The Cemetery of Secrets

The Cemetery of Secrets

Book - 2009
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A masterfully plotted mystery set in Venice from the author of The Garden of Evil and Dante's NumbersIn the ancient burial ground of San Michele on an island off Venice, a young woman's casket is prised open, an object wrenched from her hands, and an extraordinary story begins. Young academic Daniel Forster arrives in Venice working for the summer in the library of a private collector. When his employer sends him to buy a stolen violin from a petty thief, he ignites a chain of violence, deception, intrigue and murder. Daniel is drawn into the police investigation surrounding a beautiful woman, a mysterious palazzo and a lost musical masterpiece dating back to 1733. Separated by centuries, two tales of passion, betrayal and danger collide transporting the reader from the intrigue of Vivaldi's Venice to the gritty world of a modern detective. From the genius of prodigy to the greed of a killer, The Cemetery of Secrets builds to a shattering crescendo - and one last, breathtaking surprise. 'Richly enjoyable . . . sophisticated and beguiling' Sunday Times
Publisher: London : Pan Books, 2009, c2001
ISBN: 9780330508766
0330508768
Branch Call Number: FIC Hewso 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 517 p. :,map
Additional Contributors: Hewson, David 1953-

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