Choose your Masques…
A game of blackmail and betrayal is played among the backstreets and canals of Venice . . .
Carnevale is in full swing, the streets and waterways of Venice are crowded with masked revellers and Nathan Sutherland’s birthday is about to be ruined.
A night at the opera at La Fenice is always a memorable experience – and this time it will be so for all the wrong reasons as the curtain call is interrupted by a fatal stabbing. But why is the dead man carrying one of Nathan’s business cards in his wallet?
The mystery of the murdered stranger takes Nathan on the trail of a lost opera by Monteverdi. But what begins as a harmless treasure hunt leads to ruthless criminals asking the highest of prices for the lost score… and then a second body is found in the sanctuary of Venice’s English church.
The quest for the lost manuscript will bring Nathan back to the stage of La Fenice, where a final confrontation has deadly consequences…
The Venetian Masquerade is published by Constable
…worthy of the grandest of operas…an irresistible concoction of crime and culture – Daily Mail
Gwynne Jones’ entertaining take on his beloved Venice is as delightful as a Spritz by the Rialto – a must for all Italy lovers – David Hewson
…an authentic Venetian page-turner…full of strong and believable emotions and relatable feelings. – Jeff Cotton, Fictional Cities