangle the dead man's past, Bruno's suspicions turn toward a motive more complex than hate, back to a tortured period of French history
Member of
Summary
Captain Bruno Courreges goes by the grand title of Chief of Police, though in truth he's the only municipal policeman on staff, in the small town of St Denis. He has a gun, but never wears it. He has the power to arrest but never uses it. But that might be about to change. When the body of an old man, head of an immigrant North African family, is found in his home, eviscerated, the conclusion is that this killing must be racist. But Bruno isn't convinced and suspects this unusual crime may have its roots in a tortured period of recent French history.
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
302804
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947 January 23-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, Martin
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Bruno : Chief of police
Series volume
bk. 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Police chiefs
  • Country life
  • North Africans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • France, Southwest
Target audience
adult
Label
Bruno, chief of police, Martin Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn426794362
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780307454690
Lccn
2010502166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)426794362
Label
Bruno, chief of police, Martin Walker
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn426794362
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage books ed.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780307454690
Lccn
2010502166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)426794362

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