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    Hilary Whelan
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    St Martins Pr (April 1, 1995)
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A shoulder to die on. by. Whelan, Hilary. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Gutierres on June 13, 2011. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

But first-novelist Whelan presents it all with dry, sly charm. Categories of Interest: Select All. Biography & Memoir.

Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9780312118891.

An allusion to the military practice of capturing/holding a hill (high ground), no matter the cost or (lack of) benefit, as in the Battle of Hamburger Hill or Last Stand Hill. Usually used in the negative, as in "it's not a hill I'm willing to die on". hill to die on (plural hills to die on). (idiomatic) An issue to pursue with wholehearted conviction and/or single-minded focus, with little or no regard to the cost.

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He is also known as the author of several books, most of them on the recent political history of Latin America. He was born in Buffalo, New York. Whelan began a career in journalism in 1952, much of it spent in Latin America including Chile, Venezuela, and Mexico.

A Shoulder to Die on - Hilary Whelan. A Shoulder to Die on. Published: Apr-1995 (Hardcover).

The well-to-do English matron, Julia Littleton, stops for the evening at L'Hotel des Voyageurs in a small French village in the Auvergne. After pressing a reluctant fellow guest, a young man named Dean, into joining her for dinner, she goes for a stroll. Later, her battered body is found and her jewels are missing.Dean is an odd kind of long-distance lorry driver. But is he a killer? The French police seem to think so when Dean can provide no alibi and is the last person to have seen Julia Littleton alive.Dean's boss, convinced of his employee's innocence, hires Oxford-educated lawyer Zoe Chavanac ("sexiest shoulders in Oxford. Mind like a steel trap. Could freeze molten lava.") to round up some alternative suspects.What did the dead woman's relatives have to gain from her death? What do the villagers know about the murder: simpleminded Bruno and his ancient grandmother; the double-dealing mayor; the young waitress and the guests at the Hotel des Voyageurs; the village busybody and the man with the ridiculous wig? Even the priest knows something, but he's not telling.Uncertain of her ground, half-suspicious of her prickly client, and thrown off course when her estranged husband becomes involved in the case, Zoe also has to contend with conflicting views of the investigation from glum gourmet detective Georges Albuisson and village gendarme Lepeyre. But in the end, she gets to the tangled root of a homicide of truly Gallic complications.