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GIVEAWAY: 3 copies of The Medici Murders by David Hewson – VENICE

18th September 2022

We are delighted to be able to offer 3 copies of The Medici Murders by David Hewson, mystery set in VENICE.

Worldwide entries welcomed!

3 copies of The Medici Murders by David Hewson

When a well-known British TV historian, Marmaduke Godolphin, is found murdered in the canals of Venice during carnival, stabbed by a stiletto blade, the Venetian police are eager to have the case solved and cleared up within a day – murder is bad for tourism!

The police recruit the help of retired archivist, Arnold Clover. Godolphin had hired his services on arriving in Venice to help sort through some historical papers of note. These dusty documents may contain previously unknown information about the assassination of the murderer, Lorenzino de’ Medici, 500 years previously.

How coincidental that Godolphin meets his death in the same place as the Medici murderer, Lorenzino, on a cold, dark, bloody night. Can Arnold use his powers of perception to establish a link and solve the murder of Godolphin?

This is SUCH a great read, and especially good on Venice (move over Donna Leon!) that we want as many people to be in with having a chance of winning a copy. The giveaway ends on Saturday, 1st October 2022

So here are all the ways you can enter – 3 winners will be chosen at random from entries here and across Social Media. You may enter once in each place:

  • Enter HERE on the blog via the COMMENTS BELOW  (You need to be a member of TripFiction. Simply go to tripfiction.com and scroll down to the JOIN NOW tab. And we do check!) Then, tell us what you would love to see in Venice, or share top tips for anyone hoping to travel there

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  1. User: Turtledove

    Posted on: 28/09/2022 at 6:27 am

    Just admiring the architecture would be top of my list though I love art and craft so would head for the glassworks, too.


  2. User: bopper

    Posted on: 27/09/2022 at 8:06 pm

    the glass making, as I didnt have time to see it when I was last there


  3. User: readerofbooks

    Posted on: 27/09/2022 at 7:24 pm

    I’ve never been but would love to see the 17th-century Palazzo Gradenigo. It is beautiful.


  4. User: petaljuice

    Posted on: 27/09/2022 at 11:53 am

    I’d love to see the gondola’s in venice.


  5. User: maisietoo

    Posted on: 26/09/2022 at 7:46 pm

    I would like to see the tall buildings which are right up to the canal sides. I’d like to travel in a gondola – Just one Cornetto style!


  6. User: Laura Pritchard

    Posted on: 26/09/2022 at 6:36 pm

    I’d love to travel in a Gondola!


  7. User: David Gilman

    Posted on: 26/09/2022 at 4:01 pm

    Find those medieval tucked-away churches and let the ghosts of the past shimmer through your imagination and tell their strories.


  8. User: dana

    Posted on: 26/09/2022 at 2:53 pm

    I would love to see all the brifges over the canals


  9. User: george spedding

    Posted on: 26/09/2022 at 12:25 pm

    never been but it’s on my bucket list would love to sit in the square with a good cup of coffee


  10. User: aspella

    Posted on: 26/09/2022 at 9:46 am

    I’ve never been to Venice but I’d like to visit St Mark’s Basilica


  11. User: Malbee

    Posted on: 25/09/2022 at 8:17 pm

    St Marks Basilica would be my ideal spot.


  12. User: Lisa Wilkinson

    Posted on: 25/09/2022 at 8:02 pm

    I would love to visit Murano for the glass-blowing. I have a vase my grandparents brought back in the 70s and I’d love to also buy my own


  13. User: Tracey Poulter

    Posted on: 25/09/2022 at 7:44 pm

    Rialto Bridge


  14. User: Claire Little

    Posted on: 25/09/2022 at 6:49 pm

    I’d love to go on a gondola ride.


  15. User: becksta75

    Posted on: 25/09/2022 at 5:47 pm

    I would love to ride on a gondola


  16. User: clairew137

    Posted on: 25/09/2022 at 5:06 pm

    Loved going on a gondola.


  17. User: Monarch

    Posted on: 25/09/2022 at 4:31 pm

    Venice is my favourite city, I have been there in high tide and paddled through the flooded streets, which added to the whole experience.


