A shocking revelation in a diva’s will leads to murder in this chilling whodunit from the Edgar Award–winning author of the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael.
It’s not surprising that adored British opera star, Antonia Byrne, would want her death to be as dramatic as the roles she performed on the world’s great stages. Even so, the existence of a new will surprises everyone—especially the six loved ones gathered at her deathbed in Vienna.
When the mourners’ private plane is brought down by a blizzard, trapping them together in the Swiss Alps, they decide to unseal Antonia’s final testament rather than wait till they’re back home in England. But no one is prepared for what the diva stipulated as her final wishes, especially not her ex-lover, Richard, who has been burdened with a most unwanted responsibility.
And as the storm continues, keeping the local constabulary snowbound and out of reach, the stranded six will now have to struggle to stay alive. Because suddenly it’s not only nature’s fury threatening their survival, but the murderous wrath of one of their own.
The Will and the Deed is at once an intriguing puzzle and a breathtaking survival adventure from the Edgar, Agatha, and Gold Dagger Award–winning author and “cult figure of crime fiction” (Financial Times).