Murder on Brittany Shores

Murder on Brittany Shores

A Mystery

Book - 2016
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"Ten miles off the coast of Brittany lie the fabled Glenan Islands. Boasting sparkling white sands and crystal clear waters, they seem perfectly idyllic, until one day in May three bodies wash up on shore. At first glance the deaths appear accidental, but as the identities of the victims comes to light, cantankerous Commisaire Dupin is pulled back into action for a case of what seems to be cold-blooded murder. Ever viewed as an outsider in a region full of myths and traditions, Dupin finds himself drawn once more deep into the history of the land. To get to the bottom of the case, Dupin must tangle with treasure hunters, militant marine biologists, and dangerous divers. The investigation leads him deep into the perilous, beautiful world of Brittany, as he discovers that there's more to the picturesque islands than meets the eye. Steeped in the enchanting atmosphere of Brittany, peppered with wry humor, and full of delicious local food, this superbly plotted mystery is perfect for fans of Martin Walker and G.M. Malliet"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2016.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781250071897
Characteristics: 384 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: McDonagh, Sorcha - Translator


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Nov 18, 2020

Enjoyed reading about this part of France but the constant grammatical, spelling, and typo errors (every page) coupled with a poor translation hindered the flow of reading. Did the publishers not even proof read the book? Definitely need to go back to the drawing board on this one.

Nov 11, 2020

A little flowery at times and some problems with the printing but generally the book was an OK read. The inspector is a bit of an asshole most of the time but the description of the islands and people made the book readable. The plot jumped all over the place and was pretty ludicrous for the most part but there were enough bits about the Glenan islands and their culture to make it passable. Far too much conversation and not enough background to merit a higher rating.

Jan 15, 2020

Interesting character. Opposite of Venice's Brunetti who likes everyone and everyone like him; as well he stole Brunetti's secrertary Elantra(???) who is capable of getting information quickly. Also not as likeable as Bruno - Chief of Police.

Sep 23, 2018

The editing of the book was terrible. The plot was not bad, but the ending was very weak. The best part of the book was the description of the area of France, which brought back fond memories.

Dec 09, 2017

The setting and characters are better than the mystery.

Sep 01, 2017

It is a pretty good story about an area of the world that is new to me. I did see that a previous reader decided that he/she needed to correct the grammar by writing on the pages. Yes, this book should have been proofread more carefully, but defacing the library book is not your job.

Dec 11, 2016

I agree with another reader. Too many run together words. It looked like it was never "proofread". A little confusing with the setting which I am not familiar with and almost too many characters.

Nov 16, 2016

The second book in the Commissioner Dupin series

Aug 15, 2016

This might be a good story, but grammatical and punctuation errors made it difficult to follow. There were also myriad examples of two words run together (runtogether), many dashes, colons, semi-colons which confused my understanding of what was happening in the story. I know it was a translation, but it seems to me the editing for these things was non-existent to the point where I simply stopped reading out of frustration.


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