The Angels of Venice (Hardback)Philip Gwynne Jones (author)
Nathan Sutherland returns in an unputdownable instalment of Jones' bestselling crime series set in La Serenissima, as the body of a young British art historian is discovered during the devastating 2019 floods.
It's the night of 12 November 2019. The worst flooding in 50 years hits the city of Venice. 85% of La Serenissima is underwater. Gale force winds roar across the lagoon and along the narrow streets. And the body of Dr Jennifer Whiteread- a young British art historian, specialising in the depiction of angels in Venetian painting - is found floating in a flooded antique bookshop on the Street of the Assassins.
As the local police struggle to restore order to a city on its knees, Nathan Sutherland - under pressure from the British Ambassador and distraught relatives - sets out into the dark and rain-swept streets in an attempt to discover the truth behind Whiteread's death.
The trail leads to the "Markham Foundation", a recent and welcome addition to the list of charities working to preserve the ancient city. Charming, handsome and very, very rich, Giles Markham is a well-known and popular figure in the highest Venetian social circles, and has the ear of both the Mayor and the Patriarch.
But a man with powerful friends may also have powerful enemies. And Nathan is about to learn that, in Venice at least, angels come in many forms - merciful, fallen and vengeful...
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 238 x 158 x 38 mm
'An unputdownable thriller' - Gregory Dowling
'It is no surprise to find that Philip Gwynne Jones lives in Venice... art and architecture interweave into a story that builds to an almost surreal climax' - Daily Mail
'Gwynne Jones's talent for evoking place and atmosphere is clear as ever' - Literary Review
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