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The Poisoned Tree - by Shers Gallagher


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The funny and fastidious Felicia van Vliet is a feminine but strong female personality who lives and works out of a fictionalized North Holland university town. Her profession leads her to adventures turned suspenseful when murder abounds. 

In this latest release - the 3rd of the trilogy - Felly is comfortably home from her travels when she finds a note lodged in the spine of a second-hand book about student squatters in Amsterdam around the 1970s-80s. The note reads as a draft of a confession of murder when a revolt went sour when the police rammed a handmade barricade. Her digging into a fairly known family name uncovers something different than she could have ever imagined and decides to reopen this intriguing cold case.

The Poisoned Tree
Aisling Books

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  1. Enjoyed the series - can't wait to read the final story!

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  2. Thank you - it's a great read and fun Dutch - Irish / Irish - Dutch connection!

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