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Painted in Blood

(The third book in the Teresa Battaglia series)
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'The Sleeping Nymph': a work of art of magnetic beauty, painted by a young partisan fighter during the last days of the Second World War. A painting carrying a shocking secret hidden in the red pigment on the canvas, made with the blood of a human heart.

But whose heart?

There is no body, no confession. Only that faint trace of blood. And that's what leads commissioner Teresa Battaglia - herself hiding an unspeakable truth - to the Resia Valley, in the north eastern part of Italy: a perfect genetic enclave protected for centuries from the outside world.

The valley and the portrait are the only clues for a murder that occurred more than 70 years before. A red thread leading to the shadow of someone hell-bent on protecting a sacred secret.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

May 2021 : UK Paperback

Title: Painted in Blood
Author(s): Ilaria Tuti
ISBN: 1-4746-0963-5 / 978-1-4746-0963-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon UK