Vengeance, violence and sudden death in war ravaged rural France
Theo de Cazalle has come back from the dead: in reality a ‘good war’ spent fighting the Vichy regime. But his homecoming is marred by the discovery that his wife has been denounced as a collaborator, the lover of an SS officer. The same officer who was found naked, his throat cut, in front of de Cazalle’s house.
Now de Cazalle must seek the truth. Was Ariane, his wife, a traitor – or the bravest of heroines?
As Theo de Cazalle picks his way through the tangle of accusations, he comes ever closer to the unexpected truth about the dead German...
Praise for Elizabeth Ironside
‘Excellent local colour and culture, good adventure and an admirable denouement’ Marcel Berlins
‘She joins those few mystery writers you unreservedly look forward to reading … a thoroughly satisfying psychological thriller’ Harriet Waugh, Spectator
‘A fine, stylish book to be savoured’ James Melville
‘Superbly handled … a masterly example of classic crime fiction’ Birmingham Post
‘A spell-binding story of love, murder and deception’ Coventry Evening Telegraph