The Resistance Man by Martin Walker. This mystery novel takes us to Dordogne, where my friend and colleague Walker’s irrepressible village cop, Bruno, unravels a series of crimes involving a 1944 train robbery and secret U.S. aid to France’s 1970s nuclear program. I’m guilty of having read most of the Bruno novels, in which great food and wine form a delicious backdrop to skulduggery.
Meg's own book, Desperate to be a Housewife, is a wonderful, funny, touching account of growing up female in the '60s, '70s and '80s. And her Everyday French Chef blog has long been linked to the Bruno website.