Thursday, September 23, 2021
The Coldest Case
Change. Life in the Périgord can seem settled in keeping things the same until everything changes at once. In the sixteenth installment of the Bruno Chief of Police series by Martin Walker, a novel titled, The Coldest Case, Bruno’s life overflows with all that needs be done. When he sees how technology has evolved in reconstructing facial features from ancient skulls, he wonders if it could be used on a skull from a three decades-old unsolved case. Meanwhile, his dog has sired puppies for the first time, and a scientist doesn’t eat meat, so Bruno prepares a vegan feast for her and his friends. Climate change impacts the region, and after the fire threat becomes dire, Bruno and others have to use all their wits to protect the community and its treasures. As always, the writing in this series is finely done, the stories and characters are engaging, and the eating and drinking will give readers an appetite for a special meal of one’s own. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Coldest Case from amazon.com.