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Daggers and Men's Smiles: A Moretti and Falla Mystery (Moretti and Fally mysteries #1)
by Jill Downie
On the English Channel Island of Guernsey, Detective Inspector Ed Moretti and his new partner, Liz Falla, investigate vicious attacks on Epicure Films. The international production company is shooting a movie based on British bad-boy author Gilbert Ensor's bestselling novel about an Italian aristocratic family at the end of the Second World War, using fortifications from t ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published May 25th 2011 by Dundurn
(first published January 1st 2011)
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The title of this excellent mystery comes from a Shakespearean quote from the Scottish play. One of the means is that a smile may conceal evil intent. This story begins as a grand movie from a best seller is being filmed on the channel island of Guernsey. Before the work has progressed very far there is vandalism of the costumes, a possible threat to the life of the book's author and finally the murder of a wandering philanderer. In all of these situations similar ornate medieval daggers are imp ...more
Jill Downie is the winner of the Drummer General's Award for A Passionate Pen and the Hamilton and Region Arts Council Literary Award for Non-Fiction for Storming the Castle. The first title in the Moretti and Falla series, Daggers and Men’s Smiles, was published in 2011. The second, A Grave Waiting, followed in 2012. Jill lives in Ancaster, Ontario.More about Jill Downie...
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