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Bagley Public Library M ALE (Text) 33500013377882 New Available -
Fosston Public Library M ALE (Text) 33500013377874 New Checked out 11/12/2021
Red Lake Falls Public Library ALE (Text) 35500006471385 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250622075
  • ISBN: 1250622069
  • ISBN: 9781250622068
  • Physical Description: 311 pages ; 25 cm.
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note: Sequel to: In the shadow of Vesuvius.
Series information from Goodreds.com.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: "In the next Lady Emily Mystery, The Dark Heart of Florence, critically acclaimed author Tasha Alexander transports readers to the legendary city of Florence, where Lady Emily and Colin must solve a murder with clues leading back to the time of the Medici. In 1903, tensions between Britain and Germany are starting to loom over Europe, something that has not gone unnoticed by Lady Emily and her husband, Colin Hargreaves. An agent of the Crown, Colin carries the weight of the Empire, but his focus is drawn to Italy by a series of burglaries at his daughter's palazzo in Florence--burglaries that might have international ramifications. He and Emily travel to Tuscany where, soon after their arrival, a stranger is thrown to his death from the roof onto the marble palazzo floor. Colin's trusted colleague and fellow agent, Darius Benton-Stone, arrives to assist Colin, who insists their mission must remain top secret. Finding herself excluded from the investigation, Emily secretly launches her own clandestine inquiry into the murder, aided by her spirited and witty friend, Cécile. They soon discover that the palazzo may contain a hidden treasure dating back to the days of the Medici and the violent reign of the fanatic monk, Savonarola--days that resonate in the troubled early twentieth century, an uneasy time full of intrigue, duplicity, and warring ideologies. Emily and Cécile race to untangle the cryptic clues leading them through the Renaissance city, but an unimagined danger follows closely behind. And when another violent death puts Emily directly in the path of a killer, there's much more than treasure at stake..."--
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #1
    In 1903, Colin Hargreaves, agent for the British Crown, travels to Florence to investigate burglaries at his daughter's palazzo—crimes that may be more than they appear. Colin takes his wife, Lady Emily, and her friend Cécile du Lac along to make the trip appear to be a holiday. Almost immediately upon their arrival at the historic palazzo, a body falls from the roof into the courtyard. While Colin pursues the matter through his secretive channels, Lady Emily and Cécile look for more information about the man, learning that he might have died looking for the treasure believed to be hidden in the palazzo. The thrilling story of that quattrocento treasure and the family who owned the palazzo is told in parallel, as Emily uses Latin and Italian graffiti in the palazzo as clues to solving not only the old puzzle, but also the current spate of murders. Lady Emily and Colin continue to be formidable investigatory partners, and Cécile's flirtation with a local librarian adds a dash of romance. Alexander brings both early Renaissance and Edwardian-era Florence to life, with well-researched references to Florentine history, literature, and art. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #1
    In 1903, Colin Hargreaves, agent for the British Crown, travels to Florence to investigate burglaries at his daughter's palazzo—crimes that may be more than they appear. Colin takes his wife, Lady Emily, and her friend Cécile du Lac along to make the trip appear to be a holiday. Almost immediately upon their arrival at the historic palazzo, a body falls from the roof into the courtyard. While Colin pursues the matter through his secretive channels, Lady Emily and Cécile look for more information about the man, learning that he might have died looking for the treasure believed to be hidden in the palazzo. The thrilling story of that quattrocento treasure and the family who owned the palazzo is told in parallel, as Emily uses Latin and Italian graffiti in the palazzo as clues to solving not only the old puzzle, but also the current spate of murders. Lady Emily and Colin continue to be formidable investigatory partners, and Cécile's flirtation with a local librarian adds a dash of romance. Alexander brings both early Renaissance and Edwardian-era Florence to life, with well-researched references to Florentine history, literature, and art. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Tasha Alexander is the author of the New York Times bestselling Lady Emily mystery series (Tears of Pearl, Dangerous to Know, A Crimson Warning, and more). The daughter of two philosophy professors, she studied English Literature and Medieval History at the University of Notre Dame. She and her husband, novelist Andrew Grant, live on a ranch in southeastern Wyoming.

Subject: Hargreaves, Emily Lady (Fictitious character) Fiction
Florence (Italy) Fiction
Florence (Italy) History 20th century Fiction
Murder Investigation Fiction
Burglary Fiction
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Murder Investigation
Genre: FICTION / Historical -- Fiction.
FICTION / Mystery / General -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.

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