Frail Barrier by Edward Sklepowich
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The Urbino Macintyre Mystery Series

Frail Barrier

Book Description: The new Urbino Mcintyre Venetian mystery - Amateur sleuth and long-time Venice-resident Urbino Mcintyre is investigating three deaths from apparently natural causes in the space of a few weeks that have aroused his suspicions. As Venice prepares for the annual Regatta and the atmosphere reaches fever pitch, Urbino knows that somewhere, just beyond his reach, is the vital piece of information that just might enable him to save an innocent life, if only he can find it in time . . .

Synopsis: Eccentric American Urbino Mcintyre, long-time Venice-resident, literary biographer and reluctant amateur sleuth, finds himself dragged into an intriguing mystery by his love of order and justice. But there's a catch. As his dear friend, Barbara, Contessa Capo-Zendrini, keeps reminding him, there is no mystery; just three deaths from apparently natural causes in the space of a few weeks. And while two of the deceased were intimate, the third had only the most tenuous of connections to them. But Urbino knows better than anyone that coincidence is the handmaiden of the lazy mind, and sets about investigating. As Venice prepares for the annual Regatta and the atmosphere reaches fever pitch, Urbino finds himself unable to make any real headway, but knows that somewhere, just beyond his reach, is the vital piece of information that just might enable him to save an innocent life, if only he can find it in time...
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