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Life was never black and white in Italy . . . Something about the place both disturbed and interested him. Venice reminded him of a bad yet familiar relative, dangerous to know, difficult to let go.
As their exile in Venice draws to a close, Roman detectives Nic Costa and Gianni Peroni are ordered to investigate an apparently open-and-shut case, a fire in a glass foundry that has claimed two lives, so all they want is to wrap it up quickly.
However, as they dig more deeply into the insular glass-making community on Murano and the strange Arcangeli family, things donâ€™t quite add up. With increasing pressure from above to finish quickly, events spiral quickly out of control â€“ with devastating consequences . . .
'You have a treat in store . . . Superb' Toronto Globe & Mail
â€˜Very enjoyable Italian mysteries . . . cleverly worked out and sharply writtenâ€™ Literary Review
Publication date: 19/01/2007
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
|Publication date:||19th January 2007|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
David Hewson was born in Yorkshire in 1953. He was a journalist from the age of seventeen, working most recently for the Sunday Times. In addition to travel books, he has written a number of novels including nine titles in the Detective Nic Costa series set mostly in Rome. The author lives in Kent.More About David Hewson