The Twenty-Year Death by Ariel S. Winter is a one novel made of three novellas. Each novella is told from a different point of view but the stories all follow two central characters, Shem and Clotilde Rosenkrantz. The book begins in France at the turn of the century. A murder has been committed in a small French village, but there’s more to it than that. Shem and Clotilde are newly wed but there’s more to them, as well. Shem left his wife for Clotilde, a young and beautiful 19 year old. Scandal!