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Set in Lake Garda
(Veneto)
 ©1987
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Timothy Holme

The Achille Peroni Mystery Series

At the Lake of Sudden Death

Jacket Notes: Commissario Achille Peroni, the Valentino of the Venice fuzz, is unofficially but not unemotionally involved when the lovely English girl who took him sailing is found drowned in Lake Garda. His own heart and a glimpse of red hair told him that the body was Cordelia's. His denial of their all too innocent relationship was instinctive - besides he had been taken dangerously off balance. It was no sailing accident. Cordelia had been too good with boats to die that way...
A whiff of murder, rumours of a Churchill-Mussolini correspondence and the promise of the Duce's sunken gold lure Peroni up blind alleys braving a nunnery and a death-defying bathyscaphe descent into the dark waters of Lake Garda. With a bullet in his shoulder and a diabolical burden of family secrets Peroni challenges the past to give up its unquiet dead...
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