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GIVEAWAY: 3 copies of To Kill a Troubadour – THE DORDOGNE

26th June 2022

We are delighted to offer 3 copies of To Kill a Troubadour by Martin Walker, no15 in the DORDOGNE crime mystery series.

UK only.

3 copies of To Kill a Troubadour

It is summer in St Denis, and Bruno is busy organising the annual village concert. He’s hired a local Périgord folk group, Les Troubadours, to perform their latest hit ‘A Song for Catalonia’. But when the song unexpectedly goes viral, the Spanish government, clamping down on the Catalonian bid for independence, bans Les Troubadours from performing it.

The timing couldn’t be worse, and Bruno finds himself under yet more pressure when a specialist sniper’s bullet is found in a wrecked car near Bergerac. The car was reportedly stolen on the Spanish frontier and the Spanish government sends warning that a group of nationalist extremists may be planning an assassination in France. Bruno immediately suspects that Les Troubadours and their audience might be in danger.

Bruno must organise security and ensure that his beloved town and its people are safe – the stakes are high for France’s favourite policeman.


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  1. User: Tina Hartas

    Posted on: 15/07/2022 at 8:31 am




  2. User: Georgie Wright

    Posted on: 09/07/2022 at 10:25 pm

    The Occitanie region


  3. User: Victoria Bazley

    Posted on: 09/07/2022 at 10:02 pm

    Paris for me (although I’ve not been to a lot of places in France) but it has the FIA headquarters and I had my photo taken outside so I was happy


  4. User: Patricia Avery

    Posted on: 09/07/2022 at 12:03 pm

    Southern Brittany, especially the area around Bénodet holds a special place in our hearts. We have spent around 3o summer holidays there with our touring caravan. We were able to pitch up then get everywhere we wanted on foot or bike. A beach, marina and salt marsh all within a few minutes walk of the site. Beautiful weather but never unbearably hot like we experienced in other regions further south. Sadly, now in our 70s we feel we are too old to make the long journey so stay much closer to home.


  5. User: Debbie Hall

    Posted on: 09/07/2022 at 7:30 am

    Got to be Paris


  6. User: greengablecat

    Posted on: 09/07/2022 at 7:27 am

    The western port of La Rochelle and surrounding Illes de Rie area is amazing


  7. User: Sheena Read

    Posted on: 08/07/2022 at 3:40 pm

    I’ve never been to France but Brittany sounds lovely.


  8. User: Kim Murray

    Posted on: 08/07/2022 at 12:23 pm

    I’ve never been, but would love to go to Provence for the food, markets and lavender.


  9. User: Webbo68

    Posted on: 07/07/2022 at 11:12 am

    Got to be Brittany


  10. User: becksta75

    Posted on: 06/07/2022 at 11:06 pm

    I love Nice and Cannes – lovely scenery and weather


  11. User: Rich Tyler

    Posted on: 06/07/2022 at 7:05 pm

    Love nice (just wish it wasn’t so expensive!)


  12. User: Cinabar

    Posted on: 05/07/2022 at 9:22 pm

    Paris, the classic cafes with coffee and croissants


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    • User: shane weir

      Posted on: 06/07/2022 at 9:21 pm

      Has to be Normandy


  13. User: Stehol

    Posted on: 05/07/2022 at 12:49 pm



  14. User: ros

    Posted on: 05/07/2022 at 11:53 am

    My favourite part of France is the south where its hot.


  15. User: Debbie Winstanley

    Posted on: 05/07/2022 at 10:47 am

    I’ve only been to Paris but what a vibrant, colourful and beautiful city it is.


  16. User: Helen Clayton

    Posted on: 04/07/2022 at 8:05 pm

    Nice is a favourite-a beautiful city with such evocative history but Paris always number one-especially the Left Bank.


  17. User: JuanKerr

    Posted on: 04/07/2022 at 8:00 pm



  18. User: Sarah Parker

    Posted on: 04/07/2022 at 10:36 am



  19. User: Jim Milligan

    Posted on: 03/07/2022 at 8:05 pm



  20. User: greengablecat

    Posted on: 03/07/2022 at 2:21 pm

    Love the western port of La Rochelle


  21. User: Vicki Pope

    Posted on: 03/07/2022 at 11:52 am

    The Paris Catacombs!


  22. User: Tracey Poulter

    Posted on: 03/07/2022 at 8:12 am



  23. User: Leicsgo

    Posted on: 02/07/2022 at 8:57 pm

    Provence – some great holidays


  24. User: Sarah Hamilton

    Posted on: 02/07/2022 at 8:51 pm

    I love Paris


  25. User: Jo Jones

    Posted on: 02/07/2022 at 8:11 pm

    It has to be Monte Carlo for me where all the rich and famous take their yachts and it is small enough to walk to view all the wonderful buildings etc.


  26. User: Owl5454

    Posted on: 02/07/2022 at 7:35 pm

    I love the Dordogne, going back for two weeks in August!


  27. User: Fiona tomlinson

    Posted on: 02/07/2022 at 7:20 pm

    St tropez


  28. User: andyi

    Posted on: 02/07/2022 at 6:18 pm

    Really like Provins, just a short train ride from Paris.


  29. User: MrsJ2000

    Posted on: 02/07/2022 at 5:10 pm

    I love Normandy with all it’s history. From the Bayeaux Tapestry to the D Day beaches and the history of WWII, to William the conqueror and the cathedrals


  30. User: shivster

    Posted on: 02/07/2022 at 5:00 pm

    I love the dordogne area because I have fond memories of camping there every summer


  31. User: Mary Lucking

    Posted on: 02/07/2022 at 3:04 pm

    I have never holidayed in France so do not have a favourite


  32. User: SamHarvey730

    Posted on: 02/07/2022 at 2:25 pm

    I would say Provence due to its beauty


  33. User: Amy

    Posted on: 02/07/2022 at 2:21 pm



  34. User: moonray

    Posted on: 02/07/2022 at 1:29 pm

    I love both Old Aquitaine and Nouvelle Aquitaine, such lovely and picturesque villages, and so much history!


