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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

Wiltshire Follies

Wiltshire Follies

Author: Jonathan Holt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2019

Wiltshire is one of the best counties in Britain for architectural fancy, for the county's residents have expressed their passion for building in a plethora of styles including Gothic, Rustic, classical, Monumental, Chinese, Indian, Italianate and Japanese. We can see their ingenuity and eccentricity in an equally wide variety of building types, including shell houses, grottoes, pagodas, towers, temples, summer houses, tea houses, gazebos, belvederes, lodges, gatehouses, pavilions, arches, loggias... the list is endless. The stories behind them are many and various - built out of passion, megalomania, showing off one's wealth or to keep up with one's neighbours or, in contrast, delicate artistry and finesse. Many are on well-known estates such as Stourhead and Bowood, but others are rarely seen by the public, tucked away in private grounds to which exclusive access has been gained for this book.

The Traitor

The Traitor

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

The sensational final thriller in the Carnivia Trilogy, from a Sunday Times bestseller. Book 3 in The Carnivia Trilogy. 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.

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: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

The sensational final thriller in the Carnivia Trilogy, from a Sunday Times bestseller. Book 3 in The Carnivia Trilogy. 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

The sensational final thriller in the Carnivia Trilogy, from a Sunday Times bestseller. Book 3 in The Carnivia Trilogy. 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 Abduction

The Abduction

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

The sensational second thriller in the Carnivia Trilogy, from a Sunday Times bestseller. Book 2 in The Carnivia Trilogy. The girl in the feathered mask was just another Carnival reveller. She was 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. Nobody heard her scream. 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 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.