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Publication Order of Brittany Mystery Books

Death in Brittany / Death in Pont-Aven (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder on Brittany Shores (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fleur de Sel Murders (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Missing Corpse (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Killing Tide (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Granite Coast Murders (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The King Arthur Case (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Body by the Sea (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Master Chef (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Island of Suspects (2025)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cozy Case Files Mystery Sampler Books

Cozy Case Files Volume 1 (By: Cynthia Riggs,Mindy Quigley) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 2 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Hannah Dennison,Cate Conte,Diane Kelly,E.J. Copperman,Ellie Alexander,Cynthia Riggs,Susan C. Shea,Mindy Quigley) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 3 (By: M.C. Beaton,Donna Andrews,Ellie Alexander,Mindy Quigley) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 4 (By: Parnell Hall,Shari Randall,Ellen Hart,Ellie Alexander,Frances Brody,Tessa Arlen,Vivien Chien,Julia Chapman,Paige Shelton,Jane K. Cleland,Mindy Quigley) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 5 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Carola Dunn,Sheila Connolly,Ellie Alexander,Susan C. Shea,Judith Flanders,Mindy Quigley,Auralee Wallace) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 6 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Cate Conte,Kylie Logan,Leonard Goldberg,Allison Montclair,Ellen Hart,Sheila Connolly,Mindy Quigley) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 7 (By: Donna Andrews,Diane Kelly,Ellen Crosby,Ellie Alexander,Vivien Chien,Ashley Weaver,Mindy Quigley) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 8 (By: M.C. Beaton,Diane Kelly,Vivien Chien,Paige Shelton,SusanCox,Elizabeth Penney,Mindy Quigley) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 9 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Hannah Dennison,Kylie Logan,Leonard Goldberg,Susanna Calkins,Allison Montclair,Ellie Alexander,Eve Calder,Mindy Quigley) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 10 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Cate Conte,Diane Kelly,Ellen Hart,Ellie Alexander,Vivien Chien,Jane K. Cleland,Ashley Weaver,SusanCox,Elizabeth Penney,Mindy Quigley) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 11 (By: Diane Kelly,Ellie Alexander,Vivien Chien,Paige Shelton,Mariah Fredericks,Elizabeth Penney,Mindy Quigley) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 12 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Hannah Dennison,Cate Conte,Kylie Logan,Leonard Goldberg,Allison Montclair,Sheila Connolly,Ellie Alexander,Ashley Weaver,S.C. Perkins,Eve Calder,Jess Dylan,Mindy Quigley,Meri Allen) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 13 (By: Mindy Quigley) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 14 (By: Diane Kelly,Gigi Pandian,Ellie Alexander,Paige Shelton,Mindy Quigley,Korina Moss) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 15 (By: Mindy Quigley) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 16 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Diane Kelly,Elizabeth Penney,Mindy Quigley,Korina Moss,M. C. Beaton) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files Volume 17 (With: Rhys Bowen,Diane Kelly,Gigi Pandian,Ellie Alexander,Paige Shelton,Olivia Matthews,Olivia Blacke,Mindy Quigley,Clare Broyles,Korina Moss,Anastasia Hastings) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files, Volume 18 (By: Carolyn Haines,Donna Andrews,Leonard Goldberg,Allison Montclair,Vivien Chien,Olivia Matthews,Olivia Blacke,Mindy Quigley,Meri Allen,Katharine Schellman,Korina Moss) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files, Volume 19 (By: M.C. Beaton,Donna Andrews,Cate Conte,Diane Kelly,Ellie Alexander,Cynthia Riggs,R.W. Green,Elizabeth Penney,Korina Moss,Celeste Connally) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cozy Case Files, Volume 20 (By: Rhys Bowen,Gigi Pandian,Ellie Alexander,Paige Shelton,Olivia Matthews,Jennifer J. Chow,Olivia Blacke,Mindy Quigley,Clare Broyles,Anastasia Hastings) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anthology series.If author is listed on a book then this author wrote a story within that book.

Publication Order of Anthologies

Cozy Case Files Volume 17(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Jean-Luc Bannalec is well known as the author of the Brittany Mystery series of books that focus on Commissioner Dupin. The series began in 2012 with the release of Death in Brittany and has continued ever since. The series has been a major international hit with many of the books in the series made into films.

