Books by Martin Walker

THE RESISTANCE MAN by Martin Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"As usual, the tale of crime and detection is mainly a pretext for a gentle celebration of la belle France. But this time, Bruno, who's required to act as enforcer, sleuth, diplomat, comforter, impersonator, hostage negotiator and rescuer, reveals unsuspected resources."
The passing of an 86-year-old Resistance fighter opens another can of worms (and stocks of truffles and pâté de fois gras) for chief of police Bruno Courrèges (The Devil's Cave, 2013, etc.). Read full book review >
THE DEVIL'S CAVE by Martin Walker
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 12, 2013

"The case is just as complicated as it sounds, although the mystery is more conscientious than surprising. As usual in this series, the high points are Bruno's decorously offstage bouts of sex and his far more titillating meals."
More trouble in paradise comes to Bruno Courrèges in the form of a dead woman who may or may not be involved with a Black Mass—and not just any Black Mass. Read full book review >
THE CROWDED GRAVE by Martin Walker
Released: July 6, 2012

"Another delicious romp through a French menu garnished with politics."
A terrorist is introduced to Dordogne foie gras. Read full book review >
BLACK DIAMOND by Martin Walker
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"The meat-and-potatoes political thriller is supplemented and upstaged by a glorious foodie's delight, from an author who knows his way around the French passions (The Dark Vineyard, 2010, etc.)."
A paean to the truffle. Read full book review >
THE DARK VINEYARD by Martin Walker
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 1, 2010

"A Francophile's workmanlike mystery, prosaic although something of a poem to the region."
Eco-terrorism and big (wine) business threaten to disrupt an idyllic corner of France in a solid second mystery involving Chef de Police Bruno Courreges. Read full book review >
BRUNO, CHIEF OF POLICE by Martin Walker
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 26, 2009

"Walker (The Caves of Périgord, 2002, etc.) sets a charming table with little mystery and less suspense, but the civilized approach to detection will likely appeal to fans of Roderic Jeffries's Inspector Alvarez."
The good life—and it's very good indeed—in the rural commune of St. Denis is shattered by a particularly vicious murder. Read full book review >
THE CAVES OF PÉRIGORD by Martin Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2002

"The cave art is great, the rest less gripping."
A fourth novel from journalist and CNN commentator Walker (The President We Deserve: Bill Clinton, His Rise, Falls and Comebacks, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >
THE PRESIDENT WE DESERVE by Martin Walker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"This thoughtful political biography shows that Clinton is a consummate politician and that opponents underestimate him at their peril. (b&w photos, not seen)"
 In a warts-and-all but ultimately respectful attempt to capture the manifold contradictions and promise of Bill Clinton and his administration, Walker, US bureau chief for the Guardian (The Cold War, 1994, etc. ), portrays the president as the archetypal figure of America's postwar meritocracy. Read full book review >
THE COLD WAR by Martin Walker
HISTORY
Released: June 9, 1994

 Absorbing history spanning five complex decades of geopolitics and economics with clarity and panache. Read full book review >