Martin Walker

Famous author in the Perigord

A British author has been credited with boosting foreign tourism in Dordogne by 30%. Martin Walker has written several mystery novels about a local policeman called Bruno who works in the Perigord, which has seen tourists flock to the area in the hope of finding the real life inspiration behind the character. Walker has since become an Ambassaeur d’Honneur for Perigord and a Chevalier of foie gras.

Martin WalkerPicture courtesy SHOTSMAG Ezine

I have to say that I have read all of his books except for his latest novel, the Dying Season and I have enjoyed them immensely. Events take place in a fictional village in the Perigord but incorporate all of the familiar places such as the Lascaux caves, vineyards near Bergerac and the medieval towns, markets and people of the area. Plus a few delicious recipes in most of the books making Martin Walkers character Bruno come to life.

My favourite book is The Crowded Grave, which focuses on a local archaeological team digging for evidence of prehistoric man, when they unearth a well-preserved skeleton which should not be there.

The Crowded Grave
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2 thoughts on “Martin Walker

  1. Hi
    Just back from our annual two weeks in France and wanted to thank you for your ‘hidden gems’ recommendations for the caves at Belves and the Manor De Gison at Sarlat. Wouldn’t have visited either of them without reading about them in your blog. Both proved fascinating and were very well worth the visit, so thanks! Thanks also for your lovely and entertaining blog, which keeps me going through the long British winter and keeps me looking forward to our next visit to France.
    Paul

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