The Judas Kiss Author:Victoria Holt The Judas Kiss is the latest addition to Victoria Holt's unbroken string of internation best-sellers, of which more than fifty million copies have been sold. She is one of the most popular authors in the world. — Her twentieth novel, an exciting tale of intrigue in the Bavarian Alps, takes the reader to the Grand Duchy of Bruxenstein, where love... more »ly Francine Ewell had eloped with her suitor, Baron Rudolph, heir to the throne. Left behind was her younger sister, Pippa, who must face alone the wrath of their dour grandfather, autocratic mast of the Greystone, the brooding manor house in Kent.
Pippa's only solace in her loneliness come from Francine's letters, which speak of her husband's devotion, of their young son, of their intention to bring Pippa to live with them in a land straight out of a fairy tale. But the letters stop abruptly, and Pippa seems doomed to a loveless match arranged by the overbearing patriarch who heads her family. And then she stumbles upon a newspaper clipping that tells of a murder in a faraway country; the victims are Rudolph of Bruxenstein and his mysterious 'companion' a beautiful Englishwoman.« less