When Alicia’s new client, Fabio Angelino, tells her that someone is trying to kill him and it is revealed that his father Emilio, a New York attorney of Italian descent, vanished without a trace in Sicily sixteen years previously, Alicia is convinced there is some connection between Emilio’s disappearance and Fabio’s current predicament even though the police disagree. Desperate to find answers, Alicia starts making inquiries of Emilio’s former legal colleagues but is obstructed in her attempts to obtain evidence. When three people associated with Emilio are brutally murdered and a key suspect flees to Umbria, Alicia, who by now is heavily embroiled in the investigation, travels to Italy in hot pursuit determined to discover the truth and bring the perpetrator(s) to justice whatever the consequences…
Murder in Hand
About The Author
Celia Conrad is a British author who shares similarities with the heroine of her Alicia Allen Investigates Trilogy in her own Anglo-Italian heritage and solicitor experience (aka "lawyer" in the U.S.). Together they share an enthusiasm for crime solving, Shakespeare, All Things Italian and, of course, Pringles. A Model Murder was her debut novel, written at the suggestion of a mentor who encouraged her to write mysteries based on real-life stories she has encountered while working within the law. The two other parts of the trilogy are Wilful Murder and Murder in Hand.