Death in the Floating City

Death in the Floating City

[a Lady Emily Mystery]

Book - 2012
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The Huffington Post calls Tears of Pearl author Tasha Alexander "one to watch--and read" and her new Lady Emily mystery set in Venice proves it!

Years ago, Emily's childhood nemesis, Emma Callum, scandalized polite society when she eloped to Venice with an Italian count. But now her father-in-law lies murdered, and her husband has vanished. There's no one Emma can turn to for help but Emily, who leaves at once with her husband, the dashing Colin Hargreaves, for Venice. There, her investigations take her from opulent palazzi to slums, libraries, and bordellos. Emily soon realizes that to solve the present day crime, she must first unravel a centuries old puzzle. But the past does not give up its secrets easily, especially when these revelations might threaten the interests of some very powerful people.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312661762
Branch Call Number: MYS Alex
Characteristics: 309 p. ; 25 cm


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Mar 19, 2017

An awkward and ridiculous plot and a very unsatisfying murderer make for a fast but dismal mystery.

Nov 20, 2015

This wasn't my favorite entry in the Lady Emily series--while I thought the setting of Venice was vividly realized, I struggled to fully engage with the mystery. However, as is frequently the case with books in this series, I thought the ending was pretty strong, and I found the last 1/3 of the book pretty engrossing--I was sincerely surprised to find out who the culprit was. And some late developments made me eager for the next book in the series, too.

Jun 12, 2013

The latest instalment of Lady Emily's sleuthing adventures. I liked this more than the rest so far.

ChristchurchLib Jun 10, 2013

June 2013 Thrillers and Suspense newsletter

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