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Spring of Tears

An Art Mystery set in France
By Cornelia Feye

Spring of Tears

Vega Stern, art historian and mother, finds a single pink shoe at the Spring of Tears on Mount Sainte Odile in the picturesque countryside of Alsace, France. The shoe belonged to a dead young woman, Sarah Parker.


Vega becomes entangled in the murder case of Sarah, and gets drawn deeply into the victim’s dark and mysterious past, which was marred by disturbing childhood memories, paranoia, drug abuse, and art theft during the Nazi era.


The quest to solve the mystery leads to New York, Germany, and back to France, where works of art provide clues to finding the killer.

'The mystery starts in mid-action, and launches the reader into the story with just a little exposition woven in to the narrative. This is masterfully done. The style is compelling. The narrative tells enough to get a sense of the place but you want to learn more about the region. Congratulations on this accomplishment. This is very good.' - The Writers Literary & Publishing Services Review

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Published – ISBN: 9781466455405– Paperback - 236 pages


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Cornelia Feye is an author, a publisher, and an art historian with a MA from the University of Tübingen. After a career in museum education at the Mingei, the San Diego Museum of Art, and the Athenaeum in La Jolla, and teaching at several colleges, she founded Konstellation Press in 2017, an indie publishing company for genre fiction, giving a voice to independent writers and create a supportive community for local authors.


Feye’s first Vega & Greg Stern mystery novel, Spring of Tears, an art mystery set in France, won the San Diego Book Award. House of the Fox, set in the Anza Borrego desert, and Private Universe, a coming-of-age mystery and travelogue followed. During the pandemic in 2020, she finished her fourth novel Death of a Zen Master, a mystery set in a remote Zen Monastery. Her new near-future, post-apocalyptic mystery and survival story, Refuge on the Mountain, is set at a remote mountain cabin. Feye is represented by Blackbird Literary Agency. Cornelia lives in Ocean Beach, San Diego, where she finds inspiration in her garden and always looks for the green flash.

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