Venetian Gothic

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

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 02/04/2020
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Venetian Gothic
'The most desolate island of the lagoon. The abandoned ossuary of Venice…
Venice. Beautiful. Intrinsically alive, on so many different levels. Atmospheric with a dark streak that runs throughout its history and lives. An extraord... READ MORE
Sue Chambers


'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: 256g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 124 x 30 mm

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Venetian Gothic
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 ... READ MORE
Roberto Fabiani
Venetian Gothic
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... READ MORE
Alison Bracey
Venetian Gothic
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 e... READ MORE
Venetian Gothic
Great read
I voluntarily read this ARC for an honest review All thoughts and opinions are mine This is part of a series which I didn't realise and must now catch up ... READ MORE
Maria Martignetti
Venetian Gothic
Compulsive Reading
This is the third Nathan Sunderland which I am currently reading. It just captivates me.The blend of characters the way the story unfolds, humour, and abov... READ MORE
Brian  Spink