‘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 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