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Death in Verona

Death in Verona

Author(s): Roy Harley Lewis

Location(s): Verona

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Modern



In the fifth of his critically acclaimed crime novel series featuring Matthew CoIl, the bookseller detective, Roy Harley Lewis turns his attention to one of the truly great love stories, Romeo and Juliet. Although captivated by Shakespeare’s dialogue, Matt finds the plot leaves too many questions unanswered–such as why Juliet’s parents behaved so uncharacteristically in the events leading to her death. Determined to go back to the legend’s source and satisfy his curiosity, Matt takes a trip to Verona.
However, instead of an academic holiday, Coil finds the modem city every bit as dangerous as it must have been in the days of the Montague-Capulet feud, and he becomes embroiled in a perilous mystery with its roots hidden deep in the mists of history. The key to his quest is the Capulet family, and an undiscovered, passionate love story concealed after the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Proof exists in the form of a handwritten journal of the period–but there are some who believe they have prior claim….
(© St. Martin’s Press)

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Combining past and present, this is a true mystery that takes the reader through modern day Verona

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