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A Bouquet of Rue: A Maggie MacGowen Mystery


Hornsby, Wendy

FROM THE BOOK JACKET: Filmmaker Maggie MacGowen moves to France ready to settle into a new job with a French television network and a new life with diplomat Jean-Paul Bernard. Maggie soon discovers that under the peaceful veneer of the leafy Paris suburb where she now lives, there are deep and troubling fissures. At first she is an object of curiosity, the woman taking the place of Jean-Paul's beloved, deceased wife. But as she is drawn into the search for a girl named Ophelia, and tries to stop the persecution of a Muslim immigrant boy, she is viewed by the town an interloper, the outsider. As Maggie tells an interviewer, sometimes an outsider can hold up a mirror that reveals what we have become blind to. But are her new neighbors willing to look into that mirror? She will learn that the human spirit has tremendous resilience--until it snaps.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Edgar Award--winner Wendy Hornsby is the author of thirteen previous mysteries, eleven of them featuring investigative filmmaker Maggie MacGowen. Her books have also won French literary prizes. A retired professor of history, she lives in Northern California.


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