© 2002-2016 Italian-mysteries.com
SUSPENSE/THRILLERS
Set in Italy

Top Ranked Authors

Niccolo Amma niti
Matilde Asensi
Steve Berry
Dan Brown
Martin Booth
Micahel Byrnes
Victor Canning
Lorenzo Carcaterra
John Case
Noah Charney
David Adams Cleveland
Manning Coles
Ann Cornelisen
Richard Crighton
Beth de Bilio
Gregory Dowling
Daphne du Maurier
Sarah Dunant
Allan Folsom
Alan Furst
Michael Gilbert
Robert Girardi
Jaun Gómez-Jurado
Laura Grimaldi
John Grisham
David Hewson
Patricia Highsmith
Joseph Kanon
Herbert Lieberman
Robert Ludlum
Helen MacInnes
Valerie Martin
Thomas F. Monteleone
Gianluca Morozzi
David Morrell
Tim Parks
Lewis Perdue
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Amanda Prantera
Douglas Preston
 Lincoln Child
Gerald Seymour
Daniel Silva
Tad Szulc
Ron Terpening
Nick Tosches
Barry Unsworth
Andrew Wilson

OTHER AUTHORS

Set in Umbria
  
 ©2000

Browse or Buy
BIO

AMANDA PRANTERA was born and brought up in East Anglia. She went to Italy for a brief holiday when she was twenty and has lived there ever since. She has written eight previous novels, the most recent of which is Zoe Trope.

Amanda Prantera

Don Giovannia

JACKET NOTES:  A marvellously witty drama of theatricals in the Umbrian countryside. In which life begins to imitate art in unexpected ways...

Time are changing. Joanna Volpi knows that her handsome Italian husband is having yet another affair, but now she has had enough of here married life the way it is, and has a die of her own to cast.

It would have been cruelly tactless to cast her as the wronged Elvira in the local summer production of Don Giovanni, so her fellow English countryman, Lord Henry Thirsk, has asked Joanna to create the sets, albeit against his better judgement. Henry's young wife Gaia thinks a night of theatricals and Mozart in the Umbrian hills is a little passé, not to mention just an excuse of her husband's for not getting on with his next novel. But then she herself is cast as Elvira; and Henry's directorial interest in the set design is soon escalating as he liaises with the appealing and currently footloose set designer.
(© Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.)