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The Angels of Venice

The Angels of Venice is this Friday’s Read on The Crime Vault. Krystyna Green, publishing director of Constable, writes:

‘This week’s read comes from La Serenissima – the wonderful city of Venice. But in this latest Nathan Sutherland instalment, author Philip Gwynne Jones takes us away from the elegant walkways and canals shimmering in the summer sunshine and introduces us to a darker and deadlier Venice. He takes us back to November 2019, and the night when the worst storm in over 50 years hit the city, bringing with it howling gales and torrential rain. The resulting floods covered over 85% of Venice, destroying businesses, schools, hospitals and homes… and in amidst all this chaos Nathan Sutherland discovers the body of a young British art historian floating in a destroyed bookshop. It turns out the dead historian was a specialist of angels in art, and very soon Nathan too discovers that Venice harbours all sorts of angels – some good, while others are vengeful and murderous…

Evocative writing gives us a memorable, alternative view of one of the world’s most beautiful cities – and a fascinating insight into Aqua Alta, and how Venice recovered after the aftermath of this disastrous flood.  He also serves up a cracking murder mystery along the way, so sit back and be swept along by the tumultuous events of four years ago.’