Return to Umbria
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Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2016.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
9781464206092, 1464206090, 9781464206115, 1464206112
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214 pages ; 23 cm.
Status
Falmouth - Main Library - Adult
MYSTERY Wagner
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Published
Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2016.
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781464206092, 1464206090, 9781464206115, 1464206112

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Orvieto--its very name brings to mind priceless art, colorful ceramics, and straw-colored wine. And the most famous cathedral facade in Italy, a structure of gothic spires, arches, statues, and mosaics. But as Rick Montoya discovers, this jewel of Umbria can have an ugly side as well. When Rick Montoya moved to his mother's Italy from his father's Santa Fe, New Mexico, to work as a freelance translator using his dual heritage, he didn't expect to be helping the Italian police. His maternal uncle, a high-level commissioner in Rome, however, sees no reason not to use the resources at hand. Rick's fourth investigation should not have involved crime. It begins when Rick is asked by his uncle to go to Orvieto to talk some sense into his cousin Fabrizio, whose fling with an older married woman is embarrassing the family. Rick agrees to give it a try, and plans a short but romantic weekend in Orvieto with Betta Innocenti, the woman he met in Bassano. What could go wrong? Less than a day after their arrival, his language skills draw him into the brutal murder of an American visitor. He finds that he knows the policeman in charge, but Inspector LoGuercio has changed since the time they met in Volterra. The murdered woman had studied art in Italy decades earlier. Why has she returned now? And why was she dumped at night on a dusty road? Through her traveling companions, her devastated daughter and best friend, as well as a growing list of those who knew her from her student days, they realize she had come to Orvieto to face the past. And then a second murder occurs in a public park, with Montoya so close that he wonders if he could have been the intended target. Is all this connected to Fabrizio and his affair, or to the American's death? More violence erupts, some of it definitely directed at Rick himself. Strong suspects, tantalizing secrets, concealed motives, and risky behaviors tie to a fascinating landscape and layers of Orvieto's past.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Wagner, D. P. (2016). Return to Umbria (First edition.). Poisoned Pen Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Wagner, David P.. 2016. Return to Umbria. Poisoned Pen Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Wagner, David P.. Return to Umbria Poisoned Pen Press, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Wagner, David P.. Return to Umbria First edition., Poisoned Pen Press, 2016.

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