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Man thrust Urbino into the heart of a strange and sinister mystery Death in MOBI #224 leading the inuisitive author down a twisting perilous trail that winds toward almost certain doom among the disinterred dead on the Isle of Bone. Nice setting in Venice but in the last 30 pages the mystery suddenly resolves but without really building the foundation for the resolution There were a lot of sudden jumps to the conclusionThe murder of an elderly washerwoman occurs in the small church of San Gabriele where at the same time someone has stolen the corpse of Santa Teodora from its glass reliuary

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Death in a Serene City

Her and vowed to remain alwaysBut now the elegant tranuility of his chosen city has been shattered by mayhem and murder The bizarre theft of the corpse of a thousand year old virgin saint and the brutal slaying of a devout washerwo. Set in Venice in the late 1990s expat Urbino Macintyre delves into the deaths of a washerwoman and her son the the theft of the bones of a beloved saint Eccentric characters loving descriptions of Venice and its culture a leisurely plot complete with layers of complexity I recommend it to mystery readers and lovers of Venice

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Venice called a Serene PDF #8608 to Urbino Macintyre intoxicating him with a blend of majesty history and decay Strolling past her magnificent palazzos and picturesue canals the expatriate American writer knew he could love none ot. This is the first book in a series by Edward Sklepowich featuring a writersleuth by the name of Urbino Macintyre I did like this book but not sure to what depth This was one of those books where I was always stopping to Google something on the computer that was mentioned in the book Unlike the mystery books I ve been reading that are set in Florence I have no visual map in my mind of Venice And so I felt compelled to look up this church that is mentioned or that location such as the isle of Murano By the time I finished the book I had learned uite a lot about Venicewhich is reason enough for me to continue reading the other books in this seriesI felt that at times the book moved rather slowly Urbino Macintyre kept going back and forth revisiting theories he had entertained about the murder of Maria I found myself growing impatient with only being allowed a bit of information to be given to me and then having to wait until Urbino went back to talk to certain characters one timeFrom a plot point of view the book was solid even if the reason for the murder was less sensational than I might have wanted Still I ve already reuested the next book in the series from the library so I can continue reading about murder in Venice


10 thoughts on “Death in a Serene City

  1. says:

    This is the first book in a series by Edward Sklepowich featuring a writersleuth by the name of Urbino Macintyre I did like this book but not sure to what depth This was one of those books where I was always stopping to Google something on the computer that was mentioned in the book Unlike the mystery books I’ve been reading that

  2. says:

    Mr Sklepowich is a solid writer who leaves no loose ends and who writes in the style of the classic mystery writers His books are not police procedurals but are the classic three act mysteries with the murder happening at the end of Act I after we've met all the potential suspects Lengthy ruminations on facts uncovered fill Act II A

  3. says:

    Mystery in VeniceThis is an intelligent and entertaining mystery The author's descriptions of Venice the engaging characters the history created an fine atmosphere for murder This is not a fast paced thriller but a slowly built myste

  4. says:

    Set in Venice in the late 1990s expat Urbino Macintyre delves into the deaths of a washerwoman and her son the the theft of the bones of a beloved saint Eccentric characters loving descriptions of Venice and its

  5. says:

    It was a little slow and the characters underdeveloped If I am going to read a mystery set in Venice I’ll choose Donna Leon

  6. says:

    Death in a Serene City is the first book of the Urbino Macintyre mystery series by Edward Sklepowich The story is set in Venice Italy during the weeks prior to carnevale in 1987 A wide variety of characters are introduced a washerwoman a hunc

  7. says:

    A fairly middle of the road kind of mystery What makes it interesting is the settings the characters and what the major character reads impacts the storyline It made me look up books that I didn't know and featured my all time favori

  8. says:

    Nice setting in Venice but in the last 30 pages the mystery suddenly resolves but without really building the foundation for the re

  9. says:

    The book was slow and there wasn't much in the way of mystery None of the clues were pointing to the eventual murderer but the writing was just ramblings of the hero's impressions of Venice I like reading about Venice so I would recommend the book on that score but if you're a mystery fan read something else

  10. says:

    A good sense of place but for me I found the author a rather dispassionate story teller I did not get a sense of participating in the story It was like seeing it transpire while watching over somebody's shoulder

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