Commissaire Dupin is back in The Fleur de Sel Murders, the third Brittany mystery from international bestselling author Jean-Luc Bannalec. A lapse in a spattering of crime novels of late is that they are often atmospherically deficient, stagnant—the plots go straight to the ripening corpse with no care for the surroundings. Or… Read more
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). Commissaire Georges Dupin is having a very bad day. It is a Monday—which is bad enough—but three corpses have also been… Read more
A beautiful ship, a gorgeous coastline, a wonderful town…and murder!? Talk about a buzzkill. So, flip the script and keep the party cruisin' with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—the “Red Rum on Brittany Shores” cocktail, inspired… Read more
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… Read more
GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format. This week, paradise turns deadly with Jean-Luc Bannalec's 2nd Commissaire Dupin novel, Murder on Brittany Shores.
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Death in Brittany by Jean-Luc Bannalec marks the debut of the internationally best-selling procuedural series featuring the coffee-loving Commissaire Georges Dupin who's just relocated from Paris to a quaint coastal town (available June 30, 2015). When it comes to crime, I read noir stuff primarily. Speaking broadly, I read a… Read more