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Jonathan Holt - Author

About the Author

Jonathan Holt is a pseudonym for a bestselling British author. He read English at Oxford, and is now Creative Director of an advertising agency. He has travelled widely in Italy, where he fell in love with its language, food and people and many of his novels have been set there. He lives in Oxford and is working on book three in this internationally bestselling series.

 

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Featured books by Jonathan Holt

Other books by Jonathan Holt

The Traitor

The Traitor

Author: Jonathan Holt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2015

A superb conspiracy thriller set in Venice, from a Sunday Times bestseller. ******** He died in the darkness, surrounded by friends. They found him at sunrise, on Venice's most popular beach. His throat had been cut, his tongue removed. Captain Kat Tapo suspects a Masonic ritualistic murder. She knows the brotherhood won't give up its secrets to a policewoman - but she's determined she won't give up the hunt. She'll use all the allies she has: friends, lovers, hackers, spies. But shocking truths about the case are about to come to light. And when they do, it will be a race against time to unlock the secrets of Italy's past - before Venice itself starts to burn... This is the final novel in a trilogy of stylish and intelligent thrillers set in Venice from Jonathan Holt who, under the name J.P. Delaney, is also the author of the Sunday Times bestselling psychological thrillers The Girl Before and The Perfect Wife. ******** Reviews for The Carnivia Trilogy: 'Genuinely thrilling ... An illuminating portrait of a particular world' Literary Review. 'Tense and mind-bending' Daily Telegraph. 'Breathtaking ... A truly haunting glimpse into a mysterious shadow world' New York Times. 'Impressive ... Venice is a magnificent backdrop for a story of secrets and lies' Daily Mail. 'A cracking, upmarket thriller ... A rare entertainment for the thinking deckchair reader' Saga Magazine. What readers are saying about The Carnivia Trilogy: 'Superb - an exciting tale involving people smuggling, the Catholic Church and US intelligence operatives ... A compelling story which will appeal to readers who enjoy a mix of conspiracy theory and cover-up' Amazon Reader. 'An unravelling of several interconnected plot strands with action and twists that never stop, but at a deeper level Holt also engages with human rights and gender issues ... This is a can't put it down novel' Amazon Reader. 'The detailed reconstruction of the setting in Venice is fabulous and is equalled both by characterisation and plot ... Gripping and thrilling ... and distressingly possible' Amazon Reader. 'Fabulously descriptive, intriguing, fast paced ... A must-read for anyone who enjoys a good thriller that is well researched and excellently written' Amazon Reader. 'Fast paced, good characters and interesting mix of plot strands. Each book in the trilogy can be read as a stand alone, but reading all of them rounds off the story strands nicely' Amazon Reader.

The Traitor

The Traitor

Author: Jonathan Holt Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/07/2015

The Traitor

The Traitor

Author: Jonathan Holt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

A superb conspiracy thriller set in Venice, from a Sunday Times bestseller. ******** He died in the darkness, surrounded by friends. They found him at sunrise, on Venice's most popular beach. His throat had been cut, his tongue removed. Captain Kat Tapo suspects a Masonic ritualistic murder. She knows the brotherhood won't give up its secrets to a policewoman - but she's determined she won't give up the hunt. She'll use all the allies she has: friends, lovers, hackers, spies. But shocking truths about the case are about to come to light. And when they do, it will be a race against time to unlock the secrets of Italy's past - before Venice itself starts to burn... This is the final novel in a trilogy of stylish and intelligent thrillers set in Venice from Jonathan Holt who, under the name J.P. Delaney, is also the author of the Sunday Times bestselling psychological thrillers The Girl Before and The Perfect Wife. ******** Reviews for The Carnivia Trilogy: 'Genuinely thrilling ... An illuminating portrait of a particular world' Literary Review. 'Tense and mind-bending' Daily Telegraph. 'Breathtaking ... A truly haunting glimpse into a mysterious shadow world' New York Times. 'Impressive ... Venice is a magnificent backdrop for a story of secrets and lies' Daily Mail. 'A cracking, upmarket thriller ... A rare entertainment for the thinking deckchair reader' Saga Magazine. What readers are saying about The Carnivia Trilogy: 'Superb - an exciting tale involving people smuggling, the Catholic Church and US intelligence operatives ... A compelling story which will appeal to readers who enjoy a mix of conspiracy theory and cover-up' Amazon Reader. 'An unravelling of several interconnected plot strands with action and twists that never stop, but at a deeper level Holt also engages with human rights and gender issues ... This is a can't put it down novel' Amazon Reader. 'The detailed reconstruction of the setting in Venice is fabulous and is equalled both by characterisation and plot ... Gripping and thrilling ... and distressingly possible' Amazon Reader. 'Fabulously descriptive, intriguing, fast paced ... A must-read for anyone who enjoys a good thriller that is well researched and excellently written' Amazon Reader. 'Fast paced, good characters and interesting mix of plot strands. Each book in the trilogy can be read as a stand alone, but reading all of them rounds off the story strands nicely' Amazon Reader.

