Investiative filmmaker Maggie MacGowen is in Normandy with a film crew to document the agricultural four seasons on her ancestral family farm. When her brother’s trench digging inadvertently brings up a skull, many parties feel they have an interest in the mass grave of Nazi soldiers killed in 1944 by the local victims of the Occupation.
Summer tourists searching for thrills, an archeologist with student interns from the Louvre hoping to find a Viking settlement, the children of the missing-in-action soldiers looking for Papa’s remains, unsavory dealers wanting to make a killing in black-market war memorabilia: all these scavengers descend on the previously sleepy estate. When the body of one of these stakeholders is found in the carrot field and Maggie’s filming partner falls under police suspicion, she must bring all her crime-solving experience and intelligence to the fore.
Edgar Award Winner Wendy Hornsby is the author of eleven previous mysteries, ninr of them featuring Maggie MacGowen. Publishers Weekly has praised Hornsby’s writing for “a cinematic eye for detail, witty dialogue, and credible surprise endings,” and Booklist called Maggie“an appealing unorthodox heroine in a fine series.” A retired professor of history, she lives in Northern California.
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