The Contessa's Vendetta by Mirella Patzer
(A Historical Suspense Thriller)

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To be buried alive is everyone's worst nightmare, and when faced with the ultimate betrayal, a murderous vendetta is one woman's only solution.

A deadly plague is raging, killing thousands in 17th century Vicenza Italy. Carlotta Mancini struggles to protect her family and servants, but despite her precautions, she is the one who falls prey to the deadly illness. Her body is tossed into a coffin and swiftly buried in the underground, dank confines of her family’s vault. But Carlotta is not dead; she is merely unconscious because of the illness. She returns home to her beloved husband, her best friend, and her darling daughter. But before she reveals herself to her loved ones, she learns of an endless series of lies, deceits, and betrayal. As she unravels the labyrinth of shocking treachery, her wrath breathes life to an overwhelming need for vengeance. Slowly, meticulously, she launches her diabolocial vendetta.

The Contessa's Vendetta is a historical fiction thriller ripe with suspense from first page to last. A tale of betrayal and revenge that will hold you spellbound until the shocking ending!

The Contessa's Vendetta is a retelling of the classic novel, Vendetta by Marie Corelli. Inspired by this epic classic novel; a new and captivating tale in a new setting, a new century, and with new plot twists while remaining faithful to key story elements.

Other historical fiction novels by Mirella Sichirollo Patzer:

Orphan of the Olive Tree
The Betrothal
The Pendant

About Mirella Patzer

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Mirella Sichirollo Patzer lives in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada with her husband, two daughters, and rambunctious little grandchildren. She is also the author of Orphan of the Olive Tree, The Blighted Troth, and The Pendant. For more information about Mirella, please visit:http://mirellapatzer.com
Published January 7, 2014 by History and Women Press. 382 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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