Bruno’s Périgord

British crime writer Martin Walker’s popular detective novels are set in the Périgord region of France. Walker’s adopted home is the village of Le Bugue, and, just as the local landscapes, history and cuisine infuse his writing, Walker’s friends and neighbours inspire many of his characters. You can’t read ten pages without your mouth watering as Detective Bruno (the hero of the series, modelled on local police chief Pierre Simonet) pauses in his investigations into truffle fraud and archaeological vandalism to enjoy a glass of fine Bergerac red and a slice of pâté de foie gras. All images were shot on assignment for the New York Times.