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Behind the golden stone walls of a village in southwest France, American Merle  Bennett finds solace from her grief while renovating her late husband’s ancestral home. But things don’t go as planned. Soon any calm she feels in her French summer is overshadowed by secrets from the past. A crumbling house, a deranged squatter, unpleasant and sometimes violent villagers, a surprise in the garden -- it makes a girl almost wish for the sleepy suburbs. But Merle can’t go home until all is resolved, one way or another.

    In Blackbird Fly, her  first  suspense novel,  Lise McClendon  reveals  her  love  of  both  the  French countryside  and  family  drama.  Her style has been described  as  “lyrical,  often  humorous”  and her mysteries have  been  praised  as  “richly detailed... quite  simply  gets  to  your  heart”  and  “full  of twisty  plot-turns  and  unforgettable  characters.”







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Lise McClendon
The author of six mystery novels, my new book, Blackbird Fly, is a novel of suspense. It features Merle Bennett, an attorney in New York City, whose husband suddenly dies, leaving  More...