Walls of a Mind: An Aliette Nouvelle Mystery

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In the fifth installment of the Aliette Nouvelle Mysteries, Aliette is now, officially, Chief Inspector Nouvelle. After a difficult breakup with former boss and boyfriend Claude Neon amid the messy resolution of the Unknown Masterpiece affair, the inspector is transferred from an urban beat in Alsace to the Midi. She is given command of a small brigade at St-Brin, a sleepy town in a beautiful valley where wine is the primary industry and source of identity. It? a lovely place to work ?but perhaps too quiet for a ...
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Overview

In the fifth installment of the Aliette Nouvelle Mysteries, Aliette is now, officially, Chief Inspector Nouvelle. After a difficult breakup with former boss and boyfriend Claude Neon amid the messy resolution of the Unknown Masterpiece affair, the inspector is transferred from an urban beat in Alsace to the Midi. She is given command of a small brigade at St-Brin, a sleepy town in a beautiful valley where wine is the primary industry and source of identity. It? a lovely place to work ?but perhaps too quiet for a city-hardened cop? After six months on the job, a murder finally comes her way.

Jol Guatto, scion of an old wine producing family, is shot dead on the beach. It appears to be a politically motivated murder: five weeks before his murder, Guatto stood for the CPNT party in the regional election, opposing the import of cheap Spanish wine into the community. But Guatto proved a political amateur, not only losing the vote, but his campaign manager turned lover, Stephanie McLeod. She soon becomes involved with a shadowy man called Prince, leader of a Euro-wide anarchist network with machinations that span far beyond the cozy hamlet of St-Brin.

American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "There is something fearful in coming up against the walls of a mind on every side, and learning to describe their invisible circumference?

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  • ISBN-13: 9781927426296
  • Publisher: Signature Editions
  • Publication date: 10/28/2013
  • Pages: 301
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

John Brooke became fascinated by criminality and police work listening to the courtroom stories and observations of his father, a long-serving judge. Although he lives in Montreal, John makes frequent trips to France for both pleasure and research. He earns a living as a freelance writer and translator, has also worked as a film and video editor as well as directed four films on modern dance. Brooke? first novel, The Voice of Aliette Nouvelle, was published in 1999. There have since been three other follow-ups in the Aliette Nouvelle series: All Pure Souls, Stifling Folds of Love, The Unknown Masterpiece, and Walls of a Mind. His poetry and short stories have also been widely published and in 1998 his story "The Finer Points of Apples" won him the Journey Prize.
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