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  • A Death in Venice

  • A Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery, Book 17
  • By: Verity Bright
  • Narrated by: Karen Cass
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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A Death in Venice

By: Verity Bright
Narrated by: Karen Cass
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Summary

Stunning views across the Grand Canal and a hotel suite fit for royalty… Lady Eleanor Swift is having a jolly good time on her Italian vacation, until a gondola ride is cut murderously short!

1924. Lady Eleanor Swift has been on a grand tour around Italy for a month with her butler Clifford. Finally arriving in Venice, she’s thrilled to be attending the famous carnival: all that’s needed is the perfect bejewelled costume for her faithful bulldog, Gladstone. But on her first gondola ride to take in the sights, a passenger collapses into the canal with a knife sticking out of his back.

Eleanor saw an argument break out between the gondolier and the victim, Councillor Benetto Vendelini, and it turns out they're rivals from the city's two great families. Vendelini’s murder is sure to reignite their centuries-long feud. While attending a glitzy ball that night, Eleanor learns of a plot to steal a precious family heirloom from the Vendelini household. Is the stolen item the key to solving this baffling murder?

In this floating city of tiny winding alleyways, Eleanor traces the missing heirloom to an antiques dealer in a far-flung corner of town. But when her handbag is snatched by a cloaked thief, she realises the murderer is dangerously close. Can Eleanor unmask this most cunning of killers, before she joins the other victim at the bottom of the Grand Canal?

An utterly gripping historical murder mystery set in Italy, full of intrigue and charming characters. Fans of T.E. Kinsey, Agatha Christie and Catherine Coles will be totally hooked by A Death in Venice!

©2024 Verity Bright (P)2024 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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easy listening

I like the narrator but the story didn't grip me as others have in the series. It's annoying when Lady Swift keeps taking to herself as Ellie.

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Mail biting

Loved the plot.Had me guessing right up to the end.Excellent narration by Karen Cass

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History at its best

I always like a good Lady Swift story they are a cozy feel good curl up with a cup of coffee and block out the outside

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A Death in Venice

Another terrific murder mystery with Lady Swift hoping for a testing holiday in Venice, only to be court up in murder again. After running around all holiday to try and find out what is going on. Read brilliantly once again by Karen Cass.

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Brilliant all way round

The book & narrater are just a joy. I love this books. A must have in your library

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A romp through Venice

Another enjoyable historic romp with Lady Swift and Cllifford. Ripping fun and a great listen.

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Same old story

I always loved the Eleanor Swift stories but I am now very bored with the now very obvious plots

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