A collection of stories about life and death—and everything in between—from brilliant mystery author Ellis Peters
They find Felipe in his coffin—the ebony sarcophagus that he has always kept beside his bed—dressed in an impeccable tuxedo. Even in death, he’s larger than life. The women of London hold a vigil outside his salon, beating their breasts in memory of their dear, departed stylist. But one reporter wonders just how much they really knew about Felipe. Who was this elegant legend, and who was the woman who inspired his famous logo, the perfect pair of lily-white hands that welcomed him into death?
“The Lily Hand” is vintage Ellis Peters: a breathtaking story of painful life and beautiful death. In the sixteen stories in this lovely collection, life and death are closer together than they may seem, and there are some mysteries that are better left unsolved.