The Courtship Gift by Julie Parsons
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Julie Parsons exploded onto the literary scene with her debut novel, Mary Mary, which according to The New York Times takes the psychological suspense thriller to place it rarely dares to go. In The Courtship Gift, a gentle, scholarly young woman is pitted against a murderous maniac after she discovers her husband dead in their Dublin home.

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Julie Parsons was born in New Zealand and has lived most of her life in Ireland. A former talk-show producer, she is now a full-time writer. She is also the author of Mary, Mary.
Published January 1, 1999 by Town House, Dublin. 400 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure, Romance, Crime. Fiction

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Most difficult for her to come to terms with is the way Nick died: by anaphylactic shock as the result of a bee sting—when all his life Nick had been on guard against precisely that, thoroughly aware of how easily he could be poisoned.

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Isolated in her widowhood, Anna falls vulnerable to the charms of handsome Matthew Makepiece, ostensibly a real estate developer but in reality the enigmatic, chilling and masterfully seductive villain who the reader already knows has been watching Anna from the beginning.

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