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 (Available July 26, 2016).
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.
The First Day
The long, flat islands floated on the deep opal sea as if by magic, a little blurred, shimmering. The famous archipelago lay before them like a Fata Morgana.
The contours of the larger islands were already visible to the naked eye, not much to distinguish between them: the fortress shrouded in mystery on Cigogne, Penfret’s long-serving storm-lashed lighthouse, the abandoned farm on Drénec, the occasional weather-beaten house on Saint-Nicolas which was the main island in the almost circular archipelago. The Îles de Glénan. A legend.
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