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A Funeral in Blue

A Funeral in Blue
A Funeral in Blue

Hester serves as a volunteer nurse for Dr Kristian Beck, an intense Viennese émigré. Beck’s wife, Elissa, is English but the two met during the 1848 revolution in Austria when both were freedom fighters. When Elissa and another woman are found murdered in the studio of an artist, suspicion falls heavily on the doctor. The social evils of gambling addiction and anti-Semitism are some of the unexpected results that come to light...