The Granite Coast murders

by Bannalec, Jean-Luc, 1966-

Format: Print Book 2021
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In the sixth installment of Jean-Luc Bannalec's bestselling mystery series, Commissaire Dupin returns to investigate a murder at a gorgeous Brittany beach resort.

Inspector Dupin and Claire are on a two-week vacation, but while Claire seems to enjoy the quiet of the beach, Commissaire Dupin takes every opportunity to leave the beach towel. The fabulous dinners on the hotel patio and the rumors about a stolen statue of a saint are the few interesting moments of his days on vacation. But then a tourist vanishes without trace and there's an attack on a deputy to the local assembly, who is involved in confrontations with local farmers. Shortly after that, the Britanny beach resort is shocked by the discovery of a corpse.

Dupin clandestinely begins to investigate with the help of the local villagers, something he must keep a secret from Claire and his colleagues in Concarneau. Between bewitched valleys and beautiful beaches, an unfathomable case develops.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The huge, variegated pink granite formations surrounding a beach resort in northern Brittany provide haunting atmosphere and a gripping climax to this sixth Brittany mystery starring Georges Dupin, commissaire of the town of Concarneau. Dupin is taking an enforced vacation, due to stress, with his cardiologist wife, Claire. Dupin is beyond miserable to be sidelined from crime solving. Dupin does everything he can to avoid relaxing on the beach, getting far more involved in looking into a break-in at a seaside house built by Gustave Eiffel and the stolen statue of a saint from a local church than he ordinarily would. Salvation comes for Dupin when the female half of a wealthy couple from Paris disappears. Dupin, Claire, and the other resort guests had witnessed the couple's heated arguments every night at dinner. A female corpse is soon discovered in a quarry, the same site where a murdered woman was found seven years earlier. Bannalec ratchets up both comedy and tension in Dupin's unofficial sleuthing, which he tries to hide from Claire, his colleagues in Concarneau, and the local police. The plot ticks along nicely, aided and abetted by Bannalec's tantalizing descriptions of Dupin and Claire's sightseeing and feasting. Bannalec's mysteries are both well crafted and impossible to read without wanting to use them as guides for future trips to the region."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In Bannalec's charming sixth Brittany mystery (after 2019's The Killing Tide), Commissaire Georges Dupin is taking a forced two-week vacation, along with his longtime girlfriend, cardiologist Claire Lannoy, at a hotel on Brittany's Côte de Granit Rose. Workaholic Dupin finds relaxing on the beach to be insufferable, and he soon discovers a conspirator in the hotel's owner, Rosmin Bellet, who feeds him information on a pair of seemingly unrelated petty crimes--a missing statue from a chapel and a break-in at a nearby house. Bellet also connects Dupin to the local gossip network, including a newsstand proprietor and a hairdresser, who become invaluable resources when a hotel guest goes missing. Dupin is determined to investigate the disappearance, despite Claire's insistence on leaving work at home. Meanwhile, Claire has secrets that Dupin ends up exploiting once a woman's body turns up in one of the area's famed quarries. Series fans will enjoy seeing Dupin's relationship with Claire deepen. Armchair travelers and gourmands alike will appreciate visiting this region of Brittany. (Apr.)"
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Additional Information
Series A Brittany mystery; 6
Subjects Resorts -- France -- Fiction.
Police -- France -- Brittany -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Fiction.
Brittany (France) -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :Minotaur Books,2021
Edition First U.S. edition.
Other Titles Bretonische Leuchten.
Contributors Millar, Peter, translator.
Language English
Translated from the German.
Notes "First published as Bretonische Leuchten in Germany by Verlag Kiepenhauer & Witsch"--Title page verso.
Description 289 pages ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9781250753069
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