The Missing Corpse: A Brittany Mystery (Brittany Mystery Series #4) (Hardcover)

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"Roll over Maigret. Commissaire Dupin has arrived." —M.C. Beaton on Death in Brittany

"Very satisfying…along the lines of Martin Walker’s novels set in Dordogne, or M.L. Longworth’s Aix-en-Provence mysteries." —Booklist on Murder on Brittany Shores

The Missing Corpse is internationally bestselling author, Jean-Luc Bannalec’s fourth novel in the Commissaire Dupin series. It’s picturesque, suspenseful, and the next best thing to a trip to Brittany.

Along the picturesque Belon River, home of the world famous oyster beds, between steep cliffs, ominous forests and the Atlantic Ocean, a stubborn elderly film actress discovers a corpse. By the time Commissaire Dupin arrives at the scene, the body has disappeared. A little while later, he receives a phone call from the mystical hills of Monts d'Arree, where legends of fairies and the devil abound: another unidentified body has turned up. Dupin quickly realizes this may be his most difficult and confounding case yet, with links to celtic myths, a sand theft operation, and mysterious ancient druid cults.

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…

"Delicious Brittany mysteries... If this isn't heaven, it's close enough." —The New York Times

"The usual food obsessions and Parisian fish-out-of-water tropes become more amusing with each installment, making Dupin something of a contemporary provincial Poirot."—Publishers Weekly

Praise for the series:

"Bannelec's Breton adventures are some of the best French local color going, with a deft blend of puzzle, personality, and description of the indescribable."—Kirkus Reviews on The Fleur de Sel Murders

"Well-drawn, complex characters, the lovingly described countryside, and the area’s culinary bounty make this a winner. Some fans will be inspired to take their next vacation in Brittany."—Publishers Weekly on The Fleur de Sel Murders

"Jean-Luc Bannalec... has channeled his affection for the westernmost region of France into a charming first mystery." —New York Times Book Review on Death in Brittany

"A setting to die for... The star of the mystery, though, is Brittany." —Booklist (starred review) on Death in Brittany

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250173362
ISBN-10: 1250173361
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2019
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Brittany Mystery Series