- Taschenbuch: 300 Seiten
- Verlag: SHE WRITES PR (8. August 2017)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1631523104
- ISBN-13: 978-1631523106
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 14 x 2,5 x 21,6 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 1.463.919 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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Venetian Blood: Murder in a Sensuous City (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 8. August 2017
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2017-2018 Sarton Book Awards Winner in Contemporary Fiction USA Best Book Awards Finalist in Best Cover Design: Fiction 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist in First Novel 2018 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist in New Fiction 2018 International Book Awards Finalist in Best New Fiction 2018 International Book Awards Finalist in Fiction: Mystery/Suspense "In Volker's debut mystery, an American financial expert unravels a web of mystery, corruption, and danger hidden in one of the world's most beautiful cities. But as she gets closer to the truth, she repeatedly finds herself in mortal danger. The subtitle of Volker's novel signals the importance of the Venetian setting to her compelling, intricate narrative. Her lush descriptions evoke the city's glories...while skillfully building an ominous tone. A riveting whodunit that makes full use of its dramatic setting."
--Nina Schuyler, author of the award-winning book The Translator "Volker's Venetian Blood weaves alluring language, seductive setting, the charm of shadowed history, and cunning intrigue into a (modern) historical mystery so tantalizing you will be swept away from word one. Anna Lucia Lottol, a financial investigator for the US Department of Treasury, falls under suspicion by Italian officials in the death of one Count Sergio Corrin whilst visiting that most beautiful of riparian cities, Venice. This story drew me in straightaway, and I was loathe to stop, to leave the wind--and water--swept lure of an ancient city with a modern puzzle. The language and phrasing are delicious, pure poetry. Highly recommended!"
--Manhattan Book Review "Venetian Blood was a beautifully, if not deliciously, described story. The author has a real talent for transporting the reader right into the heart of Venice and its mesmerizing canals, palazzos, and restaurants, exposing all our senses to a magical treat. In fact, the scenery often nearly jumps off the page... I thought the attention to detail throughout this book was superb. The story was also absorbing, and I felt drawn into Anna's life almost immediately. Overall, there were more than enough twists and turns to heighten the suspense and keep me turning pages. The ending was one I hadn't anticipated until I was near the end."
--San Francisco Book Review
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Christine Evelyn Volker became intrigued by foreign cultures at an early age, which propelled her to study Spanish, German, and Italian. After pursuing an MLS and an MBA, she was drawn to international banking and became a senior vice president at a global financial institution. Her career brought her to Italy, where she immersed herself in the language and made frequent visits to Venice. Venetian Blood marks a return to her roots in the humanities. A native New Yorker, she resides with her husband in Richmond, California, where she heads a local library non-profit organization and writes about environmental sustainability. She is currently at work on her second international mystery, this one set in the rainforest of Peru.
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An exciting and suspenseful murder mystery set in the sensuous and mysterious island of Venice. Immediately, I was pulled in by the murder scene, a gruesome murder committed by someone who appears to be female. Then, I was connected to Anna's character. Anna is intelligent and resourceful but has been handed a difficult lot in life, her parents died when she was younger, she has had a miscarriage and her marriage has fallen apart. Venice was made into a sumptuous setting, I could easily image the aging but descendant buildings, the murky canals and small passageways. The suspense grew for me as Anna started digging up the past. Most interestingly, I began to question Anna's reliability as a narrator even as she began to uncover other's motives. Overall, a uniquely woven murder mystery with intricate twists and turns.
The setting and the summary sounds very enticing. With all that art and rich history, Venice offers a perfect backdrop for a passionate and intense story. The writer hasn't really capitalized on this fully. The romance angle or a rebound kind of a story line I expected for Ana was kind of lacking. However, the mystery and the crime by itself compensated well for the lack of this. The whole part of the story where the murder is investigated piece by piece is just perfect. It is a slowly peeled mystery with a bang of an ending to go with.
The narration and the characterization was just perfect. Personally, I would have preferred a bit more intense romance than what was there in the book. Venice tends to bring out that romantic side in you!
Anna is trying to take a few days away from her life, especially from a nerve-wracking divorce. Instead of finding relaxation at her arrival in Venice, she's immediately picked up by the police on suspicions of murder. Although there's not enough evidence to hold her, the detective isn't giving up. Anna is left with no choice but to find the murderer on her own and clear her name, but the levels of intrigue prove more dangerous than she bargained for.
Fans of Venice and murder mysteries are sure to enjoy diving into these pages. The author does an amazing job of bringing the streets, buildings, character and atmosphere of Venice to life. Being in Venice a few times myself, I was surprised at how realistic and vivid the city is portrayed. It's a delight to visit these pages just for these descriptions.
As to the murder mystery, this is a tale with many layers and secrets. Anna has her own shadowed past, but it's nothing compared to those she meets in Venice. Each character is hiding something, and each story is intriguing. It makes it hard to put the book down. Although set in present day Venice, the mystery touches on Venice's past. This gives the tale a lovely richness and depth, but also makes it hard to guess who the real murderer might be. This is a slower paced read, which delves more into information and details than constant action. However, there are enough scenes to raise the tension, and the constant threat looming in the background keeps boredom away. It's a mystery as deep and beautiful as the city it's set in.
I felt apart of the adventure with Anna that wasn't so much of an adventure actually.
A quick trip and a few days of rest and visiting friends turns into much more when an ex-lover tries to blackmail Anna with photo's taken behind closed doors.
But before the can meet and Anna can retrieve the photo's he is murdered. As Anna runs for the scene she is noticed by by-standers and the police begin to suspect her.
Hence her little short trips turns into an all race against time to figure out what is going on.
Anna realizes that nasty photo's isn't all he's into.
As Anna tries to clear her name she realizes that
everyone seems to be hiding something. There is not a lack of suspects.
I enjoyed the way the author wrote the story and described the Venice and the places that were a part of the story.
I was on the edge of my seat and kind of wanting to be there.
Venetian Blood was a great adventure thriller that will keep the reader turning the pages and trying to figure out just who is the murderer.
I enjoyed reading Venetian Blood and look forward to reading more.
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