Rachel Carewe flees the dangers of revolutionary France and seeks sanctuary amid Venice s turbulent society There, she meets a dark and dangerous man who is not what he seems Venice, that city of water and shadows, is a place of mystery and peril where death may lie in wait for Rachelbut so may love. Read The Dark Palazzo author Virginia Coffman – bluevapours.co.uk
Virginia Edith Coffman aka Jeanne Duval, Diana Saunders, Victor Cross, Ann Stanfield, Virginia C Du Vaul, Kay Cameron.A native of San Francisco, Coffman contributed movie reviews to the Oakland Tribune from 1933 40 She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1938 and was a movie and television script writer for Columbia, RKO, and other Hollywood studios in her early writing career 1944 56 She had her first success with writing novels in 1959, when Crown Publishing decided to take a chance on Moura, and the novel was showcased by Library Journal By the 1980s, Coffman was recognized as the author largely responsible for setting off the Gothics craze of the 1960s, earning her the reputation of Queen of the Gothics 1She quit her day job in Reno and became a full time writer in 1965 While historical romance novels seldom find their way into the literary canon, Coffman, who was both prolific and dedicated, took her writing seriously Her research for historical fiction was meticulous She also drew upon personal experience as a world traveler when setting some of her novels in Hawaii, Paris, and other romantic locales Several of her historical romances and gothic mystery novels were translated into other languages, and many have been published in large print and audio editions.She was recognized by Who s Who of American Women and Who s Who in the West She was a member of the Authors League of America and the Mystery Writers Guild of America The Reno Gazette Journal featured Virginia Coffman and her sister in a biographical story on April 4, 2002 In 2003, she donated a collection of her gothic mystery and historical romance novels to the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries.
- 240 pages
- The Dark Palazzo
- Virginia Coffman
- 11 November 2018 Virginia Coffman
- 0449235459 Edition Language English Other Editions 4