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March 17, 2024

A Death in Venice by Verity Bright ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

Stunning views across the Grand Canal and a hotel suite fit for royalty… Lady Eleanor Swift is having a jolly good time on her Italian vacation, until a gondola ride is cut murderously short!

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book cover of cozy mystery A Death in Venice by Verity Bright
March 2024; Bookouture; 978-1835255360
ebook, print (298 pages); cozy mystery

Who is ready for a holiday? Venice sounds like a great place to go and reading about it in the pages of Verity Bright's latest novel A Death in Venice made me want to go. However, I doubt it would be much like the Venice Lady Eleanor Swift visited in 1924. 

This is a fun read. It is book 17 in the series, but you can read this one on its own. I've been reading this series for a while (since book 3) and still really enjoy it.

The relationship between Eleanor and her butler Clifford is changing and I like that he is becoming more of a friend and partner. Sometimes when Eleanor travels we don't get to see her other downstairs employees known collectively as "the ladies", but they have been given a holiday in Venice too. They make brief appearances throughout the story but I always want more because they are just so much fun.

It isn't all fun and games (and shopping!). It looks like someone wants to restart the feud between two prominent families and Eleanor is caught in the middle of it. I enjoyed the mystery and it lets us see some different parts of Venice - those off the tourist typical path.

Whether you are dreaming of a beach vacation or just want a fun mystery, you can't go wrong with this novel.

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Donna Huber is an avid reader and natural encourager. She is the founder of Girl Who Reads and the author of how-to marketing book Secrets to a Successful Blog Tour

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  1. Thanks for the review, Donna. Gald you enjoyed this one :)