Thrilling New Novel Details Wife’s Plot to Poison Husband for Money

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Author Otilia Greco paints a picture of one woman’s plan to capitalize on her dying husband’s riches

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Greed, divorce, widowhood and identity all intermingle in Otilia Greco’s newest novel, “The Lady in the Purple Hat,” when the main character Daisy leaves her husband, Bernard, to make a new life for herself.

As their divorce proceedings drag on and Bernard learns he has terminal cancer, Daisy decides it would be more profitable to become his widow, rather than his ex-wife.

Daisy then dons an ostentatious large purple hat to disguise her face, and glides through the hospital corridors with the intent of poisoning her husband to accelerate his death and collect her inheritance.

“I grew up near a lavish resort, full of people who led ostentatious lives and were ultimately bad influences,” the author said. “It left an impression on me as a child, and gave me plenty of inspiration to write the book.”

Kirkus Reviews describes Greco’s book as “a breezy, soap opera-style story frothed with equal parts jealousy, vengeance, greed, and glamour.”

“Ultimately, I think the takeaway from my book is that greed and money can’t buy happiness, love or health,” Greco said. “We should learn to be happy with what we have.”

“The Lady in the Purple Hat” will take readers on a thrilling rollercoaster with a satisfying resolve.

“The Lady in the Purple Hat”
By Otilia Greco
ISBN: 978-1532013195 (softcover); 978-1532013218 (hardcover); 978-1532013201 (electronic)
Available at the iUniverse Online Bookstore, Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the author
Otilia Greco was born in the Swiss Alps, was educated in Switzerland, England, and France, and is fluent in six different languages. Greco and her husband currently reside in Switzerland. “The Lady with the Purple Hat is her third book.

To learn more about Greco, please visit her website at

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