MALICE STALKS THE LEOPARD BOOK TWO OF THE VESPERS TRILOGY
by RM Vassari & Lucia Olivia Lampe
Thesense of normalcy that settles over The Leopard after the Vespers massacre in 1282 is shattered by the brutal murder of the Archbishop of Palermo and his faithful secretary. The de Rogerio family becomes the unwilling guardian of a Secret on which the fate of a royal dynasty depends, and Ysabella, now seven months pregnant, is thrust into a horrifying confrontation with a pitiless killer while friends and family members are held hostage by a threatened queen.
Commentary about MURDER AT THE LEOPARD, ‘In this well-researched picture of life in medieval Sicily, an enterprising schemer selects the new cantina, The Leopard, as the scene for two murders that are designed to improve his lifestyle considerable. Guilt quickly falls upon the Leopard’s likable owner. His wife must prove his innocence. The subplot, an Easter pilgrimage, brings together after almost 40 years, four Crusader buddies who share a terrible secret.”- The Arizona Sun