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The return of the wealthy, secret-carrying Bradford family to their estate has bitter ramifications for a gardener who fell in love with their prodigal son two years earlier. This is the first book in a series.
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The Bourbon Kings
When a murder suspect commits suicide after his arrest for killing a soybean farmer, Virgil Flowers uncovers a multi-generation, multi-family conspiracy involving a series of monstrous crimes.
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Hoping to safeguard themselves from the ravages of World War II within the walls of their ancient villa in Florence, the noble Rosati family become prisoners in their home when eighteen-year-old Cristina's courtship by a German lieutenant prompts the Nazis to take over the estate, a situation that leads to a serial murder investigation years later.
Hoping to safeguard themselves from the ravages of World War II within the walls of their ancient villa in Florence, the noble Rosatis family become prisoners in their home when 18-year-old Cristina's courtship by a German lieutenant prompts the Nazis to take over the estate, a situation that leads to a serial murder investigation years later.
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The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian - "Bohjalian’s latest novel transports the reader to scenic Tuscany and examines the devastating impact World War II had on one Italian family. Lushly written and evocative, The Light in the Ruins is as gorgeous as it is heartbreaking."
The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian. In 1955 Florence, Italy, a serial killer is carefully, gruesomely killing off members of the Rosati family. Tearing out each victim's heart and leaving it on display, the murderer has something important to say about this family of noble blood, and Det. Serafina Bettini suspects it may have something to do with their activities during World War II.
Detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein race against time to find a young girl who has disappeared after connecting the dramatic murder of a woman to the recent release of her son, who served a ten-year sentence related to the disappearances of two teens.
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Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0312604254/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_pQ1nrb1Z1BGAV An atmospheric, character-driven and suspenseful mystery set in a small town that could be anywhere, dealing with issues of gossip, power, and keeping up appearances.
Snow White Must Die: Nele Neuhaus On a rainy November day police detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein are summoned to a mysterious traffic accident: A woman has fallen from a pedestrian bridge onto a car driving underneath. According to a witness, the woman may have been pushed. The investigation leads Pia and Oliver to a small village, and the home of the victim, Rita Cramer.
A stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store and all clues point to bistro owner Olivier being the killer. Once again, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team are called in to strip back layers of lies, exposing both treasures and rancid secrets long buried--but not forgotten. Second book in series
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The Brutal Telling: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (Armand Gamache Mysteries) by Louise Penny, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003STCQHK/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_Xr8vqb15947V2
The Brutal Telling, by Louise Penny. (Minotaur Books, 2009). After a stranger is murdered in a bistro and antiques store in the village of Three Pines and the bistro's owner becomes the main suspect, Chief Inspector Gamache must sift through a number of clues and cross the continent in order to solve the case.
In this classic drawing room mystery, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is looking forward to celebrating his wedding anniversary at the remote, luxurious Manoir Bellechasse. As Gamache's holiday becomes a busman's anniversary, he learns that the seemingly peaceful lodge is a place where visitors come to escape their past, until that past catches up with them.