Synopsis of The Granite Coast Murders
Inspector Dupin and Claire are on a two-week vacation, but while Claire seems to enjoy the quiet of the beach, Commissaire Dupin takes every opportunity to leave the beach towel. The fabulous dinners on the hotel patio and the rumors about a stolen statue of a saint are the few interesting moments of his days on vacation. But then a tourist vanishes without trace and there’s an attack on a deputy to the local assembly, who is involved in confrontations with local farmers. Shortly after that, the Britanny beach resort is shocked by the discovery of a corpse.
Dupin clandestinely begins to investigate with the help of the local villagers, something he must keep a secret from Claire and his colleagues in Concarneau. Between bewitched valleys and beautiful beaches, an unfathomable case develops.
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Review of The Granite Coast Murders by Jean-Luc Bannalec
A very enjoyable novel, developed in an environment you want to visit: The Pink Granite Coast of French Brittany. As always, the gastronomy of the area, of which both the commissioner and his bride enjoy pleasure, is the protagonist.
Dupin’s forced holiday creates rather unique situations such as the fact that both he and the bride try by all means that the other does not know that they continue to work in secret.
The supporting characters are very good. One of the best things about the novel is the clandestine network of “research,” “espionage,” “information” that forms part of the villagers to assist Dupin in his investigations.
The plot is good and well developed despite the difficulties the commissioner encounters in carrying out the investigation. There are a couple of lines of it that will lead to nothing but serve to complicate the story, although if they did not appear you would not miss anything either. Rather it seems that they are included to highlight two places that can attract tourists.
The story of The Granite Coast Murders is full of humor and the mystery remains until the end.