The #TFBookClub reads ‘Venetian Gothic’ set in Venice on The Day of the Dead

10th April 2020

#TFBookClub May/June 2020. ‘Venetian Gothic’ set in Venice on The Day of the Dead

‘Venetian Gothic’ set in Venice on The Day of the Dead

Our latest #TFBookClub outing takes us to VENICE for an All Souls Day mystery, with Venetian Gothic by Philip Gwynne Jones.

Even the most beautiful city on earth has a dark side . . .

It is November 2nd, 2017. All Souls Day. On the Day of the Dead, the citizens of Venice make their way to the cemetery island of San Michele to pay their respects to the departed. When an empty coffin is unearthed in the English section of the graveyard, a day of quiet reflection for Nathan Sutherland becomes a journey into the dark past of a noble Venetian family.

A British journalist, investigating the events of forty years previously, disappears. A young tourist – with an unhealthy interest in Venice’s abandoned islands – is found drowned in the icy lagoon.

A terrible secret is about to be brought to light, and a deadly reckoning awaits on Venice’s Isle of the Dead.

Apply for a copy to read along:

If you would like to apply for a copy to read along with us during May and early June 2020, just leave a COMMENT below and tell us whether you prefer PAPER or PDF – by midnight 15th April 2020. (Paper copies UK ONLY). The first names out of the hat on Thursday 16th April 2020 will be sent copies of the book.

This timing is earlier than usual because of logistics. It might be challenging for the publisher to send out print copies of the book, so please also be open to reading a digital PDF copy instead.

After that we can all start turning the pages and share our thoughts over the subsequent weeks.

In order to read along, you do need to to be a TripFiction member. Please sign up to become a member of TripFiction if you are not already. Simply scroll down on this link until you get to the JOIN NOW tab.

We will be in touch if you are one of our lucky readers, and hopefully you’ll receive your copy of the book before the end of April. Don’t forget, applications close midnight, 15th April 2020!

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  1. User: Zwartbie

    Posted on: 16/04/2020 at 10:57 am

    I’d love a copy – paperback please.


  2. User: Aberbe

    Posted on: 15/04/2020 at 7:24 am

    Digital please. I’m outside UK. Thank you!



    Posted on: 14/04/2020 at 6:16 am

    Paperback please-then I can introduce partner and fellow book fiend to Nathan’s exploits-when I’ve read it of course 😉 His Nathan series is like a warm Venetian hug!


  4. User: Claire Broomsgrove

    Posted on: 13/04/2020 at 11:20 am

    I would love a paper back copy if possible please.


  5. User: Lisa Rowsell

    Posted on: 12/04/2020 at 12:04 pm

    I’d love a paper copy please, and this sounds like a mystery that I’d very much enjoy getting stuck into.


  6. User: philatel

    Posted on: 11/04/2020 at 7:39 pm

    I’d love a paper copy please if I’m lucky. Really loved my holiday in Venice many years ago!


  7. User: Janine Phillips

    Posted on: 11/04/2020 at 5:54 pm

    I’d love a paper copy please x


  8. User: Mgiordano59

    Posted on: 11/04/2020 at 3:58 pm

    Digital copy please..thank you !


  9. User: Lesley Morton-Evans

    Posted on: 11/04/2020 at 1:51 pm

    I would love to join in the May /June book club. The book selection sounds great. Venice and Gothic go hand in hand.
    If possible a paper copy please, if this isn’t possible a PDF , thank you.


  10. User: Kristian

    Posted on: 11/04/2020 at 1:02 pm

    I’d absolutely love a paper copy


  11. User: lapsapchung

    Posted on: 11/04/2020 at 1:00 pm

    I’d love to read this. Would prefer a paper copy but am open to reading an e-copy if necessary given the current problems (my OH likes to also read the books I read and he doesn’t use a kindle or tablet!)


  12. User: Melanie Daniels

    Posted on: 11/04/2020 at 9:37 am

    Hi, I’d love to read this please! Paper copy of possible. Thanks


  13. User: Linda Rumsey

    Posted on: 11/04/2020 at 6:50 am

    This should be a great diversion. Paper copy please.


  14. User: Louise Cowcher

    Posted on: 11/04/2020 at 5:18 am

    yes, i would love a copy of Venetian Gothic – paper, please!


  15. User: Rachel Hall

    Posted on: 10/04/2020 at 9:29 pm

    Sounds brilliant and never been to Venice. I would love a paper copy if my name gets drawn. I am a real sucker for the TF book club! xx


  16. User: Julie ryan

    Posted on: 10/04/2020 at 7:00 pm

    Fab. Would love a paper copy.


  17. User: Sara Hill

    Posted on: 10/04/2020 at 6:16 pm

    Paperback pleaser. At the rate I am reading I will need something new!