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Walker, Martin 1947 January 23-

Works: 98 works in 627 publications in 6 languages and 21,901 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Thrillers (Fiction)  Biography  Biographies  War fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PR6073.A413, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Martin Walker
Bruno, chief of police by Martin Walker( Book )

32 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first installment in a wonderful new series that follows the exploits of Beno?t Courr?ges, a policeman in a small French village where the rituals of the caf? still rule. Bruno?as he is affectionately nicknamed?may be the town?s only municipal policeman, but in the hearts and minds of its denizens, he is chief of police."--Page 2 of cover
The dark vineyard by Martin Walker( Book )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... the Dordogne's great pleasures--wine, romance, and intrigue--threaten Bruno's beloved village of Saint-Denis."--Jacket
Black diamond by Martin Walker( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of attacks on local Asian vendors and an increase in black-market ingredients that threaten the Dordogne's lucrative truffle trade, Chief of Police Bruno finds the case taking a personal turn when one of his hunting partners, a former high-profile intelligence agent, is murdered
The Cold War : a history by Martin Walker( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The history of the Cold War has been the history of the world since 1945." So begins this wide-ranging narrative by an award-winning political commentator, which is the first major study of the Cold War. Now that it is over, it is crucial to our future to understand how the Cold War has shaped us and, especially, to recognize it as the economic and political dynamic that determined the structure of today's global economy." "From the origins of the Marshall Plan, which revived Europe after World War II, and the strategic decision to rebuild a defeated Japan into a bulwark against China to the collapse of the Berlin Wall, this authoritative work reveals how the West was built into an economic alliance that overpowered the Soviet economy while also unleashing global economic forces that today challenge the traditional nation-state." "The Cold War was more of a global conflict than was either of this century's two major wars; far more than a confrontation between states or even empires, it was, as Martin Walker puts it, "a total war between economic and social systems, an industrial test to destruction."" "Walker reminds us how easy it is to forget that there were many occasions from the late 1940s on when victory seemed far from assured, and that lent a particular urgency to the efforts of postwar Western leaders. The West continued to be alarmed by the prospect of defeat right up to the Soviet empire's last breath. At the end of the 1940s the fear was generated by communist expansion into Eastern Europe and China; in the 1950s it was fueled by the Soviets' supposed technological superiority, and in the 1960s by the prospect of defeat in Vietnam. In the 1970s the failure of detente and the West's economic crisis brought a new generation of dedicated anti-Communists to prominence. For more than forty years, as this detailed analysis makes clear, the outcome of the Cold War was in doubt." "We also come to understand how the arms race caused new alignments and shifts in domestic power. As the United States became the national security state, California, which had a population of five million at the start of the Cold War, grew to thirty million and, by the 1980s, provided one in every ten members of Congress and two presidents." "Using newly opened Kremlin archives and his own experiences in the field, the author has written, with style and authority, a brilliant analysis of the conflict that has shaped the contemporary world."--Jacket
Fatal pursuit : a Bruno, chief of police novel by Martin Walker( Book )

33 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pair of murders, a little romance, and rivals in pursuit of a long-lost vintage car of unfathomable value--Bruno, chief of police, is busy in another mystery set in the beautiful Dordogne
The Templars' last secret : a Bruno, Chief of Police novel by Martin Walker( Book )

17 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bruno, the beloved chief of police of the idyllic French town of St. Denis in the Dordogne, is back! This time a mysterious death brings ancient secrets to light, and it's up to our hero--and favorite gourmand--to connect the tangled threads of past and present When a woman's body is found at the foot of a cliff near St. Denis, Bruno suspects a connection to the great ruined Château de Commarque, a long-ago Knights Templar stronghold that stands on the cliff above, and which, along with the labyrinth of prehistoric caves beneath it, continues to draw the interest of scholars. With the help of Amelie, a young Haitian newcomer to the Dordogne, Bruno learns that the dead woman was an archaeologist searching for a religious artifact of incredible importance, the discovery of which could have dramatic repercussions throughout the Middle East--not to mention in St. Denis. And the woman's ties to Islamic terrorists can only heighten the pressure on Bruno to unravel the centuries-old mystery. Meanwhile, an old flame of Bruno's is assigned to work with him on the case, and the two find time, naturellement, to enjoy the supreme pleasures of the wine, food, and beauty of the Dordogne"--
The Resistance Man : a Bruno, Chief of Police novel by Martin Walker( Book )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A veteran of the Resistance dies, and among his possessions are documents that connect him to a notorious train robbery. A former British spymaster's estate is burglarized, the latest in a spree of expert thefts. An academic's home is broken into just as she is finishing a revelatory book on Frances nuclear weapons program. An antiques dealer is found brutally murdered, and his former lover, the number one suspect, is on the run. It's just another summer in St. Denis for Bruno, who must balance the constant barrage of demands on his time and expertise-including the complex affections of two powerful women, town politics (the mayor is having romantic problems of his own), his irrepressible puppy, Balzac, and nights entertaining friends and visitors with ever-sumptuous repasts-with a new focus on the mounting crime wave, whose seemingly unrelated events Bruno begins to suspect are linked."--Jacket
A taste for vengeance : a Bruno, chief of police novel by Martin Walker( Book )

