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A Darkness Descending - A Mystery in Florence by Christobel Kent
  

A Darkness Descending - A Mystery in Florence

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The fourth in the Sandra Cellini crime series set in and around Florence. Cellini is an ex-police officer, private investigator and this instalment sees him investigating why an honest politician’s partner would seemingly commit suicide. Kent does a very good job of showing the dark atmospheric real side of Florence that tourists rarely venture into and of picking up contemporary political themes and concerns.

If you like Christobel Kent you might also like to read books by Donna Leon, Michele Giuttari and Michael Dibdin.

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Synopsis

A Darkness Descending - A Mystery in Florence by Christobel Kent

The secret world of a murder victim leads detective Sandro Cellini to uncover the hidden life of a woman consumed by a deadly obsessionWhen the driven, charismatic leader of a Florentine political movement collapses at a rally, his young party immediately comes under threat. And when it emerges that his wife, Flavia, has disappeared, leaving behind not only a devastated husband but their newborn son, the political becomes dangerously personal—and Detective Inspector Sandro Cellini is summoned to investigate.
The trail leads to a somber seaside town, where Flavia chose to end her life. But Cellini isn’t satisfied—why would one so young and with so much to live for walk away from all she loves?
As he digs into Flavia’s secret world, however, Sandro uncovers the hidden life of a woman consumed with private passions and a dark, deadly obsession—a stark reminder that life in modern italy has a perilous edge, fueled as much by rage as desire.

About the Author

Christobel Kent

Christobel Kent was born in London and educated at Cambridge. She has lived variously in Essex, London and Italy. Her childhood included several years spent on a Thames sailing barge in Maldon, Essex with her father, stepmother, three siblings and four step-siblings. She now lives in both Cambridge and Florence with her husband and five children.

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30th November 1999

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9781605986319

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