Master storyteller David Hewson launches a major new series featuring retired archivist Arnold Clover
Venice is a city full of secrets. For hundreds of years it has been the scene of scandal, intrigue and murderous rivalries. And it remains so today.
1548, Lorenzino de Medici, himself a murderer and a man few will miss, is assassinated by two hired killers.
Today, Marmaduke Godolphin, British TV historian and a man even fewer will miss, is stabbed by a stiletto blade on the exact same spot, his body dropping into the canal.
Can the story of the first murder explain the attack on Godolphin? The Carabinieri certainly think so. They recruit retired archivist Arnold Clover to unpick the mystery and to help solve the case. But the conspiracy against Godolphin runs deeper than anyone imagined.
“A winning combination of research, make-believe and mouthwatering cuisine. Fans of Donna Leon’s Commissario Brunetti, Michael Dibdin’s Aurelio Zen and Henry James’s The Aspern Papers will love it”
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“Serious history buffs are in for a treat”
“Hewson educates and entertains in equal measure”
“[A] character-rich, history-drenched reading experience”
“An elaborately detailed historical series, heavy with Venetian atmosphere”
David Hewson is a former journalist with The Times, Sunday Times and Independent. He is the author of more than twenty-five novels, including his Rome-based Nic Costa series which has been published in fifteen languages, and his Amsterdam-based series featuring detective Pieter Vos. He has also written three acclaimed adaptations of the Danish TV series, The Killing. He lives near Canterbury in Kent.
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