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I enjoyed this slightly less than the two earlier parts of the trilogy (Death in ... / Dark Summer in ... ). Again, the murder (of an unpleasant piano teacher) is merely the maguffin that gets the ball rolling. The main business, of course, in the moral greyness that characterises life in occupied France. In order, though, to capture the obliqueness and necessarily allusive nature of nearly all conversation of any interest in Vichy France, Massie has been forced to require much of his reader - and, I must admit, I sometimes failed him.