Publication Date: May 2017
English: 271 pages
Paperback: $30.00 Canada, US
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In Waiting for Chrysanthemums Marisa De Franceschi weaves a classic whodunit mystery that will keep readers turning the pages to the very end. On a perfect night in the 1980s, the border cities of Windsor and Detroit are celebrating their annual Freedom Festival with a spectacular pyrotechnical display on the banks of the Detroit River. In the midst of the fireworks extravaganza a man is murdered. We follow Lily, a strong and sensitive woman, through the tangle surrounding the homicide, which inevitably catches her family in its net and puts Lily herself in grave danger.
“With her singular ability to evoke time and place, Marisa De Franceschi puts us there, amid the sound and light. Deft handling of plot and character are the hallmarks of Marisa De Franceschi’s writing: we know Lily, we live in the cross-border settings, and we feel the suspense build.“ – a must-have volume for anyone who loves to read short fiction!
– Margaret Haffner