The Venetian Venture
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|Author||Suzette A. Hill|
1954, Venice. Rosy Gilchrist’s boss at the British Museum has chosen her to travel to Venice, track down a rare edition of Horace’s Odes and bring it back for their collection. Rosy jumps at the chance to spend time away from her capricious supervisor and indulge in a little Venetian culture.
A wealthy and eccentric recluse, also hunting the ancient book, offers a £1 million reward for anyone who can find it along with a missing Murano vase. But the price on the book’s head brings all sorts of murky characters out of the shadows. Soon Rosy finds herself in a race against time as her rivals will go to any lengths to secure the prize… even murder.
What The Critics Said
'So well observed that the reader really is transported to Italy'
‘This was great fun, and I'm going to have Suzette A. Hill on prescription ready for the next time I need a pick-me-up. A feel-good read’
‘Misty waterways and shadowy piazzas provide the setting for suspected blackmail [and] murder in this comic thriller... The elegant social whirl of bellinis at Harry's and espressos at Cafe Florian offer light relief and tempting descriptions of Venice - so much so that you'll be planning your very own Venetian holiday by the end!’
'A merry romp... This is crime with more fun than menace, but as a gentle, relaxing read it could hardly be bettered.'
'This charming, gentle and very witty thriller follows the expedition of the British Museum’s go-to girl Rosy Gilchrist to acquire a rare edition of Horace’s Odes. I particularly enjoyed the last fifth of the novel where the bodies start being disposed of in the Grand Canal and both the plot and the humour take on the dark hue of the waters flowing there.'