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About Mj Roë
She has just released her fourth novel, an international movie industry mystery titled The Heat of the Desert Wind. Her previous books - The Seven Turns of the Snail's Shell, The Blue Amulet, and As Darker Grow the Shadows - form a trilogy. All three won awards at the London Book Festival, the Paris Book Festival, and the Los Angeles Book Festival.
Roë lives and writes in Southern California. Find her online at: www.roezes.com.
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Spanning 1939 to 1945, this story not only tells of the dedicated companionship of two brothers but also heralds the remarkable spirit of the ordinary citizens whom they encounter along the way. But not all of their countrymen are as passionate about freedom from tyranny—and one in particular, their half brother, André Narbon, seems intent on retribution…against them.
As Darker Grow the Shadows is a thrilling coming-of-age tale set against the bleak but beautiful backdrop of Paris under Nazi occupation, and winding through the wine cellars, battlefields, and countryside of a battered-but-not-beaten France.
Don’t miss this riveting prequel to Mj Roë’s The Seven Turns of the Snail’s Shell and The Blue Amulet.
The international film industry is a cutthroat business, but Adriana Zennelli will go up against a killer who takes that expression very literally.
Adriana has a thriving law practice in Laguna Beach, California. When influential businesswoman Sophie Chen calls her to a meeting halfway around the world in Strasbourg, France, she can hardly say no. Adriana is tasked with settling a dispute between Sophie and Adriana’s father, influential film producer Romano Zennelli. The origin of their conflict is a new property, The Heat of the Desert Wind.
The Heat of the Desert Wind is a lifeless, lengthy saga directed by a self-aggrandizing egomaniac. Romano refuses to distribute it in the United States without extensive editing. The director, Godeau, claims Romano is trying to kill his vision.
Threats to her father’s professional career aren’t what have Adriana so on edge though. Several of the film’s investors have died under mysterious circumstances. When another body turns up at the famous Cannes Film Festival, Adriana knows that she’s on the trail of a cold-blooded killer. Her inquiries will take her all across France and unearth a tangled web of lies, greed, and betrayal.