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2010. A Fine and Private Place

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Kent, Christobel. 'A Fine and Private Place' published in 2010 in Great Britain by Atlantic Books in paperback, 320pp, ISBN 9781848871519. Condition: New. Price: £2.70, not including post and packing, which is Amazon UK's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers more for overseas customers)
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About this book/storyline: As Sandro Cellini gets to grips with the dispiriting realities of life as a private detective, touting for business among old contacts and following errant teenagers, an old case comes back to haunt him.

Once the subject of a routine investigation back in Sandro's early days as an investigator; Loni Meadows - the glamorous, charming and ruthless director of an artistic Trust based in a castle in the hills outside Florence - is found dead in circumstances Sandro cannot convince himself are accidental. However inconvenient his suspicions might be, both to Sandro - whose marriage appears to be disintegrating - and to Meadow's erstwhile employers at the Trust, he presses ahead with the case. And as Sandro attempts to uncover the truth of Loni Meadow's violent and lonely death, he finds himself drawn into the lives of the castle's highly-strung community and the closed world they inhabit in the Maremma's isolated hills

Characters (in order of appearance)
Alec Fairhead
Sandro Cellini
Luisa Cellini (Sandro's wife)
Carlotta Bellagamba
Giuli Sarto
Pietro (ex partner in the police force)
Claudio Gentileschi
Caterina Giottone, works in the kitchen of Castello Orfeo
Ginevra the cook
Vincenzo (Caterina's, a.k.a. "Cate", boyfriend)
Mauro the handyman
Frollini, Luisa's boss, and a bit of a womaniser
Alberto - boy that Caterina is seen with
Luca Gallo, manager of the Castello Orfeo
Dottoressa Loni, director of the Castello Orfeo
Nicoletta (Nicki), Ginevra's niece, worker at the Castello Orfeo
Tiziano, pianist
Tina Kreutz, from Orlando, made strange graphic pots and lived in the villino at the Castello
Michelle Connor from Queens, New York, a poet and librettist at the Castello
Per Hansen
Niccolo Orfeo - representative of the Orfeo family in the affairs of the Castello
Salvatore, Luca's Sicilian boyfriend
Beth, intern at the Castello
Commissario Grasso
Giuliano Mascarello, a lawyer

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