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Christobel Kent in Ely

Tuesday 22nd May 2012

  • Venue The Bookshop, 9 High Street, Ely, CB7 4LJ
  • Doors open 7.15pm
  • Start time 7.30pm

The Dead Season is the third of Christobel’s crime series set in Florence. A heat-wave has the city in its grip and most have fled to the hills, but Sandro Cellini will not be joining them as a series of seemingly unconnected events contrive to keep him sweltering at home: the disappearance of a young man; the rotting corpse of a bank manager; a bank-teller’s elderly mother who has imagined an intruder on her property – or has she?

Christobel divides her time between Cambridge and Italy, and her enthusiasm for all things Italian makes for wonderfully evocative prose. Come along to be transported to a sticky Florentine summer where nothing is quite as it seems, and only Cellini can untangle a series of devious crimes…