June 1945. The war is over. Early one morning in the hills of Provence, Pierrot, a fifteen-year-old boy out hunting for snails, stumbles across the dead body of Capitaine Patrocle, a celebrated hero of the Resistance. He has been murdered. In the dead man's wallet Pierrot discovers a letter which he conceals under his beret. Its contents provide the key to the dramatic events that lie at the heart of this haunting and unforgettable story of illicit passions and lead, subsequently, to the boy's association with the tragic and beautiful Madame Henry and to his introduction to the mysteries of love.
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June 1945. The war is over. As dawn breaks across the hills of Provence, 15–year–old Pierrot stumbles across the body of Capitaine Patrocle, a local hero of the Resistance. He has been murdered. In his wallet, Pierrot finds a letter, which he conceals beneath his cap. It provides the key to the dramatic events that lie at the heart of this haunting story—and ultimately leads to the boy’s introduction to the beautiful Madame Henry and the mysteries of love. French author Pierre Magnan has written more than 25 novels, including The Murdered House, which was short–listed for the CWA Historical Dagger Award.From the Inside Flap:
Pierrot, a 15-year-old boy, stumbles across the murdered body of a local resistance hero one morning in 1945. He discovers a letter in the dead man's wallet, the contents of which unearth a series of dramatic events that in turn lead to Pierrot's association with Madame Henry.
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