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Let These Bones Live Again: A Christopher Worthy and Father Fortis Mystery    by David Carlson Amazon.com order for
Let These Bones Live Again
by David Carlson
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Coffeetown, 2018 (2018)
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* *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

Homicide detective Christopher Worthy's daughter Allyson has always wanted to travel to Venice. Maybe to live there, not just visit. But ... isn't there always a But? Her detective father will be there at the same time. This shouldn't be a problem, should it?

Problem there is they had been practically estranged for some time. His police work always took time away from the family. Allyson resented this and backed away from his company. Father Nicholas Fortis is sent to Venice to investigate the theft of religious relics from churches there. This puts Worthy and Fortis together again. Allyson is there on an internship with the Venice police.

Strange happenings. Two wealthy Americans, cancer patients, have registered in very inexpensive hotels and proceeded to commit suicide! Relatives of the second victim want answers to their loved one's death. Depression was not in their DNA. As the investigation gets underway, Allyson and her father approach each other cautiously.

Along with a delicious and very unusual plot, the reader is treated to the city of Venice. The canals, the pathways, the outlying small islands, the foods, the vaporettos and the wonderful and gracious Italians. Let These Bones Live Again is the third of this series. I do so hope there are more coming.

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