The name of Jean-Luc Bannalec is actually a pen name for Jörg Bong. In addition to his work as an author, Bong works as a German literary scholar, editor, publisher, publicist and photographer. He has worked as the Managing Director of S. Fischer Verlage and then went on to work for the same company as the curator of the S. Fischer Foundation. He got his start working for the S. Fischer Verlag in 1997. He would stay with the company in 1997, starting as assistant to the owner then working his way to editor and program manager.

Bong attended the University of Bonn and the University of Frankfurt am Main where he studied philosophy, history, and psychoanalysis. He would head to Frankfurt to work on his doctorate, focusing on the concept of fantasy and aesthetic questions between the late Enlightenment and early romanticism with a focus on the work of Ludwig Tieck.

In 2012, Bong published his first novel under the name of Jean-Luc Bannalec. The series of detective novels follows commissioner Georges Dupin who has recently been transferred from Paris to Concarneau in Brittany. Many of the book sin the series have been adapted by Das Erste and then aired as Commissioner Dupin as part of the Thursday crime series. The films were a big hit with millions watching in Germany, France, and Spain. The films then made their way Switzerland, Austria, other Eastern European countries, and the United States.

All of Jean-Luc Bannalec’s novels are set in Brittany. In 2016, Bong himself was awarded the Patron of Brittany award for his services to the region by the Regional Council of Brittany. The award is given to those who contribute to the cultural, tourist and economic reputation of Brittany to the world. Bong was also named as an honorary member of the Literary Academy of Bretagne and the Pays de Loire in 2018.

He has two homes as he splits his time between Brittany, France and Germany.

Death in Brittany is the first book in the Brittany Mystery series. The story follows a Parisian-born Commissaire Georges Dupin who has recently left Paris to Brittany in the remote Breton coast. One morning, he is taken from his morning coffee and croissant to investigate a murde rin the village of Pont-Aven. It’s the kind of place where nothing really happens and everyone knows each other so the community is in shock. Especially considering the body belongs to the ninety-one-year-old hotelier Pierre-Louis Pennec, owner of the Central Hotel. The murder couldn’t come at a worse time as Pont-Aven is at the height of their tourist season. Dupin and his team identify a group of suspects, but as he investigates he finds that there is more going on in this sleepy town than meets the eye.

The series continued with Murder on Brittany Shores. Dupin is pulled into a case of murder ten miles off the coast of Brittany in the fabled Glénan Islands. The beautiful area has white sand beaches, clear waters, and now, three dead bodies on the shore. At first the authorities believe that the deaths were simply an accident, but the identities of the victims tell a different story and Dupin is in to investigate. In order to properly investigate the case, Dupin will have to get deep into the history of the island and deal with the locals which include treasure hunters, marine biologists, and divers.

The third book in the series is The Fleur de Sel Murders. The salt works at Fleuer de Sel has been said by the old farmers to cause hallucinations. Commissaire Dupin soon starts to believe this to be true when he is attacked at the salt works. Dupin was looking for an escape from his day job by taking a trip to “white country” between the Atlantic ocean and the nearby rivers. However, a journalist friend ask for his help in investigating some mysterious barrels when he finds himself under attack. The offender is a mystery and then his journalist friend goes missing. Dupin is assigned to the case along with investigator Sylvaine Rose to figure out what is going on in the salt works.

The Missing Corpse is the fourth book in the Brittany Mystery series. This story takes place along the Belon River which is the home of forests, cliffs, oyster beds, and the Atlantic Ocean. Dupin is called here when an elderly film actress finds a dead body. Only when he arrives at the scene, there is no body. Shortly thereafter, Dupin receives a phone call that calls him to the mystical hills of Monts d’Arree where another body has been found. This case will prove to be quite difficult as Dupin will need to dig into celtic myths, a sand theft operation, and mysterious ancient druid cults.

The fifth book in the series is called Killing Tide. While Dupin has investigated all over France, he had sworn that he would never again investigate on the ocean. His latest case has other plans for him. The case will take Dupin to the unique Île de Sein, the former home of powerful witches and the devil.

The Granite Coast Murders is the sixth book in the series and finally sees Inspector Dupin taking a vacation. However, he doesn’t get to spend much time on the beach as a tourist vanishes without trace and then there is an attack on a deputy to the local assembly. The beach resort is soon home to an unwanted guest: a corpse. Even though he’s meant to be on vacation, Dupin will start to secretly investigate with the help of some local villagers.

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One Response to “Jean-Luc Bannalec”

  1. Jan: 2 years ago

    Just finished the King Arthur case excellent as usual. When will the next one be out ?


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