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The Last Enemy

(The first book in the Commissario Cenni Investigation series)
A novel by

Rita grew up in Brooklyn, the only child of a narcissistic Italian mother and the GI she married at the end of World War II. After her mother's death, she quits her teaching job and descends upon her poor but aristocratic relatives, the Count and Countess Casati, in Assisi. It takes a while before they realize, to their chagrin, that Rita has come to stay. When the family assembles to watch the penitentes procession in the town square during Easter Week, Rita does not join them as planned. Her corpse is later found in the family mausoleum.

Alessandro Cenni, a commissario in the State Police of Umbria, must penetrate the secrets of the Casati family and their circle if he is to discover who killed Rita and why. But he is blocked by their powerful right-wing connections, and by a superior who prefers to arrest a scapegoat rather than risk political suicide. Aided by a loyal staff in his quest for that rarity-justice-he still must acknowledge that no one can defeat the last enemy, death itself.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Grace Brophy's The Last Enemy

Hardback Editions

May 2007 : USA Hardback

Title: The Last Enemy: A Commissario Cenni Investigation
Author(s): Grace Brophy
ISBN: 1-56947-459-1 / 978-1-56947-459-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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Paperback Editions

May 2008 : USA Paperback

Title: The Last Enemy (Commissario Cenni Investigation)
Author(s): Grace Brophy
ISBN: 1-56947-496-6 / 978-1-56947-496-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

May 2007 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Last Enemy (A Commissario Cenni Investigation Book 1)
Author(s): Grace Brophy
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU