Murder on Brittany Shores: A Mystery (Brittany Mystery Series #2) (Hardcover)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 2 in the Brittany Mystery Series series.
- #1: Death in Brittany: A Mystery (Brittany Mystery Series #1) (Paperback): $17.99
- #3: The Fleur de Sel Murders: A Brittany Mystery (Brittany Mystery Series #3) (Paperback): $17.99
- #4: The Missing Corpse: A Brittany Mystery (Brittany Mystery Series #4) (Hardcover): $25.99
- #5: The Killing Tide: A Brittany Mystery (Brittany Mystery Series #5) (Hardcover): $26.99
- #6: The Granite Coast Murders: A Brittany Mystery (Brittany Mystery Series #6) (Hardcover): $26.99
Ten miles off the coast of Brittany lie the fabled Glénan Islands. Boasting sparkling white sands and crystal-clear waters, they seem perfectly idyllic, until one day in May, three bodies wash up on shore. At first glance the deaths appear accidental, but as the identities of the victims come to light, Commissaire Dupin is pulled back into action for a case of what seems to be cold-blooded murder.
Ever viewed as an outsider in a region full of myths and traditions, Dupin finds himself drawn deep into the history of the land. To get to the bottom of the case, he must tangle with treasure hunters, militant marine biologists, and dangerous divers. The investigation leads him further into the perilous, beautiful world of Glénan, as he discovers that there's more to the picturesque islands than meets the eye.
Steeped in the enchanting atmosphere of Brittany and peppered with wry humor, Murder on Brittany Shores is a superbly plotted mystery that marks the return of Jean-Luc Bannalec's international bestselling series starring the cantankerous, coffee-swigging Commissaire Dupin.
About the Author
JEAN-LUC BANNALEC is a pseudonym. The author divides his time between Germany and coastal Brittany, France. Death in Brittany, the first case for Commissaire Dupin, was published in German in March 2012 and sold 600,000 copies, spending many months on the bestseller list. It has been sold into 14 countries.
Praise for Murder on Brittany Shores
"Like his debut (Death in Brittany, 2015), the hero’s second adventure is judicious in parceling out attention to character, setting, and, most of all, plot" —Kirkus Reviews
“Bannalec’s riveting sequel to 2015’s Death in Brittany…the final twist leaves readers wondering.” —Publishers Weekly
"Very satisfying ... along the lines of Martin Walker’s novels set in Dordogne, or M. L. Longworth’s Aix-en-Provence mysteries." —Booklist
"Murder on Brittany Shores is a superbly plotted mystery that marks the return of Jean-Luc Bannalec's international bestselling series starring the cantankerous, coffee-swigging Commissaire Dupin"—criminalelement.com
Praise for Death in Brittany
"Jean-Luc Bannalec... has channeled his affection for the westernmost region of France into a charming first mystery." —New York Times Book Review
"Roll over Maigret. Commisaire Dupin has arrived." —M. C. Beaton
"Francophiles and art lovers will welcome Bannalec's good old-fashioned detective story set in Brittany... Bannelec excels at plotting and pacing, as well as vivid descriptions of the Finistère countryside." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A setting to die for... The star of the mystery, though, is Brittany." —Booklist (starred review)
“Dupin is a quirky as his Italian counterparts Montalbano and Brunetti-a cheerful, sun-drenched, stress-free whodunit thriller.” —Der Spiegel (Germany)
“A love letter to Brittany.” —Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany)
“Bannalec manages to create an incredibly intense atmosphere.” —Mannheimer Morgen (Germany)