Death in the Truffle WoodBook - 2008
When five bodies are discovered hanging by their feet in Banon, a small and peaceful village in Provence in which the local community's principal source of income comes from the cultivation and sale of truffles, it takes all of Commissaire Laviolette's resources to unravel crimes that were committed in a climate of superstition and secret animosity. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
Long a renowned crime writer in France, Pierre Magnan has won numerous prizes and has a huge popular following in his native country. Now, with this mouthwatering series debut, Magnan introduces the celebrated Commissaire Laviolette to U.S. readers.
In a small, peaceful village in Provence, the principal source of income is the cultivation and sale of truf?es. When Commissaire Laviolette arrives to investigate why several of the town's citizens are missing, it isn't long before their bodies turn up. It takes all of the detective's ingenuity to unravel crimes whose origins are as old as the truf?e woods.
After five bodies are discovered in Banon, a small village in Provence noted for selling truffles, it takes all of Commissaire Laviolette's resources to solve a crime committed in a climate of superstition and secret animosity.