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Venetian Blood: Murder in a Sensuous City by [Christine Evelyn Volker]
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2019 Independent Press Award Double Winner: Mystery; First Time Published Fiction
2019 New York City Big Book Award Winner: New Fiction
2018 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner: International Mystery
2017 Sarton Women's Book Award Winner: Contemporary Fiction
2018 Next Generation Indie Awards Finalist: First Novel
2018 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist: New Fiction
2018 International Book Awards Finalist: Mystery/Suspense
2018 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Finalist: Mystery
2018 Chanticleer Book Awards Semi-Finalist
2017 Best Book Awards Finalist

"It's the sensuous story of a pleasure trip that quickly devolves into a nightmare as bodies, illicit affairs, and international intrigue pile up in one of the world's most romantic cities."
--AudioFile Magazine

"In Volker's debut mystery, an American financial expert unravels a web of mystery, corruption, and danger hidden in one of the world's most beautiful cities. . . . A riveting whodunit that makes full use of its dramatic setting."
--Kirkus Reviews

". . . you will be swept away from word one."
--Manhattan Book Review, 5 stars

"Venetian Blood: Murder in a Sensuous City is the perfect summer must-read mystery."
--Chanticleer Book Reviews, 5 stars

"Venetian Blood was a beautifully, if not deliciously, described story. . . . the scenery often nearly jumps off the page . . . . more than enough twists and turns to heighten the suspense."
--San Francisco Book Review

"Beautifully wrought language, Machiavellian intrigue, and the mystique of hidden history blend together to make a modern historical mystery near impossible to put down. . . . I fell in love with this story."
--Readers' Favorite, 5-star review

"With lush language, Volker transports us to Venice, Italy and a tantalizing mystery."
--Nina Schuyler, award-winning author of The Translator

"The depiction of Venice in this novel is a wonderful example of literary wanderlust, the feeling of the lagoon city--often quite other-worldly--is colourfully and eerily rendered."
--TripFiction --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Intrigued by foreign cultures at an early age, Christine mastered Spanish, German, and Italian. After earning an MLS and MBA, she was drawn to international banking and quickly rose to senior vice president of a global bank. Her career brought her to Milan in the 1990s, where she headed Italian credit and marketing, and took many fabulous trips to Venice. She knows how to analyze an Italian financial statement, and how to launder money. Venetian Blood marks a return to her roots in the humanities and was inspired by the Italians she met, including a count. She resides with her husband in Northern California. An intrepid world traveler, she has written a second international mystery, currently unpublished: an excerpt of Jaguar Moon, set in the rainforest of Peru, was a finalist in the San Francisco Writers Conference Contest. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN : B07412V2FC
  • Publisher : She Writes Press (8 August 2017)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 2742 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 345 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN : 1631523104
  • Customer Reviews:
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4.0 out of 5 stars Atmospheric, suspenseful, mystery set in Venice
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 November 2017
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great descriptions of Venice
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 November 2017
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Read!!
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Marilyn R Wilson
4.0 out of 5 stars Filled with twists, turns and suspense.
Reviewed in Canada on 29 October 2017
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3.0 out of 5 stars It was okay.
Reviewed in Canada on 30 November 2017
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