The Will and the Deed


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A dispute over a great diva’s will sets the stage for bloody vengeance

Antonia Byrne awakes in a splendid hotel room, and finds she isn’t alone. When she sees the circle of concerned faces surrounding her bed, she knows she’s going to die, but she intends to leave this world with a flourish. After all, she’s the greatest diva of her generation and has always known how to make an exit. But before she goes, Antonia needs to say goodbye to Richard, whom she has loved with a passion so fierce she never dared spoil it with marriage. She’s made a new will, and she wants Richard to take charge of her most valued treasure. He accepts, and she dies with laughter on her lips.
Returning to England, Antonia’s entourage is forced to make an emergency landing in the snowbound Alps, where the revelation of the new will leads to jealousy, betrayal, and a sweeping tragedy suited to the legacy of Antonia Byrne.



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Date de parution 01 mars 2016
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EAN13 9781480401648
Langue English

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The Will aud the Deed
Ellis Peters
CHAPTER I Let us then lightly meet our fate. Light must we be, With spirits light and grasp light-fingered Hold all our pleasures—hold them and leave them.
CHAPTER II What curious adventures may befall a man— Not all are to my taste. Here one is far too much the sport of fate.
CHAPTER III The statutes are precise. No way is known of circumventing them.
CHAPTER IV But why think of death? ’Tis far from hence!
CHAPTER V And who asked you to meddle, in the name of mischief?
CHAPTER VI Is all this scurvy crew Plotted to do me mischief?
CHAPTER VII In this one hour, by heaven, I do Penance for all my sins!
CHAPTER VIII Then hold your peace, withdraw, And wait in patience till I need your evidence.
CHAPTER IX They all have double faces! All of them together!
CHAPTER X ’Tis sport for brazen rogues like you.
CHAPTER XI Help, help! A surgeon! Murder, murder, murder!
CHAPTER XII Has bitter wrong, a sinful deed been done?
CHAPTER XIII So strangely I’m perplexed. I would know all things, yet I fear to know the truth.
CHAPTER XIV As the hours that go, as the winds that blow, So we twain will pass away.