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‘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

‘An unputdownable thriller’ Gregory Dowling

‘Pure pleasure’ Literary Review

Clever and great funThe 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

Reviews

The Venetian setting is vividly described
Literary Review
Pure pleasure
Literary Review
Praise for Phillip Gwynne Jones:
Sinister and shimmering . . . as haunting and darkly elegant as Venice itself
L. S. Hilton
Superb - always gripping, beautifully constructed and vivid
Stephen Glover
An unputdownable thriller
Gregory Dowling
An irresistible concoction of crime and culture
Daily Mail
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
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
Clever and great fun
The Times