Kill for An Orchid

Kill for An Orchid

A Novel of Death in the Dordogne

Book - 2010
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The fourth book in the "Death in Dordogne" series, Kill for an Orchid spans two hemispheres and three centuries, taking readers on a suspenseful journey of greed, obsession and murder.

Life is finally coming together for Mara and Julian in their idyllic corner of the French countryside. They are even contemplating marriage! However, their happy prospects hit a nasty bump when Véronique, Julian's not-so-ex-wife, turns up unexpectedly, threatening blackmail and trouble.

Trouble indeed: Veronique is brutally murdered, and the local gendarmes' top suspect is Julian himself. However, a mysterious list of names found among Véronique's effects leads Mara to ask if these individuals are linked to the crime. But how? And why? As Mara seeks answers to these questions, Julian has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to journey to China to solve the riddle of his mystery orchid. Is it the legendary Yong Chun Hua -- the flower of eternal youth? To his peril, he soon learns that he is not alone in his quest. As he treks through the mountains of Sichuan piecing together the orchid's dark secret, he soon finds himself in a race for survival against a determined and deadly adversary. In France Mara, comes face to face with the horrendous truth behind Véronique's death. A world apart, these two must somehow help each other to thwart a cunning and ruthless killer.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, c2010.
ISBN: 9780385664868
0385664869
Characteristics: 301 p. ;,22 cm.

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Jul 29, 2010

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samdog123 Jul 05, 2010

This is an excellent mystery series by Canadian author, Michelle Want. The 4th in the series, this has Mara and Julian battling a holistic drug company. Julian on a quest for the rare orchid he's been searching for. The series has interesting main and supporting characters who develop with each title.

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