Author(s): Martin Walker
It is springtime France's Perigord, a time of beauty and calm. But not for Bruno, chef de police of the small town of St Denis. A woman's body has been found on a boat, bearing signs of a black magic ritual. Bruno has too much on his plate as it is - mediating a domestic abuse case that needs careful handling and a dodgy local development proposal that seems just too good to be true. But a murder case must take precedent and the roots of this one lie buried deep in the past - linked to a chateau above a bend in the river, to the reclusive old woman who lives there, and to the secret hidden in the Devil's Cave.
'A page turning thriller ... well crafted and enjoyable' Denis McShane, Tribune. 'Makes for pleasant holiday reading with its panoramic picture of life in all those Dordogne towns and hamlets' Shotsblog. 'If you're looking for some engaging entertainment as a beach read or for a wet afternoon then you're unlikely to go far wrong' Bookbag.
Martin Walker is a prize-winning journalist and the author of several acclaimed works of non-fiction, including The Cold War: A History. He lives in Washington and spends his summers in his house in the Dordogne.