Martin Walker's Black Diamond PDF

By Martin Walker

ISBN-10: 0307700143

ISBN-13: 9780307700148

The 3rd installment in Martin Walker's pleasant, across the world acclaimed sequence that includes leader of Police Bruno.

Something harmful is afoot in St. Denis. within the area of some weeks, the commonly sleepy village sees assaults on Vietnamese owners, arson at a neighborhood Asian eating place, subpar cakes from China smuggled into outgoing shipments at a close-by market—all of it threatening the Dordogne’s truffle alternate, worthy thousands of greenbacks every year, and it all spelling difficulty for Benoît “Bruno” Courrèges, grasp chef, dedicated oenophile, and, most crucial, loved leader of police. while considered one of his searching companions, a famous truffle professional, is murdered, Bruno’s research into the murky occasions unfolding round St. Denis turns into infinitely extra complex. His pal wasn’t only a gourmet of French cuisine, he was once a former high-profile intelligence agent—and anyone sought after him dead.

As the unusual crimes proceed, Bruno’s detective paintings takes him from sunlit markets to dim cafés, from sumptuous feasts to annoying negotiations—from the entire paradisial pleasures of the sector to its shadowy underworld—and reunites him with a misplaced love, an formidable policewoman additionally assigned to the case. choked with an abundance of nutrition and wine (including, bien sûr, many, many tarts) and a soupçon of romance, Black Diamond is a deliciously enjoyable concoction that supplies the entire complexity and delights of the Dordogne itself.

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Er trägt nur eine Unterhose, am Oberkörper klafft an der Seite eine Wunde, ein Kranz aus Stacheldraht thront auf seinem Kopf, Blut ist über sein Gesicht, über seinen Körper und die weiße Wand geflossen. Ein großes Gemälde von Tolli neben der Leiche lässt die Inszenierung noch unwirklicher erscheinen. Auf dem Gemälde ist ein Berg zu sehen, umgeben von einem stillen Himmel mit vereinzelten Wolkenfetzen. Es hat den Anschein, als hätte jemand diese Wanddekoration mit höchster Präzision angebracht, um sich an der Vollkommenheit der Darstellung zu erfreuen.

In meinem letzten Jahr auf dem Gymnasium hatte ich nebenher Liebesromane für einen kleinen Buchverlag übersetzt, der die Groschenromane an Kiosken und in Supermärkten vertrieb. Nachdem ich die Uni geschmissen hatte, übersetzte ich im Monat zwei Romane, und nach einem Jahr verabschiedete ich mich von meinem Traum, Schriftsteller zu werden, und übersetzte stattdessen monatlich drei Romane. Wir kauften uns eine Dreizimmerwohnung in einem alten Haus in der Innenstadt. Nun waren wir nicht mehr so häufig auf Studentenfeten, sondern führten ein ruhigeres Leben, und wahrscheinlich trank ich zu dieser Zeit am wenigsten und war bei weitem am glücklichsten.

Nach dem Schwimmbadbesuch bin ich hungrig wie ein Wolf. Ich kann der Versuchung nicht widerstehen und steuere direkt auf die Würstchenbude vor dem Sundhöll-Schwimmbad zu. Während ich in der frostigen Kälte ein dampfend heißes Würstchen verdrücke, überkommt mich ein unbekanntes wonniges Wohlbefinden. Das ist zweifelsohne die natürliche Wirkung der Endorphine, die dem Arzt in Vogur zufolge im ersten Jahr nach dem Verzicht auf den Konsum von Rauschmitteln nach und nach einsetzt. Als ich zu Hause ankomme, klingelt mein Handy, es ist Iðunn.

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