  35. User: Carol Greenfield

    Posted on: 02/07/2022 at 1:00 pm

    Menton but so many other places very high on the list.


  36. User: Greenblue12

    Posted on: 02/07/2022 at 12:14 pm

    I love Provence, because of the interesting and very varied landscape – lavender fields, olive groves and vineyards and of course, the wonderful French Riviera.


  37. User: bZ4X-SUV

    Posted on: 02/07/2022 at 12:11 pm

    Biàrritz (a city on the Bay of Biscay, on the Atlantic coast) 22 miles away from the Spanish Border.


  38. User: Kathleen marsden

    Posted on: 02/07/2022 at 10:45 am

    Nice and you should visit the Cathédrale Saint-Nicolas de Nice and the Cours Saleya market is a must


  39. User: pateci0

    Posted on: 02/07/2022 at 10:44 am



  40. User: Maya

    Posted on: 02/07/2022 at 10:39 am

    I have only been to Paris, visited the Louvre, browsed at perfume shops, so that is my favourite place.


  41. User: redfox5

    Posted on: 02/07/2022 at 10:17 am

    If it terrible if I say Disneyland Paris? I would love to actually visit Paris though.


  42. User: suejok

    Posted on: 02/07/2022 at 9:21 am

    I love the French Pyrenees. Wonderful in the winter and even better in the summer.


  43. User: Mouse21

    Posted on: 01/07/2022 at 9:21 pm

    For me it has to be the idyllic island of Corsica. Steeped in history and beaches and scenery so breathtaking. A beautiful memory for me is back in 2010 when my husband proposed that we renew our wedding vows on an isolated beach as the sun was going down. We have just celebrated our 25th wedding Anniversary April this year 🙂 X


  44. User: Tess P

    Posted on: 01/07/2022 at 7:55 pm

    Brittany, specifically Carnac – memories of childhood camping holidays and beach trips. And crepes!


  45. User: aspella

    Posted on: 01/07/2022 at 12:21 pm

    My favourite part of France is Paris.


  46. User: Lowslung

    Posted on: 01/07/2022 at 10:40 am

    I have been to quite a few areas of France, but the place I keep returning to is Burgundy


  47. User: Londonlad321

    Posted on: 01/07/2022 at 7:09 am

    Paris is my favourite part of France by far I love the Eiffel Tower


  48. User: Alyson Caddick

    Posted on: 30/06/2022 at 12:57 pm

    St. Malo has to be my favourite part of France


  49. User: Cotswoldlass

    Posted on: 30/06/2022 at 12:48 pm



  50. User: Roger Jephcote

    Posted on: 30/06/2022 at 12:22 pm



  51. User: MinniTee

    Posted on: 29/06/2022 at 8:47 am

    I know lots of people will say Paris, I’m not one of them. One of the very few places I got myself totally lost.

    Personally I would pick Lille followed by Le Touquet.


  52. User: kellyhghs.kg

    Posted on: 29/06/2022 at 7:53 am

    I’ve only been to a sleepy little village where a friend got married so haven’t seen a lot of France but think I would love Paris


  53. User: JoW

    Posted on: 29/06/2022 at 5:15 am

    I love Paris it’s a beautiful city with so much to see and do


  54. User: Yvonne @Fiction_Books

    Posted on: 28/06/2022 at 3:36 pm

    I must admit that my French travels have only ever taken me as far as Paris, which I would love to have spent longer exploring.

    If I was lucky enough to win this book, I would definitely need to read book #1 first, so that I could get a handle on the characters and the author style of writing.

    In fact the series sounds so good, that I might just do that anyway!


  55. User: Susan Gilley

    Posted on: 27/06/2022 at 6:33 pm

    To Kill a Troubadour:
    My favourite part of France is Remoullin near the world heritage site of Pont du Garde. It is half way between Nimes and Avignon. Beautiful


  56. User: Lisa

    Posted on: 27/06/2022 at 2:53 pm

    My favourite part of France is Nice.


  57. User: Janine Phillips

    Posted on: 27/06/2022 at 12:21 pm

    I love Paris x


  58. User: lapsapchung

    Posted on: 27/06/2022 at 8:40 am

    A small town called Ferney Voltaire near the Swiss border, mainly because my daughter and my gorgeous grandchildren live in a little village close to it. Also for the amazing market, and the views, especially from Voltaire’s chateau, of the Alps in one direction and the Jura in the other. And finally because it has a hot pizza vending machine and that’s a very cool thing to have.


  59. User: sealady

    Posted on: 27/06/2022 at 7:48 am

    I love the sparkling sea and sand of Southern France


  60. User: bopper

    Posted on: 26/06/2022 at 10:23 pm

    having been and enjoyed myself there a lot, it would be Nice for me (closely followed by La Rochelle)


  61. User: Leah Tonna

    Posted on: 26/06/2022 at 9:35 pm

    Love the Parisian Riviera, Deauville is beautiful. Rather ashamed to admit I know very little about Catalonia.


  62. User: Karen hutchinson

    Posted on: 26/06/2022 at 9:27 pm

    Only been to Paris but would love to go back there


  63. User: Rachel Hall

    Posted on: 26/06/2022 at 7:55 pm

    Boulanger because it’s cheap to get to and a visit to the hypermarkets make for a fun day out.


  64. User: Toocrmum

    Posted on: 26/06/2022 at 7:49 pm

    My favourite part of France is Côte d’Azur I love Nice and St Tropez.


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