The Orchid Shroud by Michelle Wan
A Novel of Death in the Dordogne

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Interior decorator Mara Dunn and orchidologist Julian Wood team up again to solve two murders in Michelle Wan’s charming new botanical mystery.Mara is renovating the manor house of the wealthy Christophe de Bonfond when she discovers the body of a murdered infant. The body, concealed for more than a century, brings to light unexpected and critical information on an elusive Lady's Slipper orchid that Julian avidly seeks. Christophe hires genealogist Jean-Claude Fournier to exonerate his ancestors, only to have the expert unleash even more terrifying suspicions. When violent death strikes in the present day, Mara and Julian begin an investigation of their own that leads them to uncover a trail of murder spanning many decades.

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About Michelle Wan

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Michelle Wan is the author of the Death in the Dordogne murder mystery series set in southwestern France: Deadly Slipper, The Orchid Shroud, A Twist of Orchids and Kill for an Orchid. She loves all kinds of things; good food; dogs; orchids; people, wherever and however they come into her life; and especially a good mystery. She and her husband Tim live in Guelph, Ontario. Visit for more information.
Published August 14, 2007 by Vintage. 354 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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There must be something in the grape that brings interior designer Mara Dunn (Deadly Slipper, 2005) back for a second confrontation with extraordinary violence.

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Wan's sequel to her debut, Deadly Slipper (2005), nicely depicts an appealing village in the Dordogne, a part of France rarely seen as a fictional setting, and two lead characters with interesting vocations.

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