The Orchid Shroud (Paperback)

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Interior decorator Mara Dunn and orchidologist Julian Wood team up again to solve two murders in Michelle Wan's charming new botanical mystery.Mara is renovating the manor house of the wealthy Christophe de Bonfond when she discovers the body of a murdered infant. The body, concealed for more than a century, brings to light unexpected and critical information on an elusive Lady's Slipper orchid that Julian avidly seeks. Christophe hires genealogist Jean-Claude Fournier to exonerate his ancestors, only to have the expert unleash even more terrifying suspicions. When violent death strikes in the present day, Mara and Julian begin an investigation of their own that leads them to uncover a trail of murder spanning many decades.

About the Author

Michelle Wan is the author of the Death in the Dordogne murder mystery series set in southwestern France, which has been published in the United States, Germany, Italy, Holland and Japan. She and her husband Tim live in Guelph, Ontario. Visit for more information.

Praise For…

“Readers...will enjoy her vivid renderings of the offbeat characters, sumptuous cuisine, and loup-garou lore that suffuse this sylvan stretch of southwestern France.” —Booklist “Wan's pair of charming neurotics keep the pages turning.” —Kirkus “Wan nails the details, the ambiance few know unless they’ve been lucky enough to visit the Dordogne. She paints the quirky larger than life characters with a sure touch.”—

Product Details
ISBN: 9781400079537
ISBN-10: 1400079535
Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: August 14th, 2007
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard