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April 2019 Fiction Releases

Brittany Mystery 4
The Missing Corpse
A Brittany Mystery
By (author): Jean-Luc Bannalec
9781250173362 Hardcover, Dust jacket English General Trade FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional Apr 23, 2019 Print Run: 30000
$33.99 CAD
Active 5.38 x 8.25 x 1.16 in 336 pages Minotaur Minotaur Books

"Roll over Maigret. Commissaire Dupin has arrived." —M.C. Beaton onDeath in Brittany

"Very satisfying…along the lines of Martin Walker’s novels set in Dordogne, or M.L. Longworth’s Aix-en-Provence mysteries." —Booklist onMurder on Brittany Shores

The Missing Corpse is internationally bestselling author, Jean-Luc Bannalec’s fourth novel in the Commissaire Dupin series. It’s picturesque, suspenseful, and the next best thing to a trip to Brittany.

Along the picturesque Belon River, home of the world famous oyster beds, between steep cliffs, ominous forests and the Atlantic Ocean, a stubborn elderly film actress discovers a corpse. By the time Commissaire Dupin arrives at the scene, the body has disappeared. A little while later, he receives a phone call from the mystical hills of Monts d'Arree, where legends of fairies and the devil abound: another unidentified body has turned up. Dupin quickly realizes this may be his most difficult and confounding case yet, with links to celtic myths, a sand theft operation, and mysterious ancient druid cults.

International bestselling author JEAN-LUC BANNALEC divides his time between Germany and coastal Brittany, France. He is also the author of Death in Brittany, Murder on Brittany Shores, and The Fleur de Sel Murders.

"Delicious Brittany mysteries... If this isn't heaven, it's close enough." —The New York Times

"The usual food obsessions and Parisian fish-out-of-water tropes become more amusing with each installment, making Dupin something of a contemporary provincial Poirot."—Publishers Weekly

Praise for the series:

"Bannelec's Breton adventures are some of the best French local color going, with a deft blend of puzzle, personality, and description of the indescribable."—Kirkus ReviewsonThe Fleur de Sel Murders

"Well-drawn, complex characters, the lovingly described countryside, and the area’s culinary bounty make this a winner. Some fans will be inspired to take their next vacation in Brittany."—Publishers Weekly onThe Fleur de Sel Murders

"Jean-Luc Bannalec... has channeled his affection for the westernmost region of France into a charming first mystery." —New York Times Book Review onDeath in Brittany

"A setting to die for... The star of the mystery, though, is Brittany." —Booklist (starred review) onDeath in Brittany

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