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Swiss vendetta, Tracee de Hahn

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Swiss vendetta
Title
Swiss vendetta
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Tracee de Hahn
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KJijN4j7vE0
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eng
Summary
In the aftermath of her husband's death, Swiss-American police inspector Agnes investigates the stabbing death of an auction house appraiser who had been working in a medieval chateau filled with priceless works of art
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  • Police detective Agnes Lüthi tackles her first homicide case in de Hahn’s absorbing debut. Felicity Cowell, a British art assessor with a sordid past, has been killed at an elegant lakeside estate near Lausanne, Switzerland. When a blizzard descends, Agnes and other investigators become trapped at Château Vallotton with the aristocratic Vallotton family, their guests and servants, as well as an elderly neighbor, the charming Vladimir Arsov, who fought with the French Resistance during WWII. De Hahn sets up a locked-room mystery with potential for rich interpersonal tensions. The rarefied, restrictive world of Swiss aristocracy provides a tantalizing backdrop, and Agnes—born to American parents, raised in Switzerland, and a widowed mother of three sons after her husband’s recent suicide—is a strong series lead. Coincidences abound, but those who like a fireside read on a winter night will be pleased. Agent: Paula Munier, Talcott Notch Literary Services. (Feb.) --Staff (Reviewed 12/05/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 49, p)
  • In this Switzerland-set debut, a Swiss American police detective, stuck in a picturesque château on the shore of Lake Geneva, grapples with her first homicide and the worst blizzard in recent memory. Det. Agnes Lüthi transferred from Lausanne's Financial Crimes Unit to Violent Crimes in an effort to take her mind off the recent death of her husband. Now she's called out to her first murder scene, the stabbing death of a young London art appraiser who's been evaluating the impressive collection at the equally impressive Château Vallotton. As a terrible snowstorm approaches, Lüthi attempts to squeeze answers from the house's tight-lipped occupants, including the loyal servants, as well as several other potential witnesses—or suspects. VERDICT This clever take on the locked-room mystery—a locked château, if you will—introduces readers to an appealing heroine in an unusual setting in what will hopefully be a long series. --Jordan Foster (Reviewed 01/01/2017) (Library Journal, vol 142, issue 01, p76)
  • Inspector Agnes Lüthi investigates a violent death among the Swiss aristocracy in this debut mystery.Raw with grief and seeking a fresh start, Agnes has just transferred from financial crimes to violent crimes when she gets her first case. As the blizzard of the century sweeps across Lac Léman, a dead body is discovered on the grounds of Château Vallotton, an ancient fortress on the lake. The victim is Felicity Cowell, a lovely young Englishwoman from a prestigious auction house, at the château to catalog some family treasures. The roads are impassable, the power is out, and the telephones are down. Only a resident of the château could have committed the crime, and Agnes and her little team are on their own to discover which one. Nearly all the suspects seem as unlikely as they are familiar—the patrician marquise, the highly competent housekeeper, the elderly plutocrat residing in the adjacent mansion—except for the American graduate student researching in the library who knows about the victim's shady past. But when the marquise's young ward goes missing and old bones are discovered on the grounds, the plot darkens in the shadow of the Vallottons' long history. The storm isolating the ancestral castle recalls the structure of a classic English country-house murder, but the setting in contemporary Switzerland and the astute policewoman as protagonist bring an edge. A well-constructed mystery that will leave readers pleasantly anticipating a sequel.(Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2016)
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De Hahn, Tracee
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no index present
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fiction
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True
Series statement
Agnes Lüthi mystery
Series volume
01
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  • Lüthi, Agnes
  • Luthi, Agnes
  • Women detectives
  • Blizzards
  • Murder
  • Women detectives
  • Murder
  • Lausanne (Switzerland)
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adult
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Swiss vendetta, Tracee de Hahn
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volume
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
000059635967
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 354 pages
Isbn
9781250109996
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016048992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)970680077
Label
Swiss vendetta, Tracee de Hahn
Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059635967
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 354 pages
Isbn
9781250109996
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016048992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)970680077

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