Emanuela Orlandi, 15, disappeared 36 years ago and now the Vatican is considering opening an unmarked tomb to see if her body is inside. The fate of Emanuela Orlandi, a year-old girl who disappeared without a trace from the Vatican on the way to a flute lesson in , has gripped Italians for the last three decades. The angel is a centuries-old stone statue on top of an unmarked tomb within the the Teutonic Cemetery, which lies within the Vatican walls. Yet the tomb is mysteriously tended every day, with a lit red votive candle that is never allowed to go out, and always fresh flowers in a vase.
The only thing engraved on it is a marble scroll the angel holds, which reads Requiescat in Pace - or Rest in Peace. If Emanuela is found to have been murdered and buried inside the Vatican it could engulf the Catholic church in its biggest scandal to date. And it will give oxygen to one of the most sensational theories about her disappearance - that the schoolgirl was kidnapped by high-ranking clerics who kept her as a sex slave before killing her. While this is the most precise indication yet of where she might be buried, the claim that she was snatched by a Vatican paedophile ring has been made before - by people close to the Church's very centre of power.
The Vatican's chief exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth, a great confidant of retired Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, said in that Emanuela was snatched from the streets of central Rome in the summer of and forced to take part in sex parties. Fr Amorth, who died in , said: "This was a crime with a sexual motive. Parties were organised, with a Vatican gendarme acting as the 'recruiter' of the girls. I believe Emanuela ended up a victim of this circle.
They include the early claim that Turkish militants tied to the assassination attempt against Pope John Paul II had taken the schoolgirl to secure the release of Mehmet Ali Agca, who tried to shoot the pope in Then, in , the mistress of a gangster named Enrico De Pedis told authorities that he organised Emanuela's kidnapping at the behest of the controversial American archbishop, Paul C. Marcinkus, the former president of the Vatican Bank, who died in Some have suggested that Emanuela's father Ercole, a Vatican clerk, had evidence of wrongdoing committed by Marcinkus, and that he asked De Pedis to kidnap the girl to keep the clerk quiet.
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Series Good Buy Girls mystery. Summary "Berkley Prime Crime mystery" -- Spine. Subjects Coupons Retail trade -- Fiction. Oct 20, Jenndian rated it really liked it. I really enjoy this series and it has a different feel from Jenn's other series.
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Nov 22, Ayny rated it it was ok Shelves: us-south , meh , cozy-mysteries. Grrr disappointing, so skimmed through to the end, which was no surprise.
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Unreal how many times the characters names are mentioned in full and their backstory, every few paragraphs. Between the cop divulging case information to civilians and smooching everywhere, I could not take it! As if people would be privy to confidential crime reports, and allowed into hospital ICU rooms. Oct 06, Kate rated it liked it. I think it was mentioned once or twice that someone was shopping for wrapping paper and that was pretty much the extent of the Christmas theme, which was disappointing.
Still, it was an enjoyable enough read. Jul 17, April Schilling rated it it was amazing. Loved it!
I'm really enjoying this series though I feel like I missed something by not reading the second book before this one. Won't be a problem much longer though as I'm going to get it and read them again in order :D. Jan 09, Marie Geisel rated it liked it. Not as good as the first two in series. Oct 08, Meagan rated it really liked it.
Quick easy read. The characters relationships progressed nicely and was the highlight of the book. The murderer was easy to pick, motive was easy too. A vast improvement over the first two books. View all 3 comments. Nov 24, Ed rated it liked it Shelves: cozy-mystery , amateur-detective.
Maggie Gerber is the pivotal GBG, 4 women who have a passion for bargains. Maggie has all of the late Vera Madison's balls on consignment in her thrift shop. GBG Joanna is pregnant and jealous of the young lady her husband has hired for their deli. The GBGs and Maggie's family are attractive characters, but I felt that the obligatory victim and villain were rather obvious.
Worth reading for cozy fans, who will enjoy the continuation of Maggie's romantic life. But Joanne Claramotta, pregnant with her first child--is acting less than festive. Calming Joanne's nerves proves impossible when Maggie finds Michael unconscious on his deli floor--and with Diane next to him, strangled to death. There's no record of Diane having been hired. Jan 25, Lorraine rated it liked it. Bargain shopping has been replaced by selling at Maggie's store. I guess I don't mind, but just so you know.
There is something quite mysterious going on in one of the friend's lives. This scenario is fairly up-to-date, and scary. However, somehow, they miss the obvious suspect, who sticks out like a sore thumb, so I down-rated this one star. And, the location where the killer corners Maggie seems a little unrealistic. Even in a small town, would they just leave this open?
A lot of the plot lines Bargain shopping has been replaced by selling at Maggie's store.
A lot of the plot lines from the series have been settled, so I'll be interested to see what happens in the next book. Things kick up a notch at the local Christmas Ball. A surprise family reunion, a new romance debut, and an overheard conversation that leads to murder. Really enjoyed this book. Maggie and Sam are on friendlier terms, and Summer is just as jealous as ever. Great plot, a fun and fast paced read that I flew through.
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