Traitor

Traitor

Author: Jonathan Holt Format: eBook Release Date: 07/05/2015

The sensational final thriller in the Carnivia Trilogy, from a Sunday Times bestseller. He died in the darkness, surrounded by friends. They found him at sunrise, on Venice's most popular beach. His throat had been cut, his tongue removed. Captain Kat Tapo suspects a Masonic murder. The brotherhood won't give up its secrets to a policewoman - but Kat won't give up the hunt. She'll use all the allies she has: friends, lovers, hackers, spies. But shocking truths about the case are about to come to light. And when they do, it will be a race against time to unlock the secrets of Italy's past - before Venice itself starts to burn... This is the third novel in a trilogy of stylish and intelligent thrillers set in Venice from Jonathan Holt who, under the name J.P. Delaney, is also the author of the Sunday Times bestselling psychological thrillers THE GIRL BEFORE and BELIEVE ME. Reviews for the Carnivia Trilogy: 'A genuinely thrilling thriller that is also an illuminating portrait of a particular world ... A terrific book' Literary Review. 'Tense and mind-bending' Daily Telegraph. 'Breathtaking ... A truly haunting glimpse into a mysterious shadow world' New York Times. 'Impressive ... The characters are strong and Venice is a magnificent backdrop for a story of secrets and lies' Daily Mail. 'A cracking, upmarket thriller ... A rare entertainment for the thinking deckchair reader' Saga Magazine.

The Traitor

The Traitor

Author: Jonathan Holt Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/05/2015

A superb conspiracy thriller set in Venice, from a Sunday Times bestseller. ******** He died in the darkness, surrounded by friends. They found him at sunrise, on Venice's most popular beach. His throat had been cut, his tongue removed. Captain Kat Tapo suspects a Masonic ritualistic murder. She knows the brotherhood won't give up its secrets to a policewoman - but she's determined she won't give up the hunt. She'll use all the allies she has: friends, lovers, hackers, spies. But shocking truths about the case are about to come to light. And when they do, it will be a race against time to unlock the secrets of Italy's past - before Venice itself starts to burn... This is the final novel in a trilogy of stylish and intelligent thrillers set in Venice from Jonathan Holt who, under the name J.P. Delaney, is also the author of the Sunday Times bestselling psychological thrillers The Girl Before and The Perfect Wife. ******** Reviews for The Carnivia Trilogy: 'Genuinely thrilling ... An illuminating portrait of a particular world' Literary Review. 'Tense and mind-bending' Daily Telegraph. 'Breathtaking ... A truly haunting glimpse into a mysterious shadow world' New York Times. 'Impressive ... Venice is a magnificent backdrop for a story of secrets and lies' Daily Mail. 'A cracking, upmarket thriller ... A rare entertainment for the thinking deckchair reader' Saga Magazine. What readers are saying about The Carnivia Trilogy: 'Superb - an exciting tale involving people smuggling, the Catholic Church and US intelligence operatives ... A compelling story which will appeal to readers who enjoy a mix of conspiracy theory and cover-up' Amazon Reader. 'An unravelling of several interconnected plot strands with action and twists that never stop, but at a deeper level Holt also engages with human rights and gender issues ... This is a can't put it down novel' Amazon Reader. 'The detailed reconstruction of the setting in Venice is fabulous and is equalled both by characterisation and plot ... Gripping and thrilling ... and distressingly possible' Amazon Reader. 'Fabulously descriptive, intriguing, fast paced ... A must-read for anyone who enjoys a good thriller that is well researched and excellently written' Amazon Reader. 'Fast paced, good characters and interesting mix of plot strands. Each book in the trilogy can be read as a stand alone, but reading all of them rounds off the story strands nicely' Amazon Reader.

The Abduction

The Abduction

Author: Jonathan Holt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/04/2014

A superb conspiracy thriller set in Venice, from a Sunday Times bestseller. ******** The girl in the feathered mask was just another Carnival reveller, dancing in the streets at midnight, anonymous in the Venice crowds. So nobody noticed when she was bundled into a van and driven high into the hills. It was several hours later that she was finally reported missing. Captain Kat Tapo, of the Venice police, is considered too headstrong to lead a high-profile kidnap case. But Kat has reasons of her own to mount a secret investigation. What she discovers will rewrite the past... and send shockwaves into the present. This is the second novel in a trilogy of stylish and intelligent thrillers set in Venice from Jonathan Holt who, under the name J.P. Delaney, is also the author of the Sunday Times bestselling psychological thrillers The Girl Before and The Perfect Wife. ******** Reviews for The Carnivia Trilogy: 'Genuinely thrilling ... An illuminating portrait of a particular world' Literary Review. 'Tense and mind-bending' Daily Telegraph. 'Breathtaking ... A truly haunting glimpse into a mysterious shadow world' New York Times. 'Impressive ... Venice is a magnificent backdrop for a story of secrets and lies' Daily Mail. 'A cracking, upmarket thriller ... A rare entertainment for the thinking deckchair reader' Saga Magazine. What readers are saying about The Carnivia Trilogy: 'Superb - an exciting tale involving people smuggling, the Catholic Church and US intelligence operatives ... A compelling story which will appeal to readers who enjoy a mix of conspiracy theory and cover-up' Amazon Reader. 'An unravelling of several interconnected plot strands with action and twists that never stop, but at a deeper level Holt also engages with human rights and gender issues ... This is a can't put it down novel' Amazon Reader. 'The detailed reconstruction of the setting in Venice is fabulous and is equalled both by characterisation and plot ... Gripping and thrilling ... and distressingly possible' Amazon Reader. 'Fabulously descriptive, intriguing, fast paced ... A must-read for anyone who enjoys a good thriller that is well researched and excellently written' Amazon Reader. 'Fast paced, good characters and interesting mix of plot strands. Each book in the trilogy can be read as a stand alone, but reading all of them rounds off the story strands nicely' Amazon Reader.