  18. User: Sheena Batey

    Posted on: 25/09/2022 at 4:21 pm

    I have been once and it was so beautiful I dare not return in case it can’t live up to my memories


  19. User: Aesop58

    Posted on: 25/09/2022 at 4:00 pm

    Would love to visit St. Mark’s Basilica and St. Mark’s Square and cross the Ponte di Rialto


  20. User: Dawn Quadling

    Posted on: 25/09/2022 at 3:21 pm

    Such an interesting place for a mystery, love to go clue hunting


  21. User: Karen R

    Posted on: 25/09/2022 at 3:20 pm

    I half want to go to Venice, but the horror stories of the smell, sinking, prices, etc, really put me off


  22. User: Janh

    Posted on: 25/09/2022 at 3:20 pm

    A great place to visit with all the sights, museums and galleries. I have been there however, had so little time to see everything that I wanted to see.


  23. User: Susan Harrison

    Posted on: 25/09/2022 at 1:46 pm

    I would love to revisit The Bridge of Sighs. It’s been a long, long time


  24. User: ctpulley

    Posted on: 25/09/2022 at 1:36 pm

    May I say “interesting”?


  25. User: CHRIS STARR

    Posted on: 25/09/2022 at 1:33 pm

    Where to even start! I went to Venice when I was 11 years old and can still remember it vividly. I haven’t been back since but will as soon as I am able. I would love to go to Murano (for the glass), Burano (just to see the vivid colours of the houses), The Bridge of Sighs is a must as is The Basilica of St Marco and The Doge’s Palace. I had better stop now but not before I enjoy the best gelato in Venice from Suso’s.


  26. User: Kim Murray

    Posted on: 25/09/2022 at 1:31 pm

    Would love to go on a Murano Glass Tour x


  27. User: Desifeetje

    Posted on: 25/09/2022 at 11:39 am

    Every couple of years I visit Venice, love to go to the Bienale and visit the smaller Islands. The scuola grande di San Rocco is my favourite venue.


  28. User: kekmrs

    Posted on: 25/09/2022 at 5:55 am

    Venice is one of my bucket list places to go.


  29. User: Sagrl

    Posted on: 24/09/2022 at 12:29 pm

    Fingers crossed


  30. User: Rich Tyler

    Posted on: 24/09/2022 at 11:49 am

    Love a boat ride


  31. User: Laura Napier

    Posted on: 24/09/2022 at 7:30 am

    Venice is on my list of places to visit. I just love italian history and culture. Id love to try the gondola rides.


  32. User: Heather N

    Posted on: 23/09/2022 at 10:39 pm

    I’d love to go back to Venice one day and would particularly like to take a gondola ride and check out the galleries and museums


  33. User: Gillsie

    Posted on: 23/09/2022 at 11:38 am

    This sounds amazing


  34. User: Tamdy

    Posted on: 23/09/2022 at 8:19 am

    Got to be a ride on a gondola under all the bridges


  35. User: Yvonne @Fiction_Books

    Posted on: 23/09/2022 at 8:10 am

    We only got to visit Venice once, and that was part of an organised trip, so we only ended up with a couple of hours there.

    Managed to get a look around the Muran Glass shop but would love to do the factory tour.

    St Mark’s Square really deserved more than the whistle stop visit we crammed in.

    The canal side artists also fascinated us, and I would love to have spent a little more time watching them work.

    A second visit is turning into a must now that I see my wish list growing! 🙂



    Posted on: 23/09/2022 at 7:50 am

    I’d like to follow some of the streets and sights mentioned in favourite authors books-of course David Hewson and Philip Gwynne Jones bring Venice alive.


  37. User: Greenblue12

    Posted on: 22/09/2022 at 10:21 am

    Venice has so much to offer but a must is a Gondola ride to get you in the romantic mood and then St Mark’s Square with its wonderful perspective of 12th century buildings and Canal views, a photographer’s delight. If there is time, a boat trip to Murano where you can visit the glass blowing factory and see how the exquisite world-renowned glass is made.


