The chateau de Commarque, which you can see in the video below, features prominently...
The next novel in the Bruno series, The Templars' Last Secret, will be published in the US and the UK in June 2017 (exact dates tbc).
The chateau de Commarque, which you can see in the video below, features prominently...
14/2/2017 10:13:20 am
It looks fabulous! Can'take wait!
16/2/2017 08:01:35 pm
Thank goodness, at last another Bruno story. Have read all the previous Bruno novels, now have my brother completely hooked on them, so impatiently waiting for the new title. Thank you Martin Walker, such great stories. Well done!
20/2/2017 07:12:26 am
Always happy to hear a new "Bruno" book is on its way.
7/3/2017 02:22:30 pm
Great news! Hoping it will also be released as an audiobook, I'm hooked!
12/3/2017 11:35:50 am
I am anxiously awaiting the release of your next Bruno novel! I enjoy taking a break from the stress of work and life, by losing myself in St Denis. I feel as though I know the townspeople, and that Bruno is a dear friend. Thank you for such wonderful stories.
13/3/2017 10:12:23 am
Thank you, thank you for another Bruno book. We all love them here.
19/3/2017 11:37:49 pm
My husband and I are eagerly awaiting the new book-- we have greatly enjoyed all the earlier ones, and love Bruno's approach to life, food and wine, and justice!
24/3/2017 09:48:43 am
26/3/2017 01:00:15 pm
can't wait for it! thanks for another story of Bruno and his Perigord.
7/4/2017 01:01:08 pm
By the way, do you know the movie "A good year" from Ridley Scott? Ok, it's "only" provence, not Dordogne, but I'm pretty sure you would like the movie if you don't know it yet.
8/4/2017 10:16:56 am
yes. and I found a deep meaning in the scene where he says: "This place doesn't suit my life." And she answers: "No. It's your life that doesn't suit this place."
25/4/2017 01:43:41 am
Mr. Walker, tonight I started reading The Dark Vineyard to combat an episode of insomnia. Two hours I found myself crying. I cried because three life's, albeit fictional, where lost due to love. I cried because the callousness of their deaths runs rampant in reality. I cried because strong friendships, good wine, and truffle omelets exist in this same reality. Thank you!
27/4/2017 01:55:12 pm
Reading "Bruno", you have me hooked.
2/5/2017 12:27:45 pm
Eagerly awaiting the next book.Re-read the previous one as I too write about auto-racing sometimes. But the preview of the new one mentions an old flame, not that darn Isabelle again. Reminds me of a Kenny Rogers song.. We spent a few days in Avignon last August inside the walls, very enjoyable. Did a private wine tour, also much fun.As it turned out, my husband and I were the only ones in the group and our guide, Gilles led us to vineyards great and small. Almost like having our own Bruno.
Thank you for that kind note and I'm glad you enjoy Bruno, France and wine tours. And if the return of the old flame happens to be Isabelle, well, life can sometimes be a bit too much like a Kenny Rogers song for comfort. So we find compensations in a glass of wine, a perfectly-cooked omelette, the flight of geese in autumn, the slow but fulfilling pleasures of the countryside.
9/5/2017 11:07:21 am
In the absence of an official list, here are the dates I've been given so far...
31/5/2017 11:25:23 am
We have read all of the Bruno books and look forward to The Last Templar.eagerly. Please tell me the Bruno cookbook will be published in English soon. Thanks for your great work.
31/5/2017 11:55:15 am
Just for grins, I ordered the Bruno Cookbook. Actually can figure things out, with aid of google, and since we are cruising from Amsterdam to Basel at the end of the next month, I feel that reading some German will not be a bad thing. Have no ear for pronouncing words in either German or French, I concentrate on the ability to read them. I would have to say that if you have some cooking experience you will be able to prepare the recipes and the photos are great.
3/6/2017 07:51:42 am
I love the mix of history, culture, and gastronomy which characterises the Bruno books. I read them all, one after the other, and then enjoyed (more or less exactly) your perfect week in the Dordogne (staying at the Auberege Medievale in Audrix, buying wine at Julien de Savignac's cave and eating foie gras with Monbazillac). My wife and I went in May (as suggested) and I am rereading the books with the added fun of spotting the places I, now, know.
21/6/2017 02:27:08 am
Figures on Muslims in French prisons vary widely.
13/6/2017 02:08:25 pm
Loved every minute reading this. I had a bad moment when I thought this could have been the end of Bruno. Lovely touch having Isabelle at the end, thank you. Poor Florence.
14/6/2017 07:11:58 am
I started reading as soon as I had notification that my pre-ordered Kindle version had arrived and read for a few hours at night, early in the morning and other excuses! I was 'addicted' to reading the novel to find out what happened. I will re-read it in a few weeks' time.
26/10/2017 03:13:49 pm
I waited a little longer to re-read this wonderful novel. I tried to read more slowly but didn’t succeed as I was inexorably drawn into the characters, plot, history and excellent writing. A second and third reading throws up more details of the history of the Knights Templar and the cave painting. A third reading will reduce the waiting time for the next novel.
