From one of Frances's leading crime writers, whose The Messengers of Death was named a Publishers Weekly Best Mystery of 2008, comes this exceptional classic mystery which was once singled out as being France's Best Novel of the Year
At the turn of the century, in a remote inn in Upper Provence, a family is violently massacred. The sole survivor of the tragedy is a three-week-old baby.
In 1920, the orphaned survivor, Seraphin Monge, returns home to avenge his family's killers. But for each murder he plots, another hand silently executes it in his place. He wins the hearts of both Marie and Rose, and romantic complications ensue. But then unexpected secrets set in motion a dreadful unveiling of the past. . . .
A novel of terrifying intensity, The Murdered House will secure Magnan's place on every mystery aficionado's shelf.