The Fig Eater

By Jody Shields
Back Bay Books, Paperback, 9780316785266, 368pp.

Publication Date: March 2001

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When a young woman's body is discovered in the summer of 1910 Vienna, the Inspector's wife is certain the figs found in her stomach during the autopsy are the clue to the identity of the murderer--for there are no fresh figs in Vienna at this time of year.

About the Author
Jody Shields's debut novel, The Fig Eater, was hailed as "an atmospheric thriller" (Los Angeles Times), "stylish and compelling" (Chicgao Tribune), and "a bewitching visit to late-imperial Vienna... enjoyable and intelligent" (Times Literary Supplement). She lives in New York City.
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