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The Shooting at Chateau Rock
A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel
By (author): Martin Walker
9780525656654 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / General May 26, 2020
$34.95 CAD
Active 6.02 x 8.55 x 1.18 in | 1.08 lb 320 pages Alfred A. Knopf Knopf
It’s summer in the Dordogne and the heirs of a modest sheep farmer learn that they have been disinherited. Their father’s estate has been sold to an insurance company in return for a policy that will place him in a five-star retirement home for the rest of his life. But the farmer dies before he can move in. Was it a natural death? Or was there foul play? Chief of Police Bruno Courrèges is soon on the case, embarking on an investigation that will lead him to several shadowy insurance companies owned by a Russian oligarch with a Cypriot passport. The arrival of the oligarch’s daughter in the Périgord only further complicates one of Bruno’s toughest cases yet. It will take all of his resolve and quick thinking to untangle the truth in a mystery that will reach its deadly denouement at the château of an aging rock star. But in true Bruno fashion, at least lunchtime is never in danger.

GROWING SALES: Bruno titles across all platforms now exceed 505,000 net copies sold since 2009, and each new book wins new fans and spurs backlist sales.

TOPICAL TWIST: Walker balances the relevant—the shadowy international influence of Russian power brokers—as delicately and delightfully as ever with the Dordogne’s provincial habits and inhabitants.

ONLINE PRESENCE: Walker has three ebook originals in the Vintage Shorts program—about 40,000 combined sales—with more on the way. He actively updates his website (www.brunochiefofpolice.com), which has a loyal following and features a personal blog, recipes from the books, travel suggestions for the Périgord region, and more.

AUTHOR APPEAL: Walker is constantly making friends among booksellers, since his in-store appearances are always successful. He now voluntarily hosts an increasing number of tourists on “Bruno” visits to the Périgord (e.g., tinyurl.com/yb7vlgnm).

Martin Walker, after a long career of working in international journalism and for think tanks, now gardens, cooks, explores vineyards, writes, travels, and has never been more busy. He divides his time between Washington, D.C., and the Dordogne. www.brunochiefofpolice.com

Author Residence: Washington, D.C., and the Dordogne

Author Hometown: London, England

Marketing: Online Advertising Campaign, including BookBub and LiveIntent

Social Media Campaign, including advertisements on Facebook and Instagram, Goodreads giveaways, and social giveaways

Outreach and mailings to cozy mystery fans, foodies, and cooking sites



Publicity: National Media Attention, including NPR and Print Features

Online Interviews, Reviews, and Literary Blog Coverage

Coverage in and on Mystery Publications and Sites

Coverage in and on Food/Wine Publications and Sites

Author Tour, including Washington, D.C.; NYC; Phoenix; Chicago; and Seattle



Author Website: www.brunochiefofpolice.com/

“Enchanting…With Bruno around, all’s right with the world.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

“Martin Walker’s books…are consistently excellent; I really want to know Bruno, to eat at his dinner table with his charming and entertaining guests, to play fetch with his basset hound, Balzac. I really want to be Bruno.”—Bruce Tierney, BookPage, starred review

“While the novel has its bad guys, good and evil are less starkly drawn than in many American police tales. That’s partly because good has been so humanized here…Bruno’s reaction to…limited criminal justice is telling: Retribution holds no allure for him. Instead he settles for the certainty that the wicked are thwarted, as befits a police officer of such expansive humanity and the novel’s ethos of the social over the solitary, the human and animal over the machine, and life over death.”—Eve Ottenberg, Washington City Paper  

“Outstanding…Francophiles will relish the evocative descriptions of the Périgord region and its cuisine. Distinctive characters complement the intricate mystery. Readers new to this elegant series will feel right at home.”Publishers Weekly, starred review (“Best Books of the Summer”)

“While waiting for crime to be solved, readers can revel in the wonders of the Dordogne…Falling-off-the-bone French at its ne plus ultra.”—Kirkus

"I’ve read a lot of mysteries in my day, and Martin Walker’s Bruno novels are up there at the top of my list alongside Michael Connelly, Georges Simenon, and most recently Anthony Horowitz.”—Graydon Carter

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