Venice, 1643. Isabella, fifteen, longs to sing in Monteverdi's Choir, but only boys (and castrati) can do that. Her singing teacher, Margherita, introduces her to a new wonder: opera! Then Isabella finds Margherita murdered. And now people keep trying to kill Margherita's handsome rogue of a son, Rafaele.
Was Margherita killed so someone could steal her saffron business?
Or was it a disgruntled lover, as Margherita-unbeknownst to Isabella-was one of Venice's wealthiest courtesans?
Or will Isabella and Rafaele find the answer deep in Margherita's past, buried in the Jewish Ghetto?
Isabella has to solve the mystery of the Saffron Crocus fast, before Rafaele hangs for a murder he didn't commit, though she fears the truth will drive her and the man she loves irrevocably apart.
|Publisher:||Black Opal Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)|
About the Author
McMahan has trudged through the jungles of Honduras and Cambodia, through the favelas of Brazil, and from racetracks to drag strips in the U.S. in search of footage for her documentaries. She applies the same sense of adventure to her books of mystery and romantic suspense for teens and adults.
McMahan has an MFA in Creative Writing from the Stonecoast Program at the University of Southern Maine. She reviews books for Entangled and the Historical Novel Society. Member of RWA, FRWA, AWP, the Historical Novel Society, MWA and ITW.