The Last Enemy

By: Grace Brophy

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BU1 - An advance reader's edition paperback in very good condition that has some scattered stains on the cover, some bumped corners, light dsicoloration and shelf wear. 7.5"x5", 344 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Rita grew up in Brooklyn, the only child of a narcissistic Italian mother and the GI she married at the end of World War II. After her mother s death, she quits her teaching job and descends upon her poor but aristocratic relatives, the Count and Countess Casati, in Assisi. It takes a while before they realize, to their chagrin, that Rita has come to stay. When the family assembles to watch the penitentes procession in the town square during Easter Week, a Casati tradition, Rita does not join them as planned. Her corpse is later found in the family mausoleum. Alessandro Cenni, a commissario in the State Police of Umbria, and a handsome bachelor whose twin brother is about to become a bishop, must penetrate the secrets of the Casati family and their circle if he is to discover who killed Rita and why. But he is blocked by their powerful right-wing connections, and by a superior who prefers to arrest a scapegoat rather than risk political suicide. Aided by a loyal staff in his quest for that rarity - justice - he still must acknowledge that no one can defeat the last enemy, death itself.

Title: The Last Enemy

Author: Grace Brophy

Categories: Fiction, Fiction: Mystery, Authors A-E,

Publisher: New York, Soho Press Inc.: 2007

ISBN: 1569474591

ISBN 13: 9781569474594

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued

Type: Advance Reading Copy (ARC)

Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Book ID: EC25592BB

Keywords: FICTION MYSTERY DETECTIVE ADVANCE READER'S EDITION ARC,