The Girl From Venice (Paperback)
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The Girl From Venice (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages
Published: 07/09/2017
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Venice, 1945.

The war may be waning, but the city known as La Serenissima is still occupied and the people of Italy fear the power of the Third Reich.

One night, under a canopy of stars, a fisherman named Cenzo finds a young woman's body floating in the lagoon and soon discovers that she is still alive and in trouble.

Born to a wealthy Jewish family, Giulia is on the run from the Wehrmacht SS. Cenzo chooses to protect Giulia - an act of kindness that leads them into the world of Partisans, Mussolini's broken promises, and, everywhere, the enigmatic maze of the Venice Lagoon...

Praise for Martin Cruz Smith:

'Martin Cruz Smith makes tension rise through the page like a shark's fin' -Independent

'One of those writers that anyone who is serious about their craft views with respect bordering on awe' - Val McDermid  

'Smith not only constructs grittily realistic plots, he also has a gift for characterisation of which most thriller writers can only dream' - Mail on Sunday

'Smith was among the first of a new generation of writers who made thrillers literary' - Guardian

'Brilliantly worked, marvellously written . . . an imaginative triumph.' - Sunday Times

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781849838160
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Smith can make tension rise through the page like a shark's fin' - Independent

'One of those writers that anyone who is serious about their craft views with respect bordering on awe'  - Val McDermid

‘Cleverly and intelligently told, The Girl from Venice is a truly riveting tale of love, mystery and rampant danger. I loved it’  - Kate Furnivall, author of 'The Liberation'

‘Smith not only constructs grittily realistic plots, he also has a gift for characterisation of which most thriller writers can only dream'  - Mail on Sunday

'The story drips with atmosphere and authenticity – a literary triumph' - David Young, bestselling author of 'Stasi Child'

'Smith was among the first of a new generation of writers who made thrillers literary'  - Guardian

'Brilliant…enough enigmas within enigmas within enigmas to reel the mind' - The New Yorker

'Brilliantly worked, marvellously written . . . an imaginative triumph'  - Sunday Times

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Hardback

“Dark and gripping....”

The narrative truly transported me to Venice at the end of the war, depicting the lagoon as a mixture of grimly reality but wonderful romance.
It evoked the atmosphere of chaos and anxiety that characterised those... More

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TripFiction

“Mystery set in NORTHERN ITALY at the end of WW2”

The Girl from Venice is a mystery set in Northern Italy as the end of WW2 approaches. It in not, though (despite its title) set primarily the Venice of tourists… Giulia, from a rich Venetian Jewish family, escapes... More

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