A fascinating and captivating blend of a traditional murder mystery set in the stunning surroundings of Lucca and Florence. The prologue sets Jacopo Dragonetti, a State Prosecutor, at the scene of a ferocious VIP murder, the story then begins a week before when we meet the victim, suspects and the investigator. This almost feels like a grown up, intense and grisly version of Cluedo, you suspect everyone and trust no one. Jacopo is from a family of aristocrats, he is known as the Dragon, rescues kittens and lives in a wing of the family Palazzo in Florence. When Jaco walks through Lucca or drives home, it feels as though you are seeing Italy through the eyes of a local. The legal, social and cultural aspect of this novel is as intriguing as the identity of the killer. As the gripping story continues, you may start to have your suspicions, but this in no way spoils the ending, as there are still a number of surprises waiting to trip you up along the way. It’s good to know that this is the first in the 'Jacopo Dragonetti' mystery series, may there be many more to come.~ Liz Robinson
Who butchered the fabulously wealthy Ursula? On the night socialite Ursula von Bachmann was murdered in her fabulous villa in Tuscany, her three adult children and Piero and Marta, the couple who ran the house for her, were all present and all had motive to want her dead. Jacopo Dragonetti, investigating magistrate and State Prosecutor, in charge of the case, also finds out that Guido della Rocca, Ursula's gigolo boyfriend, is also in the frame.
'The depiction of Italian history and culture is both fascinating and complex ... a sharply observed slice of crime fiction with real depth.'
'A superb crime saga with more to come.'
Publication date: 19/03/2015
Publisher: McNidder & Grace
|Publication date:||19th March 2015|
|Publisher:||McNidder & Grace|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,|
Born in the UK Margaret Moore has lived most of her adult life in Italy. Married to an Italian she has a large family, including six children. As an Italian citizen Margaret knows all aspects of Italian everyday life very well. Broken Chord is the first novel of the Jacopo Dragonetti mystery series, set in Tuscany, featuring State Prosecutor Jacopo Dragonetti.More About Margaret Moore