  38. User: Jacqueline Donson

    Posted on: 22/09/2022 at 7:50 am

    Love to see the bridgrs


  39. User: Lisa

    Posted on: 22/09/2022 at 6:57 am

    I’ve already been to Venice but I wouldn’t say no to going back again! I would particularly like to visit during the Carnival of Venice as the celebrations look rather spectacular.


  40. User: Big World

    Posted on: 22/09/2022 at 3:21 am

    User: Big World

    I would like to enter the giveaway for the Medici Murders. I would love any historical fiction.


  41. User: Karen hutchinson

    Posted on: 21/09/2022 at 8:33 pm

    I have only been on a day trip – would love to have a meal in st Mark’s square ( may need lottery win ) and to go to the carnival


  42. User: ShinnyStar

    Posted on: 21/09/2022 at 8:09 pm

    To see the canals


  43. User: FiLe

    Posted on: 21/09/2022 at 7:01 pm

    Venice is on my bucket list


  44. User: Rebecca F

    Posted on: 21/09/2022 at 3:10 pm

    Would like to wonder about and see as many bridges as possible


  45. User: booklove3

    Posted on: 21/09/2022 at 11:16 am

    I would love to see the Teatro la Fenice and the Peggy Guggenheim collection.


  46. User: Jennie1979

    Posted on: 21/09/2022 at 10:39 am

    I was last in Venice for my 50th birthday and I would love to return and experience Carnevale, a ride on a traghetto, and of course an Aperol Spritz whilst watching the sunset.


  47. User: lapsapchung

    Posted on: 21/09/2022 at 8:54 am

    I would love to visit the Venetian island of Murano to see the glass being made


  48. User: Buddy

    Posted on: 21/09/2022 at 5:32 am

    I would like to see the Rialto Bridge


  49. User: Thunderbird

    Posted on: 20/09/2022 at 11:42 am

    Id love to see the Carnival. With the fantastic outfits and masks, a photography heaven


  50. User: Felicity Grace Terry

    Posted on: 20/09/2022 at 9:00 am

    Having visited once, there are so many things I’d like to see and do again. One of the first would be to find the little back street restaurant favoured by the locals who made us so welcome, especially the night we watched Eurovision with them.


  51. User: ramblinggothl

    Posted on: 20/09/2022 at 8:17 am

    would love to visit Venice to see the gothic palaces.


  52. User: Michie

    Posted on: 20/09/2022 at 7:06 am

    I would to sit in St. Marks Square and enjoy coffee and cake whilst people watching. I would love an evening on the waterways on a Gondola as the sun is setting, very romantic! Many thanks


  53. User: Donna Aitken

    Posted on: 20/09/2022 at 5:29 am

    I would love to see St. Marks Basilica, have a walk around and enjoy the sites!


  54. User: Hazel

    Posted on: 19/09/2022 at 8:32 pm

    St. Marks Square and Basilica, and the Doge’s Palace would be my top two places to visit.


  55. User: Quod

    Posted on: 19/09/2022 at 7:44 pm

    The gondolas


  56. User: Sheila

    Posted on: 19/09/2022 at 5:54 pm

    Go to see the Bovolo (snail) which is part of the Palazzo Contarini. It’s an interesting outside spiral staircase which I found by mistake several years ago.


  57. User: Lisa Day

    Posted on: 19/09/2022 at 4:40 pm

    The gondola ride would be very romantic then ending with a nice candlelit meal.


  58. User: Iresme

    Posted on: 19/09/2022 at 2:21 pm

    I might stay in Cannaregio again because it’s a quiet area but not far from all the big sites, or maybe I’ll try Castello. The best thing about Venice is just being there and taking in the atmosphere!


  59. User: sassenachlou

    Posted on: 19/09/2022 at 2:12 pm

    Please enter me in the giveaway for The Medici Murders. If I were to visit Venice? I would ride a gondola and make a wish as the boat passes under the bridge. My wish? That’s for me alone to know.


  60. User: Beverley Cordle

    Posted on: 19/09/2022 at 1:51 pm

    I’d love to go on a gondola


  61. User: BiblioHound

    Posted on: 19/09/2022 at 1:22 pm

    I’d Love to see St Mark’s Square and the Palace of the Doges, then a boat trip to Murano for the beautiful glassware


  62. User: m00

    Posted on: 19/09/2022 at 11:24 am

    Looks really good.


