By Margaret Miles
It is the summer time of 1765, and Charlotte Willett is having fun with the balmy languor of Bracebridge along with her cultured neighbor, Richard Longfellow. yet their peaceable regimen shatters with the arriving of Richard's dependent pal from abroad.
Known as Il Colombo--the Dove--Gian Carlo Lahte is an Italian singer who quickly holds the neighborhood women spellbound. no longer even Charlotte is resistant to his charms. even though he turns out to hold greater than a touch of scandal with him, at the day he arrives tavern speak in Bracebridge turns to a extra homegrown secret: a corpse chanced on at the Boston road--his physique reeking of liquor, his identification unknown.
Charlotte can not help yet ask yourself why Signore Lahte is so shaken through the sight of the victim--and why the lifeless man's boots and buttons are quick stolen! As she and Longfellow give some thought to those concerns, additional arrivals rework their rustic oasis right into a level for turbulent drama--where any player's functionality can be a lethal swan song....
From the Paperback edition.