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George, Elizabeth

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ISBN 10: 0553092537 / ISBN 13: 9780553092530
Published by Bantam Books, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1993
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed by author on title page. Chance and bad weather led Deborah St. James and the vicar of Winslough to London's National Gallery to view Leonardo Da Vinci's study for his Virgin and Child. The vicar's comment that Joseph is missing from the picture strikes a chord with Deborah, whose inability to bear a child has caused her deep grief and widened the growing rift between her and her husband. Confronted by the vicar's words and affected by his description of the solitude surrounding his northern village, Deborah persuades her husband, forensic scientist Simon St. James to take her on a country holiday in Lancashire where she can regain her peace of mind and see the vicar again. Only one detail mars their plans--they arrive to discover the vicar is dead. The coroner's inquest has returned a verdict of "death by misadventure," a case of accidental poisoning. But, as Simon St. James quickly realizes, accidentally ingesting this particular poison is nearly impossible. With the assistance of his old friend, Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, he intends to find out why no charges were brought against the mysterious, sensual woman who met with the vicar on the night he died and fed him a dinner that was laced with death. Fine, in fine, mylar-protected dust jacket. A42. Bookseller Inventory # 8170

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Publisher: Bantam Books, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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When the vicar who has given her so much support is found dead, Deborah St. James begins a journey of personal discovery in order to find out who is responsible. 60,000 first printing. $60,000 ad/promo.

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"A totally satisfying mystery experience."
--The Denver Post

"[George] proves that the classiest crime writers are true novelists."
--The New York Times

"Layered, intricate...deftly plotted, highly atmospheric."
--Publishers Weekly

"Perhaps Ms. George's most satisfying puzzle yet...this rich, intricate novel is a perfect choice for anyone in the market for first-rate summer fiction."
--The Sun, Baltimore

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