Synopses & Reviews
A trip to Italys Tuscan countryside is a dream come true for curator and manager of Marshfield Manor, Grace Wheaton. At least until her bossand benefactor of this whirlwind excursionbecomes the target of a murderer
When Grace and her boss, Bennett Marshfield, turn up at the Italian villa of one of his oldest friends, theyre troubled to discover that most of his friends impressive art collectionincluding a prized bronze skull crafted by Picassois fake. Someone has been selling the real deals and replacing them with skilled forgeries.
Unfortunately, Grace and Bennett have to fly home the next day, so theres no time to investigate. But their troubles are hardly over. On the plane, Grace catches a woman trying to poison Bennett. The woman, of course, isnt talking, but by the end of the flight, there are two dead bodies. Now Grace has to wing it to find a mile-high murdererespecially since she suspects Bennett is still in danger
“Readers will love Grace.”—Chicago Sun-Times
"Grace Wheaton is the type of sophisticated Southern sleuth that cozy fans will adore!”—Feathered Quill Book Reviews “Hyzy creates the well-researched and believable estate of Marshfield Manor, part mansion and part museum . . . Well-drawn characters like busybody secretary Frances, handsome landscape architect Jack, and stalking wannabe PI Ronny are supported by lively subplots, laying series groundwork to rival Marshfield Manors own elaborate structure.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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About the Author
New York Times
bestselling and awardwinning author Julie Hyzy
writes both the White House Chef Mysteries and the Manor House Mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime. A native Chicagoan, she thoroughly enjoys researching her books, especially when traveling to exciting new places is involved. Visit her books online at www.juliehyzy.com, www.cozychicksblog.com, facebook.com/Julie.Hyzy, and twitter.com/JulieHyzy.