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The Bellini Card

The Bellini Card

Author(s): Jason Goodwin

Location(s): Istanbul (Constantinople), Venice

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1840s

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Charged by the Sultan to find a stolen painting by Bellini, Yashim the detective enlists the help of his friend Palewski, the Polish Ambassador, and goes undercover. Venice in 1840 is a city of empty palazzos and silent canals, and Palewski starts to mingle with Venetian dealers – but when two bodies turn up in the canal, he realises that art in Venice is a deadly business, and it is up to Yashim to attempt to rescue his intrepid friend from forces bigger than they had ever imagined . . .

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A wowser of a historic mystery set in atmospheric Venice -Leighton G –

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