The Venetian Masquerade (Paperback)Philip Gwynne Jones (author)
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A game of blackmail and betrayal is played among the backstreets and canals of Venice...
Carnevale is in full swing, the streets and waterways of Venice are crowded with masked revellers and Nathan Sutherland's birthday is about to be ruined.
A night at the opera at La Fenice is always a memorable experience - and this time it will be so for all the wrong reasons as the curtain call is interrupted by a fatal stabbing. But why is the dead man carrying one of Nathan's business cards in his wallet?
The mystery of the murdered stranger takes Nathan on the trail of a lost opera by Monteverdi. But what begins as a harmless treasure hunt leads to ruthless criminals asking the highest of prices for the lost score... and then a second body is found in the sanctuary of Venice's English church.
The quest for the lost manuscript will bring Nathan back to the stage of La Fenice, where a final confrontation has deadly consequences...
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 254 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 28 mm
Praise for Philip Gwynne Jones:
'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' - The Daily Mail
'An unputdownable thriller' - Gregory Dowling
'Superb - always gripping, beautifully constructed and vivid' - Stephen Glover
'Clever and great fun' - The Times
'Sinister and shimmering, The Venetian Game is as haunting and darkly elegant as Venice itself' - L.S. Hilton, bestselling author of Maestra
'The Venetian setting is vividly described... good, fluid writing makes for easy reading' - The Literary Review
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