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Daggers and Men's Smiles: A Moretti and Falla Mystery (Moretti and Fally mysteries #1)

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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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Elizabeth
Feb 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
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Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A lovely and suspenseful police procedural which takes place on the Island of Guernsey. Lots of local colour, customs, politics, etc. Looking forward to reading the next Moretti and Falla Mystery.
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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.
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