The Devil's Cave: Bruno, Chief of Police 5 by Martin Walker
Bruno, Chief of Police, already has too much on his plate, mediating both a domestic abuse case and a local development proposal that seems just too good to be true. But two weeks before Easter, the body of a naked woman in a boat drifts down the river towards St Denis. The pentagram painted on her chest and the black candles that accompany her journey all suggest Satanism. The victim's identity is a mystery and nobody is coming forward. Moreover, he has no one to share these stresses with. His dog, Gigi, is gone, as are the women in his life. He's never felt so alone. But, as they say, nothing lasts forever. And, with Balzac the basset hound added to the equation, Bruno soon finds himself back at his best; which is precisely what he'll need to be at if he's to solve the mystery that's threatening to scar his town's reputation.