The opera singer Sophia Simeonidis wakes up one morning to discover that a tree has appeared overnight in the garden of her Paris house.
Intrigued and unnerved, she turns to her neighbours: Vandoosler, an ex-cop, and three impecunious historians, Mathias, Marc and Lucien - the three evangelists.
They agree to dig around the tree and see if something has been buried there.
They find nothing but soil. A few weeks later, Sophia disappears and her body is found burned to ashes in a car.
Who killed the opera singer? Her husband, her ex-lover, her best friend, her niece?
They all seem to have a motive. Vandoosler and the three evangelists set out to find the truth.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages, 1 map
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/01/2007
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780099469551