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The Case of the Missing Madonna

The Case of the Missing Madonna

Author(s): Lin Anderson

Location(s): Cannes, Eze, Venice

Genre(s): Crime, Mystery

Era(s): Contemporary

Private investigator Patrick de Courvoisier unearths a shocking wartime secret in this stylish Cannes-based mystery series.

Brother Robert from the abbey on St Honorat, a picturesque island off the French coast, has requested Patrick de Courvoisier’s help in locating a valuable painting which has disappeared from the monastery’s vaults.

At the same time, an old enemy from Patrick’s past has arrived in Cannes in search of a different stolen painting. As it becomes increasingly clear that the two investigations are linked, Patrick’s enquiries lead him to uncover a shocking wartime secret: a secret the British Royal family would prefer to keep hidden…

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

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