To Bud Anderson’s surprise, he discovers he has a long-lost uncle, Jonas, who’s met an untimely death. Bud's mother assures him Jonas was a bad child, but, from beyond the grave, Uncle Jonas begs his nephew to visit the city he adopted as his home to delve into the life he built for himself there, founded on his passion for art. With an old iron key as their only clue, Cait and Bud travel to Amsterdam to solve the cryptic message left by Jonas, and to honour the final wishes of a long-lost relative.
A gig as guest lecturer at the university in Budapest should have been a dream job for a travelling criminologist and food lover. But wherever Cait Morgan goes, murder seems to follow. One of Cait’s new students pleads with her to solve the mystery of her grandmother’s brutal slaying. She agrees, but when she is repeatedly hassled by a weird colleague, and as bizarre details about the student’s family members come to light, Cait is beset by uncertainty. As she gets closer to the truth, Cait's investigation puts the powers-that-be on high alert, and her instincts tell her she's in grave danger. Bud races to Budapest to come to Cait's aid, but will it be too late?
The Anwen Morris Dancers are to play a pivotal role in the imminent nuptials of Henry, eighteenth Duke of Chellingworth. But it looks as though the wedding plans might go awry unless Mavis, Annie, Carol and Christine can help Althea, the Dowager Duchess, by finding a missing Morris man and a set of ancient and valuable artifacts in time for her son's wedding. Anwen-by-Wye might look like an idyllic Welsh village where family values reign and traditions still mean something in a modern world, but what will the WISE women find when they peer behind the respectable net curtains?
It's Cait and Bud's wedding weekend and for the first time she feels like a bride - or at least, she's supposed to. But then the rain won't quit, the supposedly romantic Welsh castle feels creepy, and there's a dead body on the stairs. What first appears to have been the untimely, unfortunate, and accidental death of their wedding choirmaster quickly reveals itself to have been a murder. And when a series of mysterious events occur around the castle, Cait, Bud, and Cait's sister Sian tackle the case of The Corpse with the Sapphire Eyes, attempting to solve the mystery before another sinister event can ruin their destination wedding. Sequel to "The corpse with the platinum hair", followed by "The corpse with the diamond hand".
Henry Twyst, eighteenth Duke of Chellingworth, is convinced his mother is losing her marbles. She claims to have seen a corpse on the dining-room floor, but all she has to prove it is a bloodied bobble hat. Worried enough to retain the women of the WISE Enquiries Agency--one is Welsh, one Irish, one Scottish and one English--Henry wants the strange matter explained away. But the truth of what happened at the Chellingworth Estate, set in the rolling Welsh countryside near the quaint village of Anwen by Wye, is more complex, dangerous, and deadly, than anyone could have foreseen. Followed by "The case of the missing Morris dancer".
La Malinche, enfant de la noblesse maya, est vendue comme esclave. A 17 ans, intelligente, polyglotte et fin esprit politique, elle devient traductrice et maîtresse de Cortés. Evocation romancée de cette figure de l'histoire de la conquête du Mexique, qui par amour choisit de trahir son peuple. Elle demeure objet de haine et de fascination dans l'insconscient collectif mexicain. Premier roman.
Dans un restaurant de New York, un musicien sans succès croise un homme en complet gris accompagné de gardes du corps. Après quelques rencontres amicales, l'homme invite le musicien à visiter son pays. Et les voilà à bord d'un train sillonnant un pays d'Amérique du Sud où règne la terreur. Or cette terreur est à sens unique, car l'homme en complet gris est "président à vie" du pays en question, un dictateur qui gouverne son peuple l'arme au poing. Sous sa soudaine et imprévisible tutelle, l'innocent musicien se verra asséner de mémorables leçons. Quelques descriptions de nature sexuelle, descriptions explicites de violence, et quelques passages où le langage est grossier.