By Donald E. Westlake
In his newest caper, Dortmunder is employed to scouse borrow the femur of a 16-year-old lady who was once canonized simply because, 800 years in the past, she was once killed and eaten via her kinfolk. Now ecu nations and the Catholic church are battling like canines over the bone. How will this free-for-all finish? Don't Ask.
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LAFEW I would it were not notorious. Was this gentlewoman the daughter of Gerard de Narbon? COUNTESS His sole child, my lord, and bequeathed to my overlooking. I have those hopes of her good, that her education promises her dispositions she inherits – which makes fair gifts fairer; for where an unclean mind carries virtuous qualities, there commendations go with pity: they are virtues and traitors too. In her they are the better for their simpleness. She derives her honesty, and achieves her goodness.