  63. User: Tupper

    Posted on: 19/09/2022 at 10:52 am

    I would like to ride across the canal in a gondola. I hope the boatman has on a black and white striped shirt and wears that hat.


  64. User: Michelle Lewis-Robertson

    Posted on: 19/09/2022 at 10:45 am

    I would love to visit Venice one day. My inlaws did warn me that you pay extra to sit down at a cafe. There is a tip


  65. User: Monique Robertson

    Posted on: 19/09/2022 at 9:39 am

    My husband is taking me to Venice for my 50th birthday in December. Looking forward to just wandering about in this magical city.


  66. User: Roger Bufton

    Posted on: 19/09/2022 at 8:59 am

    Church of San Giorgio Maggiore.


  67. User: PAULINE HILL

    Posted on: 19/09/2022 at 8:59 am



  68. User: Fionas65

    Posted on: 19/09/2022 at 8:51 am

    Sounds a brilliant read


  69. User: cazcazcaz

    Posted on: 19/09/2022 at 8:40 am

    I’d love to ride on a gondala whilst eating a cornetto!


  70. User: Bee Happy

    Posted on: 19/09/2022 at 7:36 am

    I’ve always wanted to visit Venice. Not sure it will ever happen!! I would particularly like to visit St Mark’s Square and in particular St. Mark’s Basilica. Such a beautiful building that you need to see “in the flesh” to really appreciate, I think.


  71. User: moonray

    Posted on: 19/09/2022 at 7:13 am

    I love Venice, I have lived there for a while so I know it inside out; however, I’d love to explore the mysterious and spooky island of Poveglia in the venetian lagoon, I’ve never had the chance to see it..


  72. User: Margaret Gallagher

    Posted on: 19/09/2022 at 6:31 am

    Bridge of sighs and the vast network of canals via gondolas – amazing place to visit


  73. User: Vicki Pope

    Posted on: 19/09/2022 at 4:17 am

    Sounds like just my cup of tea!


  74. User: Lizzyg

    Posted on: 18/09/2022 at 11:57 pm

    I would like to see sights such as the Rialto Bridge whilst travelling along the Grand Canal on a gondola


  75. User: Sarah Parker

    Posted on: 18/09/2022 at 8:36 pm

    love to have a lasagne 🙂


  76. User: David Paterson

    Posted on: 18/09/2022 at 8:20 pm

    A ride on a gondola


  77. User: Janine

    Posted on: 18/09/2022 at 8:05 pm

    A visit to St. Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace would be lovely


  78. User: Denise

    Posted on: 18/09/2022 at 7:42 pm

    I would love to see St. Marks Basilica, it is so beautiful that I’d love to admire the architecture close up.


  79. User: Sarah Hamilton

    Posted on: 18/09/2022 at 7:33 pm

    Don’t buy a coffee in Marks Square 0 extortionate!


  80. User: redfox5

    Posted on: 18/09/2022 at 7:14 pm

    I would just love to walk around in Venice and take it all in. A place I must go one day!


  81. User: Clare Simeunovich

    Posted on: 18/09/2022 at 7:12 pm

    What I loved to see in Venice??
    Marco Polo’s house.
    I was giddy. Aged 7 I did a class project on Marco Polo and have been in awe ever since.
    My husband arranged via a local walking tour guide for my 50th birthday ( 20 years ago).


  82. User: niall O'Grady

    Posted on: 18/09/2022 at 4:45 pm

    The Grand Canal, the Doge’s palace and St. Mark’s Square….


  83. User: Tess P

    Posted on: 18/09/2022 at 4:20 pm

    I’d love to see Venice – my Dad loves it so much he went there on both of his honeymoons!


  84. User: Madamoiselle

    Posted on: 18/09/2022 at 4:11 pm

    I’m fortunate enough to have visited beautiful Venice , so the first thing I’d do upon visiting again , is head to Harry’ Bar , and order a Bellini . . .


  85. User: Leah Tonna

    Posted on: 18/09/2022 at 3:54 pm

    I’d love to visit Murano & Burano, a spot of shopping methinks.


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