Deadly Slipper

Deadly Slipper

A Novel of Death in the Dordogne

Book - 2005 | 1st ed.
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Baker & Taylor
Nearly two decades after her sister Bedie vanishes without a trace during a hiking holiday in southwestern France, Mara Dunn, still haunted by the case and seeking answers of her own, journeys to the Dordogne, stumbling upon Bedie's camera in a local junk shop, and enlists the aid of orchid expert Julian Wood to retrace the missing woman's last steps. A first novel. 30,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Almost twenty years have passed since Bedie Dunn, a wild-orchid enthusiast, vanished without a trace on a hiking holiday in southwestern France. The police long ago relegated the unsolved mystery to the cold-case files. But Mara Dunn, Bedie's twin, is haunted by her sister's disappearance. Was Bedie the victim of an accident? Or did she cross paths with the wrong person at just the wrong time? Mara has come to the Dordogne determined to find the answers.
Mara gets the first break in her investigation when she unearths Bedie's camera on a chance visit to a local junk shop. The camera still contains a roll of film with pictures of the local landscape and the orchids that so enchanted Bedie. Convinced that the photographs document her sister's final path, Mara brings them to Julian Wood, an English expert on orchids who lives in the area, and makes a desperate request: Will he help her retrace Bedie's footsteps using the photographs as a guide? Julian has his own reasons for not wanting to undertake such an impossible task, but he is fired into action when he sees the last image - the tantalizing vision of a totally unknown Lady's Slipper Orchid. Finding a rare, undocumented species of orchid would bring him accolades from botanists around the world. The search, however, could lead to a far grimmer discovery: It is all too possible that the flower marks a secret grave dug two decades earlier.

& Taylor

Two decades after her sister Bedie vanished during a hiking holiday in France, Mara Dunn journeys to the Dordogne, where she finds Bedie's camera in a local junk shop and enlists the aid of Julian Wood to retrace the missing woman's last steps.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385514576
Characteristics: p. cm.


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