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Mystery at the Villa Bianca

Published March 2024

Frances Gray is on her way to her new job as assistant secretary at the Villa Bianca, an exclusive finishing school near Lugano in the Italian canton of Switzerland . Her work is pleasant and she gets on well with the girls, but there are disturbing undercurrents : a girl has been killed on a trip to Milan and everyone is ordered to forget it, but more accidents follow – too many more ; nightmares, sleepwalking, shadowy figures lurking in the dark, a tragic yet glamorous widow … And what you might have thought was a Young Adult school story has become a tense, nail -biting thriller .

Originally published in 1969. Contains an introduction by Sue Sims. The cover shows one of the original illustrations by William Plummer.

(Added to website 25 February 2024)

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