Martin Walker Books In Order

Publication Order of Bruno, Chief Of Police Books

Bruno, Chief of Police (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dark Vineyard (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Diamond (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crowded Grave (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Cave (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bruno and the Carol Singers (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Resistance Man (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Children of War (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Market Tale (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Children Return (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dying Season (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fatal Pursuit (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Caves of Perigord (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Waking Giant: Soviet Union Under Gorbachev (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cold War: A History (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clinton: The President They Deserve (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
America Reborn: A Twentieth-Century Narrative in Twenty-six Lives (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Martin Walker is a very popular author and personality in USA and Europe. He has many professions and skills that range from management and administration to authorship. He is the senior director of GBPC (Global Business Policy Council) and A.T Kearney and has also worked in a magazine firm. Walker was born in 1947 in Scotland UK and has written many books including the famous Bruno Detective Series. Having been educated in Ballion College in Oxford, Walker went on to become an Editor in Chief Emeritus at UPI (United Press International) and an international correspondent. He also worked in for The Guardian and various other editing positions. He is a renowned writer and has received a couple of recognitions for his contributions towards detective-type writing and books on historically-related events.

Books and series

Martin Walker has authored and published various single story books as well as series. Some of his popular works include Walking Giant, The Cold War, Clinton and America Reborn. While all these books have performed remarkably well in the market, his most recognized novel is a detective book series known as Bruno. Walker’s books are based in different regions of the world and the settings can be compared with actual locations. The Bruno detective series for example is set in Perigord France and Walker also owns a holiday home in the city. He exhibits language proficiency in all his works and uses a couple of writing skills to induce suspense and intriguing questions on the reader’s mind. The books are nicely formatted and easy to read and understand. Each character is progressively developed as the story continues and there are a number of mysteries to solve.

Book plotting and characters

Bruno chief of police is the most popular book in all of Martin Walker creations and received incredible acceptance from fans and reviewers. The book features one main protagonist character knows as Benoit Courreges who was nicknamed Bruno by his friends and workmates. He is a municipal policeman in a small French village popularized by café rituals and eating traditions. He is also a former soldier and gourmet cook who enjoys treating his peers to delicious meals. He was injured in a peacekeeping mission and had since resettled in a new town. Bruno is passionately treated all and considered the chief of police. He has a weird demeanor in the area and acts contrary to the norm. He has a gun that is never used, lost the key to his handcuffs, never uses his power to arrest and has embraced a slow rhythm of the countryside. The first book in the series, which also bears the name of the series, introduces Bruno living in a restored cottage of a shepherd. He patronizes weekly markets and ignores the EU bureaucrats from Brussels. The beloved policeman also registers death and birth certificates, finds lost dogs, fights fires, teaches local students sports and enforces packing laws. He has never known or met his father and the mother left him in a casket in church which sent him to an orphanage. His mum died leaving a note of where the child was taken and Bruno is accepted into the family of his cousins following this death. He later joins the army at 15 and gets injured in a mission which brings him to the current predicaments. After being silent and comfortable in his new life for a while, Bruno’s attention is suddenly galvanized when a North African is found dead with a swastika on his chest. The North African also fought in the French army alongside Bruno. The state quickly sends a young policewoman from Paris to help Bruno with the investigation of the murder. It is first though that the anti-immigrant militants were the perpetrators of the killing. However, results of a visiting scholar regarding the deceased past reveal more complex motives that return Bruno back to his worst fears. It reopens one of French History darkest chapters of the World War II when brother set up brother in terrible betrayal. What’s more, Bruno finds out his safe heaven at the small la belle is not safe from the impacts of a rather sinister legacy.

The second book of the series is The Dark Vineyard published in 2009. Bruno is startled from sleep when a loud siren summons him atop the Mairie. As a volunteer fireman, Bruno quickly dresses up and heads to the direction of the siren where a large barn together with field surrounding it is ablaze. When Bruno smells the vivid odor of petrol, he immediately recognizes the fire as a result of arson and has no doubt over it. He applies his detective skills to assist in the investigation and catch criminals.

There are many other books in the series including Black Diamond of 2010, The Crowded Grave in 2011 and The Devil’s Cave in 2012. In all the books, Bruno applies his own sense of justice to find criminals and bring them to conviction. This often puts him at crossroads with the EU bureaucrats, professional detectives, local guardsmen and even officials in the distant Paris. Martin Walker carefully builds the story across his novels and develops Bruno to become a full character that readers can easily identify with.

TV films, movies and awards

Martin Walker has received various awards and accolades for his contributions in writing. Bruno the chief of police was an international bestseller. The books sold over one million copies on Germany alone. The books were launched in 2008 and are yet to be made into a TV film or movie. However, the remarkable reception indicates readers may soon watch a movie or TV series based on the books. As a journalist, Martin’s columns were nominated for the prestigious Naftali Price. The Cold War was shortlisted for Britain’s Book of the Year and named a notable book of the year by New York Times. His works have received other recognitions including top ten positions in bestseller and post-bestseller lists.


Martin Walker is an iconic personality known all over Europe and America. His books have been translated into more than eleven languages and the sales are incomparable. His wife is also a novelist and a food writer with whom he has two daughters. He specializes in detective writing and books based on real-life events some of which he covered as a journalist.

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