The Venetian Game (Paperback)Philip Gwynne Jones (author)
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From his office on the Street of the Assassins, Nathan Sutherland enjoys a steady but unexciting life translating Italian DIY manuals.
All this changes dramatically when he is offered a large sum of money to look after a small package containing an extremely valuable antique prayer book illustrated by a Venetian master.
But is it a stolen masterpiece - or a brilliant fake?
Unknown to Nathan, from a vast mansion on the Grand Canal twin brothers Domenico and Arcangelo Moro, motivated by nothing more than mutual hatred, have been playing out a complex game of art theft for twenty years. And now Nathan finds himself unwittingly drawn into their deadly business . .
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 254 g
Dimensions: 199 x 133 x 22 mm
'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
'The Venetian setting is vividly described and Gwynne Jones's good, fluent writing makes for easy reading.' - Jessica Mann, Literary Review
'Sinister and shimmering, The Venetian Game is as haunting and darkly elegant as Venice itself.' - L.S. Hilton, bestselling author of Maestra
'...a playful novel, recounted by a witty and engaging narrator ... as Venetian as a painting by Bellini (or a glass of Bellini). Oh, and it's also an unputdownable thriller.' - Gregory Dowling, author of Ascension
'A crime book for people with sophisticated tastes: Venice, opera, renaissance art, good food and wine... I enjoyed all that and more.' - The Crime Warp
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“Very Exciting and Enjoyable Read”
I really enjoyed this book, it was fast paced and hard to put down. I just wanted to know what would happen to Nathan next. I do hope that Philip Gwynne Jones treats us to another book about Nathan Sutherland, I know... More
“Thriller set in VENICE - read it before you go, it will really get you in the mood....”
The Venetian Game is a quite excellent book for TripFiction readers. A great thriller very firmly set in Venice. The canals, buildings, art and geography of the city all come shining through… an ideal read for anyone... More
“Venetian cosy crime. ”
If gruesome sights and murdered corpess are the crime genre you like I would have said this is not for you but they are a genre I.like and I thoroughly enjoyed this most entertaining and humerous crime novel. .It... More
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