The Villa Triste

by Lucretia Grindle

Family Drama Historical Fiction

The Villa Triste Synopsis

Florence, 1943. Two sisters, Isabella and Caterina Cammaccio, find themselves surrounded by terror and death; and with Italy trapped under the heel of a brutal Nazi occupation, bands of Partisans rise up. Soon Isabella and Caterina will test their wits and deepest beliefs as never before. As the winter grinds on, they will be forced to make the most important decisions of their lives. Their choices will reverberate for decades. In the present day, Alessandro Pallioti, a senior policeman agrees to oversee a murder investigation, after it emerges the victim was once a Partisan hero. When the case begins to unravel, Pallioti finds himself working to uncover a crime lost in the twilight of war, the consequences of which are as deadly today as they were over sixty years ago.

The Villa Triste Press Reviews

'Grindle vividly evokes Florence as few tourists see it ...Here is the perfect summer holiday read.' Literary Review


'Grindle saves her best story-weaving to the thrilling denouement that creates a surprise as unexpected and delicious as the finest Florentine cuisine.' Daily Express

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ISBN: 9780330509497
Publication date: 01/04/2011
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780330509497
Publication date: 1st April 2011
Author: Lucretia Grindle
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 560 pages
Genres: Family Drama, Historical Fiction, Reading Groups,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Lucretia Grindle

Lucretia Grindle was born in Boston Massachusetts and grew up spending half her time in the United States and half her time in the UK. Continuing as she started out, she still splits her time, but now calls the coast of Maine home.

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