Short Break in Venice by Peter Inchbald
© 2002-2017
Mystery Series
Set in Italy


Donna Leon
Andrea Camilleri
Michael Dibdin
Timothy Williams
Magdalen Nabb
Grace Brophy
Massimo Carlotto
Gianrico Carofiglio
Carlo Lucarelli
Timothy Holme
Iain Pears
Edward Sklepowich
Marshall Browne
David Hewson
Simon Buck
Aaron Elkins

Set in London
Venice (Veneto)
Out of Print

Peter Inchbald

The Franco Corti Mystery Series

Short Break in Venice

JACKET NOTES:  An antiques store in Venice is vandalized, and the first cop to get there is Chief Inspector Franco Corti of the London Art and Antiques Squad, on a vacation which blossoms into a second honeymoon.
The thread of consequence shuttles between Venice, haunted b its past, and gritty multiracial London. It takes in the Surrey gin-and-Jaguar belt, a dreamy West Country manor, the "wild sea moor" of the Venetian lagoon. Its tapestry is of hijack, terrorism, death, and final deliverance.
Old enemies crawl from Latin-American hideouts to ride again. Corti gets wet and hates open boats. The "tight wild hunch" of Hell's Angels on the motorway are a clue. And as for the Israeli secret service...
(© Crime Club)