There are three mysteries in this series so far. The first is Bruno, Chief of Police, and then The Dark Vineyard, and lastly, The Black Diamond – all “a Mystery of the French Countryside…” The series features a confident, capable Benoît “Bruno” Courrèges who is not only a master chef, gardener, lover of his dog Gigi, but quite a ladies’ man, as well. The series features the region of Perigord, lots of wine making and tasting – and much more about our world today, with topics such as immigration, racial profiling, ecoterrorism and land development. I love the series because of the vivid depiction of location and characters, and also because the stories are not full of violence, blood and, well, you know. Start at the beginning with Bruno, Chief of Police.