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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
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.
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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.
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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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