Dark Provenance (Canterbury Cathedral Mystery Series #3)

Dark Provenance (Canterbury Cathedral Mystery Series #3)

by Michael David Anthony
     
 

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Richard Harrison has spent most of his life as a spy. But that’s all behind him; he wants nothing more than a quiet retirement in the cathedral town of Canterbury. But the past has a way of refusing to stay buried – something Harrison is forced to remember when an unknown young woman turns up on his doorstep, bearing a message from her late father, a

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Richard Harrison has spent most of his life as a spy. But that’s all behind him; he wants nothing more than a quiet retirement in the cathedral town of Canterbury. But the past has a way of refusing to stay buried – something Harrison is forced to remember when an unknown young woman turns up on his doorstep, bearing a message from her late father, a refugee from Hitler’s Germany, and an expert in antiques. It’s a message that Harrison doesn’t want to hear. And he particularly doesn’t want to believe it has anything to do with the recent suicide of an elderly, notoriously dithering parish priest.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The venerable walls of Canterbury Cathedral structure the offbeat plot, foreign intrigue, lively characters, surprising twists and ironic wit of Anthony's (The Becket Factor) rich, labyrinthine mystery. Richard Harrison, a former intelligence major trying to save his marriage to wise, wheelchair-bound Winnie, has retired to the ``dull decencies'' of diocesan life, entrusted with repairs. He has returned from a summer in Italy to find a tactless new archdeacon hell-bent on cutting costs and to learn that an old Jewish comrade from de-Nazification days in Berlin tried to visit him a month ago. This man later apparently plunged to his death from a train. Harrison then becomes the unwilling bearer of an eviction notice to the frail old rector of a small church, who is soon found dead in his car, apparently a carbon-monoxide suicide. How are the two deaths related? What, if anything, is the relevance of the recent fall of the Berlin Wall? What is the role of the porcelain figurine of a monkey violinist? From the start, with the bells of Great Dunstan proclaiming the hour, to the finish, as Harrison confronts a killer high in the scaffolding around towering Bell Harry, Anthony's novel offers full, lasting satisfactions. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934609835
Publisher:
Felony & Mayhem, LLC
Publication date:
08/16/2011
Series:
Canterbury Cathedral Mystery Series, #3
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
429,592
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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