19 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A missing woman, a shocking pregnancy, a dash of international intrigue, and a bottle or two of good Bergerac: it's another case for Bruno, Chief of Police. When a British tourist fails to turn up for a luxurious cooking vacation in Bruno's usually idyllic Dordogne village of St. Denis, the worried hostess is quick to call on Bruno for help. Monica Felder is nowhere to be found, and her husband, a retired British major, is unreachable. And not long after Bruno discovers that Monica was traveling with a mysterious Irishman (her lover?), the two turn up dead. The Irishman's background in intelligence and his connection to Monica's husband only raise more questions for Bruno. Was she running away? How much does her husband really know? What's the real story behind a scandal buried in the threesome's military past? Meanwhile, the star of the girls' rugby team, a favorite of Bruno's, is pregnant, putting at risk her chances of being named to the French national squad. Bruno's search for the truth in both cases leads him to places he hadn't intended to go--but, as ever, he and his friends take time to savor the natural delights of the Dordogne. Sante!"--
The crowded grave by Martin Walker( Book )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcoming the return of spring in his idyllic French village, chief of police Bruno Courrèges investigates a local murder at an archaeological dig site that is complicated by an animal rights clash and an international summit
Powers of the press : twelve of the world's influential newspapers by Martin Walker( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The devil's cave : a Bruno, chief of police novel by Martin Walker( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigating an apparent occult murder during the Easter season in St. Denis, beloved chief of police Bruno discovers links to a troubling real estate proposal, a suspicious accident, and the sudden reappearance of a controversial elderly countess
The waking giant : Gorbachev's Russia by Martin Walker( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the modern Soviet Union under Gorbachev, discussing his mandate for radical reform and the implications for Soviet citizens and for the West
The children return : a Bruno, Chief of Police novel by Martin Walker( Book )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When an undercover agent tracking domestic jihadists is found murdered, it's troubling enough for Bruno's beloved village. But when this is followed by the return of Sami, a local autistic youth thought lost to Islamic extremism, provincial St. Denis suddenly becomes a front line in the global war on terror"--Dust jacket flap
The Patriarch : a Bruno, chief of police novel by Martin Walker( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attending the lavish birthday celebration of a World War II hero, police chief Bruno becomes intimately tangled in the family's dynamics when one of their close friends dies under suspicious circumstances
The president we deserve : Bill Clinton, his rise, falls, and comebacks by Martín Walker( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Walker's critical biography of Bill Clinton focuses on the president as a classical figure of America's post-World War II meritocracy, a poor boy from the segregated Old South who won scholarships to elite universities and became a lawyer fascinated by the process and the power of government. This president's background is as grittily American as the woeful tales that wail from jukeboxes in bars across the land. Bill Clinton is Bubba with brains, a redneck with a
America reborn : a twentieth-century narrative in twenty-six lives by Martin Walker( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is the story of America in the twentieth century as told through the lives of twenty-six of its most remarkable and historically crucial men and women." "The people Martin Walker has chosen to portray are presidents, industrialists, artists, thinkers, entertainers, soldiers, spies, criminals, and evangelists, among others, and he makes the life of each individual serve as a framework for a discussion of the nation as a whole in a century when it was reinventing itself."--Jacket
The caves of Périgord : a novel by Martin Walker( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young American woman, who works at a London auction house, receives a 17,000-year-old fragment of a cave painting from a British soldier, she sets out to find the fragment's true origins
Children of war by Martin Walker( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bruno Courrèges, chef de police in the French country town of St Denis, is busy with one case when another, far more serious, pops up. The mutliated body of an undercover French cop is found in the woods, a man who'd phoned Bruno for help only hours before. But Bruno's sometime boss, the Brigadier, doesn't see this investigation as priority. There are bigger issues at stake. Meanwhile, a Muslim youth named Sami turns up at a French army base in Afghanistan hoping to get home to St Denis. An old army comrade of Bruno's helps to smuggle Sami back to France, but the FBI aren't far behind him. Then an American woman appears in St Denis with a warrant for Sami's extradition. Bruno must unravel these multiple mysteries, amidst pressure from his bosses, and find his own way to protect his town, its people, and himself"--Jacket
The dying season by Martin Walker( Book )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dordogne town of St Denis may be picturesque and sleepy, but it has more than its fair share of mysteries, as Bruno, chef de police, knows all too well. But when Bruno is invited to the 90th birthday of a powerful local patriarch - a war hero with high-level political connections in France, Russia and Israel - he encounters a family with more secrets than even he had imagined. When one of the other guests is found dead the next morning and the family try to cover it up, Bruno knows it's his duty to prevent the victim from becoming just another skeleton in their closet. Even if his digging reveals things Bruno himself would rather keep buried
The waking giant : the Soviet Union under Gorbachev by Martin Walker( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A first-rate biography of Mikhail Gorbachev and an absorbing, first-hand analysis of the revolution underway in the Soviet Union. By one of the West's most respected Moscow journalists
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The Cold War : a history
The dark vineyardBlack diamondThe Cold War : a historyThe crowded graveThe president we deserve : Bill Clinton, his rise, falls, and comebacksAmerica reborn : a twentieth-century narrative in twenty-six livesThe caves of Périgord : a novel
Alternative Names
Walker, Joseph M.

Walker, Martin, 1947-

Walker, Martin 1947 Jan. 23-

Walker, Martin J. 1947-

Wūkir, Mārtin 1947 January 23-

ウォーカー, マーティン