Venetian Gothic: a dark, atmospheric thriller set in Italy's most beautiful city (Paperback)Philip Gwynne Jones (author)
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
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 256 g
Dimensions: 196 x 124 x 30 mm
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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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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