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The Night Villa

(2008)
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An evocative tale of intrigue, romance, and treachery, Carol Goodman's spellbinding new novel, The Night Villa, follows the fascinating lives of two remarkable women centuries apart.

The eruption of Italy's Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79 buried a city and its people, their treasures and secrets. Centuries later, echoes of this disaster resonate with profound consequences in the life of classics professor Sophie Chase.

In the aftermath of a tragic shooting on the University of Texas campus, Sophie seeks sanctuary on the isle of Capri, immersing herself in her latest scholarly project alongside her colleagues, her star pupil, and their benefactor, the compelling yet enigmatic business mogul John Lyros.

Beneath layers of volcanic ash lies the Villa della Notte'"the Night Villa'"home to first-century nobles, as well as to the captivating slave girl at the heart of an ancient controversy. And secreted in a subterranean labyrinth rests a cache of antique documents believed lost to the ages: a prize too tantalizing for Sophie to resist. But suspicion, fear, and danger roam the long-untrodden tunnels and chambers beneath the once sumptuous estate'"especially after Sophie sees the face of her former lover in the darkness, leaving her to wonder if she is chasing shadows or succumbing to the siren song of the Night Villa. Whatever shocking events transpired in the face of Vesuvius's fury have led to deeper, darker machinations that inexorably draw Sophie into their vortex, rich in stunning revelations and laden with unseen menace.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Visit The Night Villa: Carol Goodman's luminous prose and superb storytelling will keep you entertained into the late hours." - Nancy Pickard


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Hardback Editions

April 2008 : USA Hardback

Title: The Little Mysteries
Author(s): Carol Goodman
ISBN: 0-345-47959-9 / 978-0-345-47959-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Night Villa
Author(s): Carol Goodman
ISBN: 0-7499-0938-2 / 978-0-7499-0938-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
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August 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Night Villa: A Novel
Author(s): Carol Goodman
ISBN: 0-345-47960-2 / 978-0-345-47960-0 (USA edition)
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August 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Night Villa
Author(s): Carol Goodman
ISBN: 0-7499-3908-7 / 978-0-7499-3908-3 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Night Villa
Author(s): Carol Goodman
ISBN: 1-72131-535-7 / 978-1-72131-535-2
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September 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Night Villa
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September 2008 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Night Villa
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September 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Night Villa
Author(s): Carol Goodman
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September 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Night Villa
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2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Night Villa (Sound Library)
Author(s): Carol Goodman
ISBN: 0-7927-5441-7 / 978-0-7927-5441-1 (USA edition)
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Kindle Editions

March 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Night Villa
Author(s): Carol Goodman
Publisher: Piatkus
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August 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Night Villa: A Novel
Author(s): Carol Goodman
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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