Villa Triste....loved this book which takes place in modern day Florence, Italy and reverts back to Italy during WWII when the Nazis are taking over. Besides being historical fiction, it is a mystery with believable characters and events. I loved it!
Josephine Tey was a pseudonym of Elizabeth Mackintosh (July 25, 1896–February 13, 1952), a Scottish author best known for her mystery novels. The hero was Scotland Yard Inspector Alan Grant; the most famous of them is The Daughter of Time, in which Grant, laid up in the hospital, has friends research reference books and contemporary documents so he can puzzle out the mystery of whether King Richard III of England murdered his nephews, the Princes in the Tower.