In the peaceful Umbrian village of Paradiso, the shocking murder and mutilation of an elderly German woman is barely credible. Until, that is, Inspector Cenni of the State Police discovers that this retired cultural attache was t just a difficult tenant, but also a bisexual swinger and blackmailer. The dead woman grew up in occupied Venice and some of her secrets may have been acquired during WWII. It turns out the bucolic village is t that incent: it was the site of a famous, scandalous murder 50 years earlier.
Born in New Jersey to Irish parents, Grace Brophy lived and worked as a teacher and systems engineer in New York City until 2001, when she and her late husband, figurative painter Miguel Peraza, traveled to Italy with their two cats. While in Italy, she began The Last Enemy, her first work of fiction.