Soon after the Pargeters lease a villa near a small Tuscan town, their conscientious landlord mysteriously disappears. Puzzling questions quickly emerge: Why are the neighbors evasive about his whereabouts? How was their pool suddenly drained? Was his death really a suicide?
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A woman takes her husband and children to the Italian home of another English family accompanied by her eccentric father. A sense of foreboding hangs over the holiday from the start as the house, as well as its absentee owners, exert their presence.About the Author:
John Mortimer is a playwright, novelist, and former practicing barrister who has written many film scripts as well as stage, radio, and television plays, the Rumpole plays, for which he received the British Academy Writer of the Year Award, and the adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's "Brideshead Revisited." He is the author of twelve collections of Rumpole stories and three acclaimed volumes of autobiography.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140105735
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1989. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The villa near a small Tuscan town is everything the Pargeter family could want for three weeks. Butwhen the idyll turns sour, Molly Pargeter begins to wonder about their mysterious absentee landlord. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0140105735