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Ein kleiner Tod. (original 1999; edition 2000)
by Laura Wilson
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 055358281X, Mass Market Paperback)Nominated for the Crime Writers' Association Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award They lie, three elderly recluses shot to death, in a musty 1950s London town house crammed with hoarded belongings. When the death scene yields no clues, the police conclude that one of the victims shot the others before committing suicide. But which one? And why? Georgina Gresham, maverick and manipulative, a former society beauty, prime suspect in her husband's notorious murder thirty years before? Her brother, Edmund, her lifelong confidant? Or Ada, their housekeeper, salty, shrewd, and long-suffering?
Buried in the trio's youth is the fatal seed whose dark tendrils overlaid Victorian country summers, the Great War, the Roaring Twenties...and all the cravings and fantasies and twists of fate that would chain them to each other in life...and in one explosive moment of violent death.
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They lie, three elderly recluses shot to death, in a musty 1950s London town house crammed with hoarded belongings. But when the police search for the murder weapon, vital evidence is destroyed. One of the victims is former society beauty Georgina Gresham, prime suspect in the notorious murder of her husband, James, almost thirty years earlier; beside her lie the bodies of her brother and the housekeeper. Buried in the trio's youth is the fatal seed that would chain them to each other in life...and in one explosive moment of violent death..
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