Death in Verona by Roy Harley Lewis
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Set in Verona
(Veneto)
©1989
Out of Print
BIO

ROY HARLEY LEWIS lives in England, where he and his wife run Bookfinders, a specialist service for obtaining out-of-print and rare books. He is the author of The Book Browser's Guide and Antiquarian Books: An Insider's Account. Plus, he has also received wide critical acclaim for his Matthew Coil mystery novels.

Roy Harley Lewis

The Matthew Cole Mystery Series

Death in Verona

JACKET NOTES:  In the fifth of his critically acclaimed crime novel series featuring Matthew CoIl, the bookseller detective, Roy Harley Lewis turns his attention to one of the truly great love stories, Romeo and Juliet. Although captivated by Shakespeare's dialogue, Matt finds the plot leaves too many questions unanswered--such as why Juliet's parents behaved so uncharacteristically in the events leading to her death. Determined to go back to the legend's source and satisfy his curiosity, Matt takes a trip to Verona.
However, instead of an academic holiday, Coil finds the modem city every bit as dangerous as it must have been in the days of the Montague-Capulet feud, and he becomes embroiled in a perilous mystery with its roots hidden deep in the mists of history. The key to his quest is the Capulet family, and an undiscovered, passionate love story concealed after the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Proof exists in the form of a handwritten journal of the period--but there are some who believe they have prior claim....
(© St. Martin’s Press)

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