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About the Author: Elizabeth Segrave

Coming Summer 2012: ABSENTIA

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Goodreads rating: 3.00

Paperback, Published in Mar 2012 by Createspace

ISBN10: 1467963291 | ISBN13: 9781467963299

Page count: 274

Grad student Violet Tenet can't believe her good fortune. Thanks to a secret benefactor, she’s traveling abroad with only one odd request to fulfill—a weekly telegram addressed to her patron. In exchange, she finds herself exploring Venice's museums, campi, and canals while she learns about a gem-encrusted Carnival mask stolen during the chaos of World War II. The Sebastiano Mask, however, isn't the only mask missing in Venice. Violet's friend, Tom Fielding, reports a Plague Doctor mask has recently vanished as well, and from the very same museum. Even more disturbing, an unidentified woman was found murdered at the scene of both crimes, more than sixty years apart. Soon, Violet realizes the mystery of the two masks is far more complex than she ever imagined, that both she and Tom are involved, and it's all up to her if they are to survive an adventure that takes them from Venice to London to the Scottish Highlands and beyond.

Praise for MEMORIA:

“… a charming protagonist with a wry sense of humor … Violet’s relationship with Tom is flawlessly detailed, building on small moments … with refreshing subtlety ... the mystery doesn’t let up; more secrets are gradually revealed even in the final pages. Multiple genres come together to form a rewarding, incomparable novel.”

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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"As the novel pings back and forth … Segrave handles the action and intrigue as deftly as she handles the dialogue, which is always sharp and sparkling. The intricate, fast-paced plot … Segrave orchestrates it all with considerable skill and humor. Violet anchors the book: Witty, spirited, smart and adaptable, she deals with the numerous plot twists—and villains, who are often revealed with an appealingly old-fashioned relish—without panicking or relying on the menfolk ... by far the biggest obstacle to readers’ enjoyment is the necessity of reading Memoria first. Segrave valiantly tries to insert helpful exposition wherever possible, but the delightfully breakneck pace of her narrative works against her, and as the story builds to its blizzard of a climax, there’s hardly time to sit and reflect."

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