Thank you indeed for those kind words. I'm delighted that you enjoy the Bruno novels as much as I do researching them, writing them, testing out the recipes I describe, visiting the vineyards of the Bergerac and having the great good fortune to live in the Perigord.
10/11/2017 01:16:53 pm
17/6/2017 06:19:33 am
I have just finished the tenth of the Bruno novel and enjoyed it a great deal. Thanks for the entertaining and inspiring work. Enjoyed the lecture two years ago at the Germanenhof in Sandebeck where we met the author and had one of the fabulous Bruno menues. Envious of the beautiful part of Europe Bruno calls home...
I adore doing my German book tours, although the menus make it hard to preserve my physique! I've been so impressed by the imagination of your booksellers - there's a real passion for engaging with both the author and the material that you don't see elsewhere.
21/6/2017 05:08:49 am
Thanks for another great Bruno adventure. Loads of information on the Templars and current events, and, as a bonus, some samples of the Bruno Cookbook. Maybe one day.
25/6/2017 01:55:00 pm
Thank you for a wonderful Sunday, back in the Perigord. I'm archaeologist and realy glad, that I don't have to look for a golden bowl any more... ;-)
4/7/2017 01:59:23 pm
Love the Bruno series. Now one third way through the Templars novel. In it the El Aqsa mosque is referred as the gold dome on the Temple Mount. It is the silver dome mosque. The gold dome is the Dome of the Rock.
6/7/2017 01:01:53 am
Rebus is wonderful - I was so pleased when Rankin decided that the end was not the end.
13/10/2017 03:06:31 pm
Martin, when is Bruno going to open his eyes and see Florence--independent woman, who loves children? Maybe when someone else new in town see her.....
14/4/2018 08:08:28 am
Dear Mr. Walker,
28/3/2019 06:43:13 pm
More with Isabelle!!! Don’t let Bruno forget her. Get rid of the other women. They can’t compare to Isabelle!!
29/3/2019 10:39:55 pm
Please hurry with the next book. Bruno may not be getting older but I am.
5/4/2019 10:33:03 am
How thrilling to read about Ella in your book! (and what a great book). Ella was very popular in France and loved performing there. I wonder if Bruno would have listened to her French concerts, "Ella a Nice" and "Ella at Juan-Les-Pins"....
8/4/2019 07:47:16 pm
I just finished reading "The Templar's Last Secret". I really enjoyed it. I like the historical novels that explain the historical basis to the tale. What you have done better than any of the other authors I have read was to create a feeling of comradery among your characters so strong that it drew me into their fellowship. The settings you describe are delightful; the narrative compelling. I am anxious to get another of your books.
Thank you for the kind words! History has long been a passion of mine, and before Bruno I wrote a mass of political and historical non-fiction. One of the things I most enjoy about writing the Bruno novels is using politics and history in the bucolic setting of St Denis -- we can't escape either, even in a corner of paradise.
30/4/2019 02:17:59 pm
Dear Mr. Walker, I just finished, "A Taste for Vengence," and loved it, as I have all of the Bruno books, and, "The Caves of Perigord." I was inspired by your books to visit the Dordogne and so my friend, Mary, my husband, John and I will be visiting the Perigord this September to see all things Bruno, as well as the other delights of the region. I know this is presumptuous, but I was wondering if there was any way I could ask you to autograph one or two of your books for me. I will be carrying them with me to France in the hopes that we might meet in one of the markets, take you to dinner, or just hang out on a terrace for a drink. Well, I'm writing on the off chance. Here's hoping. Thank you for introducing us to Bruno!
3/5/2019 08:31:24 am
You pretty much made my day! Thank you so much. I look forward to it.
30/4/2019 02:21:16 pm
Dear Dr. Walker, I also wanted to add that I was so sorry to hear about Benson. I love reading about his counterpart, Balzac and cried when Gigi was killed. You and your family have my deepest sympathies.
19/8/2019 01:28:35 pm
Dear Dr. Walker, We are close to leaving for our trip to France. We arrive in Bordeaux on September 3rd. We have some planned touring activities and we also have a car and some free days. I know it's an imposition, but I wondered if you were still amenable to signing a book or two for me. After a couple days in Bordeaux, we will spend 2 weeks visiting Brantome, Tremolat, Sarlat (5-6 days), Cahors, and other towns in the area. And Lascaux IV, of course. Then back to Bordeaux, followed by some days in Paris. We are even having dinner at Le Vieux Logis, about which I'm very excited. I just finished reading all the Bruno books for the second time. I'm so looking forward to visiting this wonderful area of France! All the Best, Linda
I shall add bike-france to my list of activities in the guide. Thank you. And there is now a new biking route that follows the footsteps of Laurence of Arabia when he explored the Perigord by bike as a graduate student, some years before WW1.
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