The BRUNO series of crime novels, based on a country policeman who loves to cook but hates to make arrests, is set in France’s Perigord. Translated into 16 languages, global sales approach 4 million and the BRUNO cookbook won the Gourmand International award for world’s best French cookbook. The latest installment of the series, The Body In The Castle Well, was published in June 2019. A veteran foreign correspondent for The Guardian and later director of a think-tank on global economics based in Washington, his non-fiction books include The Cold War; a history; Waking Giant – Gorbachev and Perestroika; Makers of the American Century; Clinton – The President They Deserve; and The National Front. Awarded a gold medal by the French government for services to tourism, he is also a Grand Consul of Bergerac wines and chairs the jury for the Prix Ragueneau, the cookery prize of south-west France.