In Banon, a small peaceful village in upper Provence, the local community's principal source of income is the cultivation of truffles.  Outsiders rarely venture to this remote region, but a small group of society's drop-outs have chosen to set up home on the outskirts of the village.  When one of them is found dead in the freezer of a local hotel, and when a further five bodies are discovered drained of blood in a family vault in the cemetery, it takes all Commissaire Laviolette's considerable resources to unravel crimes that have been committed in a climate of age-old superstition and secret animosity.


Pierre Magnan

Pierre Magnan was a bestselling French author of detective novels steeped in the sights and sounds of his beloved Provence; to readers, his sleuth, Commissaire Laviolette, was as indelibly linked to the land of lavender as Colin Dexter’s Inspector Morse was to the colleges of Oxford. 

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Series: Commissaire Laviolette

Year of Publication
Book Number (in series)
Review DEATH IN THE TRUFFLE WOOD - Pierre Magnan
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 14, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Death in the Truffle Wood, Pierre Magnan
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 30, 2009

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