Venetian Gothic: a dark, atmospheric thriller set in Italy's most beautiful city (Paperback)
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Venetian Gothic: a dark, atmospheric thriller set in Italy's most beautiful city (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages
Published: 02/04/2020
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Waterstones Says

Nathan Sutherland investigates another deadly mystery in the Floating City in this atmospheric and chilling thriller from the author of The Venetian Game. Venetian Gothic is a mesmerising mixture of culture and crime, art and atrocity, amidst the canals of the unique world built on water.

'A riveting story of deception and corruption' Daily Mail

'A must for all Italy lovers' David Hewson

Even the most beautiful city on earth has a dark side . . .

It is November 2nd, 2017. All Souls Day. On the Day of the Dead, the citizens of Venice make their way to the cemetery island of San Michele to pay their respects to the departed. When an empty coffin is unearthed in the English section of the graveyard, a day of quiet reflection for Nathan Sutherland becomes a journey into the dark past of a noble Venetian family.

A British journalist, investigating the events of forty years previously, disappears. A young tourist - with an unhealthy interest in Venice's abandoned islands - is found drowned in the icy lagoon.

A terrible secret is about to be brought to light, and a deadly reckoning awaits on Venice's Isle of the Dead.

Praise for Philip Gwynne Jones

'I devoured all Philip's novels and felt transported to Venice with a new intimacy' Val McDermid

'An unputdownable thriller' Gregory Dowling

'Pure pleasure' Literary Review

'Clever and great fun' The Times

'An irresistible concoction of crime and culture' Daily Mail

'Superb - always gripping, beautifully constructed and vivid' Stephen Glover

'Sinister and shimmering . . . as haunting and darkly elegant as Venice itself' L. S. Hilton, bestselling author of Maestra

'Gwynne Jones' entertaining take on his beloved Venice is as delightful as a Spritz by the Rialto - a must for all Italy lovers' David Hewson

'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' Literary Review

'Un-put-downable . . . If you love Venice, you'll love this because you'll be transported there in an instant. If you've not been to Venice, read this book and then go' Reader reviewer, 5 stars

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781472129741
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 256 g
Dimensions: 196 x 124 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A riveting story of deception and corruption . . . A chilling image of Venice in the winter shutdown is softened by Italian home cooking and copious intakes of prosecco - Daily Mail

Praise for Phillip Gwynne Jones:

An unputdownable thriller - Gregory Dowling

Clever and great fun - The Times

Pure pleasure - Literary Review

Superb - always gripping, beautifully constructed and vivid - Stephen Glover

Gwynne Jones' entertaining take on his beloved Venice is as delightful as a Spritz by the Rialto - a must for all Italy lovers - David Hewson

An irresistible concoction of crime and culture - Daily Mail

Sinister and shimmering . . . as haunting and darkly elegant as Venice itself - L. S. Hilton

The Venetian setting is vividly described - Literary Review

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“Philip Gwynne Jones latest Venice based mystery.”

This is the latest of Philip’s thrillers set in the beautiful city of Venice. He uses the city’s quaint and mysterious history and unique location to give his stories atmosphere and depth. This latest tale featuring... More

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“Mystery set in VENICE (travel for the price of a novel)”

This is no. 4 in the Venice series, featuring Honorary British Consul, Nathan Sutherland, and it can be read as a stand alone!

Who knew that Sant’Ariano existed? It is the bone island where, in years gone by, the... More

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“Loved it”

Such an enjoyable read. It conjures up a real feel of Venice a great atmospheric read and as for the subject matter - very interesting.
I would thoroughly recommend this author and his books.

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