A Visible Darkness

A Mystery

Hanno Stiffeniis Mysteries (Volume 3)

Michael Gregorio

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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Prussia has been overrun by Napoleon’s forces, and the Emperor’s troops have discovered a new source of funds there: enough amber to finance France’s wars. But their plans stall when the girls who collect the stones begin to disappear, only to be found gruesomely disfigured by an unknown killer. The French call upon Prussian investigator Hanno Stiffeniis, who must seek out the culprit knowing that his own success may doom his country’s future. Dark, intelligent, and vividly written, A Visible Darkness continues a masterful series of historical mysteries that portray a past torn between nationalism and humanism, superstition and science.

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Chapter One

'Three of them can consume a dead horse in three days.'

Linnaeus might have been describing famished wolves or bears emerging from the forest in desperate search of winter nourishment, but savage Nature was not the subject of his dissertation.

Flies . . .

That's what Linnaeus was talking of.

And as I left the house that morning, I spotted another corpse in the garden.

The lawn and flower-beds had become a cemetery in recent weeks. I had buried a rat, three field- mice and a squirrel, intending to hide them from the eyes of Helena and the children.

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Michael Gregorio

MICHAEL GREGORIO is the pen name of Michael G. Jacob and Daniela De Gregorio. They live in Spoleto, Italy, and were awarded the Umbria del Cuore prize in 2007.

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A Visible Darkness
A Mystery
Michael Gregorio

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
April 2011
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ISBN: 9780312650957
ISBN10: 0312650957
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 464 pages
$14.99

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Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
April 2009
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ISBN: 9781429965712
ISBN10: 1429965711
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 464 pages
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