The Mysterious Strangler by Peter J. Heck
© 2002-2017
Set in Italy


Kate Ross
Jason Goodwin
Wilkie Collins
Michael Dibdin
Peter J. Heck


PETER J. HECK is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer whose work has appeared in several publications. His debur nove was 'Death on the Mississippi'. He has published six novels in the Mark Twain Mystery Series.

Set in Florence
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The Mysterious Strangler

A Mark Twain Mystery

JACKET NOTES:  A trip to sunny Florence provides a welcome change in the weather for Mark Twain and his family after a lecture tour of England. And Twain's assistant, Wentworth Cabot, gets some much needed rest and relaxation while the Twains set up house.
Falling in with a charming group of Americans abroad, Cabot whiles away the hours touring museums and discussing art in a local cafe. But when a recently discovered Raphael masterpiece is stolen during a dinner party they are attending, Cabot and the irascible Twain set out to find the painting-and the lovely young woman who disappeared along with it...
(© Berkley Prime Crime)

Other Mark Twain Mysteries
(not set in Italy)
Death on the Mississippi
© 1995
A Connecticut Yankee in Criminal Court
© 1996
The Prince and the Prosecutor
© 1997
The Guilty Abroad
© 1999
Tom's Lawyer
© 2001