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City of silver : a mystery

Author: Annamaria Alfieri
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In the midst of a Grand Inquisition, Mother Maria Santa Hilda finds herself at odds when the daughter of a wealthy man mysteriously dies in her care. Despite the fact that it looks as though the girl committed suicide, she has her buried at the convent, a decision a powerful enemy will use against her. Her life at stake, the Abbess and her fellow sisters find themselves in a race against time to prove the true cause  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Annamaria Alfieri
ISBN: 9780312383862 031238386X
OCLC Number: 294887487
Notes: "A Thomas Dunne book for Minotaur Books"--Title page verso.
Description: xiv, 317 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Annamaria Alfieri.
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Potosi, the richest city in the Western Hemisphere, finds its future threatened when the King of Spain discovers that the coins the city has been circulating throughout the world are not pure silver.  Read more...

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"In the tradition of great historical writers like Thomas B. Costain and Samuel Shellbarger, Annamaria Alfieri gives us a grand saga of seventeenth century Peru under the harsh hand of the Spanish Read more...

 
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