Investigating a few lost trinkets, Urbino Macintyre discovers a mysterious murder Samuel Possle is Venice's oldest expatriate, a reclusive former playboy who would make the perfect subject for a book. Biographer and amateur sleuth Urbino Macintyre has been trying for months to get an interview with Possle, and he is about to give up when the Contessa da Capo-Zendrini, offers to introduce him to Possle in exchange for a favor. Worthless items have gone missing from her home, and she wants Macintyre to find out if they were stolen or if her mind is beginning to slip. Interviewing Possle and searching for the contessa's missing baubles draws the detective into the city's gothic underbelly, where dark figures seem to lurk around every corner, and the fog conceals terrible secrets.aThese will be gone by tomorrow. ... Now, as they entered an area with tiers of burial niches for the ashes of the dead, he began to tell her about his last visit to the Caa#39; Pozza. ... He did tell her, however, about the serpentine belt on the backanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Last Gondola|
|Publisher||:||Head of Zeus - 2015-06-05|